Soulgrass Rebellion

Soulgrass Rebellion

 Asheville, North Carolina, USA
BandRockReggae

Not just a band, not just a concert, not just a party-- Soulgrass Rebellion is a movement. Their high-energy blend of reggae, bluegrass, and rock n’ roll explodes with the history of the Appalachian Mountains and the spirit of the Caribbean Islands. It’s boogie music.

Biography

Soulgrass Rebellion is about a family of friends making music, making people dance, and making people feel good. Their high-energy blend of reggae, bluegrass, and rock n’ roll explodes with the history of the Appalachian Mountains and the spirit of the Caribbean Islands. It’s boogie music. And when you come to the show, it’s a boogie party.

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Soulgrass Rebellion has toured both coasts and the Caribbean. Since their formation in the summer of 2009, the band has shared the stage with Galactic, the Victor Wooten Band, Larry Keel, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), Jeff Sipe (Keller Williams, Aquarium Rescue Unit), Bobby Lee Rodgers (the Codetalkers), Kofi Burbridge (Derek Trucks Band), Dubconscious, and more.

Soulgrass Rebellion is fronted by soulful singer/songwriter/guitarist Oso Rey, who moved to Asheville in 2006 from southern California where his bands played with giants like Sublime, Leftover Salmon, and No Doubt. The all-star group includes heavy-hitters who have played with many of the East Coast’s top bands—Silas Durocher (Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, David Earl and the Plowshares, Silas Durocher and Everybody Knows) on electric guitar, Chris Pyle (Royal Trux, Scrappy Hamilton, Woody Wood and Hollywood Red) on drum set, and Jesse Gentry (Doctor Jones, the Don Dadas, Turbidity) on bass. In the words of WNCW dj Laura Blackley, “With soulful songcraft and superb musicianship, Soulgrass isn’t just an up-and-coming band—they’re a supergroup.”

Soulgrass Rebellion is quickly building fans with their positive, blowout shows. They'll be coming to a venue near you soon to recruit you to the rebellion.

Discography

Soulgrass Rebellion EP

Set List

Soulgrass Rebellion plays original music with the occassional cover thrown in. Below is a sample set-list:

9th Cloud
The Divorce
I Was Missing
Lightening and Thunder
The Harder Times
Heaven is on the Land
Soul Survivin’
You Owe it to Yourself
Soul Shakedown Party
258 Circle Drive
Jam
Rise Up
258 Circle Drive
People of the Water
Happily
Be My Tree
3 Miles Away
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Encore:
Drums/Percussion
Lotus Eaters