The High 48s make music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude. They’ll bring that sensibility to their Bluegrass Holiday Show at Crossings.
As traditional bluegrass bands go, The High 48s are about as non-traditional as they come. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. In a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are a band of songwriters who perform their own material in addition to the “festival favorites.”
These musicians found a passion for bluegrass after playing rock, alternative country, indie rock, punk and jazz, and they play original songs created from a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs.
The group’s latest release, Great Northern Railroad, features songs from the likes of Greg Brown, Robin and Linda Williams, Becky Schlegel, Darrell Scott, Muddy Waters and the 48s’ own Anthony Ihrig and Eric Christopher.