Based in Southern Maine and part of a long legacy of performers that goes back to 2000, the Grassholes currently feature Heather Kahill on fiddle, Merrill Marsh and Sam Pfeifle on guitars, Flann O’Brien on the stand-up bass, and Field Rider on Banjo and harmonica. Everybody sings a bit here and there, whether you like it or not.
Their most recent release, "South Congress," was recorded with standout producer Jonathan Wyman, whose work with the Pretty Reckless is currently at the top of the rock charts. Recorded in a single day, with no overdubs or punch ins, it's a raw and warm sound that replicates the live experience so many have come to love.
From racing fiddle tunes and old-time Monroe classics to thoughtful originals, Dead jams and ballads, the Grassholes borrow and steal from the best of them, with unique arrangements of traditional works – sometimes even a song written in the current century. It might be hard to listen without a porch swing or a glass of lemonade or a sundress that clings to the front of your legs, but you’ll just have to give it a try.