Innovative bluegrass and roots played with virtuosic skill and soul.
The Barley Jacks perform original vocals and jaw–dropping instrumentals in a spirit of excitement and fun. These masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass and drum meld their divergent backgrounds of blues and bluegrass, classical and Celtic, R & B and bebop and inspire each other to create something entirely new. Front–man, fiddler and mandolinist Brian Wicklund is joined by Mike Cramer–guitar, Keith Yanes–bass, and Joel Arpin–percussion.
Their debut recordings Either Side of Night and The Lighthouse have been met with great praise by reviewers. Virtuosity, magic and a little danger combine to make every performance unique. Audiences are struck with how much fun the Barley Jacks have when they perform. These Minnesota–based veterans of years in the musical trenches enjoy making music together so much that they sometimes giggle like little kids!