coastguard cultural centre Tramore

Jeff Scroggins & Colorado BandCoastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, 3rd March @ 8pm

Tickets: €15

Jeff Scroggins & Colorado is a band that believes in creating an enjoyable and intriguing musical experience for their audiences that pushes the boundaries of bluegrass music while honoring the traditions and cultural heritage of the music.

“We blend our distinctive sound with an eclectic range of influences to create a unique show that delights audiences and keeps them guessing. We bring a high energy, high mountain “bluegrass explosion,” to the stage that features world-class banjo playing, incredible bluegrass vocals, a solid energetic rhythm and off-the-cuff stage banter that has pleased audiences all over the world.”

They feature:

Jeff Scroggins on Banjo – Jeff is a two-time USA National Banjo Champion.

Tristan Scroggins (Jeff’s Son – 22 year old ) on Mandolin and Vocals – Tristan is Arizona State Mandolin Champion – not only is he an amazing Mandolin player, but also plays guitar and Banjo and has a great stage presence and personality.

Greg Blake on Guitar and Lead Vocals – a magnificent singer and superb guitarist – probably the best Bluegrass that has ever toured Ireland.

Ellie Hakanson on fiddle and vocals – Ellie is the Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival and The Arizona State Fiddle Champion. She is also a great lead and harmony singer.

Mark Schatz on Bass – What can be said about Mark – Legendary – One of the most recorded Bass players in Bluegrass – He has recorded and toured with artists such as Bela Fleck, Gerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Nickel Creek, Tony Rice and Tim O’Brien to mention but a few. He is a two time International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the year. He also plays Banjo, Mandolin and Clog Dances. Mark has joined Jeff Scroggins and Colorado because he loves the way they play bluegrass and is a huge fan of Greg Blake.

Anyone who has seen Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, knows how outstanding they are. They may not be a household name but they should be.

Tickets: €15

Booking: call 051-391656 or email

Venue: Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, Co. Waterford

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