The Basstree String Band help prove the point that roots music need not be confined to any particular place, however far from their origins it often appears. Attitude and affection are the most essential additives needed, and the ability of Jones, Hardy-Brownlie, and Burton to serve them up so well clearly underscores that assertion......Bluegrass Today
THE BASSTREE STRING BAND
Howard Burton is a sought after bluegrass banjo player, who has led banjo workshops at numerous UK festivals and at the Sore Fingers School in the Cotswolds, placed at the Galax Fiddlers Convention, and teaches banjo from his home in Norwich. Mark Jones is a flatpick guitarist, having studied the genre in the UK and East Tennessee whilst working at Steve Kaufman's Palace Theatre. Mark and Howard have played bluegrass together for over twenty-five years and also are part of the Dude Coopers, an established band active on the UK festival circuit since 2007. Asa Hardy-Brownlie is a talented multi-instrumentalist with a background in traditional American music and Gypsy Jazz. He performs bass duties as well as main and harmony vocals.