Barbaro (Saturday)

Emerging artists

Dry Branch Fire Squad

Barbaro’s musical vision explores their collective life experiences through intricate instrumentation, creatively bending traditional music into a style that is all their own.  The Minneapolis-Winona based rising stars have created their eclectic sound through original songwriting craft, with inspiration derived from bluegrass, jazz and chamber music.  Their new album, Dressed in Roses, released January 2020, “Stands as a true testament to their musical identity and the sound that has launched one of the Midwest’s most in-demand acoustic acts.”


1st Place – John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Contest 2018
1st Place – Minnesota Bluegrass Roots Band Contest 2018

“Barbaro brighten the Midwest bluegrass scene.” The Bluegrass Situation

Barbaro is a unique blend of original, crafty songwriting that makes them an odds-on favorite for a breakout year.” Music in Minnesota

“When I listen to Barbaro I find myself leaning in to the sound… trying to figure out where this unique blend came from, and where it’s going next!” -Mike Pengra, Radio Heartland