Up-and-coming bluegrass group, The Kickin Grass Band, have set themselves a cut above the rest with their tight vocal harmony, driving instrumentation and effusive energy on and off the stage.
The band prides itself on reaching all types of bluegrass and non-bluegrass audiences, incorporating standard bluegrass tunes, rock & country classics and a number of "can't get 'em out of yer head" originals into their entertaining sets.
Forming in 2000 to provide accompaniment for the Chapel-Hill based Apple Chill Cloggers, the current lineup started performing locally, regionally and internationally in 2002. The Kickin Grass Band took the category of Best Band Name in the Independent Weekly's 2003 "Best Of" Issue, and in the same year they beat the odds and won the title of Best Band In Raleigh in a multi-genre competition hosted by the Guitar Center and the Hibernian Pub. They promptly took their $2000 prize money and recorded their first album, Backroads, recorded by Tom Landgon at West Station Records and produced by Steve Dilling of IIIrd Tyme Out.
Riding the wave of an ear-catching debut release, extensive southeast touring and the addition of a talented new banjo player, The Kickin Grass Band teamed up with Jerry Brown of the Rubber Room in Chapel Hill, NC to produce their delightful sophomore album, On The Short Rows. Fresh, original songwriting is a hallmark of the band's unique sound, and On The Short Rows explores the full range, from the tap-your-foot instrumental "Cloverleaf" to the ballad "Ain't Got Nothin."
With rich vocals, skilled fiddle and a banjo that lives in the perfect space between Scruggs and Fleck, The Kickin Grass Band brings traditional music to the forefront of modern bluegrass and a new generation of music fans.