The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band

Bluegrass Band from Burlington, VT - Will travel up to 250 miles
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$1000 - $7500 per event
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About
The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band is a collaboration of Vermont's best full-time, professional musicians coming together in order to bring you the very best acoustic bluegrass band you can hire in the northeast. With influences ranging from traditional to modern, from bluegrass to country and from folk to rock and blues, The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band can tailor their repertoire as well as their instrumentation to suit your desires and the needs of your event.

These guys will have you entertained all night long just like you're hanging out with them in your living room or seeing them at a festival from a front row seat. With a rotating cast of incredible Vermont talent including Brett Hughes on guitar (Mike Gordon & Ramble Dove, Chrome Cowboys, Monoprix), Matt Schrag on mandolin (Hot Flannel, After the Rodeo, Big Spike), Caleb Elder on fiddle (Honky Tonk Tuesday Band, Sugarworks), Adam Buchwald on banjo (Modern Grass Quintet, Cider House Boys) and Mike Santosusso on bass (Smoking' Grass, Hot Pickin' Party, Big Spike), The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band will please both hardcore and casual bluegrass fans, acoustic music fans, and fans of good music in general. Everyone will find something they like about The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band.

The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band received Gigmasters' "Best Of 2016" award due to the band's perfect record of five star reviews as well as always maintaining the status of a Rapid Responder.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Nothing but great things to say about these fellows. Starting with the phenomenal talent and overall rocking-ness of the music- amazing pickers, all of them, followed by their professionalism and the ease with which they made the night go, to their friendliness and willingness to go with the flow and have fun right along with us, I could not be more impressed. They travelled farther than they normally do, played the heck of the whole three hours they played, and just overall slayed the night. I can't say enough about the VBSB, they are amazing. Book them yesterday, go see them perform around the area, they rule.

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The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band’s Response:

Thanks Jason, we had a great time and you were a wonderful host. We hope you and Sarah had a wonderful birthday celebration.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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These guys are amazing. Our contact was Mike and he was very communicative and super accommodating- even though we had a bunch of last minute details to iron out. They are true players. Incredible musicians with a massive library to draw from. Being a collective, they offered a few options on instrumentation depending on who qas available. They were on time, well organized and well equipped. Our wedding guests and the staff at the venue were super impressed and kept complimenting and asking who they were. They played for our guest arrival and cocktail hour. They even played our processional on short notice. They really set the scene. We can’t thank them enough.

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Wedding Ceremony

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The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band made our wedding perfect! They were so great to work with and accommodated our musical preferences. They worked with us to make our ceremony music unique and reflective of us. All our guests loved them and commented that they were the best touch to our wedding! they also really helped set the tone for our wedding during the cocktail hour. Thank you, The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band, for making our wedding amazing!

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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We made a point to cut our post-ceremony pictures short so that we could enjoy the band at cocktail hour, and it was a great decision. VBSB was fantastic, and our we got a ton of similar feedback from our guests. Talented, accommodating, and fun, they just plain put on a great show. We're hopeful we get to enjoy a full set in the near future. Two thumbs way up!

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Wedding Reception

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My wife and I have a real passion for bluegrass and wanted to create a weekend adventure for guests of our barn wedding. VBB were fantastic to work with, communicating well,and took the time to learn song requests. They were accommodating when we asked for two types of sets and worked well with our coordinator on pre-ceremony sound checks. The band has a wonderful authentic bluegrass style which is surprisingly hard to find in the northeast, let alone for a wedding. Many guests initially expressed surprise/concern that we weren't having a DJ playing hits but everyone left complementing the music choice. We highly recommend working with VBB, they were amazing!

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The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band’s Response:

Thanks Abbey, we had a great time. One of the best weddings of the season. Congratulations.

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Wedding Reception

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VBSB was so great; pretty much everyone at our wedding commented how much they loved the bluegrass music. Matt was easy to work with and went out of his way to accommodate special requests, even to the point of finding a fiddler for the song we wanted our wedding party to walk down the aisle to. The band handled song requests from guests and had everyone on the dance floor. It was a very relaxed and fun vibe. They played both our ceremony (at Jay Peak's barn) and reception and were perfect for both--highly recommend!

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The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band’s Response:

Thanks Elise, we had a great time!

