Jarvis Street Bluegrass

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

Jarvis Street Bluegrass is a Greenville-based quartet of pickers who formed out of a friendship forged in an English class at ECU.

Jesse Iaquinto, from Elmira, NY and Mark Romano, of Charlotte, developed a history of bluegrass music for Olivia Murray’s English 1200 class, and out of that experience, they began hosting jams and then performing in public.

Iaquinto, a senior philosophy major, plays mandolin; Romano, who plays banjo, is a junior majoring in science and math education. Also in the band is Chad Cowan, from Elmira, NY, who plays guitar, and English major Charlie McCanless, who plays bass. All four share singing duties.

Jarvis Street plays a variety of traditional bluegrass mixed with modern day favorites and originals. They also play bluegrass versions of Nirvana and Johnny Cash, and they enjoy extended jams on many of their songs, pushing them up to 12 minutes in length.

Tags: bluegrass, Concert, new grass, tradtional bluegrass