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What we breathe in another breathed out, and what we breathe out another will breathe in.  We've  written a new composition portraying this fundamental exchange of life. “We call the piece ‘Respiration: The Breath of Life and the Life of Breath,” says Graminy’s mandolinist, Mike Bell. ...

Graminy has a new violist, Jen Clare Paulson! It was fabulous playing with Shauncey Ali for all those eight years, and he will always be a Graminoid.  But we're all grooving on Jen's energy, creativity, and outstanding musicianship.  Read about her here. ...

We are really looking forward to the release soon (maybe by the end of the summer) of a live album that we recorded at Madison's Brink Lounge in January of 2018. Watch for it! It's not titled yet, and we are still working on the...

What a night! Graminy won Classical Album of the Year and Classical Song of the Year at the annual MAMA (Madison Area Music Association) awards last night! For our 2015 album Dance of the Plants, and for Song for Kacy, one of the tracks on the...

Our 2015 album Dance of the Plants has been nominated for Album of the Year and for Classical Song of the Year (Song for Kacy, written by our fiddler and violist Shauncey Ali) in the MAMAs!  Help us win and vote for us by May...

Performing "Goodbye Pete" at the Stoughton Opera House, Feb 26, 2016. And a group selfie in the morning in Granton, WI, Feb 28, 2016. ...

Graminy now offers workshops when we come to your area. Choose among these: String Improv, Fiddle, Guitar, and Tune Writing. STRING IMPROV WORKSHOP Offered for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass players. Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Mary Gaines (cello) and Chris Wagoner (violin) have been improvising string players for over three...

Well, we've finally gone and done it -- finished our third album, Dance of the Plants. It's a collection of Graminy tunes more on the grassy side of class-grass.  We're really pleased with how it turned out! Right now the album is only available at our live...

Madison Magazine wrote a nice piece about our up-coming performance at Fermentation Fest....

We win the MAMA Awards for "Classical Album of the Year" and "Classical Song of the Year" for our 2013 album "Germinations: a Bluegrass Symphony in D" and for "March of the Cranes," one of the tracks on the album. We've posted a nice long...