“They somehow strike that perfect blend of soaring vocals,
impressive playing and interesting song choices”
— Fretboard Journal
Don’t ask what kind of music Front Country plays…just listen! Rooted in the rafter-shaking vocals of lead singer and songwriter Melody Walker, Front Country’s dynamic instrumental fantasies take flight with ethereal vocal harmonies to make this passionately intoxicating quintet a touring powerhouse of song and sound. Melody’s bandmates include mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow.
Check out Front Country on Grey Fox’s Catskill Stage in 2015:
Front Country sprang up from the Bay Area roots movement to blow away crowds at the nation’s most prominent festivals. They won top band honors at the 40th Rockygrass in 2012 and the 40th Telluride in 2013. They’re in good company; previous winners of these competitions include the Dixie Chicks, Nickle Creek and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Roszkiewicz also won a Grammy nomination for his work with the Modern Mandolin Quartet on their album Americana, and Walker won the prestigious 2013 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest.
Front Country’s latest album, Sake of the Sound, is a celebration of their diverse influences from Bill Monroe and the Seldom Scene to Paul Simon and Prince. After wildly enthusiastic responses to their debut Grey Fox appearance last year, we’re proud to welcome Front Country back again in 2016!
Gospel Train (Sake of the Sound)