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Astrograss

Bluegrass Band from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$600 - $4000 per event
Astrograss, formed in 2003, performs high-energy bluegrass music for all occasions. Since its inception, Astrograss has moved to the forefront of New York's lively acoustic music and bluegrass scene. The band has also been recognized on a national level, performing yearly at the legendary Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival since 2007, and also at the prestigious South by Southwest Festival in March 2009.

The band's self-titled debut album, released in February 2005, showcases its unique sound: earthy, bluegrass-inspired yet decidedly un-twangy. Astrograss is equally passionate in its vocal harmonies and surging improvisations. In concert, Astrograss wows audiences with an eclectic yet solidly rooted mix of original material, choice covers ranging from Beatles to Guns n' Roses, and foot-stompin', "yee-haw"-inspiring fiddle hoedowns. Astrograss performs regularly in top New York venues such as BB King Blues Club, Joe's Pub, Symphony Space, The Living Room and 92Y Tribeca, in addition to regular appearances at city sponsored events, such as Madison Sq. Park Kids, Washington Market Park, River to River Festival and others.

In June 2004, the band undertook a tour of the Midwest, culminating with two sets at the highly esteemed Appalachian Uprising bluegrass festival in Ohio. Starting in 2006, the band has launched a highly successful series of childrens' music performances at theaters and parks throughout the NYC area.

The band released has two full length CDs of original family music, one in 2008 and another in 2012. The band also takes on about 4-6 private events per month, ranging from weddings to pig roasts to school events and kid's birthday parties.

At weddings, the bands let the wedding couple pick out 6-8 specific song requests that they learn specifically for that wedding. Any song, any genre, no problem. For the rest of the performance, the band generally does a mix of uptempo bluegrass, the couple's requests, and past requests from the band's published songlist, which ranges from 80's pop tunes to traditional Americana to Celtic music to classic rock/soul tunes. (all done in the high-energy 'newgrass' style.) Favorites include songs by Wilco, Old 97's, Grateful Dead, Flaming Lips, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and The Pixies.
Astrograss is available as a 4, 5 or 6 piece ensemble, including any of the following instruments: Banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, dobro and bass.
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Wedding Ceremony

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They were very accommodating, played songs we requested and allowed some of us to sing with them. Plus they sound great.

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Wedding Reception

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Very accommodating, very fun. And where else can you find a first-rate bluegrass, new grass band that can suddenly switch from "This Land is My Land, this is Your Land" to the Hava Nagila on a great accordion? Great band, great time. Very happy with them.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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My experience with Astrograss was phenomenal. Their enormous talent aside, they are just wonderful people. A really cool group of guys and just as nice you'd want them to be. They are complete professionals, learned songs for the gig, and let my wife join them for some impromptu jamming (thanksfully my wife can sing). It was raining like hell for the party, but these guys soldiered on and made the day a huge success. If you are looking for a great bluegrass band (with some cool funky twists as well) and a great group of guys, don't think twice. Book Astrograss and you're going to have a great time, without any hassles, attitude or worries. Jon Renner

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2016
Jul
24
Celebration
Goshen, CT
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2015
Jun
6
Wedding Reception
Reading, PA
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Nov
25
Private Party
New York, NY
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Oct
18
Wedding
New London, NH
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Sep
27
Wedding
New Tripoli, PA
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Sep
14
Church Service
New York, NY
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Africa
Toto
All I Want is You
Barry Lewis Polistar
America
Simon & Garfunkel
Anything You Want, You Got It
Roy Orbison
Baby Now That I've Found You
Allison Krauss/The Foundations
Beautiful Girl
INXS
Beauty of My Dreams
Del McCoury/Phish
Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis
Boogie On Reggae Woman
Stevie Wonder
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Proms
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Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Please note Astrograss will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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