Blending the characteristic interplay of bluegrass instrumentation and harmonies with strong original material and exuberant energy, Fireside Collective has drawn on folk, blues, funk and a wide variety of bluegrass sounds to create a distinctive body of work that’s all their own. Since emerging five years ago from the fertile roots music scene of Asheville, North Carolina, the progressive bluegrass group released its debut album, won the 2016 Band Contest at MerleFest, earned an International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Band of the Year nomination, and embarked on an ambitious touring schedule that’s earned an enthusiastic reception from traditional bluegrass to wide-ranging, eclectic music festival audiences alike.
Graham Sharp has spent the last 20 years writing songs and playing banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers, who he credits with shaping him into the songwriter he is today. But having spent the last year apart from the band has given him the opportunity to approach the music differently, and earlier this year Sharp released his debut solo album, Truer Picture.
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