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Blue Edge of the Prairie / Bio

Blue Edge of The Prairie plays original Acoustic Americana. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kerry Spitzer is best known for his bluesy slide, quick picked swing-rock-bluegrass lines, sweet fingerstyle guitar, and deft banjo licks. He's not above strumming a mandolin, a bouzouki, or pounding out a gospel fueled R&B piano part either. Janice Chase Frillmann is a classicly trained violinist who's improvisational skills are in demand with blues, jazz and rock bands all around the Chicago/Milwaukee area. Their music sports deep folk, pre-war blues, old school soul, and bluegrass roots but can veer into swing, ska, Celtic, or rockabilly territory and back again at the drop of a hat. The songs themselves down to earth vignettes, filled with joy, sadness, quirky humor, and yearning. A bit like life itself. They sound like a small town, Midwest, blue collar upbringing went and did some big time travelling. They're a great vehicle for Kerry's beyond gravelly, world worn, but never world weary voice. The songs are performed with conviction, polish, and a joy that comes when good musicians play with, and off each other. It's a feeling that's downright contageous.

General Info

Band Members
Kerry Spitzer- Guitars/keys/banjo/mandolin/bouzouki, Janice Chase Frillmann- fiddles/mandolin
Artist Name
Blue Edge of the Prairie
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Active Since
Americana / Blues / Folk

Contact Info

Kenosha, WI
Kerry Spitzer

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