Sugar Maple Concert Series: Nick Dumas and Branchline

610 North St.
Madison, WI 53704

One of the top emerging artists in bluegrass, Nick Dumas and his band Branchline bring an amazing bluegrass show to North Street Cabaret.

Nick grew up in Brier, Washington, and was introduced to bluegrass music at a very young age by his dobro-playing grandfather. He often listened to his grandfather’s country gospel band rehearse and was so inspired by the fiddle player that he started learning to play the violin in his school orchestra class when he was 12 years old. Nick soon began taking private fiddle lessons and then joined the family band The Three Generations, formed by his grandfather, his mother and his aunt.

After learning to play mandolin, guitar and banjo and to sing lead and harmony vocals, Nick became a co-founder of the popular Northwest-based bluegrass band Northern Departure. He soon became known as a highly respected mandolin player and singer in the region and co-founded another very popular bluegrass band called North Country Bluegrass, touring both regionally and nationally. In 2015, Nick was very pleased to relocate to become the new Special Consensus mandolin player. He made his Special C recording debut on the 2016 Compass Records band release “Long I Ride,” which received the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year Award for the tune “Fireball.”

Nick Dumas, mandolin
Jim VanCleve, fiddle
Rick Faris, guitar
Maddie Dalton, bass
Will McSeveney, banjo
Michael Kilby, dobro

Tickets available here