Conceived and lead by Jeff “The Reverend” Mosier, Blueground Undergrass is an “eclectic, groove-based, bluegrass-laced mix of originals and cosmic Americana.” In their few years together, they’ve been branded pioneers of the newgrass revival.

The group blends bluegrass, swing, funk, country, jazz and folk to produce the “wall of twang” that has made them a crossover favorite in jam band circles and beyond.

While Blueground hasn’t been around that long, the band members certainly know their way around the scene.

Mosier co-founded the Aquarium Rescue Unit with Col. Bruce Hampton in the early ‘90s after he and brother Johnny (also a Blueground member) disbanded their Good Medicine group. Good Medicine had existed for more than 20 years and was a fixture on the Georgia club circuit.

The other guys have played with such diverse artists as John Popper, Derek Trucks, Darron Norwood, and John Berry.

Although decisively led by Mosier, he’s quick to point out that Blueground Undergrass “are a true band in the sense that all players matter in their contribution to the overall sound and power of our music.”

Their debut album, Barnyard Gone Wrong, was released in ‘98 and has just been followed this October with the release of their sophomore effort, NewGround.