Grass Seeds Music Academy 2018

Grass Seeds Music Academy Recital 2016

It’s that time of year again, when we get to mentor the talented kids at MBOTMA’s Grass Seeds Academy!

Grass Seeds is a weekend-long bluegrass jam camp that takes place during the annual MBOTMA Winter Bluegrass Weekend, March 2-4 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, MN.

This is a workshop for young musicians ages 8-18 who play Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Dobro, Fiddle/Violin/Viola or Mandolin and are interested in learning to play bluegrass with others in a fun and relaxed setting!

The High 48s Teaching Bluegrass at Grass Seeds Music AcademyThe kids will learn the ins and outs of playing bluegrass music in a group, with sessions covering their individual instruments, lead and harmony vocal singing, arranging songs and even performing in a group around a microphone.

The weekend culminates with a main-stage performance by all of the student bands and we guarantee you will be blown away with how far these kids come in just a few short days!

No bluegrass experience is required to join Grass Seeds, just an instrument and a willingness to learn!

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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

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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