The Fairland Bluegrass Band has been wowing audiences, and getting rave reviews state wide since the summer of 2008. With heartfelt ballads, to foot stomping fiddle and banjo tunes, the Fairland Bluegrass Band has taken their own blend of traditional, contemporary, and original bluegrass to some of the biggest festivals in Illinois and Wisconsin.
The Fairland Bluegrass Band is a five piece “Family” band that brings that good old fashioned, three part “Blood Blend” harmony. With Dan Rass, a forty year veteran in the Door County music scene, on mandolin, guitar and vocals, his wife Teri, on bass guitar and vocals, Calyn on banjo and vocals, Seventeen year old Hana Grace on fiddle and vocals, and last but certainly not least, Calyn’s husband, Neil Saindon on guitar and high tenor vocals.
The Fairland Bluegrass Band is a good fit in any venue, but is best suited in a concert setting, as the music is usually mixed with comedy, although, with young girls in the group, the comedy is clean and just plain fun. Also, Fairland is quite comfortable doing Bluegrass Gospel as well, so, a church setting is also very good.
I think Doyle Hurd said it best. Mr. Hurd is the promoter for the Threshermens Bluegrass Festival in Pontiac Ill. “ I want a festival that a Grandmother can take her young grandchild to without either one getting offended”. Well, that’s the kind of show that The Fairland Bluegrass Band puts on. Good music, good singing, and just plain good fun.