Welcome to Plaidgrass' website!



Welcome to Plaidgrass' new official website! Surf around.


PLAIDGRASS is an acoustic band that plays a unique mixture of traditional Irish instrumentals with a bluegrass improvisational blend. Although PLAIDGRASS is primarily an instrumental group, they are equally adept in vocal power. Band members’ vocal and songwriting skills have been acclaimed in magazines such as Music Row, Dirty Linen, Bluegrass Now, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Bluegrass Unlimited.


At the core of PLAIDGRASS sit multi-instrumentalist Tim May and and his wife, fiddler Gretchen Priest. The union of Gretchen's Irish and Old Time Music background and Tim's strong Bluegrass and Country roots formed a fresh and exciting musical expression that has others describing them as "New Traditionalists." When asked about their music, Gretchen said, "I'm a tune-hound. I like to work with an old tune and create an arrangement for the band and then let the rest of these excellent improvisational pickers take it to a new level."

New CD




You can now pick up a copy of our debut CD, "Plaidgrass", at the popular outlet for independent artists, CDBaby.com . Check out the site.

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