Featuring a who’s-who of Nashville’s hottest young pickers, the band was first founded as a part-time pickup gig band in 2017 before transforming into a more serious project just prior to the first closures of COVID in 2020. Since then, the band has been honing their voice -- writing original songs collaboratively and as individuals, breathing fresh life into well-worn standards, and playing gigs together however and whenever they safely can.
That voice shines through on this wholly self-produced project -- defined by the playful brassy flare of banjo riffs and dobro slides balanced against a warm and stable low-end. Notable on the album is the band's tender take on the themes commonly found in bluegrass, largely avoiding the machismo that dominates so much of the traditional sound. Aided by the presence of warmer baritone vocals (as opposed to the strained high tenors so reified by the genre), the East Nash Grass has settled into a sound that feels grounded but not weighed down, and virtuosic without being flashy.
At this time, no Covid-19 protocols are in place for this show. Face masks are recommended but not required. Bar and concessions will be available. Doors open at 6 pm, and the concert begins at 7 pm. This concert takes place on the Owensboro Health Lobby Stage, and there is no assigned seating. Tickets are general admission.