Pretend Friend

Shows at the Purple Fiddle

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Pretend Friend is tight, right, genre-defying progressive bluegrass out of Wichita, Kansas and has released new music and toured since 2017. Pretend Friend sounds like the quick-pickin’ offspring of Robert Plant and the Stanley Brothers, and their performances are loaded with improv jams and harmonies.

“Pretend Friend respects tradition and its musical heritage while consistently breaking new ground. The combination of expert writing and outstanding musicianship places the band in rarified company—one of those bands that wows fellow musicians with its acumen and leaves everyone tapping their toes and singing along to songs that seem to have always been.” – Jedd Beaudoin | Host/Producer of Strange Currency
KMUW (NPR), Wichita, KS