ALL WRECKED UP plays and eclectic blend of bluegrass and traditional old-time music. Their tightly-blended vocal harmonies frame dark songs of heartbreak, whiskey, and salvation, plucked from the heart of the American folk tradition. The band members credit an eclectic mix of musical influences for their sound, from the Stanley Brothers to The Beatles, from the Blue Sky Boys to Gillian Welch, from the Carter Family to the alt-country band Freakwater.
The band emerged in the late 1990s as part of the latest revival of old-time and bluegrass music in San Francisco--that fostered such bands as The Crooked Jades, The Stairwell Sisters, and The Waybacks.
Christa Dahlstrom (vocals, guitar) is joined by Chris Ereneta (vocals, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, fiddle), Mike Brown (vocals, bass), and Matt Knoth (vocals, guitar, banjo). With the recent addition of teenage fiddler Annie Staninec, the band's sound has gained a ferocious new edge, one that sounds increasingly like rock n' roll.
Post-mountain American music that's 92%* irony-free.
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