One of the lonesomest, hard-drivingest traditional bluegrass bands alive. Over several decades High Country has earned its place as the West Coast's premier traditional bluegrass band. Strongly influenced by the classic styles of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers, the band's blend of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, guitar and bass delivers the upbeat excitement of true bluegrass music.
What a fantastic band! We had High Country as the band at Cocktail Hour at our outdoor wedding. They were polished, sharp, tight musically and vocally. Everyone talked about how much they loved them long after the wedding was over. I wish I had hired them for the entire night rather than switchg to a DJ for the dance later. I could not have been happier with their performance.
Response from High Country:
Thanks so much for the nice review. We enjoyed playing your wedding, and wish you both happiness and a long life together.
I honestly couldn't believe how incredible this band was. So far above and beyond our wildest expectations! I hired them to play for my wife's 50th birthday party (we went with a BBQ & bluegrass theme), and our 40+ guests were blown away by their talent. I would book them again in a heartbeat AND I will totally go catch one of their regular gigs next time I can! They were that good!
Response from High Country:
Thanks for the great review, Emily. We enjoyed playing for the the party -- nice folks. Our website is www.highcountrybluegrass.com ; and all our gigs are posted there.
Price Range: $900 and up depending on time and travel.
Gig Length: 40 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
High Country is a 6-piece acoustic bluegrass band featuring 5 string banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, guitar, and bass, as well as two, three, and four part harmony vocals. The band's repertoire includes songs from traditional bluegrass sources as well as many numbers written by band members, and a typical set covers a wide territory from blues to breakdowns and gospels. Our sound system is included.
"...One of the lonesomest, hard-drivingest traditional bluegrass bands alive...High Country manages to be fresh and exciting without even the merest nod to modern music." -BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED
Over the last forty years, High Country has earned its place as the West Coast's premier traditional bluegrass band. Strongly influenced by the classic styles of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers, the band's blend of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, guitar and bass delivers the upbeat excitement of true bluegrass music. High Country's show offers a vital mix of powerful originals and standards, from blues to breakdowns to gospels sung in close harmony. Even the songs and tunes written by band members themselves remain true to the genre, with careful attention paid to the nuances of the bluegrass style. With driving rhythm, skillful picking and soulful singing, High Country brings the energy and experience of six seasoned professionals to this spirited American art form. After four decades of performing, the band remains fresh and exciting, and brings their love of bluegrass to an ever-widening audience.
Additional Booking Notes
High Country carries a small sound system capable of covering a room with a couple of hundred people.
Past Booked Events
|October 28, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|October 14, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:30pm||Launch Party|
|May 13, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
Influences & Inspiration
High Country is highly influenced by the music of Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, and other first generation bluegrass bands.
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