Since emerging on the North Carolina bluegrass scene in 2006, The Grassifieds have built a reputation for delivering genuinely entertaining performances from the heart. This Walkertown, NC band combines locked-in harmonies and high, lonesome lead vocals with skillful instrumental performances and talented songwriting. Even their most recent original songs retain the authenticity and drive of traditional bluegrass; they have written about broken hearts (What I Am), Alabama coal mines (My Dad and Shrev Malone), and faith (We Are On Our Way). You will not find a more authentic bluegrass sound!
Greg Barnett provides soulful lead vocals and solid rhythm guitar, pairing with banjoist/lead guitarist Joel Barnett for classic brother harmonies. Bassist Pete Wright (winner of multiple awards) and banjoist/guitarist Jerry Martin have shared the stage for more than 30 years; they supply lead and harmony vocals as well as masterful picking. Award-winning instrumentalists Amanda Smelser (fiddle) and Jim Grubbs (mandolin) complete the lineup of this versatile band. Listen closely – you’ll soon be Grassified, too!