An intimate evening with Ragged Union
This is an all acoustic "house concert" style setting. Feel free to BYOB.
Doors 7pm Show 7:30
$20 Adv $23 at the door
All sales final. No refunds.
As soon as the sound of Ragged Union’s music fills a listener’s ears, the subtle cleverness of their name hits home. They play bluegrass — a genre known for being anything but ragged. On the contrary, it requires attention, precision, and of course, careful uniting of diverse instrumental and vocal skills. The band’s second album, Time Captain, releasing Oct. 27, confirms just how adroitly the band’s six individual talents merge into one well-meshed whole.
The fact that two members of this Boulder, Colorado-based collective — flatpicking guitarist/vocalist Geoff Union and vocalist Christina Union — are also united in marriage (and as chief songwriters) just adds another layer of wit to their moniker.
Despite their occasional propensity for wordplay, however, the members of Ragged Union are quite serious when it comes to making music, and have the pedigrees to back it up. Fayetteville, North Carolina native Geoff Union is a veteran of the renowned Two High String Band; mandolinist/vocalist Jordan Ramsey, a Newport, Tennessee, native, won the 2016 national mandolin championship at the Walnut Valley Festival (aka Winfield); banjoist Chris “C-Bob” Elliott, originally from Huffman, Texas, played in Spring Creek and the Blue Canyon Boys; fiddler Justin Hoffenberg, of Boulder, Colorado, a Long Road Home veteran, teaches at Rockygrass Academy; and bassist David Richey, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, studied bluegrass and old-time music at East Tennessee State