A late night bluegrass folk jam! Old Salt Union (St. Louis) and The Common Ground Company (MPLS) Friday, December 1
at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors 9pm :: Music 9:30pm :: 21+
$15 Reserved Seats (Limited) / GA Advance $7 / GA Day of Show $10
Tickets Go On-Sale Friday October 27 at Noon. BUY TICKETS
Old Salt Union
A great band is more than the proverbial sum of its parts, and in the pursuit of becoming something that can cut through the clutter of YouTube stars and contest show runner-ups, a great roots music band must become a way of life. Less likely to rely on production or image, they’ve got to connect with their audience only through the craftsmanship of their songs, the energy they channel on the stage and the story that brings them together. Old Salt Union is a string band founded by a horticulturist, cultivated by classically trained musicians, and fueled by a vocalist/bass player who is also a hip-hop producer with a fondness for the Four Freshmen. It is this collision of styles and musical vocabularies that informs their fresh approach to bluegrass and gives them an electric live performance vibe that seems to pull more from Vaudeville than the front porch.
“Old Salt Union has the groove and the chops of a great string band, balanced with infectious rock and roll energy. Their music occupies that sweet space between Old Crow folk and Yonder Mountain jam —
not a bad place to be for a band about to break.”— No Depression
The Common Ground Company
The Common Ground Company’s unique blend of Bluegrass, Americana, and Folk have been dazzling the Twin Cities since the fall of 2015. Led by Steph Snow’s powerful vocals and piano, Rachel Calvert (fiddle), Jorgen Wadkins (guitar), Pete Whitemen (bass), and Zach Tauer (banjo) blend their acoustic instruments to create a driving, dynamic soundscape. Their skilled songwriting and three part harmonies draw from classics like Doc Watson and The Foggy Mountain Boys, to new grass heroes like Sam Bush and Greensky Bluegass.