Old Salt Union
The string quintet, Old Salt Union is a collision of styles, and musical vocabularies with a fresh style of bluegrass. In 2015, they won the FreshGrass Band contest. Jesse Farrar (primary vocalist, bassist) brings an alternative rock spirit and his unique formative experiences as a hip hop producer and bass player. Released in 2017, the band’s self-titled album combines signature instrumental pop melodies and harmonies that carve out a road-less-traveled for the band in the now crowded roots music genre. Justin Wallace (mandolin, vocals) is featured throughout, along with Ryan Murphey (banjo), Gram Curry (guitar), John Brighton (fiddle).