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Ragged Union is a six-piece, hard-driving bluegrass band, performing original tunes and off-the-beaten-path standards, with a focus on the duet singing of husband-and-wife pair Geoff and Christina Union. Award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, uptempo arrangements and edgy, outsider songwriting are the marks of their style. Influences include Red Allen, Danny Paisley, John Hartford, Danny Barnes, Alan Munde, Jesse McReynolds, and Vassar Clements, with a side of Texas and a healthy dose of the blues.
Geoff and Christina formed the band in the fall of 2013 after moving to Golden from Austin, Texas, and immediately began working the Front Range bluegrass scene, from Oskar Blues to Avogadro’s Number, Cervantes Other Side, Swallow Hill, and the Golden Clear Creek Concert Series. The band has also performed at several festivals including Bluegrass on the Arkansas (Salida) and the Kerrville Folk Festival (Kerrville, Texas). Future dates include the Groove Music and Arts Festival (Georgetown, Colorado), and the Estes Park Bluegrass Festival. The “Ragged Union Bluegrass Trio” will be traveling to England in October 2014 for short tour and appearance at the Lancaster Music Festival. Plans are being made for a Ragged Union debut album recording project in the fall.