The foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, also known as “The Leatherstocking Region” is home to Floodwood, the northeast’s newest progressive string band. While the band is merely a year old, there is already a huge buzz around this band as they’ve been tearing up festivals, PACS, & clubs on the east coast with their original brand of newgrass.
Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico not only play together in moe., one of the premier touring bands in the country, but they’ve also recorded & toured as the Americana group Al & The Transamericans for over a decade.
Likewise, Jason Barady spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Bluegrass group Wooden Spoon from Taos, until returning to his hometown in central, NY.
Nick Piccininni is a largely self-taught violinist, who learned his bluegrass chops the old fashioned way – in festival picking circles & bluegrass festivals. He’s been a professional banjo player & fiddler in high demand on the bluegrass circuit since the age of 13, & has toured w/ The Abrams Brothers, The Atkinsons, The Delaneys, & more.
Bass player, Zachary Fleitz is a Berklee Graduate & Hypnotic Clambake alumnus. Zach joined forces w. Wooden Spoon & has played w. J & Nick for the last few years.