AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Dirt Miller

Wed Apr 12 2023

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

The Venice West

1717 Lincoln Blvd Venice, CA 90291

$10.00

Ages 21+

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AJ Lee and Blue Summit made their first appearance in Santa Cruz in 2015. Led by singer, songwriter, and mandolinist, AJ Lee, the bluegrass band has performed all over the world, but finds home in California’s Bay Area. In 2019, they released their debut album, Like I Used To. Their second full length project, I’ll Come Back, came out August 2021 - with national touring in support of the record ongoing.

Unlike their first record, which featured experimentation with session musicians and electric instruments, the new project is a pure reflection of the live sound of the group, hearkening back to their acoustic roots. Each band member performs at their peak, and the variety of songs on the record caters to their broad fanbase. Certain tracks (“Put Your Head Down,” and “Faithful,”) fall more in the classic bluegrass realm of songwriting, while others (“Lemons and Tangerines,” and “I’ll Come Back,”) fall into that hard-to-define realm of acoustic Americana that blends mesmerizing lyricism and acoustic mastery.

Although falling loosely under the bluegrass label, AJLBS generally plays sans banjo, with Sullivan Tuttle and Scott Gates on steel stringed acoustic guitars, AJ on mandolin, Jan Purat on fiddle, and Chad Bowen on upright bass - a configuration effectively used to create unique space and texture in the arrangements not as commonly found in the music of their peers.  Drawing from influences such as country, soul, swing, rock, and jam music, the band uses the lens of bluegrass as a vessel through which to express and explore the thread that binds and unifies all great music.

Members AJ Lee, lead vocals, mandolin

Scott Gates, guitar

Sullivan Tuttle, guitar

Chad Bowen, bass

Jan Purat, fiddle

Awards & Honors NCBS Best Female Vocalist (2020, Nine-Time Winner)

NCBS Best Bluegrass Band (2020)

NCBS Best Mandolin Player (2020)

NCBS Best Guitar Player (2020) Freshgrass Band Contest Winner (2019)

IBMA Momentum Vocalist of the Year (2019)

Winfield National Flatpicking Contest, 2nd Place (2019)

“AJ Lee & Blue Summit return home and look to new horizons on ‘I’ll Come Back’”. San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Nov. 2021, https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/aj-lee-blue-summit-return-home-and-look-to-new-horizons-on-ill-come-back

“Track Premiere: When You Change Your Mind from AJ Lee”, Bluegrass Today, 5 Aug., https://bluegrasstoday.com/track-premiere-when-you-change-your-mind-from-aj-lee/

 

AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Dirt Miller

  • AJ Lee & Blue Summit

    AJ Lee & Blue Summit

    Bluegrass

  • Dirt Miller

    Dirt Miller

    Folk

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AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Dirt Miller

Wed Apr 12 2023 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

The Venice West Venice CA
AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Dirt Miller

$10.00 Ages 21+

AJ Lee and Blue Summit made their first appearance in Santa Cruz in 2015. Led by singer, songwriter, and mandolinist, AJ Lee, the bluegrass band has performed all over the world, but finds home in California’s Bay Area. In 2019, they released their debut album, Like I Used To. Their second full length project, I’ll Come Back, came out August 2021 - with national touring in support of the record ongoing.

Unlike their first record, which featured experimentation with session musicians and electric instruments, the new project is a pure reflection of the live sound of the group, hearkening back to their acoustic roots. Each band member performs at their peak, and the variety of songs on the record caters to their broad fanbase. Certain tracks (“Put Your Head Down,” and “Faithful,”) fall more in the classic bluegrass realm of songwriting, while others (“Lemons and Tangerines,” and “I’ll Come Back,”) fall into that hard-to-define realm of acoustic Americana that blends mesmerizing lyricism and acoustic mastery.

Although falling loosely under the bluegrass label, AJLBS generally plays sans banjo, with Sullivan Tuttle and Scott Gates on steel stringed acoustic guitars, AJ on mandolin, Jan Purat on fiddle, and Chad Bowen on upright bass - a configuration effectively used to create unique space and texture in the arrangements not as commonly found in the music of their peers.  Drawing from influences such as country, soul, swing, rock, and jam music, the band uses the lens of bluegrass as a vessel through which to express and explore the thread that binds and unifies all great music.

Members AJ Lee, lead vocals, mandolin

Scott Gates, guitar

Sullivan Tuttle, guitar

Chad Bowen, bass

Jan Purat, fiddle

Awards & Honors NCBS Best Female Vocalist (2020, Nine-Time Winner)

NCBS Best Bluegrass Band (2020)

NCBS Best Mandolin Player (2020)

NCBS Best Guitar Player (2020) Freshgrass Band Contest Winner (2019)

IBMA Momentum Vocalist of the Year (2019)

Winfield National Flatpicking Contest, 2nd Place (2019)

“AJ Lee & Blue Summit return home and look to new horizons on ‘I’ll Come Back’”. San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Nov. 2021, https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/aj-lee-blue-summit-return-home-and-look-to-new-horizons-on-ill-come-back

“Track Premiere: When You Change Your Mind from AJ Lee”, Bluegrass Today, 5 Aug., https://bluegrasstoday.com/track-premiere-when-you-change-your-mind-from-aj-lee/

 

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