Past Bluegrass Related Events

/Chris Wuerth

Beppe Gambetta

Master Italian guitarist has dazzled the word for 4 decades with his love of bluegrass and American roots music

$20 – $25

Zoe & Cloyd

Zoe & Cloyd are a North Carolina couple, reinventing the Appalachian mountain duet, in their unique style. Their debut album, Equinox, met with high acclaim in 2015 from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, who proclaimed them "a musical collaboration that demands to be heard". They won best duo at the 2015 FreshGrass Festival. Their second album, Eyes Brand New, was named by No Depression Magazine as "one of the outstanding roots music releases of 2017".

$15 – $20

Dale Ann Bradley: Solo Concert

The Queen of Kentucky, 5 time IBMA Female Bluegrass Singer of the Year, 2016 Grammy nominee and 2017 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame inductee. She sings and plays guitar in an intimate solo setting.


Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton

Best Video 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Courtney Hartman was the acclaimed guitarist, and a songwriter for nine years with noted all female bluegrass band Della Mae. Now working on her own projects, she teams up with Brooklyn's Taylor Aston on banjo, as they celebrate the release of their first duet album.


David Peterson:Traditional Bluegrass and Country

Best Video 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

David Peterson is a unique performer, whose passion for traditional music is matched by his powerful and authentic voice and guitar playing. He has released several acclaimed albums, including traditional bluegrass, country music, and bluegrass gospel. Many of music’s biggest stars relish the opportunity to play this traditional music with him, including the likes of Sam Bush, David Grisman, Stuart Duncan, Paul Franklin, Dennis Crouch, Charlie Cushman, Michael Cleveland, and Bryan Sutton.  


Mark Kilianski & Nate Sabat

Best Video 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Mark on bluegrass guitar,and Nate on bass, are both Berklee trained. Mark plays with Hoot and Holler and Nate with Mile Twelve. Strong singers and songwriters, this is their first tour as a duo. Opening is the New Haven based duo Kat Wallace and David Sasso.


Jim Hurst Bluegrass Guitar

Best Video 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Jim Hurst’s unique picking style and mastery of bluegrass guitar has wowed audiences around the world. He has a self deprecating sense of humor and a fine voice, making him a crowd favorite wherever he plays. Jim toured with Holly Dunn, Sara Evans, Claire Lynch and Trisha Yearwood before going solo in 2010. He was IBMA Bluegrass Guitar Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002.


Lula Wiles

Best Video 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Boston based female trio, fast rising stars in Americana music world. Beautiful and catchy songs about love, loss and drinking, with a rootsy twang and contemporary insight.


Jeff Picker Band

GuitartownCT at Cafe Amici 1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT

The Jeff Picker band features Jeff Picker on bass and vocals, Frank Rische on guitar and vocals, Eddie Barbash on saxophone, and Eli Bishop fiddle. They are among the brightest young stars in contemporary American music. Jazz, bluegrass, country and more. Collectively they have performed with Ricky Skaggs, Nickel Creek, Sarah Jarosz, Chico Hamilton, Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Lenny Kravitz, Vince Gill, Parliament, Sierra Hull, Lee Ann Womack, Jim Lauderdale, Tanya Tucker, Aubrie Sellers, Jenny Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Sierra Ferrell,  Dolly Parton, etc....