String Masters play Music from their New CD "Ohio Bluegrass from the Appalachian Plateau", and Traditional Bluegrass Favorites Live at Nighttown!
Paul Kovac caught the Bluegrass bug while in his teens, learning to play banjo, guitar & mandolin, and quickly joined bands in an effort to ‘earn-while-you-learn’. Realizing that the older, first-generation musicians held the keys to the kingdom, he set out to see, meet and play with as many as he could. Over the year’s, Paul’s performed with Bill Monroe, Chubby Wise, Mac Wiseman, Vassar Clements, and countless others. These experiences have been the bedrock of his Bluegrass foundation.
“(Kovac) makes the banjo talk!” -Bluegrass Unlimited
Though Paul plays and enjoys other styles of American music, including Honky-tonk, Appalachian Old-time Stringband, and Singer-songwriter music, it’s Bluegrass that tugs the hardest.
The Big ‘Grass Band is his return to Bluegrass, flanked by premier like-minded musicians, making Paul’s original songs come to life. The album, “Ohio Bluegrass: From the Appalachian Plateau”, was recorded in Akron, OH by David Mayfield, and all the musicians involved grew up within fifty miles of one another in NE Ohio.
The Big ‘Grass Band is made up of seasoned, experienced players, with decades of experience, successfully presenting Bluegrass to audiences knowledgeable about the music, and to folks hearing Bluegrass for the first time.