Greensky Bluegrass

Where to even begin when trying to tell you about the last ever Northwest String Summit? To put into words what this last gathering was, and the effect that this festival has had on the Northwest over the last 20 years is nearly impossible. After three long years of waiting out a pandemic, this gathering was what everyone’s heart needed. It truly was a labor of love, and you could feel it in every corner of the venue.

Today, Greensky Bluegrass, the Michigan bred alt/Americana and roots band announced brand new fall tour dates which include stops in San Diego, San Francisco, Blue Lake, Eugene, Portland, Kalamazoo, and Atlanta.

Greensky Bluegrass, the Michigan-bred alt/Americana, and roots band has announced an eight-show intimate amphitheater run with The Wood Brothers that kicks off on August 11 in Bridgeport, CT, and continues on throughout the Southeast wrapping up in Raleigh, NC.

"To say I’m excited for this tour is an understatement. I’m a huge fan of the music and the players. can’t help but feel like the luckiest man to go out and do this run." - Paul Hoffman

The latest unique news headline out of the music community is that the co-founder of a nationally-touring, genre busting bluegrass act delivers his first solo recording in the style of surf rock. Dave Bruzza, known for two decades of work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriting of Greensky Bluegrass, today offers up Heart of Santa Cruz in the form of a 45 rpm on vinyl.

Cloud 9 Adventures announces the return of Strings & Sol, the annual bluegrass-centric tropical concert vacation, for its’ milestone tenth year. The event will take place at beloved Sapphire Resort & Spa, a fully updated all-inclusive resort on the beautiful coastline of Puerto Morelos, Mexico from December 7-11, 2022.

Telluride Bluegrass, a bucket list festival for artists and music fans alike, is pleased to announce the final two artist additions to its already stacked 49th annual festival lineup which takes place June 16-19 in Telluride, Colorado: Elephant Revival will perform on Saturday and Sihasin featuring Jones Benally will perform on Friday.

Previously announced artists include:

Veteran Vermont-based jam quartet Twiddle has debuted their latest single ‘Distance Makes the Heart.’ The ambling, folk-inspired track is the band’s second release in as many months. Penned during the early months of the pandemic, the song features the masterful dobro stylings of Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass). Produced by Clint Bierman, the song was recorded by Roger Stauss and Samuel Johnson at Sugarworks Soundhouse in Waitsfield, Vermont.

Expanding his role from handling the guitar and vocal duties in the nationally-touring act Greensky Bluegrass, Dave Bruzza today announces a midwestern tour with his side project ‘Unsafe At Any Speed’. In addition to Bruzza fronting the group, the quintet features Justin Mazer on guitar, Jeremy Darrow on bass, Michael Shimmin on drums, and Matthew Rowland on keyboards.

Northwest String Summit is one of the most well-known festivals of the Pacific Northwest. It has deep roots in family and bluegrass that have extended, intertwined, and grown deep over the last 20 years. We had the opportunity to chat with one of the founders of the festival Skye McDonald about the festival and what the last 20 years have meant to him and the other founders.

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