Front Country Returns to The Gold Room!
Join Rocky Mountain Highway at The Gold Room Thursday night for an evening of progressive bluegrass featuring Front Country, an exciting young string quintet touring in support of the new album Other Love Songs.
Front Country recently relocated to Nashville from San Francisco, and lead vocalist Melody Walker was recently named one of “7 Women Who Are Smashing the Bluegass Glass Ceiling” by Paste Magazine. NPR‘s All Things Considered recently profiled the band’s “string-band pop” sound, which has earned them top honors in both the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and RockyGrass band competitions.
Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, Front Country learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future. You can watch a video of Front Country performing “One Kind Word” here.
Advance tickets for Front Country will remain on sale through noon on Thursday, April 20. General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and reserved table seating and balcony seating options are available. The doors will open at 6:30 pm with two sets of progressive bluegrass kicking off at 7 pm.