We've had a great start to the new year! Every January we get in the van for the "Anywhere but Minnesota Tour." It's always a fun experience and this year was no exception! It was great fun seeing our old friends and making so many new ones. This year we did two Bluegrass Cruises! If you want to "go cruising" with us next year (2018) please contact Danny Stewart and he will sign you up!
Monroe Crossing now begins 2017 with a brand new album! Our fifteenth CD has been completed! The collection is entitled Monroe Crossing Plays Classic Country and it's a bluegrass treatment of songs from the golden era of country music. We perform our renditions of songs from such artists as George Jones, Hank Williams, Ray Price, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. We had a lot of fun creating this project and we are excited for you to hear the results.
"Monroe Crossing has a long history of performing songs from styles of music other than bluegrass, and their latest project is sure to please both fans of bluegrass and classic country music. The band has created some clever and compelling arrangements of these wonderful songs from a great era in music, and the project features the outstanding pickin' and singin' we've come to expect from Monroe Crossing." -- Marty Scarbrough, KASU Program Director
A song from our new CD performed last January in Paragould, Arkansas!
A cut from last year's tour of Europe (May 2016). Thanks to our friend Dieter Stoll for this video.
Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada.
What they're saying about Monroe Crossing...
"For anyone who is looking for the best in bluegrass and the best in entertainment, I highly recommend Monroe Crossing. Thoroughly entertaining! One of the best!" — Dick Beckley, President, Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association
"Great vocals and harmonies, thoughtful arrangements and wonderful musicianship. This is great, live traditional bluegrass!" — Kevin Kerfoot, Bluegrass Music Profiles
"One of the most entertaining, crowd-pleasing acts in bluegrass." — Larry Kuhn, California Bluegrass Association
"This band understands and respects the musical principles laid down by Bill Monroe." — Louisville Music News
"Entertaining song selections, excellent musicianship and a contagious enthusiasm that will make bluegrass lovers out of any audience!" — Brenda Hough, CBA On The Web Reviews
"We had so many positive comments from our audience, wanting us to bring you back. Your harmonies were so tight and perfectly blended and your instrumentals were fantastic."— Vince Boudreau, Wood River Performing Arts Center, NE
Monroe Crossing is a member of the following organizations:
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame