About Grassland

Grassland Bluegrass Band prides itself in sticking to the traditions of bluegrass music introduced by Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, and others. The band enjoys introducing crowds to new and entertaining music with a traditional spin on them. It's members live in the Central and Northern Virginia regions and will play just about anywhere they are asked to play. Read more about the members below.

Jason Glisson
Mandolin, Vocals

Originally, from North Carolina, Jason got his start in bluegrass while jamming at a local bluegrass hot-spot on guitar. He studied music in college and taught guitar for 6 years. Jason eventually picked up the mandolin because "there were always so many guitar players and never enough mandolin players."

Influences:
Ricky Skaggs, Ronnie McCoury, Adam Steffey, Tim Obrien
Nick Dorosheff
Banjo, Vocals

Nick is originally form Herdon, VA. After living out in Montana with the Crow Indian Nation, Nick settled back in Northern Virginia and picked up the banjo.

Influences:
Earl Scruggs, JD Crowe, Bill Emerson
Kevin O'Connor
Guitar, Vocals

For 38 years Kevin has been tearing up the flattop guitar. Unlike some of the other members of Grassland, Kevin was led to bluegrass from Rock-and-Roll music. "I just listened to what the rock legends listened to. Then, I explored their influences. They all led to bluegrass." Kevin has added some great guitar breaks and lead runs to some of the Grassland standard tunes.

Influences:
Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Richard Bennett, Joe Pass
Carl White
Fiddle, Vocals

Born and raised in Madison County, Carl enjoys playing the bluegrass songs he's heard all his life. "Playing music is good for the mind, body and soul of a country boy. It's even good for those that drop by and listen." Carl has been playing the fiddle many years, and also plays a mean upright bass.

Influences:
Mark O'Connor, Earl Scruggs, Mike Hartgrove