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I am an:
Indie Artist
Artist's or Band's Name
Old Salt Union
Age
29
City & State
belleville il
Country
us
Music Genre(s):
Newgrass, Bluegrass, Jamgrass
Bio:
Old Salt Union was formed in 2011 by long-time friends Dustin Eiskant (guitar/ lead vocal), Ryan Murphey (banjo), and Justin Wallace (mandolin/ piano). In May of 2012, Old Salt Union became complete with the addition of John Brighton (violin/ mandolin) and Jesse Farrar (bass). Each member of Old Salt Union fills multiple roles in the band by playing various instruments and contributing vocal harmonies. Amongst the five men in Old Salt Union, from ages 23-30, there is over 70 years of musical training and experience. This diversity allows for flexibility in composition and in live performances. The end result is a well-rounded high-energy sound, with obvious bluegrass roots.

John Brighton-Belleville, Il(age 27) began studying violin at the age of three. He has played violin and viola with many St. Louis and Metro East ensembles, including the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, and national acts such as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He also played violin in the band Escape for several years. John is currently attending SIUE for a degree in violin performance.

Jesse Farrar-Belleville, Il(age 23) began playing the bass at age 3.Soon to follow were the guitar and piano. He attended EIU for music performance. He has composed 2 full albums of solo music and now slaps away at the upright bass.

Ryan Murphey-Belleville, Il(age 30) began playing guitar at the age of seventeen. At twenty-eight he began playing harmonica and at twenty-nine started picking the banjo. He is primarily a self-taught musician who has played in other bands such as Autopilot and SunkenGardenJokers.

Dustin Eiskant-Belleville, Il(age 29) began playing guitar at age seventeen. He is self-taught who has played in other bands such as Autopilot and SunkenGardenJokers.

Justin Wallace-Belleville, Il(age 27) began playing drums at the age of nine. He then started playing guitar the age of 10. He has been writing and composing music since the age of 13. He played drums in the band Escape for 7 years and at the age of twenty one began playing piano and the mandolin

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At 3:59pm on May 1, 2013, Alice Evans said…

Hey Guys! Dig your stuff! 

At 3:48pm on April 5, 2013, Tivoli Skye said…

 Hey guys!

 Top New artist !  fantastic- excited to  hear & be with everyone in LA :) Have a safe trip.

 YAY!-

 Tivoli Skye 

 www.tivoliskye.com 

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At 12:01am on March 21, 2013, Tania Nicholson said…

Looking forward to hearing you play live in L.A.!  You have a great sound.  Illinois will be well represented there!

Tania <)))>/p>

At 12:42pm on March 6, 2013, The Honorifics said…

Beautiful music! Love the acoustic sounds!

At 10:01am on February 27, 2013, Tivoli Skye said…

There's a reason why you are #1 you guys are great !!!! Tivoli Skye!

At 9:59am on February 27, 2013, Tivoli Skye said…

I love your music - everything you do is moving. Great lyrics, beat, vocals, and energy. I hope to meet you - you guys have an amazing group ! Naturally I have been voting for you!

 Great story telling , harmony- This is where I stand !

 :)  Tivoli !

1 858 Tivoli1

www.tivoliskye

At 9:33am on February 12, 2013, Tivoli Skye said…

 Hey Guys I love you and your music- hope to  be there at the IMC  Awards- meet up then !!! 1 858 Tivoli 1  www.tivoliskye.com  You guys are amazing !!!

 Tivoli Skye

  www.tivoliskye.com

At 8:48pm on September 23, 2012, Anne Roos said…

Thank you for contacting me! Love your music, too! Wish I could sit in with your band and play.

At 4:01pm on September 9, 2012, Lisa Sniderman said…

Thanks kindly for coming by and the comment too on Love Proof! Enjoying your style, feel, wonderful bluegrass sound!! ♥ Aoede ♪♫ 

At 10:13am on September 8, 2012, taata ATP said…

hey, thanks for the request and nice comments! i liked your style and music. keep up the good music! love, taata

 
 
 

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