Christina Union Geoff Union Jay Allen Jordan Ramsey Pat Hoeper
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Ragged Union is Geoff Union’s traditional-minded bluegrass band – “powerful drive meets outsider songwriting”. Centered around Union’s flatpicking, singing and songwriting, this project represents his take on the colorful bluegrass tradition. His many influences include the singing of Danny Paisley, the songwriting of John Hartford, the sensibility and style of Norman Blake, and the intensity of 1980s Tony Rice Band.
The Colorado-based band also features Jordan Ramsey on mandolin, Shaun Nicklin on banjo, Jay Allen on upright bass, and Christina Union on tenor and lead vocal.
Geoff has developed a vast repertoire of originals and off-the-beaten-path bluegrass standards, from the Two High String Band albums, to Cold as Steel, and all the weekly gigs that went down in Austin from the past few years with the Bluegrass Outfit. Ragged Union performs in a signature rough-polished, "ragged" style; a combination of a hard driving rhythm, southern vocals, and top-tier picking.
The project is new to the Front Range, with shows scheduled throughout the spring of 2014, and plans for a new album for later this year.