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Blades of Grass at Ashland Library
August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blades of Grass was founded by Kathryn Casternovia and Jef Ramsey. Kathryn plays acoustic guitar and Jef plays mandolin; they harmonize and share lead vocals. The duo frequently expands into a trio or larger band adding stand-up bass, dobro, and fiddle. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, newgrass, vintage country, Texas swing, Cajun, Tejano, original compositions and more.
Jef, before moving to Southern Oregon, worked regularly for 20 years as the front man of a variety of popular acoustic bands in the Seattle region and as a street performer 10 years prior to that. He has been performing with Kathryn and as a solo act in Southern Oregon for the past 6 years. He is known for his wide repertoire of songs and skill in a variety of musical styles.
Kathryn’s musical training began with nine years of classical piano. She grew up in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and has roots in country, folk and bluegrass music. The duo has performed regularly in the Rogue Valley since 2013.