Your hosts, “Circa Blue” is the perfect description of what the band represents. They are “about” bluegrass ... not completely traditional, not completely contemporary. They perform original material and adapt other songs using their own arrangements. Tight vocal harmonies, clean instrumentation, and creative arrangements keep audiences tapping their toes or dancing in their seats… good music is good music, regardless of its origin! Band founder Steve Harris plays guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals. Ryan Mullins on mandolin, Ashley Stewart on bass, Matt Hickman on banjo and Malia Furtado on fiddle complete the group.
IN 2016 the band released their third project, "Once Upon A Time" through label Orange Blossom Records. It was met with positive reviews and multiple radio chart action and the title cut "Once Upon A Time" charted at #11 on the Bluegrass Today Radio Charts.
"Once Upon A Time, the latest release from West Virginia’s Circa Blue on Orange Blossom Records, is without question their most ambitious and artistically successful recording to date... Once Upon A Time shows the steady growth of Circa Blue, marking their continuing claim to move into headliner status" - John Lawless Bluegrass Today