"I don’t know where the bluegrass country is in Alaska, but Todd Grebe sure as hell does.  It isn’t hard to see Grebe pickin’ and singin’ in front of a single mic in the heyday of the Grand Ole Opry – his music rings with vintage country soul."
~ Dave Stallard, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 

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January Gigs, Workshops, Private Lessons, and Americana Roots Open Mic at the Taproot 

Welcome to 2015! Great to see so many friends at our holiday shows at the Taproot and in Talkeetna at the Arts Hangar. We have several shows in January where you can catch us!

*The Blue Loon Jan. 3rd, Saturday. 9pm. Fairbanks, AK. Sure to be a honky tonkin northern exposure show for sure!

*House Concert. Jan. 10th, Saturday. Soldotna, AK. Private Show

*Chair 5 Restaurant and Bar Jan. 15th, Thursday. 9pm. Girdwood, AK. Deep dish pizza, wings, and BEER. 

*Anchorage Folk Festival Jan. 25th, Sunday. 7:45pm Anchorage, AK. Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA.

*Mad Hatcher Pizza and Pub Jan. 31st, Saturday. Palmer, AK. New sweet place to eat pizza and watch good music.

Todd and Angela will be doing workshops at the Anchorage Folk Festival. They are FREE to attend. 
*AFF Bluegrass Guitar workshop: Jan, 17th, Saturday, 2:30-3:45pm
*AFF Songwriting workshop: Jan 18th, Sunday, 4-5pm
*AFF Bluegrass Camps for Kids Workshop: Jan 17th, Saturday, 1-2:15 Rm 1
*AFF Bluegrass Fiddle workshop: Jan 17th, Saturday, 11:30a-12:45p Rm 1
*AFF Bluegrass Band workshop: Jan 24th, Saturday, 4-5:15pm Rm 2

Private Lessons-Todd and Angela will start teaching Private guitar and Fiddle lessons in January! Lessons available in Anchorage, and Girdwood. Contact us if you'd like to start taking lessons!

Americana Roots Open Mic- Todd will be hosting a weekly event at the Taproot in Anchorage every Wednesday from 7-9pm called "Americana Roots Open Mic." Anyone who has any kind of Americana or Roots ensemble and would like to showcase their material in front of a live audience is encourage to come and sign up for a slot. It works like an open mic, but this is for roots ensembles. Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Irish, Jazz, Old Time.... etc... If it's American Roots music, you should come! Kids are welcome as well! 

Music City Roots, Jackson MS, and New Orleans!! 

The Holidays are quickly arriving, but before we head up to AK, we're doing a few shows down south with the Cold Country Duo. These are all FREE shows. So come and check us out! 
*Iron Horse Grill. Jackson, MS. Saturday, Nov. 29th. 9pm-midnight. First time in Jackson!
*Bank Street Bar and Grill. New Orleans, LA. Thursday Dec.4, 9-midnight. 
*Three Muses. New Orleans, LA. Sunday, Dec. 8th, 7-10.

And we just finished playing at the awesome Music City Roots LIVE radio show, just outside of Nashville, TN with other headliners, John Cowan, Mike Farris, and Wyatt Rice. It was amazing. We'll have a video up soon from this show!

August is around the corner! 


Wow... July just flew by. And we had a blast. Coming up.... 
*Taproot. Thursday, July 31st. Our last July show. Full electric band, last chance to see us in Anchorage. 
*Salmonstock. Aug. 1st. 6:40pm Ninilchick, AK. Don't miss our first show in August and our first time at Salmonstock! One of Alaska's most awesome festivals, with headliner, Lucinda Williams and many many more. 



*Jack Sprat. Every Thursday in August. A nice outdoor beer garden. Great wine and food. Join us for some after dinner drinks and acoustic music. 

*CBS Channell 11 Daybreak morning TV show! Aug. 22nd, 6:45am. Turn on the tube before work and catch our interview and live performance on your local Anchorage TV news show. 

*Alaska State Fair. Aug. 23, Palmer AK. Oh yes what a great time! Oysters anyone? Salmon quesadilla? 2pm at the Bluebonnet, and 6pm at the Broken Lance Tavern. 

*Ninilchick Peddler- Aug. 30th. A nice little intimate show in Ninilchick. Sure to be fun! Come out and see us! 

Here's a fun picture from July in Halibut Cove! 

July is here! Forrest Fair, KBBI concert on the Lawn and much more... 

June has come and gone. And we had a blast. Brown Bear Festival was awesome and so was the Taproot show with NC bluegrass rock stars Town Mountain. Up next in July.... Some highlights include....
*Girdwood Forrest Fair--
We play Friday, July 4th---2-3pm on the main stage
And Sunday July 6th--6-7ish in the Beer Garden to close out the festival! 

