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Grassland String Band
January 30, 2015 @ 10:30 pm - 1:45 am| $5
Nobody invented it. It just happened, much like the formation and evolution of Grassland String Band (GSB), from Athens, Georgia.
Veterans of local bluegrass bands for years, Matt McLain and Jody Daniels met Michael Lesousky at a local bluegrass jam. Impressed by the newcomer’s talent as a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, they invited him to play. A few months later, with the addition of the creative and musical talents of bassist Nathan Elder, things began to take shape. While pickin’ and grinnin’ one night, the group allowed music director Todd Ferguson to sit in on drums (which, we all know, do not belong in a string band!), and what we know as Grassland String Band was born. GSB has since become the main purveyors of Amerigrass; a soulful mix of Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Love, Spirit, and…..Gumbo!