An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future.
Based out of Winston-Salem, NC, The Genuine is an Indie/Americana trio with foundations in folk. They blend harmony heavy vocals & punchy melodies with an underlying rumble built with creative rhythmic ideas. Currently working on their second full-length album, the songs of The Genuine are a reflection of their life experience and emotion over the last few years. They speak on love, marriage, jobs, traveling, friendship, hope, doubt and everything else between life and death. “We want to portray or experiences as a band and family, and connect them with yours.”