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Cocktail Party

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VT Bluegrass Session Band were amazing and super easy to work with! They played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and were great. Matt was super communicative and got back my emails ASAP. Highly recommend!!!!!

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Wedding

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This band is amazing. We had them for our wedding and opinionated friends and family loved them. They played a beautiful strings our ceremony, a acoustical group session for the cocktail party and got everyone dancing at the reception. Even if you don't think bluegrass is your thing (though it should be), Matt and his bandmates cover a variety of genres. We loved them all. They covered bands like U2 and the Beatles, played our favorites alt-country tunes and mixed in some great string sessions in between. Our friends have been talking about them for weeks afterwards. Matt was awesome to work with and gave us great ideas. We want this band at all of our parties!

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Wedding Ceremony

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This band was fantastic! Everyone was telling me all night how much they enjoyed the music! Everyone was dancing! They were so easy to work with in setting everything up. We definitely recommend them for any event!

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Wedding Reception

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They were terrific at our rehearsal dinner. Great during dinner and then they had people dancing after dinner. Numerous people came up to me to comment on how good they were. They were prompt, professional, and were very flexible and accommodating. The mic and PA system they brought produced exceptional sound quality. I highly recommend them!

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PAST EVENTS
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2020
Jun
20
Wedding Ceremony
Pittsfield, VT
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2020
Aug
1
Wedding Reception
Stowe, VT
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2020
Sep
12
Wedding Reception
Lebanon, ME
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Apr
26
Anniversary Party
Hanover, NH
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Oct
13
Birthday Party (Adult)
Woodstock, VT
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
27
Corporate Function
Burlington, VT
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jun
29
Rehearsal Dinner
Vergennes, VT
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Jun
16
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Waitsfield, VT
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Jun
2
Wedding Ceremony
Warren, VT
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Aug
12
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Whitefield, NH
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Oct
15
Wedding Reception
Buskirk, NY
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Oct
1
Wedding Reception
North Troy, VT
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jul
30
Cocktail Party
Waitsfield, VT
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Jul
16
Wedding
Waitsfield, VT
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Jul
15
Wedding Ceremony
Westport, NY
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Away To The Hills
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Steve Earl
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Clyde Arnold
Blackberry Blossom
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Blue Train
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Bluegrass Breakdown
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Blues Stay Away From Me
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Bringing Mary Home
The Country Gentlemen
Brown County Breakdown
Bill Monroe
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Billy Bragg & Wilco
Can't You Hear Me Calling
Bill Monroe
Cherokee Shuffle
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Grateful Dead
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John Denver
Dark As A Dungeon
Merle Travis
Dear Departed
Shawn Camp
Dear Ol Dixie
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Dig A Hole
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Dixie Hoedown
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Dog Gone Shame
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Don't Ease Me In
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Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler
Jimmy Martin
Don't This Road Look Rough And Rocky
Flatt & Scruggs
Down In The Swamp
Bela Fleck
Drink Up And Be Somebody
Merle Haggard
E.M.D.
David Grisman
Excuse Me, I Think I've Got A Heartache
Jimmy Martin
Fields Have Turned Brown
The Stanley Brothers
Fishers Hornpipe
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Flatbush Waltz
Andy Statman
Float Away
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Foggy Mountain Breakdowm
Earl Scruggs
Foggy Mountain Special
