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Cruncny Western Boys / Bio

“Sometimes the best music is the hardest to put a label on. New Hampshire’s Crunchy Western Boys defy labeling as they pick and strum their way through the DNA of American music in all its purest forms: folk, roots, bluegrass, a touch of gospel, all with an infectious rocking beat.” ~NH Magazine

Recently named ‘New Hampshire’s Best Americana Band’ by NH Magazine, The Crunchy Western Boys’, Jim McHugh (Guitar, Mandolin), Morris Manning (Guitar, Banjo, Dobro), Steve McBrian (Bass), and Jacob Stern (Fiddle), crank out original ‘Crunchy’ music, along with a sprinkling of interesting covers from traditional to contemporary. The Crunchy Western Boys play clubs, bars, theaters and festivals from Oregon to Ireland and from Vermont to the Virgin Islands! The CWB often get referred to as a ‘bluegrass’ band because of their instrumentation, but this is like no bluegrass band you’ve ever heard! With incredibly strong song writing, great harmonies, and tight musicianship, the CWB boldly drag bluegrass off to a place it’s never been before. …and a place it’s still not comfortable talking about to this day! A live CWB show is a party! With Dancing and all manner of carrying on! This is not yer Daddy’s bluegrass, but granola it aint! The CWB’s song craft extends into tight arrangements and sets that keep folks on the dance floor! C’mon out and see for yourself!

General Info

Band Members
Morris Manning - guitar/dobro/vocals, Jim McHugh - mandolin/guitar/vocals, Jacob Stern - fiddle/vocals, Steve McBrian - bass/vocals
Artist Name
Cruncny Western Boys
Home Page
Folk / americana / bluegrass

Contact Info

Center Harbor, NH
Steve McBrian

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