Ragged Union’s hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues, has become a firm favourite for quite a few music lovers since their inception a few years ago. Not many folks have said it better than Ron Thomason, of old-time bluegrass stalwarts Dry Branch Fire Squad, who said, 'This IS your grandfather’s bluegrass music but NOT his lyrics or subject matter. These tunes are ‘traditional’ in their approach and in RU’s presentation, but the subject matter of the lyrics is wholly modern'. Lead by husband and wife Geoff and Christina Union, and featuring a cast of bluegrass all-stars including five-time Winfield national mandolin finalist, Jordan Ramsey, the band provides a platform for players performing original tunes and off-the-beaten path standards. There is an intimacy and tightness surrounding the vocals, with award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, and up tempo arrangements.
The band have performed at several major festivals in the US including Northwest String Summit, Bluegrass on the Arkansas (Salida), The Kerrville Folk Festival, Mid Winter Bluegrass Festival, the Groove Music and Arts Festival, John Hartford Memorial Festival, and High Mountain Hay Fever Festival. The band visits Liverpool as part of a sixteen-date UK tour. www.raggedunionbluegrass.com for more information.