Bio

The Mighty Pines are a fierce roots band making music inspired by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis. For the last five years they’ve been fashioning their distinctive heartland sound. The music is fresh: bluegrass meets acoustic soul and rock & roll. With their genre bending original songs the band bridges the gap between groove and grass, between country and funk, between blues and folk. The music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed, with soaring harmonies keeping it sweet through every song. 

The Pines formed in 2012 and since have released three albums, played hundreds of live shows and shared bills with such renowned acts as Greensky Bluegrass, Sam Bush, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Fruition, and many more in bars and concert halls across the country. This is a band that can rage a late night festival show or captivate an intimate listening room crowd. Their latest release, Lonesome Blues, establishes The Mighty Pines as a young, exciting force in grass-roots music--but there’s only way to truly experience this dynamic quartet: see them live.

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“The Mighty Pines took us to church with their soulful performance...Their fervent sounds evoke a sense of pride to be from the heart of the Midwest. They filled the eclectic and intimate venue with a hazy mix of bluegrass, folk, and rock tradition.” - Sound of StL 

“[Here] you'll find a talented young quartet engaged in the roots and rhythms of bluegrass but mixed with a more contemporary ear for harmony and production...Roots music fans should have a good time watching the group stretch out and cross some genre boundaries.” - The Riverfront Times 

“The Mighty Pines were conceived as another entry into the widening genre of bluegrass fusion, combining old-time American roots music with a wide variety of other genres. At times, that means a rock ‘n’ roll, jam band sound reminiscent of The Grateful Dead. At other times, it means including jazz, country or singer-songwriter influences to create a distinctly different aesthetic.” - Herald & Review

Band

Gerard Erker: Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals

Gerard Erker: Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals

John Hussung: Bass, Vocals

John Hussung: Bass, Vocals

Neil Salsich: Guitar, Vocals

Neil Salsich: Guitar, Vocals

Mike Murano: Drums

Mike Murano: Drums

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