Two High String Band

  • Insofarasmuch
    from Insofarasmuch
  • Sonny's Ride
    from Insofarasmuch
  • Cold World
    from Moonshine Boogie
  • Listen To The Rhododendron
    from Moonshine Boogie

The Two High String Band is made up of Billy Bright, Geoff Union and Brian Smith. Billy and Brian have played together off and on as The Two High String Band since 1995, when they all attended the Berklee School of Music. Geoff joined in the summer of 2002 and The Two High String Band become a full time band.

Blending influences like Mississippi John Hurt and old time string bands with both the traditional and more modern strains of bluegrass, throwing in a little funk and Latin to spice things up and adding a little bit of a jam band sensibility to the music, The Two High String Band comes across as a completely original acoustic ensemble.

The 4-piece’s debut album for Blue Corn Music, ‘Insofarasmuch’ was recorded in late 2002 and released in 2003. The album reflects the diversity of their influences and is a stunning monument to the proficiency of these players. Old friends Vassar Clements and David Grisman join them on several cuts.

In addition to Billy’s originals, ‘Insofarasmuch’ features songs by Guy Clark and Verlon Thompson, Merle Haggard and the late John Hartford given the ‘Two High’ treatment. Still a young band, ‘Two High’ have just recently strapped on their touring wheels and have so far shared stages with, among others, the Tony Rice Unit, Slaid Cleaves and Yonder Mountain String Band.

Visit the official Two High String Band Website »