Solid Gold Stranger
Solid Gold Stranger is a six piece string band from Marin County, California. Formed in 2019, the group plays a unique blend of bluegrass, old time, and original progressive acoustic music. Listeners can expect tight, soaring harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and dynamic songcraft in every set. Amy Kassir is a fiddler and singer from Durham, North Carolina, whose keen melodic sense and dazzling facility on her instrument lands her at the front of the stage goin’ nuts more often than not. From The City of Action - Riverbank, California - Korey Kassir is a composer, singer, mandolinist, and fiddler with a proclivity for traditional rhythm and avant garde melody. Ashley Readel hails from Bakersfield, CA, and brings to the band a versatile dobro style that’s equal parts effervescent and driving. Guitarist and singer Joe Readel writes songs for the band about (among other things): dogs, loneliness, and the strange happenings in his hometown of Sonora, CA. Zach Norman is a bassist and singer from Novato, CA, whose propulsive-yet-sensitive approach to his instrument carries the band through its varied catalog. Originally from Canandaigua, NY, and now living in San Francisco, Tyler Stegall supplies the band with a bombastic three finger banjo style that’s both rooted in traditional bluegrass and forward-looking. Solid Gold Stranger is currently playing shows all over California and making the final touches on their debut full length album Closer to the Flame.