Unfit Wives and Old Sound
Unfit Wives is a bluegrass band with attitude. Their name was inspired by society’s pressures on women to conform to its standards. They bring hot licks, feisty five-part harmonies and entertaining stage banter to every show. Huddled around a single mic and clad in boots, they each take turns singing and delivering their own unique brand of “unfit” -ness!
A trio of longtime friends and musical collaborators, Kansas City’s Old Sound crafts traditional and original acoustic folk music. Led by Grady Keller’s imaginative storytelling, Old Sound travels through song with beckoning three-part harmonies and evocative acoustic compositions. The trio is strengthened by the exploratory bluegrass flat-picking style of Chad Brothers and the playful doghouse groove of Greg Herrenbruck on upright bass, both of whom also take turns leading the group vocally. With musical roots in their hometown Winfield, Kansas, Brothers and Herrenbruck cut their teeth in the picking circles and campground stages of the Walnut Valley Festival. Paired with Keller’s colorful melodies and lyricism, Old Sound’s approach makes for rich live performances and easy front porch listening.