Nick Dumas, Chris Luquette, and Andrew Knapp

May 30, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
601 Longstaff Street
Missoula, MT
$30 suggested

We finally succeeded in getting these superb pickers…..mark this date down.

Here’s the bio:

Nick Dumas – Nick grew up in Brier, Washington, and was introduced to bluegrass music at a very young age by his dobro-playing grandfather. He often listened to his grandfather’s country gospel band rehearse and was so inspired by the fiddle player that he started learning to play the violin in his school orchestra class when he was 12 years old. Nick soon began taking private fiddle lessons and then joined the family band The Three Generations. After learning to play mandolin, guitar and banjo and to sing lead and harmony vocals, Nick became a co-founder of the popular Northwest-based bluegrass bands Northern Departure and the North Country Bluegrass band! In 2015, Nick performed across the world with Chicago based Special Consensus. In his time with the band, they received three IBMA awards and a Grammy Nomination. In addition to playing with this trio, Nick also fronts his own touring band “Nick Dumas & Branchline” and has been signed by Nashville based Skyline Records, releasing his newest solo album “Details” in 2023.

Chris Luquette – Chris is one of the hardest working musicians from the Seattle music scene. Now living in New York City, Chris’ musicianship reflects the multitude of musical influences he turns to for inspiration. His acoustic guitar playing really stands out, but this virtuosic, multi-instrumentalist is equally at home playing mandolin, drums, bass, electric guitar, banjo, and Greek bouzouki! Chris spent 11 years as the guitar player for the fantastic Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen! They have seen the world in their travels and also received multiple IBMA awards and a Grammy Nomination as well! In addition, Chris was a founding member of Seattle-based, Northern Departure, and has found himself sitting in with Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Rob Ickes, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Kenny and Amanda Smith, The Boxcars, Yogi and The Yogini’s and many others.

Andrew Knapp – Andrew is truly one of the best bass players you will find in the region and beyond! He is also a talented singer. He currently plays with the fantastic Seattle-based bluegrass band, The Warren G. Hardings! Andrew makes a perfect match with Nick and Chris’ sound and adds a very important and fantastic role to the trio! Andrew has also been traveling on the road with “Nick Dumas & Branchline” playing at many top tier festivals and venues across the country.