“Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.”
— Bill Monroe
The Sloughgrass band has evolved over the years as our children grew up and moved to different parts of the country and Grandma Audrey passed away. Now we play with just the four "parents" and often guests musicians. We feel very blessed to still be able to make music together and share it with others. Mostly when the band plays these days it is in configurations involving Judith Nelson on vocals, rhythm guitar and fiddle, Christine Hultman on vocals and banjo, Soren Olesen on guitar, mandolin and vocals, David Hultman on vocals and rhythm guitar, Sofia Olesen on fiddle and mandolin, Gary Hooker on Dobro and lead guitar, Brian Parmeter, Lou Murrey, Rory Ellingson or Delane Baumchen on bass and Craig Schmidt on drums. Holger Olesen also joins the band when he is home from his Bluegrass music studies in East Tennessee. The band performs its music which is a blend of Bluegrass, Country, Americana, Gospel and original tunes at all sorts of venues throughout Minnesota and neighboring states. It has also performed in North Carolina, Kentucky and overseas in Denmark. Over the years Sloughgrass recorded three CD's and a Prairie Public PBS TV show and made numerous appearances on the radio. Once their music was played on the radio in Sweden. All the new members of the band have numerous years of experience touring and performing with professional bands and are a great addition to the Sloughgrass band.