Pretty Gritty might be another duo emerging from a sea of female/male acts as of late, but there is nothing typical about these two. Sarah and Blaine have cultivated a sound that is both timeless and classic, yet they still succeed in bringing something fresh to the table, pushing rootsy-Americana sounds into an edgy, alternative space. These two have carved out a reputation as a must-see live act, allowing them to open for such acts as The Wood Brothers (SalmonFest 2016), Tim O’Brian, Tony Trischka, Chris Eldridge, Rod Picott, Lake Street Dive, Ben Sollee & the Kentucky Native and Joe Newberry.
Secondhand Ramblers: A gem of the Frederick music scene, Secondhand Ramblers is: JB Dunn (lead vocalist/guitar), his longtime musical partner, Scott Blecman (bass/vocals) and newest addition, Matt Clise (percussion/vocals). With inspiration from all your favorites, together they form a unique hometown sound made of bluesy-folk rock n’ roll fusion, poured into a house blend of 90’s coffee shop alternative attitude. Sometimes borrowed, sometimes blue, they pay homage creating a sonic collage to quench all ears thirsty for something both old, and new.