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The Get Down Boys Bring Some Bluegrass to Tell Us A Tale

The Get Down Boys LIVE
on Tell Us A Tale
Sunday August 21, 2011, Noon-2pm

The Get Down Boys

You like your grass blue? Then don't miss Tell Us A Tale this Sunday when The Get Down Boys stop by the WTJU studios during the first hour for some traditional bluegrass. In town for a couple performances, including one at The Southern in Charlottesville the next night, the boys will not only play live, but also talk about some of their influences along the way.

The Get Down Boys are a Santa Monica-based string band who perform traditional and original Bluegrass music, along with other modern favorites. They are all graduates of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

The Boys recently shared the stage with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Country Joe McDonald. They've also opened for Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers at Ed Helms’ 2nd Annual Bluegrass Situation, made an appearance on FOX11’s Good Day LA, as well as a performance at the Grammy’s 10th Annual Producer’s & Engineer’s Wing Party, honoring T Bone Burnett.

They’ve made their debut on the major west coast festival circuit with appearances at Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest, Father's Day Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival, Beerfest & Bluegrass at Northstar Tahoe, & will perform at the King’s River Bluegrass Festival later this year.

The Get Down Boys are:

  • Andrew Keathley - Guitar, Vocals (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Evan Winsor - Upright Bass, Vocals (Fairfield, CT)
  • Matt Bruer - Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals (Springfield, MO)

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