Music: Front Country plays bluegrass at the Green Frog

Front Country plays Sept. 16 at the Green Frog.
Front Country plays Sept. 16 at the Green Frog. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Acoustic band Front Country — Adam Roszkiewicz, Jacob Groopman, Jordan Klein, Leif Karlstrom, Melody Walker and Zach Sharpe — formed in 2011 to play a monthly gig with friends in San Francisco’s Mission District. Since then they have continued to expand their repertoire and push the boundaries of bluegrass on the national scene.

In 2012, they won the Rockygrass band competition in Colorado, and followed up in 2013 with a win at Telluride, becoming the third band in history to win both contests. Also in 2013, lead singer Melody Walker won the Chris Austin Songwriting competition at Merlefest, and mandolin player Adam Roszkiewicz was nominated for Grammy for his work with the Modern Mandolin Quartet on their album “Americana”.

The band plays from their new record, “Sake of the Sound,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.

Tickets are $12 advance, $15 day of show, at acoustictavern.com. More on the band: frontcountryband.com.