SloGrass has been entertaining New England audiences for 30 years with a unique brand of acoustic Americana; with lively instrumentals featuring banjo, dobro, mandolin, guitar & acoustic bass; with vocal selections showcasing 2, 3 & 4 part harmonies.
SloGrass plays a mix of vocal and instrumental songs, drawing on various traditions including Bluegrass, Blues, Jazz, Folk, American Songbook, Americana, World Music and a few originals. While our name implies a connection to Bluegrass music, we love all kinds. Roughly three quarters of our repertoire is other-than Bluegrass.
Over the past 25 years, SloGrass has performed at the Old Vienna Coffeehouse, John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse, the Vanilla Bean Coffeehouse, the Grassroots Coffeehouse, Rotman's Club Fantastique, Hezekiah Stone's Coffeehouse, First Night Worcester, weddings, professional events, and many New England summer town gazebo concerts.
The SLO was initially inspired by our need to slow the tempos of fiddle tunes, in order to learn to play them. Now the SLO inspires us to think of new meanings. After all, part of the fun ... is reaching beyond comfort zones into those breakdown tempos. Pushing the envelope sometimes results in spinning out of control on a curve. So, we aspire to transform fear of crash-burn-and-die, into love of opportunity-for-miraculous-recovery. On a good day, when it all comes together, time seems to SLO down, reminding us of the proverbial "candle-in-a-windless-place".