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Chasing Blue / Press

“Be sure to catch opener, Chasing Blue. They're a fantastic, New England based band featuring Suzanne Oleson- mandolin, vocals, Maggie MacKay-banjo, Mike Reese-guitar, vocals, Alex Muri-bass, Danny Musher-fiddle. http://chasingblueband.com”

“Chasing Blue werd in de herfst van 2008 opgericht op het Berklee College of Music in Boston. De band speelt een mix van originele en traditionele bluegrass materiaal in unieke arrangementen met sterke lyrische en progressieve muzikale ideeën. Hun debuut-album Low Valley, uitgebracht in november 2012, is een uitstekend album die aandacht verdiend van iedereen die is geïnteresseerd in bluegrass.”

“Girls playing mandolin and banjo…did I die and go to some strange Americana heaven? Oh right, and the gents in this band are absolutely INSANELY talented too. Chasing Blue took the stage at Passim and the juxtaposition of crowd being “pin drop” silent and out of their seats applauding was remarkable. There is the “wow” or “it” factor that industry folks talk about and whatever that may be, these guys have got it 10 times over. Really amazing, amazing and beautiful set of music to witness.”

“Chasing Blue - These five musicians, who come together from all across the country to nurture their tremendous musical talent, are evidence that the next generation of bluegrass is in mighty good hands.”

“Boston quintet Chasing Blue is well on their way to a rich life of touring and recording, with an LP and EP already under their belt and a performance history from here to Texas and back. Their albums recall the clean production of late 90's Alison Krauss, and their live show has the flair and prestidigitation of The Seldom Scene. They stop by FreshGrass in the midst of a fall swing up and down the east coast!”

“The Boston based acoustic quintet Chasing Blue is sending tidal waves through the bluegrass and music community with their latest album: Low Valley. This fiery gang of talented musicians is another great example of the vibes coming out of the New England music scene. Their diverse original songs take you on a musical journey of modern and traditional bluegrass styles. Add in the brilliant song writing and you have a robust sound that is Chasing Blue.”

“There is something incredibly romantic, yet hardcore about bluegrass music. Trading solos, dancing around one microphone, and intricately being a master of your instrument. Chasing Blue is no exception to those rules: a group of excellent musicians playing the style of traditional music to a T, while adding their own unique spin on song content and arrangements.”

“The songs “Two Broken Wings”, “My Drug”, and the previously released original tune “Whiskey and Wine” are all masterpieces. Download those if not the entire CD.”

“Low Valley is a superb record, worthy of the attention of anyone interested in where the next generation of acoustic string artists are taking our beloved bluegrass music.”

“Chasing Blue are five Berklee School of Music alumni who love the banjo and the violin, traditional musical instruments that have been a part of American culture and community for decades. A professional touring band, they provided a rhythmic backdrop to the event, entertaining the crowd with a succession of indie folk songs and bluegrass versions of popular songs, including a foot-tapping version of Long Tall Sally that breathed fresh life into an old classic.”

“If you catch the headline act Chasing Blue at the Lyons Fiddle Festival this weekend, be prepared to have fun -- lots of it.”

“From Boston to Austin, these kids are talented and a real pleasure to work with.”

"...the honest foot-stomping music of Chasing Blue."

“Arrive early to catch an opening set by Chasing Blue, a formidable young unit that first coalesced at the Berklee College of Music and has since made a strong impression on the regional festival circuit with their mix of classically styled bluegrass with a contemporary lyrical outlook and progressive musical ideas.”

"Chasing Blue does bluegrass right."