Kezar Music hosts Pioneer 90.1 fundraiser Sunday: The High 48s

by markjohnson on February 15, 2012

Pioneer 90.1 and Kezar Music present Twin Cities bluegrass band The High 48s, this Sunday (2/19) at Kezar Music Showroom in Thief River Falls. The show is a fundraiser for Pioneer 90.1. Doors open at 1:00, with music starting at 1:30. Dick Miller and Bob Skoglund will also perform.

In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. In a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are a band of songwriters who perform their own material in addition to the “festival favorites.” And in a tradition where most musicians pick their first bluegrass tunes before graduating from Saturday morning cartoons, The High 48s are relative latecomers to bluegrass who found a passion for the music after playing rock, alternative country, indie rock, punk and jazz.

Since arriving on the Minnesota bluegrass scene in 2006, The High 48s have achieved national recognition, taking first place in the prestigious RockyGrass Bluegrass Band Competition in Lyons, CO, (the first band from the Upper Midwest to win the honor), touring the national bluegrass festival circuit and earning the respect of bluegrass musicians and audiences North and South.


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