Artist


Barbaro

This Minneapolis / Winona quartet has built momentum around their dynamic sound, each set flowing naturally between energetic jams and contemplative interludes. Barbaro; Kyle Shelstad (guitar and vocals), Isaac Sammis (banjo), Rachel Calvert (fiddle and vocals), Jason wells (bass), is at once lively and intimate, perfect for twirling around the dance floor or cooking with someone you love. Their upcoming album, due out spring 2019, showcases their captivating songwriting, layered over textures pulled from bluegrass, jazz, pop, and country-western. The first single, entitled, Cold Stack, was released in May. Barbaro has performed at premier Midwest music festivals including Blue Ox, Boats & Bluegrass, and Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA). In 2018, the band released their first EP and claimed two contest wins, at the John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Contest and MBOTMA’s Americana Roots Band Contest.