FRESH GRASS Festival Announces Semi-Finalists

Image635129794920784471MASS MoCA’s FreshGrass Festival  has announced the six semi-finalists of the inaugural FreshGrass Award.

There were countless  submissions of quality from all over the country and the FreshGrass Award jury found  six to be especially excellent, thoughtful, and original. 

The six semi-finalists are:

  • Image635129798379942324Six Deadly Venoms
  • Image635129798799406316The Vickie Vaughn Band
  • Image635129799150626405Cricket Tell the Weather
  • Image635129799576370756Molly Tuttle, John Mailander, and Ethan Jodziewicz
  • Image635129800059108367The Lonely Heartstring Band
  • Image635129800457201136Chasing Blue

On Sunday morning (September 22nd) during the festival, each band will perform a short set in front of the jury (and the public!), vying for a $5,000 cash first prize, a $1,000 recording session at Compass Records' studio in Nashville, and a spot onstage at FreshGrass 2014.

If you’re lucky enough  to catch their performances this year  you can say you saw these guys and gals when! – For now you can get acquainted with each of the bands from select videos on the FreshGrass website.

FreshGrass is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum… all set amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Berkshire mountains of northwestern Massachusetts.  FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on  four stages, and also in the area’s galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy field.

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