“This band of brothers gives real meaning to the phrase ‘progressive bluegrass,’ bending genres while delivering a powerful mix of classical chops, blazing bluegrass, and rock and roll.” – Hal Real, Founder of World Cafe Live
The DePue Brothers Band encompasses a vivid blend of bluegrass, classical, and rock genres. Hailing from Bowling Green, Ohio, the brothers are the founders of the term “grassical music”, pioneering this style in the early 1990’s. Each of the four DePue brothers is a classical violin virtuoso in his own right, and brings rich and diverse talents to their sound. Though performing with the band is a family affair they joyfully fit in amongst their individual music careers — Each band member brings impressive credentials to the band, with drummer/manager, and nucleus.
Thanks to generous support from the Logan County Electric Coop and the Rotary Club of Bellefontaine the DePue Brothers will be offering outreach to local schools and the program will include a local ensemble of youth participating in select songs of the program.
As a family they have been making music together for almost 40 years. They were named “Musical Family of America” in 1989 by presidential decree, were the subject of a nationally televised PBS documentary in 1993, and Jason and younger brother Zach were featured in the film documentary Music From the Inside Out highlighting musicians in The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2005. Alex has performed on GRAMMY-nominated Steve Vai albums and appeared on the critically acclaimed concert DVD with Steve Vai in 2009. Their first album, Classical Grass, sold out of its first printing. Their next full band album, Weapons of Grass Construction was released in 2010, and their most recent CD, When It’s Christmas Time came out in 2013. A single release, “Sweet Georgia Brown”, came out in 2015. All are available on CD Baby, iTunes, and all the online stores affiliated with Tune Core.
From January through November their concerts are an exhilarating mix of classical, bluegrass, and rock/jazz from Copland to Van Halen. After Thanksgiving through December, their holiday show, A Magical Grassical Christmas, is a seasonal celebration of many holiday favorites.