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Pinegrass, Missoula’s bluegrass variety show, has been popular in Western Montana for 25 years. Originally formed at the iconic Top Hat Lounge where the band played weekly on Tuesdays in the 90’s and 2000’s, Pinegrass is still going strong. Rooted solidly in bluegrass, old time, and folk, they are a fixture at the regional Hard Times Bluegrass Festival as well as local breweries, markets and outdoor events. Led by river guide and banjo/dobro player Jack Mauer, Pinegrass has explored a diverse universe of tone from Celtic to country to Christmas all the way to Bob Dylan. Folksinger Britt Arnesen joined in 2015 as a singing “doghouse” bass player, adding her own spin on bluegrass standards and even penning some originals specifically for the group. She quickly became an essential piece and moved over to guitar/mandola when Emily Emmons took up the bass position in 2017. Emily also adds smoking guitar licks and the magic twang of old time frailing banjo. Pinegrass is proud to be a co-ed bluegrass band promoting tolerance and unity in our community in our music and beyond. We enjoy volunteering our music for a good cause so please don't hesitate to ask.
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