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Annual St. Johnsbury Bluegrass Festival
Annual St. Johnsbury Bluegrass Festival

in conjunction with the Colors of the Kingdom Festival

Saturday, September 14th, 1:00 pm

Location:
397 Railroad Street
St. Johnsbury, VT

Admission: Free

Enjoy a fantastic afternoon of bluegrass music as part of the Colors of the Kingdom Foliage Festival.

  • 1:00 pm - Beg, Steal, or Borrow
  • 2:15 - The Kowal Family
  • 2:45 pm - BOB AMOS & CATAMOUNT CROSSING
  • 4:00 pm - Jes & Jakob and the Blackberry Bushes

Beg, Steal or Borrow was formed in early 2013 with a mission to resurrect the music of the iconic bluegrass band Old and in the Way and have since grown into a solid repertoire of original material. Winning three prestigious bluegrass band competitions in Maine, Connecticut and New York, they have been dubbed a “Triple Crown Bluegrass Band” by Bluegrass Today. The group is heading out in the 2019 concert season debuting their first full length album of original tunes titled Old Mountain Time.

"The songs that found their way onto the new record are more than mere imitation — they're the genuine article." Dan Bolles Seven Days

Jes & Jakob and the Blackberry Bushes  - Jes Raymond writes and sings songs that connect the day to day with the muses of wonder and myth. "The Blackberry Bushes" is the modern string band collective centered around those songs and her long time collaboration with fiddler Jakob Breitbach. Together, They fall somewhere between Stevie Nicks and The Infamous Stringdusters. The Bushes have that rare magic that allows them to fuse voices from many genres into an acoustic instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. Affectionatly known as a "rotating cast of talented believers", they take Jes & Jakob's artful arrangments to an all out revival. Elements of jazz, classical, pop, gospel, and bluegrass saturate the sound that is buoyant, bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing.

The Kowal Family of Groton Vermont, ranging in age from 10-16, are an exciting young bluegrass group that represents the future of great traditional bluegrass in the Green Mountain State.