Alder Street is an equation with a myriad of variables that have added, subtracted, and multiplied, but never divided. After 7 years of applying their “method” they have produced a group of constants that continues to expand the scope of genres in contemporary music. With the personal lives of each member keeping up with this evolution, Alder Street remains dedicated to its formula of never ruling anything out when it comes to musicians or their influences. With the “traditional” bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and screaming muddy blues stylings of Alder Street's first studio album Beer Made, they set off on a journey that has been characterized by some as “traditional instruments played in a non-traditional manner” and “You ain't jug, you thug.” Next, the band produced Too Drunk To Folk. This group of formulated chords and harmonies continued this experiment with new members and a completely new approach to song writing. It was figured that with the more members writing and contributing to the process, the more influence would shine through and help them further their goal. The last collaborative effort recorded at Road Runner Studios by Tony Avitia, is another slice of the Alder Street amalgam called Hillbilly Roundhouse. Since this recording in 2011, the group calling themselves Alder Street has become: Ian Royer – lead guitar_vocals, Chris Kelly - banjo_vocals, Jake Beckwith – fiddle_vocals, David Trussell – rhythm guitar_vocals, Emily West – drums_vocals, Aaron Nelson – upright bass_vocals, Jesse Lawton – mandolin_vocals, and when the timing is right Steve Ditmar joins in on the hand drums. This most recent incarnation of Alder Street is very exited about the future and the album that is in the works.