Students in the American Roots Music Program at Berklee College of Music explore the lifeblood of America’s musical and cultural heritage found in a wide range of rural and early American music of the first half of the 20th century.
Pretty Saro burst into the Boston bluegrass scene in early 2016, shaking up the definition of American roots music. Since then the four-piece string band has been crafting their invigorating blend of contemporary songwriting, burnin’ bluegrass traditionals, and modern sensibilities into a sound that is uniquely their own. Dynamic arrangements and high-energy performances enhance the Saro’s (sair-ohs) stories of commitment and desertion, taking the listener on a journey through their personal experiences.
Maxfield Anderson – mandolin
Devon Gardner – fiddle
Alex Formento – guitar
Joe Everett – bass