DOWNRIVER COLLECTIVE blurs the lines between traditional folk and progressive acoustic music, DRC draws on diverse backgrounds to create a sound that is both fresh and familiar. Following the lead of Virginia native John Gray and Floridian fiddler Bailey Warren, the DownRiver Collective has evolved from a three-piece folk group to a full-bodied string band with the added help of fellow Belmont University alumni. Connected by a love for bluegrass, Gray and Warren were drawn naturally to vocalist Ali Vance, mandolinist Rico Wallenda, and guitarist Jonny Therrien, who were all members of the same college ensemble. In the harbor of the classroom, the DownRiver Collective began to take shape.
Bluegrass, Folk, Americana
John Gray (banjo, guitar, BGVs)
Bailey Warren (fiddle, BGVs)
Ali Vance (lead vocal)
Rico Wallenda (mandolin)
Jonny Therrien (acoustic guitar, dobro)