Ivy Room Presents
One Grass Two Grass, Grateful Bluegrass Boys
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
One Grass Two Grass
One Grass Two Grass delivers high energy, hard driving, fun-loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, rockin’ California string band music. One Grass Two Grass forges its own style of folk meets old-time, meets rock, meets bluegrass. Cushioned by a bed of old mountain tunes and a dash of stomping rock and roll, they bring strings to the times.
Getting their start in 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area, there have been many highlights in One Grass Two Grass’ upward trajectory. 1G2G kicked off an action packed, festival-rich, 2017 summer season with an exciting headlining show at one of San Francisco’s fanciest venues, The Great American Music Hall. And in addition to the High Sierra Music Festival, summer brought yet another rockin’ band competition at the Rockygrass Music Festival in Lyons, CO.
2016 wasn’t so bad, either. One Grass Two Grass capped it off with an appearance at The Yonder Mountain String Band’s Northwest String Summit. They also competed in The Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Band Competition and had a knockout performance on the main stage of The Hoes Down Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm in Guinda, CA.
The group has accompanied many great artists on stage, such as Larry Keel of Keller and the Keels (& Natural Bridges); Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman; Poor Man’s Whiskey; James Nash; and John Cragie. One Grass Two Grass has opened for contemporary string bands such as Fruition, Hot Buttered Rum, The Lil’ Smokies, Danny Barnes, Grant Farm, Front Country, Mipso, Whiskey Shivers, The Last Revel, and Reverend Peyton and the Big Damn Band.
Their second album is under way as of late summer 2017 and being produced by Hot Buttered Rum’s Nat Keefe. Jacob Groopman of Front Country helped produce their 2014 debut album, which catapulted the group full speed into an exciting and eventful journey. With 2017 taking the band across the state of California, and to Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, the excitement is not slowing down.
One Grass Two Grass is sure to have you swaying with your lover, stomping with your brother, smiling with your mother, and having just a plain old good time with one another.
Grateful Bluegrass Boys
Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band that plays traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more.
These songs, combined with classic Bluegrass and Country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show.
The band consists of Aaron Redner, violin, mandolin, and vocals,who is known for his work with Hot Buttered Rum with whom he toured for 13 years.
David Thom, who fronts the David Thom Band and Vintage Grass, plays mandolin and guitar, and sings like an angel. He also spent two years working for David ‘Dawg’ Grisman.
Isaac Cantor, banjo, also plays in Dusty Green Bones Band. He is one of the finest young jam-jo pickers on the scene today.
Ben Jacobs, accordion, can be seen with Poor Man’s Whiskey and Achilles Wheel. Ben is a highly sought-after keyboard player and we are honored to have him play with us!
We have a rotating cast of bass players that include Bryan Horne (Hot Buttered Rum), Aspen Stevenson (Poor Man’s Whiskey), Pam Brandon (Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys), and Russel Simon (Rusty Stringfield).
$10.00 - $12.00