With Benny ‘Burle’ Galloway
Formed in the winter of 2013, Ragged Union have made a name for themselves as an ‘updated-traditional’ original bluegrass band. Their music sounds of a piece with the bluegrass tradition, with modern and varied songwriting, lyrics, and arrangements that allow it a comfortable co-existence in the traditional, progressive, and jam grass worlds.
The band has appeared at IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass, Northwest String Summit, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Darrington Bluegrass Festival, Topanga Festival, and major UK festivals including Shrewsbury, Musicport, Didmarton and Purbeck Valley Festival.
Longtime lead vocalist, Christina Union, played her last show with Ragged Union in November 2017 and in January 2018, the band began working with Benny ‘Burle’ Galloway. Burle has been one of the best-kept musical secrets in the country. His songs, both complex and simple, sound like they are a hundred years old, yet connect with the listener on a level that few songwriters achieve.
This collaboration is brand new, but with the songwriting affinity between Galloway and Union, and a little bit of contrast, Ragged Union has opened a door for itself into a musical world that is even richer and wiser than the one they have already inhabited.
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