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Sprig of That

“The trio synthesizes various styles in service of music that…honors melody as much as it does the shifting rhythms and deep harmonic structures they’re adept at creating.” – Edd Hurt, Live for Live Music

Sprig of that is cultivating a genre-jumping string sound with violin, guitar, and tabla. The young band is exploring new tonal terrain.” Greg Cahill, Strings Magazine

Sprig of That is a tabla, fiddle, and guitar trio playing a hearty Midwest-raised and globally-inspired acoustic stew of original music. Drawing inspiration from the work of cross-genre pioneers like Zakir Hussain, Chris Thile and Béla Fleck, Krissy Bergmark, (tabla) Ilan Blanck (guitar), and Isabel Dammann (violin) play music that is booth steeped in tradition and thoroughly modern. In February 2023, they released bloom, their full-length, all-original debut album, produced by Wes Corbett (Sam Bush Band, Joy Kill Sorrow), engineered/mixed by Dave Sinko (Punch Brothers, Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer) and recorded at Nashville’s legendary Sound Emporium studios over the course of a week in December 2021.

Formed in Minneapolis, MN in 2018, the group has spent the last five years making a name for themselves across the country: playing historic venues from Seattle’s Tractor Tavern and Minneapolis’ Cedar Cultural Center to NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall, sharing the stage with artists like Charlie Parr and Emilia Amper, and collaborating with organizations like Carnegie Hall and Minnesota Public Radio to give workshops at schools across the country. In 2021, they released “Eight Threads,” a cross-genre collaboration comprising eight compositions written for the trio by eight very different Twin Cities-based music makers with an accompanying eight episode podcast.


Sep 21 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Rapids Brewing Company
214 N Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744