Storytellers In Concert. Dec 2, 8:00 pm
This Show is SOLD OUT
We will maintain a waiting list for any tickets that become available: call the store at (626) 339-7020 during business hours to put your name on the list (12-7, M-F, 12-6 Sat)
The Fret House welcomes the fast-rising hippie bluegrass outlaws, The Storytellers.
The Storytellers is a prominent progressive bluegrass band that has established itself as a creative force in the Southern California roots music scene. They draw from the rich canon of traditional bluegrass, country blues, old time and folk music as a basis for inspired improvisations and intrepid vocal harmonies.
The band took just one year to go from busking on street corners of Los Angeles, to gracing stages of bars, taverns, regional fairs and music festivals throughout the state. Their strong musical chemistry allows them to bring soulful harmonies, delicate acoustic sensibilities, soaring grooves, tight rhythms, substantive storytelling, and their own bluegrassy magic to every stage they stand on.
Legendary folk music promoter Bob Stane, who mentored the band, stated: “The Storytellers are wonderful singers, and energetic, passionate players. We’re thrilled to have them spin their tales on our stage.”
The Bluegrass Standard wrote: “This outfit is as steeped in values of the past as they are keen on keeping things fresh for today’s listening ear.”
Bluegrass Today said: “The Storytellers seeks to bridge the gap between the traditional bluegrass and jamgrass worlds and have become known for their grassy covers of Grateful Dead songs.”
Founded in the Fall of 2017 as a duo, the complete band formed in February of 2018, performing more than 30 Los Angeles-area shows through the end of the year. This intensive schedule included defining performances at historic venues such as The Mint, Molly Malone’s, Coffee Gallery Backstage, and a spellbinding set at the Laurel Canyon Love Street Festival, sharing the bill with Micky Dolenz, Wilson Phillips and Chris Stills.
The Storytellers have performed at the June Lake Jam Fest, the Huck Finn Jubilee, the Prescott Bluegrass Festival, the Calico Bluegrass Festival, the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, as well as at numerous other regional fairs and festivals. The band performed a year-long residency at Treasure Island Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, and has earned residencies at several other distinguished venues. In 2023, the band became the first bluegrass-style band to perform on one of NAMM’s large stages.
The band consists of Scott Diehl (Guitar, Vocals), Lance Frantzich (Bass, Vocals), Tyler Emerson (Fiddle, Vocals) and Steve Stelmach (Washboard, Percussion).
Join us for a crisp December night filled with live music and fun at the Fret House Underground. All ticket-buyers will receive a FREE limited edition, hand-numbered concert poster created specifically for this event. The band will be pleased to sign this poster after the show.
Doors open at 7:30, the show starts at 8:00.
Tickets are $25