14 Jan 22
by Nathon Jones
Planning for this year's inaugural SpringGrass bluegrass festival is well under way and we're thrilled to confirm the addition of UK band Jaywalkers who will headline the opening night concert on Friday 13th May 2022 in the new Festival Marquee at The Vault Arts Centre.
Jaywalkers are a real melting pot of their collective inspirations and the influences of their musical upbringings. This is evident in their live sets which come to life in their use of Country heartbreak and Bluegrass dynamism applied to issues of the modern day and life as a touring band…mostly stuck on the M6!
As those who have been fortunate enough to catch them in full flight will testify, a Jaywalkers show is an exhilarating experience. UK-based they may be but many from the other side of the Atlantic have complimented them on their particularly stylish delivery of this virtuosic brand of Americana. These three outstanding musicians have developed a tight bond, demonstrated through their well-crafted, tasteful arrangements and ability to bounce ideas around the stage. The combination of powerhouse bass, flame-fingered mandolin, blistering fiddle and three-part harmony pack a punch as fiery as Jay’s lead vocals and make a fuller sound than expected from an acoustic trio.
We're delighted to have secured the band for this year's festival, having originally booked them to perform way back in 2019 (before the...hit the fan!) and we can't wait to welcome them to Dumfries & Galloway for what we're sure will be a fantastic show.
Tickets are available online now at:
Friday 13th May 2022 - Jaywalkers +Support
...or you can save money with a weekend pass, which also includes tickets for the Saturday night concert featuring Cup O' Joe, at:
13th-15th May 2022 - SpringGrass Festival - Weekend Pass
Delighted to be announcing another local act, and coming home for her debut performance at The Vault Arts Centre, singer-songwriter Rachel May will be supporting Connor Clark & The Matador Kings on Saturday 28th May with an acoustic set of self-penned tunes. Tickets on sale now!
18 May 22
The dust has finally settled on this year's SpringGrass BlueGrass Festival, and what a weekend it was. The brand new Festival Marquee was open for business and the music was absolutely superb, with Cup O'Joe nearly raising the roof on Saturday night! Bring on SpringGrass 2023!
17 May 22
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