2018 Bluegrass Brunch Series @ The Aster Cafe!

The Bluegrass brunch is back again!

We’re VERY excited to announce our 2018 Bluegrass Brunch residency at the Aster Cafe! This year we will be debuting a new band member and a ton of new songs for you to enjoy with your tasty food and beverages!

The bluegrass brunch is a FREE event and takes place every Saturday from 11AM-1PM for the months of January and February.

There is a parking ramp with underground tunnel access to the Aster— so bring your family and friends out of the cold and into the promised land of bacon, eggs, bloodys and bluegrass, it’s the perfect way to start your weekends this winter!

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended and can be made by calling:  612-379-3138

The Venue

Aster Cafe
125 Mainstreet Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-379-3138
http://www.astercafe.com/

Parking (hint: stay warm)

The High 48s Aster PSA: Stay Warm, Take the Tunnel!

Welcome Clint Birtzer on Guitar & Vocals!

Clint Birtzer - Guitar and Vocals

We’re thrilled to welcome our longtime friend and flatpicking phenom Clint Birtzer to The High 48s on guitar and vocals!

Clint is no stranger to the midwest bluegrass scene, and many of you have no doubt heard him rip it up onstage already. He’s a three-time Minnesota State Flatpicking Guitar Champion who’s been performing in the region for over a decade as a founding member of the popular progressive bluegrass band The Sawtooth Brothers.

Clint is both a talented guitar player and a powerful vocalist whose style draws on classic country, classic rock, bluegrass, and blues influences that come from his eclectic musical upbringing.

We’ve been rehearsing with Clint these last couple months and are excited beyond words about what we’ve been hearing. We can’t wait for you to see and hear him in action with the 48s starting in 2018!

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Clint Birtzer - Guitar and Vocals

Big News!

Marty Marrone - Guitar and VocalsAfter nearly seven years and hundreds of gigs with The High 48s, it is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of our good friend and guitar player Marty Marrone, who’s stepping back from performing to focus on both family and career, including his new role as booking agent for the band.

Marty wanted to share the following with his friends and fans:

“I wanted to let you know that I’m stepping back from performing with The High 48s. I’ve decided to devote more time to my wife and the kids. Between gigging with the band and trying to balance work and home life, I’ve been stretched too thin. I need to spend some more time being a husband and a dad. This is a bittersweet decision for me as I’ve really enjoyed working with this group. Thank you so much for all your support!”

Marty’s final two performances will be Saturday, December 2nd, at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis and Sunday, December 17th, at the County Seat Theater in Cloquet, MN (our one and only holiday show of the season).

It’s been our great honor to make music with Marty over the years. He’s a true professional and a consummate showman. We look forward to working with him in his new role as booking agent for the band.

Welcome Clint!

While Marty’s shoes are big ones to fill, we’ve found just the man for the job: our longtime friend and flatpicking phenom Clint Birtzer.

Clint Birtzer - Guitar and VocalsClint is no stranger to the midwest bluegrass scene, and many of you have no doubt heard him rip it up onstage already. He’s a three-time Minnesota State Flatpicking Guitar Champion who’s been performing in the region for over a decade as a founding member of the popular progressive bluegrass band The Sawtooth Brothers.

Clint is both a talented guitar player and a powerful vocalist whose style draws on classic country, classic rock, bluegrass, and blues influences that come from his eclectic musical upbringing.

We’ve been rehearsing with Clint these last couple months and are excited beyond words about what we’ve been hearing. We can’t wait for you to see and hear him in action with the 48s!

Clint’s first official public gig with the band will also be Marty’s last Twin Cities performance, Saturday, December 2nd at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis.

It will be a very special night of music, memories and new beginnings. You really don’t want to miss the ceremonial “passing of the torch,” as both guitar players will be playing a set as well as sharing the stage together.

Seating is limited at the Aster so we highly recommend that you make your reservations ASAP by calling (612) 379-3138.