Urban Monroes
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  • Sink or Swim
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:18) [7.55 MB]
  • Little Maggie
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:57) [6.75 MB]
  • Old Joe Clark
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:56) [6.7 MB]
  • Secret Agent Man
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:56) [9.01 MB]
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:14) [5.12 MB]
  • When the Aspens Turn
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:20) [5.34 MB]
  • Fireball Mail
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (02:08) [4.87 MB]
  • Hole in My Heart
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:28) [10.24 MB]
  • On My Way
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:42) [6.16 MB]
  • Time of Your Life
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:01) [6.91 MB]
  • Never My Love
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:42) [6.2 MB]
  • White River
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:46) [8.63 MB]
  • William's Still Alive
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:31) [5.76 MB]
  • Do You Hear What I Hear
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:28) [5.66 MB]
  • Mr. Grinch
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:17) [5.21 MB]
Fashioned from the heart of tradition and infused with adrenaline, the Urban Monroes’ bluegrass style combines the skills of some of the Pacific Northwest's finest talent. Fast-paced and highly energetic, the band performs both original and traditional bluegrass with a style and delivery uniquely its own.

As individuals the Urban Monroes have earned songwriting awards, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and bluegrass instrument championships. They have been featured on the Emmy award winning PBS series Art Beat and their musical experiences have taken them around the world. Their songs and albums have appeared on Bluegrass radio charts nationally and internationally. As a band they have excited audiences from some of bluegrass’ biggest venues with a fully charged stage presence and an intricate delivery.

Bits and Pieces is a 15 song anthology of the band’s 4 prior CD releases. It rolls down a backwoods super highway on a tour of bluegrass’s rural roots and modern skylines, a stretch of road where old Joe Clark and Secret Agent Man merge from the same onramp. Their adroit arranging ability is fortified with a divine pairing of sublime voices and power picking. With a panoramic view through inspiring originals and a driving rootsy style unrelentingly their own, Bits and Pieces is a joy ride down the Appalachian Trail’s fast lane. The Urban Monroes put an added twist in every mile of the excursion, taking the most scenic route at every opportunity and seeking the adventure in every song.

Track List
1. Sink or Swim – Pavement and Pathways
2. Little Maggie - One Fret Makes A Difference
3. Old Joe Clark – One Fret Makes A Difference
4. Secret Agent Man – Pavement and Pathways
5. How Mountain Girls Can Love – One Fret Makes A Difference
6. When the Aspens - Pavement and Pathways
7. Fireball Mail - One Fret Makes A Difference
8. Hole in My Heart - Appaloosa Daydream
9. On My Way - Upcoming Album
10. Time of Your Life – Pavement and Pathways
11. Never My Love - Appaloosa Daydream
12. White River - One Fret Makes A Difference
13. William’s Still Alive - Upcoming Album
14. Do You Hear What I Hear – Playing in the Snow
15. Mr. Grinch - Playing in the Snow

Contact: urbanmonroes@hotmail.com
  • Members:
    Matt Gray, Fran Kent, Annie Staninec, Louanne Fugal
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  • Influences:
    Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, New Grass Revival, Infamous Stringdusters, Allison Krauss, Dale Ann Bradley, Cherryholmes, Edgar Meyer, Yo Yo Ma, Mark O'Conner
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/08/18 15:24:37
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