Crying Uncle

Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band

FRIDAY, August 30, 2024
Back in 2019 a promising young band from California applied for our annual Showcase Competition. We were instantly impressed with their skills and showmanship. Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict kept them from performing here that year. Jump ahead to 2023 and the International Bluegrass Music Association World of Bluegrass, where they wowed the crowd at the Momentum Awards ceremony and walked away with Momentum Band of the Year!
Time to get them to Thomas Point Beach!
Widely recognized as one of the most exciting young bands in acoustic music, Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band plays a unique mix of bluegrass, Dawg (David Grisman music), jazz, and modern originals. Brothers Miles and Teo Quale are joined by bassist Andrew Osborn and 2023 National Flat Pick Guitar Champion Ian Ly, all outstanding young musicians of the vibrant California bluegrass scene. Founded in 2016 as a Duo band, Miles and Teo formed the bluegrass band in 2017 and since then, they have continued to make waves in the world of bluegrass and acoustic music. The bluegrass band was the recipient of the 2023 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Band of the Year award. The band was also honored to perform for the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame’s induction of their hero, David Grisman.