One Grass Two Grass, Cascade Crescendo

Ivy Room Presents

One Grass Two Grass

Cascade Crescendo

Sun · February 18, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

One Grass Two Grass
One Grass Two Grass
One Grass Two Grass delivers high energy, hard driving, fun-loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, rockin’ California string band music. One Grass Two Grass forges its own style of folk meets old-time, meets rock, meets bluegrass. Cushioned by a bed of old mountain tunes and a dash of stomping rock and roll, they bring strings to the times.

Getting their start in 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area, there have been many highlights in One Grass Two Grass’ upward trajectory. 1G2G kicked off an action packed, festival-rich, 2017 summer season with an exciting headlining show at one of San Francisco’s fanciest venues, The Great American Music Hall. And in addition to the High Sierra Music Festival, summer brought yet another rockin’ band competition at the Rockygrass Music Festival in Lyons, CO.

2016 wasn’t so bad, either. One Grass Two Grass capped it off with an appearance at The Yonder Mountain String Band’s Northwest String Summit. They also competed in The Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Band Competition and had a knockout performance on the main stage of The Hoes Down Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm in Guinda, CA.

The group has accompanied many great artists on stage, such as Larry Keel of Keller and the Keels (& Natural Bridges); Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman; Poor Man’s Whiskey; James Nash; and John Cragie. One Grass Two Grass has opened for contemporary string bands such as Fruition, Hot Buttered Rum, The Lil’ Smokies, Danny Barnes, Grant Farm, Front Country, Mipso, Whiskey Shivers, The Last Revel, and Reverend Peyton and the Big Damn Band.

Their second album is under way as of late summer 2017 and being produced by Hot Buttered Rum’s Nat Keefe. Jacob Groopman of Front Country helped produce their 2014 debut album, which catapulted the group full speed into an exciting and eventful journey. With 2017 taking the band across the state of California, and to Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, the excitement is not slowing down.

One Grass Two Grass is sure to have you swaying with your lover, stomping with your brother, smiling with your mother, and having just a plain old good time with one another.
Cascade Crescendo
Cascade Crescendo
Cascade Crescendo, from Portland, Oregon has been crafting their own brand of bluegrass since 2013. Pulling from their vast range of collective influences, they play original, high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana music with captivating lead vocals by Hunter White, blazing fast mandolin licks by Aden Beck, and creative, thumping bass lines by Taylor Skiles. Duluth, MN banjo player, Harrison Olk, joined the band in late 2015, bringing with him solid Scruggs-style banjo and high lonesome harmony vocals.

​Cascade Crescendo recorded their first studio album in Spring 2016 at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, OR. The album features fiddle player, Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band) on five tracks and a guest appearance by drummer Nick Werth (Yak Attack). Cascade Crescendo is gaining steam, quickly winning over fans across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. They performed at the 2016 and 2017 Northwest String Summit and regularly team up with national touring bands including Hot Buttered Rum, Reckless Kelly, Henhouse Prowlers, Trout Steak Revival, Front Country, Vince Herman, Danny Barnes, and more at venues including the Crystal Ballroom, Star Theater, and Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, and Seattle's Nectar Lounge.

They completed their first national tour in April 2017 across 14 states including Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Indiana. They're stretching their wings again fall with another tour as far east as Michigan, including a run of 8 shows over Halloween teaming up with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and Kitchen Dwellers!

​Cascade Crescendo has... "gained a loyal following with their tightly crafted bluegrass that embraces tradition alongside more progressive, jam-oriented styles." - Glide Magazine

​"Folky singer-songwriter songs are blended with complex harmonies, traditional bluegrass and faster, alternative rock beats. What emerges is a cross between funk, jamgrass, Americana and bluegrass—or newgrass, as they call it—a sound you can't help but dance to. " - Source Weekly (Bend, OR)

Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/