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Acoustic, Americana and Roots
Exploring the musical legacy of Prince and beyond
Bluegrass legends in the making, Barbaro's musical vision explores their collective life experiences through intricate instrumentation, creatively bending traditional music into a style that is all their own. Opening the night will be acclaimed folk band Good Morning Bedlam, renowned for their high energy performances and spine-tingling harmonies.
The Minneapolis-Winona based rising stars, Barbaro, have created their eclectic sound through original songwriting craft, with inspiration derived from bluegrass, jazz and chamber music. Their latest album, Dressed in Roses, stands as a true testament to their musical identity and the sound that has launched one of the Midwest’s most in-demand acoustic acts.
Barbaro brighten the Midwest bluegrass scene. — The Bluegrass Situation
Barbaro budge beyond the bounds of bluegrass. — The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
‘Dressed in Roses’ provides a bountiful bouquet and a remarkably rich one at that. Make no mistake — it’s just that good. — Bluegrass Today
Barbaro is a unique blend of original, crafty songwriting that makes them an odds-on favorite for a breakout year. — Music in Minnesota
Characterized by their minimal, acoustic setup, Barbaro is an integral part of Minneapolis’ up-and-coming folk / old-time scene. Fusing bluegrass, jazz and chamber music, Barbaro’s sound is representative of the American folk identity. — Music Mecca Magazine
When I listen to Barbaro I find myself leaning in to the sound… trying to figure out where this unique blend came from, and where it’s going next! — Mike Pengra, Minnesota Public Radio, Radio Heartland
Jason Wells (Bass)
Kyle Shelstad (Guitar & Vocals)
Rachel Calvert (Fiddle & Vocals)
Isaac Sammis (Banjo)