Full Cord

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2022 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition winners
2022 IBMA Momentum Band of The Year
Winner of WYCE’s 2019 Jammie Award for ‘Best Album by a New Artist for Choreomania
Winner of the 2021 ROMP band contest
Picked up by Dark Shadow Recording (Stephen Mougin) following our performance at ROMP
Selected for the 2021 IBMA Songwriter showcase for our song by Brian Oberlin – “Downtown”
Artist Feature in August 2021 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited
2022 IBMA Showcase artists
Hindsight released in May of 2021 in top 20 albums reported for airplay on Roots Music Report for over a year
Seen & Heard at: Hoxeyville, ROMP, IBMA Showcase band, Charlotte BG Fest, Milan BG Fest, Kendalville BG fest. Cervantes, Telluride, Podunk, Pagosa Folk N’ Bluegrass & more!

When it comes to movers and shakers in the bluegrass world, Full Cord is a super-group on the rise. After winning the prestigious 2022 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition inColorado, the Michigan-based group followed that with another much-coveted honor when the International Bluegrass Music Association named Full Cord its “Momentum Award Band of the Year.”While mandolinist Brian Oberlin notes the band’s music “is new and fresh to the ears of seasoned bluegrass fans,” the bluegrass traditions in Full Cord have deep roots.

The group’s members – Oberlin, guitarist Eric Langejans, bassist Todd Kirchner and fiddler Grant Flick – boast decades of musical artistry, with experience in popular performing bands from Michigan to Oregon. And with the recent addition of award-winning, Colorado-based banjoist Ricky Mier, Full Cord is poised to take the next step in its journey as a bluegrass
powerhouse: The band’s debut album on Nashville’s Dark Shadow Recordings is
set to drop in 2023.

Full Cord’s songwriting has reached a new “tipping point,” Manager Katie Kirchner suggests, enhanced by the group’s vast repertoire and robust experience in numerous band projects over the years. And Oberlin insists the band is “just hitting its stride” – ready to follow in the footsteps of fellow Michigan bluegrass icons Billy Strings and Greensky Bluegrass
as yet another star in the making.