• Dates: September 28, 2018
  • Venue: J.A.M Stage
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 12 W Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
  • Admission: Free


ShadowGrass is comprised of four young players whose paths have crossed to form a love for playing bluegrass music. The band includes Presley Barker (guitar), Kyser George (bass), Luke Morris (mandolin), and Clay Russell (banjo). All of the members are award winning youth musicians. Morris started as a JAM student and has also served as a JAM instructor in Galax, VA. ShadowGrass has had the privilege of playing at exciting venues, including Heartwood and The Crooked Road, The Blue Ridge Music Center, The Lincoln Theatre, The Historic Earle Theatre, and at festivals such as the National Folk Festival, MerleFest, HoustonFest, the Richmond Folk Festival, SPGBMA, and IBMA. They were honored to be chosen as a featured youth band for the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in 2016. ShadowGrass is proud to represent JAM and its commitment to teaching the next generation the music and heritage of the Appalachian area. If you want to hear more from them, stop by the IBMA Youth Stage in front of the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday afternoon, or head back to the J.A.M. Stage on Saturday evening!