Four-member Dutch group Blue Grass Boogiemen
has been at the vanguard of Dutch roots music for at least twenty years. The Utrecht band plays an uptempo and festive variant of blue grass, a typically American genre that has its origins in Kentucky in the 1950s and is played acousticly on instruments like the banjo, guitar, mandoline, double bass, harmonica and violin. Their Dutch roots are no hindrance to international acclaim: even in the capitol of country music, Nashville, the Blue Grass Boogiemen are respected greatly. In the fall of 2013 they released their fourth album, Delivering The Grass
, but during concerts the band play more than just their own work. Blue Grass Boogiemen idolize Hank Williams and regularly play covers of his work and that of other icons of the American roots world.