Front Country

Front Country Press Photo

Thursday, 4:30-5:40 pm

Formed in 2012 as a collective of the Bay Area’s finest young acoustic talent, Adam Roszkiewicz (mandolin), Jacob Groopman (guitar, vocals) , Jordan Klein (bandjo, vocals), Leif Karlstrom (fiddle) , Melody Walker (guitar, vocals) and Zach Sharpe (bass) joined forces to play a monthly gig in San Francisco’s Mission District. They quickly found a musical rapport that was open to challenging arrangements, unique covers and original songwriting. Since then Front Country has gone on to win the Rockygrass band competition in 2012, the Telluride band competition in 2013 and has established itself as the hottest up and coming bluegrass bands on the scene today. 2013 also saw the release of their debut EP “This is Front Country”. 2014 is shaping up to be a breakout year for the band with a string of major festival appearances and a debut full length record to be released in the summer.