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"Astrograss lend stratospheric virtuosity to tunes ranging from Bill Monroe to Frank Zappa."
---Richard Gehr, The Village Voice

"They are Brooklyn's latest contribution to the indie scene--Astrograss.
Their music is sweet and sweeping and refreshingly void of irony."
---David Tamarkin, Time Out ('Essential New York' issue)

Formed in 2003, Astrograss has continually stayed at the forefront of New York's lively acoustic music and bluegrass scene.   The band's self-titled debut album, released in 2005, showcases its unique sound: earthy, bluegrass-inspired yet decidedly un-twangy. Astrograss is equally passionate in its vocal harmonies and surging improvisations.   In concert, Astrograss wows audiences with an eclectic yet solidly rooted mix of original material, choice covers ranging from Jimmy Webb to Guns n' Roses, and foot-stompin', "yee-haw"-inspiring fiddle hoedowns.

Astrograss has performed in prestigious New York venues such as Joe's Pub, BAM Harvey Theatre, BB King's Blues Club, Symphony Space, The Mercury Lounge, The Living Room and the Rodeo Bar, in addition to regular appearances at city sponsered events, such as Madison Sq. Park, Washington Market Park, River to River Festival and others.   In early 2008, Astrograss released a full-length family album, featuring original songs and traditional folk music. Since 2007, the band has performed their family set at the legendary Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in upstate New York each summer. In March 2009, the band made its way down to Austin, TX to perform in the famous South by Southwest Festival.  Starting in winter of 2012, the band has begun to work on new family music album, to be released in early fall 2012.

When Astrograss is not performing in theatres, clubs or parks around the Northeast, the band can be found entertaining crowds at private events with their unique take on popular music.   Whether it's a wedding, pig roast, kid's birthday party or school fundraiser, Astrograss can keep the party going for hours with its wide repertoire and diverse talents.


individual bios below

jordan shapiro - guitar/vocals
jonah bruno - banjo jonah bruno - banjo jonah bruno - banjo dennis lichtman - mandolin/fiddle tim kiah - bass/vocals