Tallgrass

  • Tallgrass
  • Genre
    Americana
  • Date
    Saturday 08/13/2016
  • Time
    6:25 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Place
    Old Town Square Stage
  • This trio brings gravel road vocals, quick-picked strings, and a rhythm section with stomping-ground sound. Raised by wolves and taught by squirrels, Tallgrass sings songs of happiness and sorrow.

    Influenced by the likes of Bela Fleck to Frank Zappa, they have a wide range of sounds, mixing Americana with jazz, world beat and soul. Heartfelt songs hiding inside hot vocals and a ripping rhythm section make their show a must see.

    While they've got a banjo, you can't call it bluegrass–just expect some dirt stomping soul. Three-part harmonies backed by drums, bass, guitar and banjo grow big rhythms into heartfelt, original music.

    Brothers Adam and Austin Morford formed Tallgrass with longtime friend Matt Skinner in 2011. Their debut album "God, Sin, Whiskey, and Women" was released in 2012. Since then they have recorded their sophomore album "Better Than Medicine" and are working on a third album that should be finished by the end of the year.

    Tallgrass has shared the stage with Melissa Etheridge, Sublime with Rome, the White Buffalo, the Ben Miller Band, Euforquestra, Head for the Hills and Whitewater Ramble, among many others. The group also opened for President Barack Obama at a large outdoor speech in 2012 in Iowa City, Iowa.

    "May all the wrong notes be right." – Tallgrass