The Greencards
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)international bluegrass and americana $18.50 advance / $20.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
August 15 8:00 pm

The GreencardsStart with two Australians, co-founders Carol Young on bass and Kym Warner on mandolin, add Carl Miner of Austin, Texas, winner of the National Flatpicking Championship, and fiddler Kristin Weber of Nashville, Tennessee, and what do you get?  A quirky, adventurous, utterly compelling reinvention of American roots music, steeped in bluegrass, seasoned with folk, rock, and a dash of Latin influences – the Greencards! calls their music “an adroit example of what exceptional skill and unerring taste can reap when deftly applied. Time Magazine praises their “laid back tunes that land in a sweet spot halfway between Americana and bluegrass.” American Songwriter declares that they’ve “elevated Americana with great vocals, great playing, and songs that are strictly their own.”

The band came together in Austin in 2003, toured with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson in 2005, won the Americana Music Award for Emerging Artist of the Year in 2006, and earned a Grammy nomination in 2008. Their third album, Viridian, became the first by an international group to top the Billboard Magazine bluegrass chart, and their sixth and latest album, Sweetheart of the Sun, has just been released. “This imported band,” says, “is creating some of the finest Americana around.” Whatever you call their music, it’s hard to resist – and well worth an evening at the Freight!

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