Bluegrass in the Attic Presents:
Thursday, April 26th | 7:30 pm
Pricing: Adult – $12.50 (+$2.50 Ticketing Fee)
“Bluegrass Redemption” was founded by Keith Miska (banjo) in 2013 to play the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival near his home town of Ford City, PA that same year. Mike Bratton (doghouse bass) was the second member, followed by Rick Auhl (lead vocals/guitar), and his wife Jane Auhl (vocals/fiddle). Kurt Kroeker (mandolin/fiddle) played that first gig, and usually accompanies the band a couple times each year. Keith, an experienced bluegrass musician, played together with Mike in “Iron Works”, and Kurt in the “Allegheny Ridge Runners” a number of years earlier.
On September 9th, 2017 the band experienced the profound, and sudden loss of Rick’s wife, and their fiddle player Jane.
New for 2018: Miranda Auhl (vocals) Rick and Jane’s youngest daughter, is now singing in her mom’s place and making her father very proud. Gus Tritsch (fiddle) is a teenage musical prodigy who has been written about in “rolling stone” several times. Rich Kratzer (vocals/mandolin) is a highly experienced bluegrass musician formally with Remington Ryde. Gus and Rich are such talented musicians; bringing with them into the band a new level of quality and musical consistency.
We play festivals, weddings, church services and picnics, and the occasional private party. In the past few years, the band has played the Festival of the Arts, the State College Fall Festival, The People’s Choice Festival, and Grange Fair, Pumpkin Fest at Penn State Arboretum as well as several First Friday’s downtown State College.
BGR deliberately tries to maintain a goal of providing fun, family friendly entertainment for people of all ages. Our focus is to play traditional and gospel favorites, and the occasional pop song in a bluegrass style.
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