Gangstagrass brings high-energy music to Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center.

“Suppose, just suppose, you could take a little of everything that’s great about this country and distill it. The creativity, the ingenuity, the strength of the struggles of so many of its people — indigenous, enslaved, or otherwise. And then take that distilled energy and creativity and transform it to musical form. What would you say if I told you that it’s being done?” – R-SON the Voice of Reason, describing Gangstagrass.

Gangstagrass brings its unique style of bluegrass, hip-hop, and beyond to Orcas Center on Friday, Dec. 2. The group’s latest album No Time For Enemies climbed to #1 on the Billboard bluegrass chart. Americana Highways magazine proclaimed Emmy-nominated Gangstagrass “America’s Band” because they take so much of what’s amazing about this country — ingenuity, creativity, freedom, unity across differences, people’s individual strength and struggles — and distill it into a message of common ground in the form of original songs that have everyone up and dancing!

Taking full advantage of the improvisational aspects and virtues of both hip-hop and bluegrass, including frequent three-part harmonies, MCs Dolio the Sleuth and R-SON the Voice of Reason trade verses and freestyle alongside the unparalleled skills of fellow vocalists Dan Whitener on banjo, B.E. Farrow on fiddle, and Rench on guitar and beats.

Don’t miss your chance to see Gangstagrass live at Orcas Center. Can’t attend in person? Join us on the livestream by going to at 7 p.m. Masks are required in the theatre. Call 360-376-2281 ext 1, or visit the website for tickets and more information.