Astrograss

Bluegrass Band from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 350 miles
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About
Astrograss, formed in 2003, performs high-energy bluegrass music for all occasions. Since its inception, Astrograss has moved to the forefront of New York's lively acoustic music and bluegrass scene. The band has also been recognized on a national level, performing yearly at the legendary Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival since 2007, and also at the prestigious South by Southwest Festival in March 2009.

The band's self-titled debut album, released in February 2005, showcases its unique sound: earthy, bluegrass-inspired yet decidedly un-twangy. Astrograss is equally passionate in its vocal harmonies and surging improvisations. In concert, Astrograss wows audiences with an eclectic yet solidly rooted mix of original material, choice covers ranging from Beatles to Guns n' Roses, and foot-stompin', "yee-haw"-inspiring fiddle hoedowns. Astrograss performs regularly in top New York venues such as BB King Blues Club, Joe's Pub, Symphony Space, The Living Room and 92Y Tribeca, in addition to regular appearances at city sponsored events, such as Madison Sq. Park Kids, Washington Market Park, River to River Festival and others.

In June 2004, the band undertook a tour of the Midwest, culminating with two sets at the highly esteemed Appalachian Uprising bluegrass festival in Ohio. Starting in 2006, the band has launched a highly successful series of childrens' music performances at theaters and parks throughout the NYC area.

The band released has two full length CDs of original family music, one in 2008 and another in 2012. The band also takes on about 4-6 private events per month, ranging from weddings to pig roasts to school events and kid's birthday parties.

At weddings, the bands let the wedding couple pick out 6-8 specific song requests that they learn specifically for that wedding. Any song, any genre, no problem. For the rest of the performance, the band generally does a mix of uptempo bluegrass, the couple's requests, and past requests from the band's published songlist, which ranges from 80's pop tunes to traditional Americana to Celtic music to classic rock/soul tunes. (all done in the high-energy 'newgrass' style.) Favorites include songs by Wilco, Stevie Wonder, Grateful Dead, Flaming Lips, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and The Pixies.
Astrograss is available as a 4, 5 or 6 piece ensemble, including any of the following instruments: Banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, dobro and bass.
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Wedding Ceremony

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They were very accommodating, played songs we requested and allowed some of us to sing with them. Plus they sound great.

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Wedding Reception

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Very accommodating, very fun. And where else can you find a first-rate bluegrass, new grass band that can suddenly switch from "This Land is My Land, this is Your Land" to the Hava Nagila on a great accordion? Great band, great time. Very happy with them.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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My experience with Astrograss was phenomenal. Their enormous talent aside, they are just wonderful people. A really cool group of guys and just as nice you'd want them to be. They are complete professionals, learned songs for the gig, and let my wife join them for some impromptu jamming (thanksfully my wife can sing). It was raining like hell for the party, but these guys soldiered on and made the day a huge success. If you are looking for a great bluegrass band (with some cool funky twists as well) and a great group of guys, don't think twice. Book Astrograss and you're going to have a great time, without any hassles, attitude or worries. Jon Renner

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We were thrilled withtheir performance and even asked for their contact information afterwards

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Anniversary Party

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What a fabulous, professional, talented group! They were the perfect band for my party of 60 people in my NYC garden. They came right on time, were willing to forgo their amplifiers to suit my small venue and played a delightful mix of bluegrass, blues and even some country folk. Lots of delightful banjo, mandolin and fiddle plus great guitar and bass. They played constantly or three hours with only a couple of short breaks playing their own stuff plus lots of requests including Ashokin Farewell, Tennessee Stud and several Johnny Cash tunes. They are a cheerful group who clearly love what they do and their enthusiasm and great sound-entirely acoustic!- were a wonderful addition to my party. I'd hire them again in a flash.

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Wedding Reception

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Our experience with Astrograss was great! Everyone loved them. At our reception they played a number of songs we asked them to learn (Journey, Sarah Mclachlan, Van Morrison)! They were great for our "song." They were easy to work with, fairly priced, generally fun! To be honest I didn't hear them much during the cocktail hour - too much else going on. They did play more instrumental/newgrass music during that time! Everyone said they were great! The reception music was TERRIFIC! Everyone danced and Astrograss was the perfect group for the diverse/divergent tastes of our family and friends.

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Astrograss was absolutely fantastic from start to finish and our guests were enthusiastic! Great part of our wedding & highly recommend!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Incredible band, so talented and such nice people.

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This band was great!! We would certainly hire again in the future.

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Astrograss was AWESOME! The kids were engaged. The adults were enjoying the fun. They were amazing all around! Jordan was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. They even learned a couple of songs I requested special for the party. I have and will continue to recommend them. FIVE STARS all around!

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2019
Oct
13
Wedding Reception
Westerly, RI
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jun
29
Wedding
Adamant, VT
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
May
4
Kentucky Derby Party
New York City, NY
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Oct
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
Mill Neck, NY
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
6
Wedding Reception
Whitehouse Station, NJ
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Sep
5
Corporate Function
Pine Plains, NY
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Jul
29
Birthday Party (Kids)
Cambria Heights, NY
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
2016
Jul
24
Celebration
Goshen, CT
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2015
Jun
6
Wedding Reception
Reading, PA
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Nov
25
Private Party
New York City, NY
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Oct
18
Wedding
New London, NH
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Sep
27
Wedding
New Tripoli, PA
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Thank You For Being a Friend
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They Love Each Other
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This Must Be the Place
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With Or Without You
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Yer So Bad
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You Can Close Your Eyes
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You Never Can Tell
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Please note Astrograss will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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