More than the proverbial sum of its parts, Old Salt Union foregoes production and image, connecting with its audiences instead through the craftsmanship of its songs, the energy its members channel on stage, and the story that brings musician and listener together.
Mark your calendar for an evening of live music in the Miner Brewing Company Tap Room with Old Salt Union. Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 9 for this after-hours performance by a roots band on the rise. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. with music starting at 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets to this all-ages show are just $10 and go on sale online, by phone, and in the Tap Room on Friday, August 3. Tickets on the day of the show are $12 and will be available only by phone or in-person.
Old Salt Union is a string band founded by a horticulturist, cultivated by classically trained musicians, and fueled by a vocalist/bass player who is also a hip-hop producer with a fondness for the Four Freshmen. It is this collision of styles and musical vocabularies that informs their fresh approach to bluegrass and gives them an electric live performance vibe that seems to pull more from Vaudeville than the front porch.
In 2015 they won the FreshGrass Band contest and found the perfect collaborator in Compass Records co-founder and Grammy-winning banjoist and composer, Alison Brown, whose attention to detail and high standards pushed the group to develop into something truly compelling in the roots music landscape.
Though Old Salt Union had established itself as a growing festival act with performances at LouFest, Stagecoach Festival, Bluegrass Underground, Winter Wondergrass, Freshgrass, Wakarusa, Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival, and the 2014 Daytona 500, it was the breakout track on Spotify, “Madam Plum,” that seemed to amplify awareness of the band beyond the bluegrass bubble.