Pert Near Sandstone

Pert Near Sandstone

 Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

A composer, raised in the lake-laden land of the Common Loon.


Take old time music off the back porch, throw out the hillbilly reputation, and put it in the hands of a group that likes to play hard and have fun. Pert Near Sandstone rejuvenates American stringband music with raw energy—they play well-crafted original material that lends itself to the modern audience, as well as being stewards of the old-time and bluegrass traditions. They are just as at home playing fully acoustic in the traditional style, as they are plugged in at a rock venue. From saloons to theaters, hollering into a single microphone and laying thick rhythm on driving fiddle melodies, their sweat-inducing, foot-stomping live performances keep people dancing all night.

Pert Near Sandstone emerged from the strong roots music community in Minneapolis, MN. After six years of maintaining a full touring schedule and appearing at many national and regional festivals the boys are well-traveled, their live shows have become the stuff of legend and they are picking up momentum all across the country. With the release of their third studio album, "Out On A Spree" and a win at this past yearÂ’s prestigious Northwest String Summit Band Competition the boys continue to take their brand of old-time music out on the rivers and roads of the country in the revitalization of the American stringband tradition.


TBA LP (fall, 2013)
Ship of Fools 7" (Apr. 2013)
Paradise Hop (Nov. 2011)
Out On A Spree (2009)
Needle & Thread (2008)
Up & Down The River (2007)