Blue Summit

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On the first Wednesday of every month, Grateful Fred bring world class Americana, Roots and Acoustic music to The Atkinson. This month we welcome Blue Summit with support from Limerance and Stuart Todd.

The Club Night
7:30pm – Limerance
8:00pm – Blue Summit
8:40pm – Interval
9:00pm – Blue Summit

Blue Summit

California’s Blue Summit is an outstanding contemporary bluegrass and Americana quartet featuring young rising stars AJ Lee and Sullivan Tuttle, who before Blue Summit were members of “The Tuttles with AJ Lee” (alongside Sullivan’s elder sister, celebrated guitarist and singer/songwriter Molly Tuttle, who played in May last year at Grateful Fred’s). Now 20 and 22 respectively, in Blue Summit Lee and Tuttle and their talented bandmates Jesse Fichman and Chad Bowen combine virtuoso instrumental work with soaring vocals and sweet harmonies, bringing a fresh modern approach to bluegrass music. Formed in 2015, Blue Summit also takes in elements of western swing, soul, folk, jazz and pop/rock and was named 2018 Band of the Year by the Northern California Bluegrass Society (NCBS).

“The new face of bluegrass…has earned a national following with her gorgeous voice and winsome stage presence.” – San Francisco Chronicle

A powerful singer and gifted mandolinist, bandleader AJ (Aissa) Lee has been making waves on the acoustic scene for many years, performing with The Tuttles since the age of just ten! Now a maturing solo artist, songwriter and leader of this outstanding band, at 20 years of age she has already released two solo albums in addition to Blue Summit’s recent debut recording Sweet Company. Sullivan Tuttle is a flatpicking guitarist with a gargantuan talent, last seen in the UK alongside big sister Molly in 2016 as a member of family band The Tuttles. Known for his blazing guitar solos and his rich baritone voice, Sully is another rising star of the acoustic Americana scene. With the line-up completed by two more accomplished musicians, Jesse Fichman (guitar) and Chad Bowen (bass), Blue Summit has performed at gigs and festivals throughout California and across the USA. Summer 2019 will see them embark on their debut European tour.

This is a band not to be missed!

Support Act


We welcome the return to Grateful Fred’s of one of Liverpool’s most exciting young duo’s “Limerance” who have played twice before but who remain one of the most popular bands to have played for us.

If you haven’t’ heard the wonderful harmonies and songs of Jenny and Callum then you are in for a real treat. If you have then you know just how good they are going to be.

Support Act

Stuart Todd

Stuart is a singer-songwriter, musician and award-winning promoter, active on the Liverpool music scene.

Stuart also performed under the name Three Minute Hero, which fused raw social commentary with an eclectic mix of melodic material; elevating the classic three-minute pop song by giving it a subversive lyrical twist.

Stuart is a part-time promoter with Liverpool Acoustic and plays bass for the group Only Child. Stuart is currently in the studio recording some new material.

Your host for the evening will be Grateful Fred.

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