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Chester River Runoff are an original bluegrass band from Maryland's rural Eastern Shore.  Their honest, unaffected sound features big harmonies, insightful songwriting, and tight instrumental work, and they preserve in their live shows the warm spirit and humor of friends who first started playing together just to learn their instruments. Since their debut in 2004 the Runoff have played country dives, barn dances, many well known clubs and theaters including the Avalon, Purple Fiddle, Brooklyn's Jalopy, and Ram's Head Live, and have played the main stage at festivals such as Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, the DC Bluegrass Festival, and Falcon Ridge Folk Fest. They've shared bills with groups ranging from the Seldom Scene to the Fleshtones, Afroman to the Avett Brothers, and even backed up an internationally known opera singer.  Through this variety of settings, they have forged connections with diverse audiences without losing touch with their origins in the bluegrass tradition.  By looking forward with their own vision and growing with open ears from their roots in bluegrass and country, the Runoff follow in the footsteps of the music's pioneers, who experimented freely and strived to develop their own distinctive styles.

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The calendar below lists only the next 3 dates, including those with other bluegrass and similar bands featuring CRR members.  See "News" section for more info.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

The Argonaut

Sam with Only Lonesome

1433 H St. NE
Washington District of Columbia

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Folklore Society of Greater Washington Concert

Marc, Sam, and Nate with The High and Wides - 8-10

276 Carroll Street NW
Washington District of Columbia 20012
Price: 20/free to FSGW members

takes place at Seekers Church.  Takoma Metro, or drive and use street parking or Metro parking lot.


Friday, February 26th, 2016

9:30 Club

Sam with Only Lonesome (opening for Steep Canyon Rangers) - 7pm doors

815 V Street NW
Washington District of Columbia 20002
US (202)393-0930
Price: $25
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