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:
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.