Wide Open Spaces plays “bluegrass without borders”, using bluegrass instrumentation to play a wide range of music, from Kentucky hills to Celtic and Caribbean isles. “Fiddletown” is the title of both their debut CD and its opening song. Combining the traditional sounds of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass with modern song writing, jazzy rock-edged arrangements and tight three-part harmonies, they take audiences on a musical joy ride that has some people saying: “I can’t believe that’s bluegrass!” Anything can happen – and usually does.
The ‘Spaces’ are comprised of former members of the newgrass stew pot known as Acoustic Planet, the bluegrass wunderkinds The Fogg Brothers, along with Marie of the famed acoustic folk duo, Chuck and Mud. Add to this our newest member, Jeff Horton, an alummus of New England bluegrass legends Northern Lights and The Neon Valley Boys in his history as well as being inducted in the RI Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 2018.
Marie “Mud” Demers: vocals/guitar
Peter Anick: mandolin/fiddle
Jeff Horton: bass
Matt Carlen: guitar
Paul Wolf: drums