What kind of gas is in a moon balloon? If you have to ask, you already know. Putting the gas in bluegrass since 2022. This super group of Portland, OR musicians explores bluegrass and folk music in truly original style, with a jazz-influenced approach and extended musical interludes. Featuring Dylan DiSalvio (Lost Ox) on acoustic guitar, Taylor Skiles (Cascade Crescendo) on bass, and Josiah Payne (Bigfoot Mojo) on mandolin.
Hardwood Heart is a string band serving up exploratory bluegrass/folk/jazz/americana to anybody with an open mind.
Quattlebaum, Southern Gent and Banjo Slinger, brings more to the table than just music. With his infectious smile and weird antics, he brings people together; encouraging camaraderie and building community. The singer-songwriter, currently based in Portland, Oregon, tours the country picking and strumming indie-folk songs that are spacious and emotive, and have an implicit groove. When he plays, you can hear the reverberations of the rustic mountains clashing with the breezy ocean. Like a willowy heron, Quattlebaum struts around on stage as the music moves through him, evoking a range of emotions from laughter to longing. He shares tender moments, where one can almost hear his banjo breathing, then erupts into raucous peaks of unbridled energy—his captivating solo performances take his audiences on a ride.