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Upright & Breathin'

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"Acoustic Quartet Upright & Breathin' Plays Murphy's This Saturday"

"A raw and rocking acoustic band with bluegrass instrumentation but no intention of minding the genre's rather strict and confining rules, Upright & Breathin' has been doing things their way ever since their inauspicious start.
The band has been bringing their unique blend of Americana, old-time, jazz and jugband music to the High Country and the surrounding areas of Boone N.C.
This past summer, U & B gained their first festival experience, performing on the solar stage on Saturday during Musicfest n' Sugar Grove. This past weekend the band kicked off the second Appalachian Roots Revival with the help of special guests Chris Lovejoy and Robert Evans."
- High Country News


"Appalachian Roots Revival"

"Formed from the legendary jam sessions in Ben Smith's basement on King Street, Upright & Breathin' features Smith on guitar, bass & vocals, Brian Kreher on banjo, Jeff Moretz on mandolin and vocals, and John Sheffield on bass and guitar.
The band specializes in the barbeque circuit staples of old-time and bluegrass but is not afraid to throw in some classic rock and roll or jazz." - The Mountain Times


"Acoustic Quartet Upright & Breathin' Plays Murphy's This Saturday"

"A raw and rocking acoustic band with bluegrass instrumentation but no intention of minding the genre's rather strict and confining rules, Upright & Breathin' has been doing things their way ever since their inauspicious start.
The band has been bringing their unique blend of Americana, old-time, jazz and jugband music to the High Country and the surrounding areas of Boone N.C.
This past summer, U & B gained their first festival experience, performing on the solar stage on Saturday during Musicfest n' Sugar Grove. This past weekend the band kicked off the second Appalachian Roots Revival with the help of special guests Chris Lovejoy and Robert Evans."
- High Country News


"Upright & Breathin's music tapped with Best Musical Score in 48 Hour Film Festival"

Upright & Breathin's music plays all through a new short film- the 48 Hour FilmFest Flick, "Runnin' Shine" We learned yesterday that the movie won Best Musical Score! Upright & Breathin's music is featured almost exclusively in this Jimmi Velvet Productions short film which was directed by our friend Kevin Alexander in Asheville NC.
- Jimmy Velvet Productions


"Upright & Breathin's music tapped with Best Musical Score in 48 Hour Film Festival"

Upright & Breathin's music plays all through a new short film- the 48 Hour FilmFest Flick, "Runnin' Shine" We learned yesterday that the movie won Best Musical Score! Upright & Breathin's music is featured almost exclusively in this Jimmi Velvet Productions short film which was directed by our friend Kevin Alexander in Asheville NC.
- Jimmy Velvet Productions


Discography

check out a few of our tunes at>>> myspace.com/uprightbreathin39
Dear Old Dixie
El Camino
Clinch Mountain Backstep
Now Mary
Country Boy Rock and Roll

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Bio

A High Energy bluegrass band from the Appalachian Mountains, Upright & Breathin' was "born" in the legendary underground jam basement below Ben Smith's family business in downtown Boone, NC. Many a legendary musician has graced the basement jam room, but we won't name any names here, right Larry? Each of it's four members bring a unique energy to the raw sound of U & B. After a few basement jams, they realized they had something special that needed to emerge out of the underground and be shared with the masses! Their previous stints in a rock & roll band, an old-time band, an acoustic five piece and a jazz-jam band allows each member to bring a unique and special color to the music. If you ask the folks around Boone who they recommend for a fun night of good times & high energy bluegrass, Upright & Breathin' will surely top the list!