Baygrass – The Grass is Dead


It is well known that roots music is passed down from generation to generation. From grandparents to parents and from parents to their children. The inevitable collision between the traditional past and the enormous catalogue of modern music, both spiritual and psychedelic, is the fertile plain that sprouted the roots of The Grass Is Dead. Initially formed as an acoustic offshoot of one of the country’s most beloved GD tribute bands, Crazy Fingers, The Grass Is Dead has evolved over the past ten years into a juggernaut of sound and a festival favorite up and down the east coast, to Colorado and back.

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Their live performances bring into view a traditional sensibility of bluegrass, swing, and folk music launched directly onto a psychedelic paintbrush of modern influences, most importantly, the music of the Grateful Dead. Captivating audiences with their unique interpretations and thoughtful arrangements of songs by the GD, Jerry Garcia, and many others, as well as their extensive file of traditional roots music at their command, it’s only a matter of time until the buzz that they have created will reach the West Coast as well. The Grass Is Dead are very much alive and well, rocking out and and picking their way across this great country.

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Baygrass – Belle & The Band Duo


Kathryn Belle Long and Mickey Abraham have emerged as two of Florida’s most accomplished acoustic performers. As members of Suncoast Emmy award-winning Belle and The Band, Long and Abraham have played their original music at many of the premier Americana/folk festivals in the Southeast and toured the East Coast as far north as Canada.

As 2018’s Will McLean Best Florida Song winner, Long is currently at the top of her game as a songwriter. Abraham’s unique approaches to arranging and teaching music have been featured in Bluegrass Unlimited and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

Together, Long and Abraham combine experience, creativity, and class into emotionally-driven cohesive artistic statements. The award-winning duo is currently recording a full length concept album entitled “Voices: A Folk Opera.” The project combines elements of Broadway with folk music and includes original characters, locations, storyline, and reoccurring musical themes. Long and Abraham’s talents compliment each other and their work is nothing short of folk music art.

Justin Mason & Blue Night

Justin Mason & Blue Night is quickly becoming a force in Bluegrass. Fronted by one of the regions premier writer & performers, the band always puts on a show. Driving Bluegrass, songs from the heart, and a true passion for performing, that’s Justin Mason & Blue Night

Justin Mason:
Justin is a third generation Bluegrass performer whose love for songwriting is only surpassed by his love of performing. He is a staple at festivals from Florida to New York and always has a huge social media presence to share Bluegrass music with the world. Justin is also one of Florida Bluegrass’ Media personalities with his Florida Bluegrass Network media company which shares stories, videos and other media of all things Florida Bluegrass.

Blue Night:
Florida has a long history of growing talented Bluegrass Musicians and Blue Night is full of them. The band members are each veterans of the Bluegrass circuit who have played in multiple bands and share Justin’s passion for performing. Each member plays multiple instruments and sings all the traditional harmony parts.

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