Gonvick Community Concert
Community Concert series.
Welcome to the Sloughgrass band's home page
"Move over Von Trapp's, here comes the Sloughgrass Family Band. Originating in Birchdale, MN, these eight family members can get the crowd off their seats with the band's rich blend of bluegrass, gospel, country, folk and Scandinavian music. The Sloughgrass Family Band not only has ventured through the Minnesota landscape, but has also performed overseas in Denmark." ---Kylee Seifert, High Plains Reader spring 2012 High Plains Reader
In 2013, Holger was lucky to be chosen by Rob Ickes to receive a scholarship to attend Reso-Summit in Nashville in November. Check out the write-up here http://bluegrasstoday.com/resosummit-announces-2013-scholarship-winner/ . It was a great weekend and Holger says he learned a lot from all of the instructors http://www.holgerolesen.com . Holger also plays with the award winning bluegrass band Porcupine Creek (check out their TV specials here http://www.pbs.org/video/2365649202/) and collaborates in a duo called Hooker & Holger, find them on facebook.
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A special thank you to Joe Soucheray and the gang on the Garage Logic show at http://1500espn.com/shows/garagelogic for hosting us on Friday, August 28th, 2009 and again at the 2010 & 2012 State Fair.
"The family band has long played a prominent role in the origins and
development of bluegrass music, and that tradition continues to this
day. We see family bands perform in every state at every festival. One
of the finest and most entertaining family bands can be found right here
in Minnesota--Sloughgrass. Their variety, musicianship and infectious
enthusiasm always leaves the audience smiling and wanting more, and
that, after all, is what's it's all about. Go and see them if you get a
chance!" --- Art Blackburn, Monroe Crossing
Thank you so much for visiting our web site !