Blackberry Bushes live on The Folk Tree October 18th

Oct 21, 2015

The Blackberry Bushes with IPR's Karen Impola.
Credit IPR/Phil Maass

Based out of Seattle, Washington, The Blackberry Bushes Stringband mix equal parts tradition and innovation, with the twang and instrumental chops of bluegrass and 21st-century sensibility to their original songs. Fiddler Jakob Breitbach (a Dubuque native) and singer-songwriter and guitarist Jes Raymond form the core of the band, with Daniel Ullom on mandolin, Forrest Marowitz on bass, and newest member Alex Genova on banjo. They paid a visit to IPR’s Cedar Falls studios during The Folk Tree on Sunday, Oct. 18, to play some songs from their latest album, Three Red Feathers, and talk with host Karen Impola.  For more information about their gigs or recordings, visit