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Next generation of Bluegrass musicians take stage Saturday

Homegrown bluegrass music is youthfully alive and well in Grass Valley with Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin, Raina Rose and Jeffery Wanzer Dupra.

They will be featured Saturday during a Discover Series concert at the Center for the Arts Off Center Stage. Center members can “pay-what-you-want” at the door for this concert.

Hailing from the hills of Grass Valley, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin are a fresh approach to the bluegrass roots, folk, and Americana music scene.

Playing music with their family band — Anderson Family Bluegrass — since 2004, the siblings have played around the country at many well known festivals: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Awards and Conference), Wintergrass, CBA’s Fathers Day Bluegrass Festival and more.

When Paige graduated in 2012, she decided she wanted to pursue a music career.

She started writing songs in 2009 with a style all her own, and asked her siblings, Aimee (fiddle) and Ethan (mandolin) if they wanted to start a band featuring the new music. Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin was born.

Singer songwriter Raina Rose will also take the stage Saturday.

As the second daughter of a country music historian and a Jewish poet, Americana musician and songwriter Raina Rose revels in sharing her observations of the world.

wHer unique voice and acoustic guitar-driven songwriting transcends age and gender.

Raina’s ability to forge her own path in the world of music sets her apart from her contemporaries along with her “no holds barred, lay it on the line” brand of Americana.

Born in Reagan-era Los Angeles, Raina moved to Portland, Ore., with her family in 1988.

Growing up in a house alive with 1960s pop and good old-fashioned country music, Raina was given a guitar at age 11 and sent around the corner for lessons.

By the time she hit high school—attending the same school as Elliott Smith and Matt Groening—Raina had discovered her songwriting path.

Nevada City’s Jeffery Wanzer Dupra, folk singer/ songwriter, artist, writer and performer, will also be on the bill.

His songs are his stories and examine the extraordinary details, nuances, insights, loves, fears, and shared experiences that help to guide and connect us all.

Dupra released his first full-length album, “Headlines” in January of 2014.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. Saturday show are $12 member suggested donation, $15 for the general public.

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The Union Updated Mar 28, 2014 02:32PM Published Mar 26, 2014 07:26PM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.