Grey Fox 2013!

We are proud to announce that The Kickin Grass Band has been added to the line-up for Grey Fox 2013. This is an amazing, award-winning festival in Upstate New York. We will be sharing the stage with some stellar artists such as Del McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, The Gibson Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Chris thile, The Dhuks and many, many more! The festival will kick off our 2013 East Coast Tour so keep checking our schedule for added shows. Check out for more information on this awesome festival.

2013, New Shows and IBMA!

Happy New Year to you all! The Kickin Grass Band is proud to announce new shows for the 2013 season. Take a look below to view our calendar. We are excited about the touring season and are looking forward to seeing you on the road.

In other news, The International Bluegrass Music Association annual conference, World of Bluegrass, will be held this fall in our hometown of Raleigh, NC! We hope that you will support this wonderful event and visit our fantastic city for any or all of the conference, awards show and festival…there’s something for everyone at this awesome week of bluegrass! Feel free to contact the band if you have any questions about the Wold of Bluegrass in Raleigh or visit the IBMA website at

And here’s a great video montage of the Kickin Grass Band and Nu-Blu performing at WinterFest 2012 and welcoming the IBMA World of Bluegrass Events to Raleigh next year: Kickin Grass Band and Nu-Blu at Winterfest, 2012

Thanks again for all you do to keep American music alive and well!

New Album & Carolina Music Award Winners!

Latest Album - Walk With MeOur new album ‘Walk With Me’ will be released this coming Tuesday July 24th and the band is looking forward to our CD Release Tour starting with an album release show/meet and greet next Thursday July 26th at Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, NC. We will then be heading to New Bern, NC for a show at Beartown Market on Friday July 27th before heading back to our hometown of Raleigh, NC for an Album Release Show and Party at the Pour House Music Hall on Saturday July 28th. Check our schedule for more details and we hope to see you there!

A HUGE Thank You to the CMA committee and the Fans that voted for The Kickin Grass Band in the 2012 Carolina Music Awards for the category of Best Bluegrass and Americana! We were both surprised and thrilled to take home this awesome award on Sunday. The event honors the best in Country, Rock, Rap, Bluegrass and R&B in both North and South Carolina and we are happy to be a part of it.

This is an amazing time for The Kickin Grass Band and we are very grateful to have you along for the ride, Thank You!

Potluck in the Pasture

You’re invited to participate in ChathamArts’ 5th Annual Potluck in the Pasture on Sunday, June 13th, 5-7pm at the Student Farm on the Sustainable Agriculture Campus, Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro.
This year, celebrate Chatham County’s agricultural and artistic riches with special guests author Clyde Edgerton and musical sensations Kickin’ Grass.
Potluck in the Pasture is a great chance for farmers and artists to: EDUCATE the public; PROMOTE themselves, and their work and SELL their work.

For more information contact: Katy McReynolds at 919.444.1900 or by email at
Many thanks to our co-sponsors: Chatham Homes Realty, SustainableGrub Blog, Angelina’s Kitchen, Our Neighborhood School Pizza, and Abundance Foundation.

Tickets: $8 per person, Children under 10 Free, $5 advance online Advance tickets – $5

Local Blogger, Hunter, Writes About KGB

Our friend and wonderful writer/photographer has written a number of articles about The Kickin Grass Band including our most recent show with The Stringdusters at The Cat’s Cradle. He has many articles about some of the Triangle Areas top bands. Take a look at his work at Hunters Blog.

Saturday May 8th in Flat Rock, NC

The KGB will be playing and singing this Saturday night in western North Carolina at The Flat Rock Wine Shoppe’s ‘Back Room’. This is a stellar venue in Flat Rock, NC that hosts a great variety of music throughout the year. Show your support for this great venue and home grown music this Saturday night! Show starts at 9:00pm. See ya there!


When I was eight years old my dad bought me my first mandolin, it was a Washburn A-Style with a Rosewood finish. I am fortunate enough to have this instrument hanging on my wall today. If that mandolin could talk it would tell you some incredible stories; how Mr. Pat Holland put mother of pearl fret markers in the top of it so I would know where to place my fingers, how I played it with my brother on guitar for Lafayette Elementary School at their talent show when I was in 3rd grade, how in my teen years it sat lonely under my bed while I explored electric bass and the heavy metal music my parents hated. But, with all the stories I can think of, probably the most memorable would be the times I would go with my family to Bass Mountain Music Park and watch my heroes play. I would follow my dad to a jam circle and watch the other mandolin players fingers for hours, trying to imitate their moves. I remember seeing The Bass Mounta in Boys, Bluegrass Cardinals, Johnston Mountain Boys, and many other of my favorite bands perform there. As a kid of only 8-10 years old the thought of one day playing on that stage was non-existent. I am thrilled to say that this kid, now 32, will be playing at the famous Music Park that inspired me so. The now labeled, Lil Johns Mountain Music Festival is September 3-5th and will host such bands as James King, Dailey and Vincent, Carolina Road, Al Batten, Bluegrass Brothers and many others including us, The Kickin Grass Band. We will be playing Thursday night September 3rd with James King and Dailey and Vincent. It is bound to be a night to remember!

The Kickin Grass Band Plays The Berkeley Cafe

Come on out to the Berkeley Cafe on 217 W Martin St in Raleigh, NC on Friday night for a great night of music. Doors open at 8:PM and Cadillac Stepbacks will kick things off at 9:PM Sharp. This will be our last local show for a while so don’t miss out! On Saturday we are heading up to Marion, VA to play the PBS Syndicated show Song of the Mountains if you are in the area, come on out and be on TV!