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Cornmeal / Family Groove Company

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Steeped in the tradition of acts such as Old and in the Way, John Hartford and New Grass Revival, Chicago's Cornmeal uses bluegrass as a springboard for long improvisational work and songs ranging from country and rock to jazz and funk. Known for its vast musical repertoire, fast tempos and harmonies, the acoustic-electric quintet prides itself on the energy it puts forth every night.Fellow Chicagoans Family Groove Company integrate the groove sensibility developed by funk/jazz crossover artists like Herbie Hancock and Medeski, Martin, and Wood with tight songwriting that takes cues from the likes of Steely Dan and The Beatles.

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