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Crabgrass is a newly formed Bluegrass band in Ohio. They bring different genres of Bluegrass from traditional Bill Monroe to the more Contemporary styles like Blue Highway, Lonesome River Band and IIIrd Tyme Out to name a few. The band comes with a lot of history and strong vocals comprised of several different bands over the years.
Kevin Crabtree on the Mandolin and Fiddle singing lead, and harmony vocals is no stranger to the Bluegrass scene having previously played with Just Bluegrass, Harbourtown and most recently Northwest Territory.
Andy Crabtree on the banjo and Dobro singing lead and harmony vocals has been playing for a very long time just as his brother Kevin. They played together in their family Gospel band called Real Lite Grass many years ago. Prior to Crabgrass, Andy was part of Tug River and a Gospel group called Family Tradition. Both Kevin and Andy hail from the Mansfield, Ohio area.
Steve Baxter On the bass to keep us all in time and singing lead and harmony vocals. Steve makes his home in Jeromesville, Ohio. He has been playing and singing Bluegrass and Country for the past 20yrs. He spent time with such bands as Faces Made for Radio, Copus Hill and most recently, Acoustic Edge.
Billy Conley from Carey, Ohio. Playing guitar, singing Lead and harmony vocals. Like the rest of the band is no stranger to the Bluegrass community having spent time with Harbourtown for a few short years then a stint with Timely Connection and Seldom Heard. Crabgrass comes to you with a lot of enthusiasm and love for the music. We hope to see you’all at the shows this year.