'Portland's tightest bluegrass trio' --The Oregon Bluegrass Association 'Complete with haunting vocal harmonies and feverish fingerpickin', this cunning trio travels through the back roads of good ol' fashioned country taking all the right turns along the way.' Brian Murphy - GoneRocket Who are the Stragglers? Three guys dedicated to making classic bluegrass tunes come alive. With their sweet vocal harmonies, tasteful, melodic picking, and flair for improvisation, the Stragglers play music in the tradition of groups like the Country Gentlemen, the Stanley Brothers, and, of course, Bill Monroe. Reviving traditional songs with their own surprising arrangements and presenting their own array of varied originals, the Stragglers have a sound all their own. The Stragglers' versatility and authentic sound is certainly no accident. Mandolinist Kevin Darne grew up in Virginia hearing and playing bluegrass with his father and has played with bassist Gabe Adoff for over ten years. Guitarist Fred Coates draws on several years as a country western and country swing performer to add luster to this polished trio. Winding through a panorama of ballads, barn-burners, and instrumentals, the Stragglers take the scenic route. So hang on and enjoy the ride.