Forlorn Strangers is a Nashville, TN based Americana quintet, with members hailing from the great states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Minnesota. The band is comprised of five songwriters, each having their own distinct sounds & styles that blend into one cohesive voice. Their music is rooted in family harmonies & flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, & foot stomping percussion.
Blake Noble, 100% Aussie, brings the spirit of the outback. His expertise with the digeridoo and his 12 string played both as guitar and percussion is an incredibly unique experience. Sharing the great heritage he carefully brings to the stage, he's supported by two great musicians Matt Rieger on dobro, banjo and slide and Joel Hoyer on bass.
One of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, he's a true original. His style, created in his native land is now being shared all over the US.
Take a lesson from the man the New York Times has called "Dobro's matchless contemporary master." In this tutorial, Jerry Douglas shares the powerful techniques and unique sounds that have characterized his award-winning playing and have made him a legend among acoustic musicians.
Award-winning instrumentalist Rob Ickes has created a comprehensive course to help you master all aspects of the resonator guitar, from bar technique to fingerpicking rolls. He covers everything you'll need to hold your own in a bluegrass band, from fine-tuning the strings to achieving good tone, timing and volume control.
Here is a hands-on Dobro course that will teach you to play your favorite bluegrass and country tunes in no time- even if you've never played before! Jam-packed with information, this 90-minute lesson utilizes close-ups, split screens and easy-to-follow instruction to make it easy for you to learn.
California based singer/songwriter, guitar and banjoman Joe Stevens is a third-generation professional musician in a long line of restless westward moving souls. Joe is one third of Coyote Grace, the Alt-Americana trio founded in Seattle’s Pike’s Place Market. Coyote Grace began as a busking nomadic duo with Ingrid Elizabeth on upright bass, ukulele, and cajon.
There’s a restless spirit flowing through the North Country that’s hard to define, and sometimes a good song is the only way to put it into proper perspective. The May North has a rare knack for doing just that—making sense of love, loss, long winters, longer highways and the shifting lines between urban and country living. With a sound that’s part folk, part bluegrass and a bit of breakneck blues, The May North pays tribute to these forms while carving its own path.