New Augusta Bluegrass Band
Presented By Indy Folk Series
Indianapolis, IN, Marion County
A vibrant mix of Bill Monroe style tunes, newgrass, swing, old-time, inventive originals, and a few surprising covers.
The story of New Augusta Bluegrass Band begins in May of 2008 when bluegrass pals Dave Schroeder (guitar), Lisa Wagoner (upright bass), and John Gates (mandolin) came together for a pick-up gig – and never looked back! Joined by multi-instrumentalist Roger Banister and Brian Lappin on banjo, this five-piece Central Indiana ensemble of talented pickers and singers continues to pursue their mutual interest in exploring virtually any genre to augment their core bluegrass repertoire, with selections from newgrass, jazz, old-time, old country, rock'n'roll, and Celtic regularly making the set list.
The band's playful approach, balanced by their reverence for the bluegrass tradition, is a hallmark of New Augusta Bluegrass Band's performances. In fact, it’s often hard to tell who’s having more fun – the band or the audience!