$20 online/advance and $25 door/phone.
Kickoff the new Hedgelawn Bluegrass Series at The Mainstay with local boys made good, The High and Wides. The Hedgelawn Bluegrass series brings six acts throughout the year to The Mainstay, showcasing the breadth of artistry in this musical style drenched in American folk history and values. Supported by The Hedgelawn Foundation and co-curated with High and Wides guitarist Marc Dykeman, this series promises to delight bluegrass fans.
The High & Wides, like the large-haul trains for which the band is named, project a big, driving sound—mountain musical traditions re-imagined for a new century. Formed on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 2015, they write music about arson and hourly motels, dystopian love songs, and ballads of violent history.
The High & Wides draw from their members' extensive backgrounds in bluegrass and take the music to a place all their own, recalling an era when old-time, rockabilly, and proto-rock'n'roll coexisted in a murky soup of hillbilly string band music.
Following the Billboard bluegrass top-ten debut success of their 2018 recording, Lifted, The High & Wides have just released their follow up, Seven True Stories, to wide acclaim.
Members include Marc Dykeman (guitar, vocals), Sam Guthridge (banjo, mandolin, vocals), Nate Grower (fiddle), and Mike Buccino (bass).