Let us introduce ourselves

 Blue Groove is a multiple award-winning bluegrass band based in the Twin Cities that plays both contemporary and classic tunes with a creative approach that drives while still maintaining a sense of laid-back, Midwestern chill. That’s what they mean by “groove”. The bands inviting sound combined with their openness warmth on and off-stage have made them crowd favorites at festivals and concert venues all around Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

The band covers a number of past and current contemporary bluegrass artists, and presents a few originals as well. A Blue Groove show features songs from Alison Krauss or Rhonda Vincent as well as traditional bluegrass (Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs) with all of its drive, improvisation and harmony singing! Blue Groove also likes to put a bluegrass spin on more contemporary artists such as U2, Passenger, and the Doobie Brothers!

Members of Blue Groove bluegrass band include Adelle Hyrkas, lead vocals and rhythm guitar; David Smith, banjo and vocals; Bob Doe, lead guitar, dobro, and vocals; Tom Erickson, upright bass and vocals, Tom Wadzinski mandolin and vocals; and has featured special guest fiddlers Richard Kriehn, Michael Prewitt, and AJ Srubas


You can find out more about Blue Groove at www.bluegroovebluegrass.com

2015: "First Runner Up" (2nd place) at the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association's (MBOTMA) Race for a Place contest
2016: 2nd Place- River Falls Roots & Bluegrass Festival contest April, 2016

Professional memberships: MBOTMA (Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association, and BMAI (Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa).

Band Member Bios:

Adelle Hyrkas grew up singing gospel music & hymns at church, and listening to her mom’s old country albums at home. Her earliest music memory is from childhood, singing harmonies with her sister on a cable TV show. Adelle's interest in bluegrass was sparked a few years ago when a friend brought her along to a bluegrass festival, put a guitar in her hands, and the rest is history! She works with preschool aged children by day so oftentimes Adelle can be found playing to the youngest members of the crowd! She also likes to engage with the fans and venues on social media or via our website.

David Smith is a founding member of Blue Groove. He has played banjo with a number of bluegrass bands over the years including the Zumbro River Rangers, Rivertown Ramblers, Whitewater Bluegrass, and TresMoto. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association, and also maintains a career as a professional sound technician.

Bob Doe joined Blue Groove in Sept 2015 and has been playing guitar with various bands since he was in his teens. Most recently, he has found a home with bluegrass music and enjoys exploring its many facets. Bob has played with several bluegrass bands during the past decade, including TresMoto and Split-Shot Sinkers. Bob is active in many of the events hosted by the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association and enjoys a good jam whenever and wherever he can find one! You will find him playing lots of flatpick guitar at our Blue Groove sets, and perhaps even a tune or two on the dobro!