Hello Music Lovers!
Jerks of Grass are a high-energy bluegrass quartet from Portland, ME. Gathered around one microphone in the traditional style, with one foot in traditional and the other in progressive roots music, over the past decade New Englandís own Jerks of Grass have become a formidable purveyor of their own brand of bluegrass music.
Recorded by engineer/producer Jonathan Wyman (Rustic Overtones, As Fast As, 6gig), and mastered at the famed Gateway Mastering Studios with Grammy award-winning engineer Adam Ayan, Come On Home is receiving excellent music reviews from Guitar Junky! Recorded live in one room with no overdubs and staying true to the band's live show, the album features mix of original songs including the title track "Come On Home", old bluegrass standards and high-energy newgrass instrumentals. more
Priding themselves on tight arrangements, stellar musicianship, and an ability to delight even the most suspicious of audiences, itís no surprise that the Jerks have remained one of the area's busiest acts for over ten years.
Voted Portland's Best Roots/Acoustic act seven times, they are tireless performers, having played over 1200 shows throughout New England.
They can be found as supporting acts for legends like Dr. Ralph Stanley & his Clinch Mountain Boys, performing at festivals, colleges and events near and far:
These folks live to play live!
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Download a video clip from our recent live apperance on WCSH 6 tv's "207"

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"Thank you so much for presenting such a rousing, melodious and thoroughly professional concert last Saturday night. I absolutely love your approach to bluegrass music, and as you know, that seemed to be true of the whole audience. As I mentioned to a couple of you, I don't think I've ever seen an audience rise for a standing ovation with greater uniformity and spontaniety. I hope you'll keep a couple of Saturday evenings open next summer so the possibility of a return visit will exist."
"I don't even like bluegrass - but you guys are great!" - Random Fan
"Bluegrass music is perfect while drinking a cup of coffee in the afternoon. You guys nailed it!" - Bern Smith
Photography: Matthew Robbins -+- Site Design: Jason Phelps -+- Email: jerksofgrass@yahoo.com