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The Scene Spotlight: Bridge County Bluegrass Band

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Lineup: Brad Long, mandolin and vocals; Jason Huntley, fiddle and vocals; Jerry Endicott, bass; Merv Spencer, guitar and vocals; and Steve Porter, banjo and vocals.

Year formed: 2005.

Style of music: Bluegrass.

Sounds a little like: Punch Brothers, Crooked Still, Sarah Jarosz, and the Grateful Dead.

Influences: Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Flatt and Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Del McCoury Band, the Grascals, J.D. Crowe & the New South, Nashville Bluegrass Band, and Tony Rice.

Favorite local venue: Outdoor festivals.

CDs/online releases: Lucky Haskins (released in 2007) and a new CD being recorded now.

Upcoming gigs: Kentuckians of Michigan in Romulus, Mich., on April 25; Liberty Center Ice Cream Social on June 22; and St. Clair Shores Music Festival in St. Clair, Mich., on Aug. 2.

Web site: bridgecountyband.com

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