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Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express


About the band


The members of Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express were a bit surprised when Jimmy Sturr showed up
at one of their shows and praised the band for their vocal harmonies and tight arrangements of
popular bluegrass songs. Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express have been building up excitement with
their creative renditions of bluegrass, rock, and folk songs since their formation in 2015.

When lead vocalist and fiddle player Doctor Romo met bass player Mike Aiese and banjo player
Thomas Earl at a bluegrass jam in 2015 they quickly realized they had similar tastes in music and
decided to work on some bluegrass tunes. This quickly led to playing local venues. When Thomas Earl
left the band he was replaced by guitar virtuoso Matthew Lamborn who brought his vast repertoire of
songs to add to the band’s already rich cache of songs. Fans requested many other songs so the band
adapted their cache of songs to include Country, Folk, Cajun, and rock tunes all played with
“bluegrassy” roots.

From the unique blend of Dewey Balfa/Charlie Poole fiddle rifts to Vince Gill/Albert Lee guitar twangs
to Bill Monroe inspired bowed bass lines the trio’s vast experience and musical tastes show up loud
and clear. Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express has their sights on performing throughout the Hudson
Valley and their shows have not only a high level of excitement and fun but historical relevance one
can only appreciate live.