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Welcome


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Welcome


Photo by Alex C. Tenser

Photo by Alex C. Tenser

Artwork from our album, "Those Green Shores" by Richmond artist Duncan Robertson.

Artwork from our album, "Those Green Shores" by Richmond artist Duncan Robertson.

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What's Up.


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What's Up.


What's Up.

Summer is coming...

Look for Sturgeon City at your favorite venues around the Richmond area. We continue to shed away, honing new material for a eventual EP, or possibly full length album. Check out some of the new tunes on our Soundcloud page, or come to a show! Hope to see you soon!

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About


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About


About the Band...

Sturgeon City is a wild brew of stringband music from Richmond, Virginia. The quintet crafts thoughtful original tunes that both honor Appalachian tradition, and venture beyond its ridgelines. The band tries to convey a sense of place in its songs-- from the summit of Seneca Rocks, West Virginia to the rapids of Richmond’s James River. Each band member brings a unique voice that is expressed in Sturgeon City's original music and their interpretations of classic tunes. The sum of their contributions is much greater than their value individually. Synergy baby.
Those Green Shores is Sturgeon CIty’s first full-length effort. The album features 12 original tunes which draw on Virginia's rich musical traditions while committing to the ethos of write-what-you-know.  No, you won't hear songs about pickup trucks, or moonshine stills; Sturgeon City pens stories of epic rock climbs, nights under the stars, rivers, and chemical spills. All of this while creating a musical texture equal parts tradition and innovation.

Sturgeon City is...

Percy True Blackburn IV: guitar, vocals

Zachary Hudgins: upright bass, vocals

David Kuo: guitar

John Michael Nobile: mandolin, vocals

Nick Harlow- banjo

 

 

 

Sturgeon City has shared the stage with great acts such as...

Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Locust Honey Stringband, The Hot Seats, the Hackensaw Boys, Cabinet, The Green Boys, The River City Band, Jackass Flats, Folk Soul Revival, East of Afton, James Justin and Co., and many more...

 

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Photos


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If you happen to snap a shot, or video at one of our shows, send it to our email: sturgeoncitymusic@gmail.com. We'd love to post it up on our wall.

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Photos


Share With Us.

If you happen to snap a shot, or video at one of our shows, send it to our email: sturgeoncitymusic@gmail.com. We'd love to post it up on our wall.


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Press


The latest Sturgeon City news.

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The latest Sturgeon City news.

From Ashly Covington of Covington Portraits...

Jackass Flats, Sturgeon City and Tarrant rock The Broadberry.

"On this night,  on the big stage in the back, their set got a whole lot louder, more rambunctious and rocking."

Thank you Ashly for the kind words.  Check out the full write-up here.


From Sounds of RVA's Top 50 Albums of 2013...

"35. Sturgeon City - Stories to Tell EP

This string band’s tight 5-song EP brings some serious Shenandoah Valley swagger to traditional bluegrass."

 

http://soundsofrva.org/post/72454788800/top-50-rva-albums-in-2013


 

From Sounds of RVA...

"Sturgeon City is a newish bluegrass band who has just released an EP called Stories to Tell. With a mix of traditional bluegrass, Americana, and newgrass, Sturgeon City is a great addition to our roots community. The EP was recorded at Minimum Wage Studios with Lance Koehler, and it includes a Gillian Welch cover ("The Way it Goes") and a traditional old-time tune ("Cold Frosty Morn'"). Make sure you sample "Ain't a Damn Thing" for a frustrated narrative with swift and fluid grass pickin."

 

http://rvamag.com/articles/full/21279/sounds-of-rva-presents-on-the-horizon-june-2013


 

From Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Online...

"Sturgeon City recently shared the stage with another one of my favorite Virginia bands, James Justin & Co., in Richmond. Bailey Horsley, banjo player for JJ&Co., reached out to me after the show, telling me that the guys were awful nice and awesome pickers, too. That bodes well for Sturgeon City; it’s tough to root against a band of nice pickers.

Sturgeon City will be part of another sweet bluegrass bill this weekend when they join Larry Keel & Natural Bridge at The Southern Café & Music Hall in Charlottesville."

http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/trail-mix/sturgeon-city-band-nice-pickers/