No Sleep ‘Til Rockridge

We’ve written many times about talented Swedish bluegrass bands like G2, Cold Mountain Band, Downtown Ramblers and others who perform and record at home and beyond.

Now we have news about a new CD from The Rockridge Brothers, an old time group based in Stockholm. They aren’t named Rockridge, and there are no brothers, but they do play a rollicking version of the mountain string band music that informed much of today’s bluegrass and folk music.

The quartet’s members, self-described as old time Appalachian white collar punks, found each other coming from widely divergent musical backgrounds. Peter Frovik is on guitar, Ralf Fredblad on fiddle, Kristian Herner on banjo, and Pontus Juth on bass.

The new CD, No Sleep ‘Til Rockridge, was released last week on the Playground Music label. Among the 14 tracks are such old time favorites as Who Broke The Lock, Raleigh and Spencer, Wild Bill Jones, Billy In The Lowground and Wayfaring Stranger.

It also includes their arrangement of John Henry, which they peformed on the Woodsongs Old Time Music Hour while touring the US in the summer of 2010.

No Sleep ‘Til Rockridge is available from iTunes, Amazon and surely many other online resellers. You can see more videos and information about the band on their web site.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.