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GREEN NOTE

Tue 22nd August 8:30pm
Book Tickets
£ 12.00

Ragged Union:

“Ragged Union is a powerful new group that has all the essential elements of a great band – top-notch musicians, original material, tight harmonies and blistering instrumentals!” – Ken Seaman / Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival

Ragged Union’s hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues, has become a favourite for quite a few music lovers since their inception a few years ago.

Not many folks have said it better than Ron Thomason of Dry Branch Fire Squad who said, “This is your grandfather’s bluegrass music but NOT his lyrics or subject matter.  These tunes are ‘traditional’ in their approach and in presentation, but the subject matter of the lyrics is wholly modern; that is, they deal with modern angst, problems, even fixations in both a literal and metaphorical way.  And this is the crux:  that’s entirely different than how bluegrass music has been ‘updated’ to date.  It is beyond appropriate; it is fresh and innovative while preserving through their instruments the things one likes about bluegrass music.”

Some pretty powerful words for a band who is just now releasing their first album. The music coming from this six-piece Colorado based ensemble, led by husband and wife Geoff and Christina Union, is memorable and provides a platform for players performing original tunes and off-the-beaten path standards, winning fans in the process.

There is an intimacy and tightness surrounding the vocals, with award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, and up tempo arrangements giving way to the edgy, outsider songwriting that has become an earmark of their style.

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