Bob Guidebeck, Sven Gonstead, Ryan Olthouse, Ken Thiemann, Matt Sayles
“This music will guarantee circulation to the extremities”
--Jerry Florian, Founder of the Midsummer in the Northwoods Bluegrass Festival
Frostbitten Grass is the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s hot-blooded acoustic quintet that combines great live entertainment, originality, humor, and individual talent into their own unique style of bluegrass- influenced acoustic music.
Matthew Sayles (Guitar & Harmonica) and Ryan Olthouse (Mandolin), Sven Gonstead (Dobro & Guitar and Banjo), Ken Thiemann (Woodwinds, Guitar & Mandolin) and Bob Guidebeck (up-right Bass), combine brother style duets and four part harmonies to original music and traditional music with tunes & influences ranging from Early Bluegrass, Celtic, Country Blues, Contemporary Bluegrass, Acoustic Jazz, Swing, and Country.