Thursday, June 29 @ 6:45pm Rackham Stage
Born out of a need for bluegrass in the Chelsea, Michigan, area, Thunderwüde became the supercharged answer to the call in 2014. Starring well known frontman Jason Dennie, Wesley Fritzemeier, and Tommy Reifel, this traditional bluegrass quartet of guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and upright bass has evolved into a tight-knit trio that can bounce between intricate original compositions, bluegrass standards, “funkgrass,” and current radio hits within the flick of a fiddle bow. With decades of collective touring behind them, Thunderwüde’s shows charm with impeccable songwriting, warm melodies, and vocal harmonies. You will be impressed by their seasoned instrumental chops and improvisation. Thunderwüde members have shared the bill with many notable artists, including Arlo Guthrie, Keb Mo, Sam Bush, David Wilcox, LeAnn Rimes, The Raconteurs, Sheryl Crowe, and Taj Mahal, to name a few. Additionally, they have played such notable folk venues as The Ark, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, World Cafe Live in Phillidelphia, The Bijou Theater, Big Top Chautauqua, and The Birchmere.