About the Band
For over ten years, the band has been no stranger to the "jam band" festival circuit. Free Grass Union has been regulars at music festivals of the northeast such as Jibberjazz, Sterling Stage, NYS Harvest Festival and Bucks County Bluegrass Festival to name a few. There, the band had many opportunities to share the bill with great talent such as Mickey Hart and Donna Jean of the Grateful Dead, The Wailers, David Grisman, KRS1, New Riders of the Purple Sage Pete Seeger and many more.
Founded in 2000 by mandolinist Greg Butler and guitarist Kim Lawrence Humphrey, Free Grass Union has performed its blend of traditional American music with progressive and often psychedelic improvisations on vast stages across the northeast. Often described as "not your father's bluegrass band", the trio comprised of Greg and Kim alongside longtime bassist Mitch Erdman add a wide range of musical influences to their cosmic bluegrass concoction. Their latest release FULL MOON TALKING showcases the bands genre defying approach at its true essence. Although many of their original compositions often stretch the boundaries of what's typically expected by bluegrass listeners, their is no loss of the pure qualities associated with bluegrass and folk music.
Free Grass Union can also be found at more intimate but equally rambunctious performances on Long Island, NY where they currently reside at venues such as BLUE POINT BREWERY as well as their favorite "Hole in the Wall" FADELEY'S where the band forged their signature sound over years of weekly gigs.