Bluegrass sensations Lineage put a swing in everyone’s step yesterday following their rousing show as part of the FOCOMX 10 lineup at Avo’s. With a broad range of bluesy, traditional songs, the band put on an impressive show. With song inspiration coming from all kinds of places, from nature and visual imagery to hot pickles, the whole set seemed steeped in the Americana culture. Even the setting, at the classic Avogadro’s Number in Old Town, added to the down-home vibe.
Bass solos offset fun (and incredibly intricate) violin pieces to create a simultaneously toe-tapping and introspective experience. The guest fiddler, Hannah Barnes, was particularly impressive in her range of tones. With notes of mandolin, banjo, fiddle and guitar, every song was an eclectic combo of new and old. The audience clapped and cheered at nearly every available opportunity.
One concert-goer likened it to being back home at the ranch-if the ranch had gotten a lot more fun since the last time they were there.
According to the band’s website, not only is this crew inspiring to watch as a six-piece bluegrass band, they also inspire others to embrace traditional music. Each member is invested in the education of future musicians and involves themselves in areas of mentoring and education for the next generation.
For more information about the band Lineage, visit their website at https://www.lineageband.com