The Blackberry Bushes Stringband Live
- Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Americana Music Academy at 1419 Mass.
- Cost: $5 - $15
- Age limit: All ages
A national touring act, The Blackberry Bushes are a NorthWest Alt-Folk Stringband formed in the rain-drenched forests of Olympia, Washington. They take a bluegrass instrumentation, draw from the deep roots of American folk music and add influences from Bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, Indie Rock, jazz, and pop. Virtuosic musicianship, compelling arrangements, quick wit, flying tempos, and heavy heel boot dancing are all elements of a live show that is joyous and vibrant with an intention to move the audience in their hearts and out of their seats.A benefit concert for Americana Music Academy. "Their blend of traditional Bluegrass and Folk elements with more contemporary sounds has an appeal not seen since Nickel Creek or The Be Good Tanyas." (Joseph Kyle; The Big Takeover)