After their RockyGrass band competition win in 2012, and with a win at Telluride this year, Front Country is in the midst of a busy year with festivals RockyGrass, Pagosa Folk n’ Bluegrass, and the CBA Father’s Day Fest, and ready for an even bigger summer of 2014. Front Country released their first EP “This is Front Country” in February at the Great American Music Hall in their hometown of San Francisco, California, and has a residency every first monday of the month all year at Amnesia in the Mission.
Formed in 2011 as a collective of the Bay Area’s finest young acoustic talent, Adam Roszkiewicz, Jacob Groopman, Jordan Klein, Leif Karlstrom, Melody Walker and Zach Sharpe joined forces to play a monthly gig with friends in San Francisco’s Mission District. They quickly found a musical rapport that was open to challenging arrangements, unique covers and original songwriting. They have continued to expand their repertoire and push the boundaries of bluegrass on the local and national scene. This year, Front Country vocalist and writer Melody Walker won the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, and mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz was nominated for a Grammy with the Modern Mandolin Quartet for their album "Americana".