New Bay Area Bluegrass band to perform in Nevada City |

New Bay Area Bluegrass band to perform in Nevada City

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The Cherry Pickers, a young bluegrass group from the Bay Area, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stonehouse in Nevada City.

The new group features Isaac Cantor on banjo, Riley Hill on guitar, Rich Kearns on mandolin and Leo Suarez on bass. Their goal is to write and record their own music, walking the line between contemporary and traditional music.

They released a digital EP last month with three new band originals, an old-time fiddle tune, and a Merle Haggard classic.

The Cherry Pickers say they are attempting to merge traditional bluegrass and more progressive styles, which can often leave room for imagination, but this band seeks to honor both tradition and explore more modern acoustic soundscapes with conviction and skill.

Forming through bluegrass festivals and picking parties, the Cherry Pickers have been friends since the beginning, all with a mutual love for the music and performing it.

Although none of them is past his early 30s, their combined experience in the music industry is decades. Members have performed regionally and nationally with bands like the Bucky Walter and Windy Hill, the Dead Horse Sting Band, placed and competed in regional and national competitions, put out records and produced events.

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There is a $7 cover for Tuesday's show.

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