Welcome to the Sloughgrass band's home page

FOLLOW THIS LINK to see our now pretty old PBS TV special from Prairie Public TV produced by Barbara Gravel at the Fargo PBS studio, SLOUGHGRASS ON PBS or find the show on the Prairie Public TV web site under Prairie Musicians. Or the video should be at the bottom of this page!

"Move over Von Trapp's, here comes the Sloughgrass Family Band. Originating in Birchdale, MN, these eight family members can get the crowd off their seats with the band's rich blend of bluegrass, gospel, country, folk and Scandinavian music. The Sloughgrass Family Band not only has ventured through the Minnesota landscape, but has also performed overseas in Denmark." ---Kylee Seifert, High Plains Reader spring 2012 High Plains Reader

 Gary graduated from East Tennessee State University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Bluegrass, Country and Old-time music. Gary has had the opportunity to play with bluegrass greats such as Doyle Lawson, Ricky Skaggs, Tim Stafford and others besides touring with Adam Steffey, Ronnie Steward, Keith Garret and Harold Nixon in the Boxcars for 2 years.  In 2018 Gary was the co-founder of a new band The Highland Travelers. 

In 2013, Holger was lucky to be chosen by Rob Ickes to receive a scholarship to attend Reso-Summit in Nashville in November. Check out the write-up here http://bluegrasstoday.com/resosummit-announces-2013-scholarship-winner/ . It was a great weekend and Holger says he learned a lot from all of the instructors http://www.holgerolesen.com . Holger also plays with the award winning bluegrass band Porcupine Creek (check out their TV specials here http://www.pbs.org/video/2365649202/) and collaborates in a duo called Hooker & Holger, find them on facebook. Holger started college at East Tennessee State University in the fall of 2017 and will pursue degrees both in Engineering Technology and in Bluegrass, Country and Old Time Music. He is excited to be playing with a variety of bands there and www.continentaldrive.us 

Check out our Sloughgrass schedule and come on out and join us at one of our shows.

Several years ago Sloughgrass did an interview with Mark Johnson from radionorthland.org Pioneer 90.1 FM when we played at Kezar music in Thief River Falls on January 30th, 2011. It is featured on Ampers.org. CHECK it out if you like ! Sloughgrass Family Band | AMPERS

Join us on Facebook.com if you would like to see what we are up to.

Check out this video by mrbluegrassJIM on YouTube from when we performed at the Cabin Fever Festival in Duluth, MN on March 26th a few years ago. We were the first video he ever published Sloughgrass band.

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A special thank you to Joe Soucheray and the gang on the Garage Logic show at http://1500espn.com/shows/garagelogic for hosting us on Friday, August 28th, 2009 and again at the 2010 & 2012 State Fair.

"The family band has long played a prominent role in the origins and
development of bluegrass music, and that tradition continues to this
day. We see family bands perform in every state at every festival. One
of the finest and most entertaining family bands can be found right here
in Minnesota--Sloughgrass. Their variety, musicianship and infectious
enthusiasm always leaves the audience smiling and wanting more, and
that, after all, is what's it's all about. Go and see them if you get a
chance!" --- Art Blackburn, Monroe Crossing


Thank you so much for visiting our web site !


MBOTMA August festival

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El Rancho Mañana, , 27302 Ranch Road, Richmond, MN 56368

Join us at the family Area for our Absolute Beginner workshop and try the different bluegrass instruments. We will teach you Shortening Bread and do a jam after one hour. This is the 40th Anniversary of MBOTMA

World Ploughing Competition

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Lake of the Woods County

We will be part of the musical entertainment at this exciting Worldwide event. Last years event was in Austria and the year before in Kenya.