Long after the Shannonside Winter Music Festival finished, Bluegrass and all kinds musical genres can still be heard around Sixmilebridge. Trad sessions with members of Sixmilebridge Folk Club are held regularly while visiting musicians often drop in to say hello, prompted by positive musical experiences and the warm welcome!
Such is the case with Jeff Scroggins and Colorado Bluegrass Band. The stunning vocals of lead singer Greg Blake was among the highlights at the 2016 Winter Fest and lovers of bluegrass music will have the opportunity to experience this great band in Sixmilebridge one again on Thursday, 23rd February, as guests of the Sixmilebridge Folk Club.
Featuring two-time USA National banjo champion Jeff Scroggins, the band includes Jeff’s son Tristan who is Arizona State mandolin champion; one of the best bluegrass vocalists to ever toured Ireland, Greg Blake, on guitar and lead vocals; Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival and Arizona State fiddle champion, Ellie Hakanson and Mark Schatz on bass.
Mark is one of the most-recorded bass players in the genre; he has recorded and toured with artists such as Bela Fleck, Gerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Nickel Creek, Tony Rice and Tim O’Brien to mention but a few.
For more information on the band see http://www.jeffscrogginsandcolorado.com