San Francisco’s Front Country to Play NYC and Ithaca This Month

One of San Francisco’s most unique bands Front Country, a bluegrass powerhouse, are set to play a few select shows on the East Coast.

They will hit the Empire State twice on the run, starting with a headlining show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Jan. 26 and headlining one of the days at Ithaca’s Winter Bluegrass Festival at the Hangar Theatre on Jan. 29. They’ll also stop in Connecticut and Massachusetts while they’re in the Northeast. Tickets are on sale now.

Front Country’s newest album Sake Of The Sound is out now.  More shows are listed on the poster below.

Following this tour, Front Country will head out on a tour opening for Hot Buttered Rum in the Pacific Northwest.

According to the bio on their website, Front Country started out as a group of friends playing music in San Francisco’s Mission District. The quintet is comprised of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker, mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow.

The band has won accolades including  2013 Telluride Band Competition Winners and 2012 RockyGrass Band Competition Winners. Band members attribute their sound to a variety of influences: Bill Monroe, Paul Simon, Prince, King Crimson and The Seldom Scene.