Berklee College of Music in Boston has long been a leader in music education. Berklee has a very innovative string program that also has majors in mandolin and banjo. Of course, this leads to many great student bluegrass bands, and this year we will present the best of this group. Under the leadership of Prof. David Hollender, the Berklee Bluegrass Allstars showcases the next generation of pickers.
For 2019, the Berklee Allstars are The Ruta Beggars. Formed at Berklee College of Music in the American Roots Music Program, The Ruta Beggars are passionate about the music they play, their high-energy and hot tasty bluegrass licks draw in audiences from down in the valley and over yonder! Yeehaw!
Micah Nicol – guitar & voice
Ariel Wyner – mandolin & voice
Sofia Chiarandini – fiddle & voice
Trevin Nelson – banjo
Noah Harrington – bass