The Wormdogs w. Kendall St. Company & The Dirty Grass Players
Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ Nectar's
Bar & Restaurant: 4:00pm
21+ $12 ADV // $12 DOS
The Wormdogs are a knee slapping, swamp picking, sun-stanky foursome from Burlington, Vermont featuring members of Squimley & The Woolens + Doctor Rick.
Nick Ledak – Guitar/Banjo
Eric Soszynski – Guitar
Elliot Diana – Mandolin/Fiddle/Mouth Harps
Braden Lalancette – Bass
Kendall Street Company
Kendall Street Company is a jam-alt rock band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. From late
night jam sessions at the University of Virginia to main stages at venues and festivals
throughout the country, Kendall Street Company has broken the mold of improvised rock and
entered a world of jazz-grass infused psychedelic bliss. The band’s musical style incorporates
elements of jam, folk, jazz, funk, and psychedelic rock. They embrace mind-altering riffs as well
as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots.
“The Space Race” is Kendall Street Company’s first single off their highly anticipated
pop-ambient space opera double LP “The Year the Earth Stood Still,” (set to release summer
2021). Recorded in the midst of the covid 19 pandemic, the record was born as a collective
improvisational experiment over a 5 day period in a rural farmhouse studio in Louisa, VA. With
imaginations running wild and sessions lasting through to the wee hours of the morning, the
record quickly took on a life of its own as a time capsule of the band’s thoughts, feelings, and
creative drive in a year of great uncertainty over their own future, and that of humanity at large.
Averaging over 100 shows per year since 2013, KSC has performed at festivals such as Lockn’,
Roosterwalk, Floydfest, Resonance, and Domefest and has opened for acts such as Pigeons
Playing Ping Pong, moe., Papadosio, Umphrey’s McGee, Goose, and Leftover Salmon. All the
while, the band has released myriad records, EPs, and singles to national acclaim.
The Dirty Grass Players
Hailing from Baltimore, Md The Dirty Grass Players have established themselves with one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass and blazing musicianship that pushes boundaries. Comprised of Connor Murray on Bass, Alex Berman on Banjo, Ben Kolakowski with the guitar, and Ryan Rogers on mandolin, this four piece is successfully bringing their growing fan base a down, dirty and heated performance. Their ability to seamlessly transition from down home bluegrass to spirited improvisation makes each performance unique. Throw in some Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd or a dash of southern rock and you’ll quickly understand what they mean by Dirty Grass. Their self-titled debut CD The Dirty Grass Players captures this energy and as 2017 winner of Charm City Bluegrass & Folk Festival Band Competition clearly indicates, this is just the beginning. Successfully touring the Mid-Atlantic and festival appearances, this year finds the group expanding along the East Coast and building on this momentum. For anyone that enjoys a musical throw down by skilled musicians its time to get your grass dirty.
The last 2 years have consisted of a busy touring schedule that has kept The Dirty Grass Players from releasing new music, but in 2019 they are excited to get new tunes out into the world. Their first single “Grand Voyager” – released in April of 2019 – is a fast-pickin’ tune that pays homage to their humble beginnings. Reminding their fan base why they love them, this tune will also help any non-bluegrass-lover transition into becoming an appreciative consumer of bluegrass music, or should we say “Dirty Grass”.
Entering into their sixth year together, The Dirty Grass Players are ready to release their 2nd studio album, “Beneath the Woodpile”. Put together with alluring harmonies, lyrics, and melodies, the band presents a sound precisely at the crossroads of traditional and progressive bluegrass. This isn’t just another run-of-the-mill bluegrass album or band; it’s cathartic and dirty grass.