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Ragged Union

Welcome to the quickly-evolving world of Ragged Union. Formed in late 2013 in Colorado, the band has performed at renowned festivals and events across the US and in the UK, with the music based around the singing and songwriting of husband and wife Geoff and Christina Union, in a modern bluegrass setting. Since the beginning of winter 2017, the band has been going through a period of transition, as it became more and more apparent that both parents touring was becoming too difficult on the Union’s young daughter. Christina has stepped down from the band as a full time member, and is pursuing her own projects locally. Meanwhile, into the gap comes Benny Galloway, whose songs have been recorded and covered by the likes of Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous String Dusters, Greensky Bluegrass, and Drew Emmitt. Benny will be joining the band as upright bassist and will be lending his songs and singing to a new collaborative sound that will continue the ‘songwriter bluegrass’ approach that Ragged Union has become known for since its inception, with Union and Galloway sharing the singing and the songwriting, and the amazingly talented Jordan Ramsey, Justin Hoffenberg, and Chris Elliott bringing the sound to life on mandolin, fiddle and banjo. This is all just now getting off the ground, and everyone is looking forward to making it and exciting reality, doing some recording, and putting on some fantastic shows. 2018 should be really interesting….!

More about Ragged Union:
They might call themselves Ragged Union, but there’s nothing ragged about the bluegrass produced by this Boulder, Colorado-based band of accomplished players. (click here to continue...)

More about Benny Galloway:
Benny “Burle” Galloway has been one of the best-kept musical secrets in the country. His songs sound like they are a hundred years old, yet connect with the listener on a level that few songwriters achieve. (click here to continue...)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Festival Appearances:

Northwest String Summit • John Hartford Memorial Festival • Musicport Festival (UK) • Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest and Festival • IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass • Kerrville Folk Festival • Durango Meltdown • Darrington Bluegrass Festival • Shrewsbury Folk Festival (UK) Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival • UllrGrass • Mid Winter Bluegrass Festival • Far West Folk Alliance Official Showcase • SwampnGrass • High Mountain Hay Fever Mid Winter Bluegrass Festival •  Groovefest Utah • Keystone Bluegrass Festival • Bluegrass on the Arkansas • Banks of the Wabash Festival • YarmonyGrass • Evergreen Bluegrass Festival • UllrGrass • Crested Butte Arts Festival • Golden Fine Arts Festival • AvoGrass • Pallet Fest • Taste of Colorado

Discography

 

Click the links below to listen to the following albums:

TIME CAPTAIN - 2017 

HARD ROW TO HOE - 2015 

What They're Saying

‘A contender for the title of Colorado’s next great bluegrass band' - Centennial Sounds          

‘Ragged Union is a great example of a group that keeps refreshing that genre and Time Captain will appeal to old and new alike.’ - Shawn Underwood, Twangeville, 10.31.17

         ‘Authenticity, utter devotion to the music, its history & traditions, and sincerity are all qualities I look for in a band in this style, and Geoff & Co. have all of that and more!"   -Steve Henwood, The Bell Inn, Bath

‘Geoff Union's "Moonshine Boogie," witty and irresistible, is another kind of classic bluegrass, and among the most impressive new old-sounding songs I've heard in a while.’ - Jerome Clark, rambles.net 12.16.17

For a full listing of reviews, click here

Press photos


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Musicport Festival, Whitby, England, 10.23.16

Musicport Festival, Whitby, England, 10.23.16

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Gold Hill, Colorado

Wildflower Pavilion, Lyons, Colorado

Wildflower Pavilion, Lyons, Colorado

Videos

Run Rabbit Run, 10.23.16, Musicport, England

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Booking Contact:

Geoff Union
512-563-9821
geoffunion@gmail.com

 

Inquiries

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