AJ Lee & BlueSummit
Singer, songwriter and mandolin player AJ Lee fronts (what else?) AJ Lee & Blue Summit
, a bluegrass band that has spent the time since its inception in 2015 building up a fanbase, first in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area, and onto the world of international touring. I can certainly see why the group has been growing its profile so successfully, as the sound is accessible, with well-crafted songs that are not bogged down by the less desirable (for casual listeners) of bluegrass: There is very little in the way of fiery twang and fingerpicking excess. Melody, harmony and songcraft are the main engines here. See for yourself tonight at 7:30 p.m.
at the Old Steeple
, my favorite cemetery- adjacent venue since I left New Orleans ($30, $25 advance).