Blue Harvest
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Blue Harvest

Band Americana Bluegrass


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"Just Around The Bend"

Recently I spied Blue Harvest’s “MySpace” and laughed out loud when I saw the description listed for their music: “Sittin’ on a back porch, overlooking the hills on a warm, sunny day.” This can be considered true. Blue Harvest serves sunny music that stands on the crossroads of traditional Americana and Bluegrass, but the minute Clarence Ferrari (fiddle) starts to play, Blue Harvest can only then be likened to the dust bowl of Oklahoma. Not only does Ferrari play at tremendous speed on tunes like “Cripple Creek,” found on Blue Harvest’s latest release entitled Just Around The Bend, he gives ‘stroking the horsehair,’ a whole new meaning.

It may seem that Blue Harvest innocently kicks up the dust as a premier traditional Bluegrass band, but elements of Texas Swing and Cajun music ease into the fold as well. Despite that, this is incredibly toe-tapping music. Traditional songs, like “Hobo Song,” are not only heartfelt, they are heart dropping as well. Fred Skellenger plays some impressive mandolin, along with Rick Snell on guitar, and it’s performances like this that give these compositions a true, organic feel, like the day they were first written. No matter how many times you may listen to the songs found on “Just Around The Bend”, it’s pure perfection and magic.
Dig This Real Magazine - None

"First Hearing, UK"

Exciting instrumentals and authentic vocals
Simon Jones, First Hearing, UK - None


Contradicting the going wisdom that Old-Time Bluegrass is one long, tacit rejection of all things urban, this New York outfit finds room in the Big Apple for a heap of fiddles. They don't stint on bowlegged twang either, giving an Appalachian spirit to swing. - None

"WNTI-Sessions at Centenary"

Call it Bluegrass, call it Old-Timey, call it Swing...whatever you call it, Blue Harvest will make your toes tap and your hips swing. This is real honest-to-goodness homespun music that everyone will enjoy.
Jeff Rusch - WNTI Radio Americana Music Director - None

"Elgin Academy"

Elgin Academy was very pleased to host the band, Blue Harvest. They entertained the entire student body, faculty, parents, and guests with a collection of Bluegrass, Country and Old Time music. Clarence Ferrari did a masterful job of describing the instruments and the different styles of music the band plays.

The members of the ensemble also conducted workshops for the students. We were especially pleased with their ability to relate to students of all ages and to make their artistry relevant to the particular music and fine arts topics that the students were studying.

Thank you Blue Harvest, for a marvelous day! We would recommend you to any school or other organization seeking to provide a top-quality program of music and cultural education.
John W. Cooper - Head of School, Elgin Academy - None

"Upper West Side Festival"

Blue Harvest was the hit of the (19th Annual Upper West Side Festival). We look forward to having you back next year!
Mort Berkowitz - Mort & Ray Productions - None

"Parkside Lounge"

The style, musicianship, and energy displayed in Blue Harvest's live show is truly unique, and harks back to an era when musicians were also entertainers, with old-school bluegrass chops and a fresh, new approach.
Jennifer Davis - Assistant Manager/Booker, The Parkside Lounge - None


"Just Around The Bend" - 2007



Based in New York City, with members whose roots extend to Nashville, the Ozarks, and Appalachia, Blue Harvest draws upon sources ranging from Bluegrass and Texas Swing to Old-Time fiddle tunes, Cajun, and Country Blues.

Featuring some of New York City's hottest acoustic musicians, Blue Harvest's rich harmonies, fiery instrumentals and traditional and original songs provide a musical feast that audiences are enjoying across the country, both live and on radio.

To learn more, please visit the Blue Harvest website (see below).

Traditional flat foot dancers available upon request.