*Halibut Cove LIVE---July 12th-- is a sold out show at Quiet Place Lodge in Halibut Cove with a 5 course meal, boat ride, and watching us play on a floating stage! But it's sold out people! Catch us next year---and be sure to get your tickets early. 

*KBBI Concert on the Lawn--- July 13th, Homer, AK. If you missed out on getting tickets to Halibut Cove LIVE, you can still see us in Homer at the KBBI Concert on the lawn on Sunday July 13th, 1-2pm. 

*Jack Sprat---Every Thursday this summer from 8-10pm in the front beer garden area. Fire pit, tables with umbrellas and yummy beer and wine. 


SO be sure to catch us at one of those. And also we'll be playing Salmonstock Aug.1st! 
 

Upcoming shows in June and the Brown Bear Festival! 

Summer in Alaska has been great so far! We're getting into our very busy month of June. Fiddlehead festival went great down in Girdwood this last weekend. Really nice set up behind hotel Alyeska.
  • For those locals in Girdwood we will be doing a weekly acoustic trio show at restaurant Jack Sprat from 8-10pm every thursday this summer. Come out and see us! They built a front beer garden area just for this!
  • Granite Creek Pickin' Retreat in Sutton, AK is this weekend June 13-15. We'll be playing on Saturday along with tons of great local bands and one of our fav bands from Austin TX, The Carper Family. You don't want to miss this! 
  • We'll playing at the Taproot on June 27th with awesome band from Asheville, NC, Town Mountain. If you like bluegrass this is a show not to miss! 
  • Then, June 28th - Cold Country Presents the Brown Bear Festival, a one day festival at the Brown Bear Saloon in Indian, AK halfway out to Girdwood from Anchorage. Backyard outdoor amphitheater! $15 ticket includes all you can eat Burgers and Dogs. You can't beat that! 4pm-2am. 

Festival Appearances! 

Todd Grebe and Cold Country will be playing several music festivals around Alaska this summer. Be sure to check out our schedule and don't miss these opportunites to get out of town, see some great music and have some fun! Check out our full schedule for non festival appearances. 

Cold Country on TV 

While we were in Juneau for the Alaska Folk Festival, Todd Grebe & Cold Country were featured on KTOO's new TV studio 360 North's program "Alaskan Originals": a program that features Alaskan songwriters. Check it out!! It will be aired periodically on PBS. 


IBMA Success! 

 Well, a week has passed since we spent a week in Raleigh NC for the World of Bluegrass IBMA conference. It was awesome! The folks in Raleigh really showed up with some bluegrass spirit. Every restaurant we went to was playing bluegrass tunes on the loudspeaker and treating us extra nice for being a part of the bluegrass fun. We had a few great showcases with a real highlight being the one at The Architect Wednesday evening. What a great venue! We were also featured on the local News 14 that airs all over North Carolina. So that was awesome. We're looking forward to getting in touch with all those promoters that came to our showcases and getting some new gigs on the calendar so we can come to your hometown! We'll keep you posted! Here's a photo from our news broadcast.



And here's a photo from the Exhibit Hall where Josh our lawyerin' banjo player was pickin' with Robert the banjoist from Brad Lee Folk's Bluegrass Playboys. Good times and great pickin' was had by all.


 

IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference in Raleigh, NC! 

What's happening for Cold Country at IBMA World of Bluegrass 2013??
Brand New EP, Bluegrass Ramble Official Showcases, Exhibit Booth 531
Conference Dates: Sept. 24-28


Bluegrass Ramble Showcases


Tuesday, Sept. 24th
8pm - Pour House Music Hall -224 S. Blount St.
1am (Tues night) - Kings - 14 W. Martin St.

Wednesday, Sept. 25th
8pm - The Architect Bar- 108 1/2 E. Hargett St.


Exhibit Booth 531

Please come see us in The World of Bluegrass Exhibit Hall. It is located within the Raleigh Convention Center (Exhibit Hall C) at 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 USA.

Visit Cold Country at The Exhibit Hall during these times:

Thursday, 9/26 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
*open to registered attendees of the IBMA Business Conference only

Friday, 9/27 10:00 am-3:00 pm
*open to the public, Festival ticket is not required for entrance


NEW EP

Yes! We have just recorded a Brand New EP in Nashville, TN of some new original material from our fearless leader, Todd Grebe. It has that familiar bluegrass honky tonk sound that you know and love from Todd's previous releases. Be sure to find Todd and get a copy of the new EP this coming week at IBMA World of Bluegrass. And don't forget to grab a sticker for your instrument case or water bottle too! Hope to see you there!

Official Showcase at IBMA! 

Just found out that we have an Official Showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association Conference. Many of our friends got in too including Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys. We're excited to have a chance to attend IBMA in the new location Raleigh, NC. Let the bluegrass pickin ensue.

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