About the Band
The Mountain Grass Unit consists of three Birmingham teenage pickers, Drury Anderson (mandolin and vocals), Luke Black (acoustic guitar and banjo), and Sam Wilson (upright bass). The Mountain Grass Unit has played music festivals, private functions and multiple music venues, playing bluegrass tunes and adding a bluegrass touch to country, jazz, funk, rock, and even metal. They have opened for bands such as The Sam Bush Band and Kingfish. The fast pace picking and acoustic touch makes MGU unique. With the addition of Luke Black and Sam Wilson on harmonies, The Mountain Grass Unit has established the firm foundation to take on not only the vocal harmonies of traditional bluegrass tunes, but also the freedom to adapt songs from various genres to an all-acoustic format. Aside from their original songs, all three are equally comfortable restyling a Tony Rice number, a classic Grateful Dead tune or covering contemporary acoustic masters like Billy Strings. The youthful exuberance and energy they bring to the stage is always remarkable. Their competency at what they do was best described by Birmingham music promoter Steve Masterson when the boys performed at his Acoustic Café festival: “They don’t just play good for their age, they play good. Period”. Sam, Luke and Drury are excited to share with their audiences this new and exciting musical chapter.
Upcoming Gigs and Events
4/1/23: Mental Awakening Fest- Atlanta, GA
7/27-28/23: FloydFest- Floyd, VA
What People Say
“It seems like it just falls out of the sky for them, but it doesn’t… You can tell they eat, sleep and breath what they’re doing…”– Allen Tolbert: Bluegrass Musician
Mountain Brook Magazine January/February 2020
“Places I’ve Been” is an eight-track album that underlines the ideas of bluegrass, jam band, jazz, metal, and funk into one piece of work. Click here to listen now.
Want to see more?
Check out The Mountain Grass Unit live at Red Light Cafe on 7/19/22