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George Rios (guitar) , Janice Larsen(banjo), Justin Chomel (bass) - http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BlacktopBend
Blacktop Bend has undergone a musical evolution as unique as the music it has produced. As newcomers to the bluegrass scene, the two sought to define themselves within the framework of their bluegrass favorites while establishing a voice of their own, drawing on an array of influences and varied musical backgrounds.
Live performance is central to Blacktop Bend’s presence in today’s eclectic Austin acoustic scene. Touring since 2005, the band has developed great versatility in its performances, wowing audiences across Texas. The mix of original compositions with traditional bluegrass numbers gives the band a broad spectrum in which to display their technical chops, vocal abilities, and lyrical insight. A spirit of improvisation remains evident in live shows, which contributes to an ever growing population of returning fans.