Tag archive for bluegrass

New Festival Showcases Santa Cruz’s Americana Scene

New Festival Showcases Santa Cruz’s Americana Scene

The emerging roots music movement in Santa Cruz.

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Tater Famine Bring Punk Energy to Santa Cruz Roots Scene

Tater Famine Bring Punk Energy to Santa Cruz Roots Scene

When people see Santa Cruz’s Tater Famine setting up their instruments, they probably get the wrong idea about what kind of music they’re about to hear.

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Sara Watkins Defies Genre Boundries

Sara Watkins Defies Genre Boundries

Sara Watkins grew up playing bluegrass. A gifted fiddler, singer and songwriter, she was just 8 years old when she first put bow to string. For the next 18 years, she played alongside her brother Sean Watkins and 2012 Genius Grant recipient Chris Thile in the Grammy Award-winning progressive bluegrass outfit, Nickel Creek.

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