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SLOFolks Presents: AJ Lee & Blue Summit

Saturday October 26th @ 6:30pm - 10:00pm

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it blue​sum​mit​mu​sic​.com

Blue Sum­mit is a genre flu­id blue­grass band that first formed in 2016. They are a remark­able group of young musi­cians who have grown up per­form­ing in the Cal­i­for­nia blue­grass com­mu­ni­ty. One of their lat­est achieve­ments includes a CBA show­case at the IBMA (Inter­na­tion­al Blue­grass Music Asso­ci­a­tion) event held in North Car­oli­na. They have been gain­ing trac­tion with their unique sound, shar­ing their music all over the west coast. Lat­er this year, they plan to trav­el over­seas for the first time.

Lead vocal­ist and man­dolin­ist, AJ Lee, has been rec­og­nized as NCBS (North­ern Cal­i­for­nia Blue­grass Soci­ety) Female Vocal­ist of the Year nine times. She began singing and per­form­ing on stage at the aston­ish­ing age of five. By twelve, she had begun writ­ing her own songs and show­cas­ing them nation-wide. AJ has trav­eled with many bands, includ­ing The Tut­tles with AJ Lee”, which had been fea­tured at numer­ous fes­ti­vals in an out of state. Now twen­ty-one, Ms. Lee is excit­ed to share Blue Summit’s lat­est album con­sist­ing of all orig­i­nal material.

Jesse Fich­man start­ed play­ing gui­tar at the age of ten when he and his friends decid­ed to form a blue­grass band. Since then, he has played in mul­ti­ple blue­grass bands, mul­ti­ple jazz com­bos, and a coun­try band. Jesse grad­u­at­ed from UC San­ta Cruz with a degree in biol­o­gy, and took a major­i­ty of the music class­es offered there. He is a full time and orig­i­nal mem­ber of Blue Sum­mit, and is study­ing and writ­ing music on the side. 

Sul­li­van Tut­tle start­ed to have an inter­na­tion­al fol­low­ing when he was just ten years old with a YouTube video of El Cum­banchero, which he played with his broth­er and sis­ter — it now has over 1.6 mil­lion views from around the world. His musi­cian­ship was impres­sive at that young age and just keeps get­ting bet­ter. Over the last few years, Sul­li­van has devel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion for his song­writ­ing and con­tem­po­rary singing style, as well as his blaz­ing gui­tar solos. He has appeared at major blue­grass fes­ti­vals across the US, Cana­da, and has toured in the Unit­ed Kingdom. 

Born and raised in North­west Ohio, Chad Bowen has been with Blue Sum­mit since May 2018. A hard­work­ing musi­cian, Chad has been play­ing bass with numer­ous bands in the Bay area for almost 10 years. Music has always been a huge part of his life. Grow­ing up he played piano, gui­tar, and sang in choirs. Even­tu­al­ly he grav­i­tat­ed to the dou­ble bass where he finds him­self today smil­ing big, hold­ing down the low end and those sweet harmonies.

Indoor show. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30