Festival Season is Here!

If the triple digit temperatures weren’t a dead giveaway, the 48s’ schedule this week clinches it: festival season has arrived.

This Thursday and Friday, Eric will be teaching a bluegrass fiddle workshop up at the International Music Camp in Peace Gardens, on the North Dakota/Manitoba border. For more info, visit http://www.internationalmusiccamp.com/.

On Saturday, we’ll be playing our first outdoor bluegrass festival of the year: the Northwoods Bluegrass Festival. We’ll be joined by our good friends Art Stevenson and Highwater and the Wildwood Valley Boys, among many other great bands. Set times: 2pm and 7pm. Can’t wait!

Okay, gotta run!

Happy New Year from The High 48s…and a Very Important Announcement!

The High 48s would like to wish you a very happy new year and to extend a big, heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out to our shows in 2010, bought our CDs, went to our workshops, picked with us or came by to shake and howdy at the old record table after the show. It’s looking like the new year is going to be another busy one — hope to see you down the road!

And now for the announcement…

The High 48s are excited (thrilled, in fact) to welcome Marty Marrone to the band. Marty is coming to the 48s with some mighty impressive bluegrass credentials in hand. In addition to co-founding and fronting Tangled Roots, one of the Midwest’s finest bluegrass outfits, Marty spent seven years on the road with Grammy nominees Special Consensus…and it shows. Chops? He’s got ’em. With his unstoppable rhythm guitar, smokin’ flatpicking and soulful singing, Marty kicks the 48s into overdrive — we can’t wait for you to hear him!

And this Sunday, you’ll get your first chance. Our show at Crossings at Carnegie (details our calendar page) will be Marty’s debut with the 48s. So come on down, pull up a seat, and grab hold of something solid! Hope to see you there.

High 48s CD Release Concert

It’s coming up, The High 48s’ double CD release concert at the Ritz Theater in good ol’ Northeast Minneapolis — back where it all began back in 2006 and where we still rehearse, right around the corner from the Ritz.  Advance tickets are on sale (look to the right of this posting for a link to the Ticketworks website).

It’s going to be a great night! We’re really looking forward to it and hope to see you there!