Urban Monroes will be joining Danny Barnes, Scott Law, Wayward Vessel and many other great artists as they perform at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival just 15 minutes east of Seattle, Washington on Oct 2nd, 2011. They will be appearing on the Salmon Hatchery Stage which is located near the actual salmon hatchery grounds along the river. Sponsored by Microsoft and the City of Issaquah Arts Commission, the band is part of an event expected to draw over 100,000 people with food, free activities, vendors, crafts, and the backdrop of the Cascade Mountains in addition to the live music. The Salmon Days Festival is in its 42nd year of music and celebration of returning salmon and the Urban Monroes are pleased to be a part of the 2011 lineup.
Salmon Days will be one of the last “outdoor” festivals of the season for the Urban Monroes, but the last few months have been as busy away from the stage as on it. During the summer, the band has been enjoying the successes of its most recent CD, Pavement and Pathways, which in June and July appeared on Powersource Magazine’s Top 35 Bluegrass chart with their latest single “You Don’t Have To Move That Mountain,” which was released on Poetman Record’s radio sampler. Tracks from Pavement and Pathways spent three consecutive weeks on the Roots Music Report National Top 50 Bluegrass chart as well as being on the Roots Music Report Chart in Washington state for all genres, where it continues to remain. The Urban Monroes are also currently enjoying the band’s presence on the Folk and Bluegrass DJ Org’s most played bands chart.
Fashioned from the heart of tradition and infused with adrenaline, the Urban Monroes’ bluegrass style combines the skills of some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest talent. Fast-paced and highly energetic, the band performs both original and traditional bluegrass with a style and delivery uniquely its own.
For more information please visit www.urbanmonroes.com