Rats in the Grass

Rats in the Grass

 Seattle, Washington, USA

A youthful foot-stomping bluegrass band with a fast paced and enthralling live show!
Filling out the spectrum with original tunes and personalized updates on the classics. Sure to get you out of that seat and on to the dance floor with everything from a Waltz to a 2-step. Give them a listen!


Rats in the Grass was formed in the Summer of 2010.
Originally consisting of just an Acoustic Guitar and an old Upright Bass, they have expanded to a 5 piece band adding a Mandolin, Banjo, and a Fiddle to get those feet moving.

They have shot to the forefront of Seattle's blooming folk and bluegrass scene with their exciting live show, 3 part harmonies, and an unmistakeble style that is uniquely thier own.
Once described and "Bringing and Awesomeness to every show that is almost un-natural", RITG have their sights set upon providing all comers a great time and a memorable experience.

Influeced by many traditional and non-traditonal pickers such as the late great Bill Monroe, the Dillards, Flatt and Skruggs as well as current artists like Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled by Turtles and the Hackensaw Boys.
"Any thing that will get your exitement pumping feet shakin"


Uhaul Trailer EP - 2011
5 songs.
Recorded on a budget (about $50) in our basement.
Featuring a mix of their early penned songs as well as a couple of tribute tunes to excite and delight.

Full Lenght LP - (To be released in the Fall of 2012)
Featuring updated reworkings of the Uhaul Trailer songs as well as many of the new songs they have written over the last year.

Set List

A set of personalized versions of bluegrass classics featuring:

Old Home Place,
Cripple Creek,
Bill Cheathem,

And original songs about current topics such as :

Porch Light - growing up in a single parent household,
Fairlane - a true tale of a (t)rusty old friend
and the Moss on a Hemlock Tree.

Also featuring a whirl of original and classic instrumental tunes from traditional to "thrash-grass"