Music on the Esplanade

Third Coast Bluegrass

Bluegrass

Wednesday, July 10
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Esplanade

Third Coast Bluegrass (TCB) is a band of longtime friends and musical cohorts with deep roots in the Great Lakes bluegrass scene going back to the 70s. Since their debut in June 2021, they’ve built a sizable following and a reputation as one of the top bluegrass bands in the Upper Midwest. The lineup speaks (and picks and sings) for itself. It features Marc Edelstein on bass and vocals, Ken Finkel on banjo and vocals, Peter Knupfer on fiddle, Don Stiernberg on mandolin and vocals, and Jerry Wicentowski on lead vocals and guitar.

TCB’s repertoire spans bluegrass classics, hidden gems, originals, and adaptations from amazing songwriters. The band highlights Jerry’s “true to the tradition” vocals, seamless trios, and masterful instrumentals. With world-class soloists Don and Peter stepping out front on the instrumentals with rock solid banjo from Ken, it’s as powerful as it is tasteful. Marc’s bass and Jerry’s rhythm guitar lay down the essential rhythmic foundation. As Don says, “Back to the roots of the hard grass with admired colleagues who are also great friends. What could be better?”