2022's Bluegrass Acts


A fantastic blend of contemporary and traditional songs and tunes from the Appalachian Mountains via the bluegrass state of Kentucky to the UK, featuring 5 string banjo, mandolin, fiddle and guitar, with two and three part harmony vocals. Contraband formed in Southampton in the early… Read More ►

Newport Session Band

The Newport Session Band play foot tapping rock, pop and bluegrass. Formed from the legendary Thursday music sessions at the Newport Inn at Braishfield, on the outskirts of Southampton. Now based in Netley, that’s on the posh side of Southampton… Read More ►

North Drive & Banjo Bounce

After more than two years away from gigging – family and health reasons – North Drive are back! ​ Bluegrass standards. Self penned material. Songs and tunes played with the Bluegrass Instruments North Drive are:- Sally Watson – Vocals, Mandolin… Read More ►