The percussive banjo of two-time national champion Charles Wood lays the foundation for the band’s unique style. Merging traditional Scruggs-style banjo with rhythmic motifs reminiscent of ZZ Top and the Allman Brothers, Charles’ playing is also melodic in its sensibility, evoking strong inflections of Brad Keith and Bela Fleck with pure, driving syncopation. Next is the lock-chop of Caleb Hanks’ mandolin, from which occasional melodic passages erupt with fire and sensitivity. Micah Hanks, Caleb’s older sibling of three years, offers an intuitive array of acoustic guitar parts that are both anticipatory and improvisational, with the two brothers layering their strong vocal harmonies over the mix in a sonic separation that could make a Kentucky moon rise on demand. Finally, the back-beat of Dakota “Smoky” Waddell’s bass lines pushes the music of this Southeastern powerhouse into a foray beyond the frontiers most acoustic musicians will dare travel.
NITROGRASS, both sonically unique and visually appealing in their performances, provides a carefree and exciting atmosphere of pure acoustic ear-fodder. After all, everybody needs a favorite band; NITROGRASS works hard to narrow the options for you.
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LIVE AUCTION ITEM
Villa Grimaud is a family friendly villa in a sought after region of the Riviera close to beaches with distant sea views of the Gulf of St Tropez. It is peacefully located on a domain on the edge of the old town of Grimaud, which has a small selection of shops and cafes. Guests are welcome to use the 2 tennis courts on the domain, and for those in the know, there is a quiet track road which will lead you to the lovely beach at Port Grimaud within 10 minutes! Continue reading here.
Dates will be mutually agreeable and good for one year starting January 25th. Rental is for one week from Saturday-Saturday.