Unparalleled vocal harmonies. Eclectic, stirring repertoire. And roots planted in the bluegrass tradition
that yield complex, inspiring music from this group of incredible musicians. This is the Bluegrass
Gospel Project, a group that’s been doing something for over ten years: exploring and expanding the
tradition of bluegrass gospel, from U2 to the Stanley Brothers, Sam Cooke to Steve Earle.
The six members of the BGP bring decades of experience to the group. Taylor Armerding, the
group’s front man, mandolin player and singer, was a founder and lead singer for Northern Lights, the
progressive bluegrass group that took the bluegrass world by storm in the 1980s. He was invited by
Gene White, Jr. (fiddle) to form the group in 2001 along with Paul Miller (vocals, guitar), Steve Light
(banjo, Dobro, guitar, vocals) and other notable musicians to do a one-time performance to a packedhouse
on New Year’s Eve. The band’s chemistry and the music’s broad appeal was powerful beyond
anyone’s expectations, and the group continued to perform, with Colby Crehan (female lead vocalist)
and Kirk Lord (upright bass) joining the BGP in 2007.
The group’s natural on-stage abilities sweep the audience off their feet with smooth, blissful vocal
work, seminal musicianship, and a camaraderie that few bands exhibit.
“a choir of top-notch vocalists…Just try to find a better group of singers.”
-Robert Resnik, Seven Days
“Whether your interests are sacred or secular, their music ripples with human emotion and imponderable mystery, beautifully evoking the plaintive pilgrim that wanders, yearning and hopeful, through the heart of American musical tradition.”
-The Boston Globe
"They infuse their sound with one part melancholy, two parts celebration, giving [their music] depth that's never heavy."
-Burlington Free Press
"This group is a force to be reckoned with onstage … their voices and harmonies can make you see the light, and tremble."
Members of the Bluegrass Gospel Project are:
Colby Crehan (lead and harmony vocals); Taylor Armerding (lead and harmony vocals, mandolin); Steve Light (banjo, Dobro, guitar, bass vocals); Kirk Lord (upright bass); Paul Miller (lead and harmony vocals, guitar); Gene White, Jr (fiddle, percussion).
The Bluegrass Gospel Project has released six full-length albums:
The Bluegrass Gospel Project (2002); On Our Way Home (2003); Wander On (2005)
Makes You Strong (2006); The Blue Morpho (2009); Shine (2012)
The group has appeared at hundreds of concert halls, festivals, and churches, including:
Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, MA • Infinity Hall, CT • Ossipee Valley Music Festival, ME • Norwood Concerts
on the Green, NY • Stone Soup Coffee House, RI • Caffe Lena, NY • Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival, VT
Lebanon Opera House, NH • First Night! Burlington, VT
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