There’s nothin’ like a strummin’ banjo and a slappin-good rhythm to make those small worries disappear. And that’s just what you’ll experience with Astrograss.
Astrograss keeps with the traditional sounds of Bluegrass, they simply implement lyrics that speak to our kids; expressing – through song – the joys, dreams, and troubles that our kids face today.
I’m already a big fan to Bluegrass music so when I heard about the upcoming October release of Astrograss: The Colored Pencil, I couldn’t wait to share it with the girls. Needless to say – they absolutely loved this band and are now Bluegrass fans themselves.
Again, this music is amazing – a definite 5 star rating if you ask me. There’s just so much traditional sound to each one of their songs that you actually forget your listening to a CD meant for tweens. I’ve even considered putting the CD in to play while I clean house. This band is that good!
Simply put – Astrograss is a fun filled, traditional Bluegrass sounding, foot tappin’ band that just gets you in the mood to dance.
Take a listen:
Aren’t they good?
Astrograss: The Colored Pencil Factory
Release: October 16, 2012
Runtime: 49 minutes
Astrograss will perform at:
Long Island Maritime Museum at 11:AM, October 6th, in Islip, NY
92YTribeca at 11:AM, October 14th, in Manhattan
and Jalopy at 3:PM, November 12th, in Brooklyn, NY
Visit the official site of Astrograss for more info
Astrograss has played the kids’ stage at the world famous South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX, and, since 2007, the band has performed regularly on the family stage at the legendary Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in upstate New York. Other performance highlights include World Café Live (Philadelphia), Higher Ground (Burlington, VT), and such prestigious NYC venues as Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and The Brooklyn Academy of Music, in addition to many family friendly venues in NYC, including Joe’s Pub, Washington Market Park, and Madison Square Park. In its “grown-up” format, Astrograss is one of New York’s hottest acoustic acts, touring extensively throughout the Northeast, playing clubs,festivals, theaters, private parties, and weddings.
Previous Astrograss recordings include Let Me Stay Up All Night (2008), Astrograss for Kids (2006 EP), and an album for adults, Astrograss (2005).
Disclosure: I received a copy of Astrograss: The Colored Pencil Factory for the purpose of my review. This was not a paid-for post. All thoughts, opinions and/or testimonials expressed on this page are my own.