Pert Near Sandstone & Cascade Crescendo at Volcanic
Wed, Apr 15 at 8pm
Pert Near Sandstone first gathered around a microphone in a Minneapolis basement to record their debut album more than a decade ago and since that time, they have cemented their status as linchpins of the Midwestern acoustic scene with energized interpretations of the traditional old-time sound. As co-founders and hosts of the Blue Ox Music Festival, Pert Near Sandstone has helped grow the 3-day event into an annual pilgrimage for roots music fans across the country and has featured some of the scene’s most cherished artists like Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Del McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tyler Childers, Margo Price, Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, and many more. Blue Ox 2020 marks a momentous occasion for Pert Near Sandstone as they will be releasing their 7th studio album during the festival.
"A frenzied string shredding spree that takes audiences under its spell." -89.3 The Current
"If old-timey bluegrass brings to mind toothless hillbillies and an empty jug as rhythm section, Pert Near Sandstone hasn’t hit your eardrums yet." -KEXP
"Sweat-inducing, foot-stomping Americana with Midwestern flair. Musical fearlessness is what makes the group perfect stewards for string band music in the 21st century. “masterfully and
jubilantly plucked” - NPR
"A stellar string band” -No Depression
FOR FANS OF: Trampled by Turtles, The Avett Brothers, Split Lip Rayfield, Langhorne Slim, John Hartford
Cascade Crescendo is a high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass and Americana band hailing from Portland, Oregon. The group formed in 2013 with original members Hunter White (lead vocals, guitar), Taylor Skiles (upright bass) and Aden Beck (mandolin, vocals). Duluth, Minnesota’s native son Harrison Olk (banjo, vocals) joined the band in 2015. Cascade Crescendo’s debut album, “Caught in the Rain," appeared in 2016 to warm reviews. The group has toured throughout the United States since 2017, expanding their fanbase well beyond their Pacific Northwest home. Cascade Crescendo has performed at festivals across the U.S. including Blue Ox Music Festival, Bender Jamboree, Boats and Bluegrass Festival, YarmonyGrass, Silver Cloud Campout, Sawtooth Valley Gathering, Northwest String Summit in Oregon.