Pete Wernick & FLEXIGRASS is a supercharged blend of bluegrass with classic jazz. The group blazes new trails every time they play, as young vibes master Greg Harris and hot clarinetist Bill Pontarelli trade licks with renowned banjoist Wernick, and the band's tight arrangements provide many surprises. Joan Wernick adds appealing vocals, ranging from soulful bluegrass to stylish jazz.
Wernick is one of the best-known banjo pickers on the planet, having performed in 48 states and 15 foreign countries, often as a member of the legendary Hot Rize band. He's known for his clear, sparkling tone and unique and rhythmic style.
FLEXIGRASS has performed from Carolina to California, and made two trips to Ireland. Fans from Béla Fleck to George Winston and Steve Martin have sung its praises, and the press has reacted with words like: truly great, an amazing accomplishment, beguiling, instantly accessible, fantastic, wildly enjoyable, monster players. Give them a listen!
Greg Harris (vibraphone),
Bill Pontarelli (clarinet),
Kris Ditson (drum kit w. brushes),
Roger Johns (bass),
Joan Wernick (lead vocal)