Down on 5th

Touting their style as “Not your father’s bluegrass,” the veteran group of bluegrass musicians that make up Down on 5th don’t hesitate to disclose their aim: creating progressive bluegrass music, utilizing traditional elements of the form and pushing forward with a unique sound all their own.

The group features Joe Larson on banjo, bassist Kelsie Westfall on bass, guitarist Marke Richardson, and mandolin player Dennis Haycraft. With an innovative approach to harmonizing vocals and re-arranging everything from classic bluegrass tunes like “Down the Road” to the Impressions’ soulful song “People Get Ready,” the group’s talents move beyond form and into the realm of experienced imagination. As the group mentions, “This is bluegrass to the extreme.”

This artist appears in Jubilee #1208: Fire the Saddle/Down on 5th.