Pert Near Sandstone at IBMA

Pert Near Sandstone was one of the invited showcase acts during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in September, bringing their interesting mix of old time and Americana string band music to Nashville for the first time.

We spoke with band members Kevin Kniebel and and Nate Sipe about how they came to traditional mountain music from their various musical backgrounds, and introducing younger audiences to old time and bluegrass-flavored sounds.


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John Lawless

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.