Earl Scruggs
Freight Train Boogie
Delmore Brothers
Friend of the Devil
Grateful Dead
Ginseng Sullivan
New Grass Revival
Gold Rush
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Grievous Angel
Gram Parsons
Groundhog
The Dillards
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Earl Scruggs
Guitar
Cake
Hard Times Come Again No More
Stephen Foster
Hava Nagila
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Hello Trouble
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High On A Mountain Top
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Hold What You Got
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Honey You Don't Know My Mind
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Hot Corn Cold Corn
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How Mountain Girls Can Love
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Huckleberry Hornpipe
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I Am A Pilgrim
Merle Travis
I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome
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I Know You Rider
Grateful Dead
I Thought I Heard A Whistle Blow
Brett Hughes
I Told Them All About You
The Shelton Brothers
I'll Never Love Anybody But You
Jim & Jesse
I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When
Charlie Monroe
I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky
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I've Endured
Olla Belle Read
If I Needed You
Townes Van Zandt
It Takes One To Know One
Jimmy Martin
I'll Go Steppin' Too
Flatt & Scruggs
Jack-A-Row
Grateful Dead
Jambalaya
Hank Williams
Jerusalem Ridge
Bill Monroe
John Hardy
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John Henry
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Just Because
Jorma Kaukonen
Keep On Moving
Bob Marley
Kentucky Waltz
Bill Monroe
Knockin' On Your Door
Old & In The Way
Leavin' Louisiana In The Broad Daylight
Rodney Crowell
Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian
John Prine
Life Is Strange
Donna The Buffalo
Lone Tree Hill
Brett Hughes
Lonesome Fiddle Blues
Vassar Clements
Lonesome
Ornery & Mean
Long Black Veil
Lefty Frizzell
Lost Highway
Hank Williams
Love's Gonna Live Here
Buck Owens
Mama Tried
Merle Haggard
Me & My Uncle
Grateful Dead
Midnight Moonlight
Old & In The Way
Minor Swing
David Grisman
Mole In The Ground
traditional
Monroe's Horn Pipe
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Nashville Blues
Norman Blake
New Madrid
Uncle Tupelo
O Mary Don't You Weep
Bruce Springsteen
Ocean Of Diamonds
Jimmy Martin
Octopus's Garden
The Beatles
Old Home Place
The Dillards
Old Joe Clark
traditional
Old Shoes And Picture Postcards
Tom Waits
On And On
Bill Monroe
Opus #1
Smokin' Grass
Palm Of Your Hand
Cake
Pike County Breakdown
Bill Monroe
Rabbit In A Log
Jim & Jesse
Rank Stranger
Stanley Brothers
Red Haired Boy
traditional
Ridin' On That Midnight Train
Ralph Stanley
Road to Columbus
Kenny Baker
Rock Salt & Nails
Utah Phillips
Rocky Road Blues
Bill Monroe
Rosalee McFall
Jerry Garcia
Rovin' Gambler
Country Gentlemen
Salt Creek
traditional
Saro Jane
Flatt & Scruggs
Shady Grove
Garcia & Grisman
Sharecroppers Son
Ralph Stanley
She's No Angel
Red Allen
Shenandoah Breakdown
Bill Monroe
Shuckin' The Corn
Earl Scruggs
Sitting Alone In The Moonlight
Bill Monroe
Sitting On Top of the World
Doc Watson
Slewfoot
Jim & Jesse
Soldiers Joy
traditional
St. Ann's Reel
traditional
Steam Powered Aereo-Plain
John Hartford
Sweet Little Bird
Brett Hughes
Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes
Bill Monroe
Tear Stained Eye
Son Volt
Temperance Reel
traditional
Tennessee Waltz
traditional
Texas Gales
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The Angels Rejoiced
The Louvin Brothers
The Memory Of Your Smile
Stanley Brothers?The Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line?
Ticket To Ride
The Beatles
Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
Merle Haggard
Trouble In Mind
Willie Nelson
Troubled Times
Leftover Salmon
Wagon Wheel
Old Crow Medicine Show
Waiting For A Train
Jimmie Rodgers
Walk Through This World With Me
George Jones
Wayfaring Stranger
traditional
Wheel Hoss
Bill Monroe
Wheels
Gram Parsons
Whiskey Before Breakfast
traditional
White Freight Liner
Townes Van Zandt
White Lightnin'
George Jones
White Line Fever
Merle Haggard
Who's That Knockin' At My Door
The Dreadful Snakes
Wild Bill Jones
Alison Krauss
Wild Horses
Old & In The Way
Windfall
Son Volt
Windy Pines
Brett Hughes
Working On A Building
Bill Monroe
You Ain't Going Nowhere
Bob Dylan
You Don't Have Very Far To Go
Merle Haggard
You Don't Know My Mind Blues
Doc Watson
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Please note The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band will also travel to South Burlington, Winooski, Colchester, Shelburne, Williston, Essex Junction, Saint Albans Bay, Saint Albans, Charlotte, Hinesburg, Port Kent, Highgate Springs, Jericho, Richmond, Willsboro, Essex, Huntington, Keeseville, Milton, South Hero, North Ferrisburg, Au Sable Chasm, Underhill, Westford, Whallonsburg, Ferrisburg, Peru, Clintonville, Fairfax, Grand Isle.
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