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About Our Debut CD "Just Around The Bend"

“Exciting instrumentals and authentic vocals”
Simon Jones, First Hearing, UK

Blue Harvest’s debut CD opens with a crack of the fiddle and lets you know that you better buckle your seatbelt because this is going to be one rollicking ride. Led by ace fiddler Clarence Ferrari, Blue Harvest is a group of musicians who can stretch out in many different musical directions but who never feel the need to do so just for show. Whether tearing through classic material like “Raleigh & Spencer” or showing off their own songwriting skills, Blue Harvest’s disc is full of tasteful yet spirited playing. It’s a particular treat when the band hits its swinging stride on “Miss Molly” and “House of David Blues.”
Matt Winters - WKCR Radio Americana Music Director

Blue Harvest serves sunny music that stands on the crossroads of traditional Americana and Bluegrass, but the minute Clarence Ferrari starts to play, Blue Harvest can only then be likened to the dust bowl of Oklahoma. Fred Skellenger plays some impressive mandolin, along with Rick Snell on guitar. These performers give these compositions a true, organic feel, like the day they were first written. It’s pure perfection and magic.
Dig This Real Magazine

Contradicting the going wisdom that Old-Time Bluegrass is one long, tacit rejection of all things urban, this New York outfit finds room in the Big Apple for a heap of fiddles. They don't stint on bowlegged twang either, giving an Appalachian spirit to swing.

Call it Bluegrass, call it Old-Timey, call it Swing...whatever you call it, Blue Harvest will make your toes tap and your hips swing. This is real honest-to-goodness homespun music that everyone will enjoy.
Jeff Rusch - WNTI Radio Americana Music Director

About Our Live Appearances

Elgin Academy was very pleased to host the band, Blue Harvest. They entertained the entire student body, faculty, parents, and guests with a collection of Bluegrass, Country and Old Time music. Clarence Ferrari did a masterful job of describing the instruments and the different styles of music the band plays.

The members of the ensemble also conducted workshops for the students. We were especially pleased with their ability to relate to students of all ages and to make their artistry relevant to the particular music and fine arts topics that the students were studying.

Thank you Blue Harvest, for a marvelous day! We would recommend you to any school or other organization seeking to provide a top-quality program of music and cultural education.
John W. Cooper - Head of School, Elgin Academy

Blue Harvest was the hit of the (19th Annual Upper West Side Festival). We look forward to having you back next year!
Mort Berkowitz - Mort & Ray Productions

The style, musicianship, and energy displayed in Blue Harvest's live show is truly unique, and harks back to an era when musicians were also entertainers, with old-school bluegrass chops and a fresh, new approach.
Jennifer Davis - Assistant Manager/Booker, The Parkside Lounge

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