Grass It Up
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Grass It Up

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States | INDIE

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Discography

Goin' To Colorado (2007)
Shoot The Moon (2008)
Day After Yesterday (2010)
LIVE (2011)

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Jon Bross:
Contra bass, electric bass - began guitar at 6 years old. In college, he joined "Up" – an 8-man rhythm and funk group in Milwaukee, and later joined "Gyration" – a 10-man disco and funk review – on rhythm guitar. His desire to play folk and bluegrass music is sparked not only by American roots music but by world bands such as Druhá Tráva.

Ben Lewis:
Violin, mandolin - first picked up a fiddle at the age of four, and played classical violin and fiddle in the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony String Orchestra, and later with Big Valley String Band. Ben majored in Music at Vassar College.

Dan Karpel:
Piano - grew up in Miami, where he was heavily influenced by Latin rhythm and styling. He took Spanish Guitar lessons starting at seven years, piano from nine, and has set his own course of study in Latin/jazz/blues theory ever since.

Shannon T. Carr:
Guitar, banjo, harmonica - from Appalachia, where he grew up in church music, attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama and played with the Distant Cousins and New Hooptie Revival. He was influenced by Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

David Jeffrey:
Guitar, mandolin - first started playing music in church, studied at Jacksonville State University and The Atlanta Institute of Music. David has written at least 30 songs for the band and several have become audience favorites through-out Colorado. Dave played with Shannon in Blue Hooptie Revival, and has been influenced by Del and Ronnie McCoury, Chris Thile, Sam Bush and Pearl Jam.

Jim Marsh:
Banjo and vocals. Jim has played with many musicians and written some excellent songs. He created Cheaha Mountain Amphitheatre in Anniston, AL, host to concerts and festivals.