Chasing Blue / Bio

Chasing Blue is a hard-driving bluegrass band made up of young and talented musicians. Band members have experience in blues, funk, rock, jazz, Texas swing and traditional Canadian fiddle tunes, and they bring these flavors to the Chasing Blue sound. Original material includes strong instrumentals, and memorable songs with honest lyrical ideas. Their bluegrass influences include the Nashville Bluegrass Band, The Lonesome River Band, Tim O’Brien, and The Infamous Stringdusters.

Members of Chasing Blue met in a Berklee College of Music bluegrass ensemble in the fall of 2008. After a successful end-of-semester-performance, appearing as "Slim Wallet and the No Dough Boys," the band decided to change names and continue picking together. Now graduated, Chasing Blue plays a mix of original and traditional material with unique arrangements and foot-stomping style.

Chasing Blue was showcased at the International Bluegrass Music Awards (Nashville, TN) for three years.

These amazing musicians were tapped to headline the Laurie Blue Bluegrass Festival in (Summerside, PEI, Canada) were also a main stage artist for Worcester, MA’s stART on the Street Festival.

They have played the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival (Framingham, MA), the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (Oak Hill, NY), the Down East Country Fest (Whitneyville, ME), Pocono Winterfest (Stroudsburg, PA), the Podunk Music Festival (East Hartford, CT), the Bluegrass on the Bogs festival (Wareham, MA), the Ossipee Valley Music Festival (S. Hiram, ME), and the Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival (Saddleback, ME).

In addition to festivals, Chasing Blue has played numerous venues such as the Saxon Pub, Continental Club, Threadgill's and Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe (Austin, TX), the Cantab Lounge (Cambridge MA), the Middle East Downstairs (Boston, MA), the Firebox (Hartford, CT), the Flatland Bluegrass Barn (West College Corner, IN) and the Music Barn (Middle Sackville, PEI, Canada).

Chasing Blue's first full-length album, "Low Valley," is now available online:

General Info

Band Members
Suzanne Oleson - vocals/mandolin, Michael Reese - vocals/guitar, Maggie MacKay - banjo, Alex Muri - vocals/bass, Danny Musher - fiddle
Artist Name
Chasing Blue
Home Page
Active Since
Folk / Bluegrass / Rock

Contact Info

Boston, MA
Maggie MacKay

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