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Pert Near Sandstone first gathered around a microphone in a Minneapolis basement to record their debut album more than a decade ago and since that time, they have cemented their status as linchpins of the Midwestern acoustic scene with energized interpretations of the traditional old-time sound. Through constant touring and variety of festival appearances such as the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival, as well as sharing bills on the road with the likes of Trampled By Turtles, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush and more, the band has tapped their fan base to undertake their most ambitious project to date: co-founding the Blue Ox Music Festival. Debuting in 2015, the festival has grown into an annual pilgrimage for roots music fans across the country and has featured some of the world’s most legendary and up-and-coming artists like Bela Fleck, Tyler Childers, Jerry Douglas, Margo Price, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Shovels & Rope, Justin Townes Earle, The Infamous Stringdusters, Peter Rowan, and more. They are currently in the studio recording with original founding member Ryan Young (Trampled by Turtles) and will release their next studio album in spring of 2020.

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