The Plate Scrapers
“They make a classic bluegrass sound that’s not afraid to go somewhere new.” —Appalachian Jamwich
Born from the tradition of bluegrass jams & potlucks, THE PLATE SCRAPERS — Derek Kretzer (banjo), Andrew Jordan (guitar), Robbie Mann (fiddle), Jody Mosser (dobro), and Kevin Johnson (bass) — have been putting in the work and showcasing their love for the genre since 2014. They’ve since released 3 studio albums, 3 live albums, and have toured relentlessly up and down the east coast and into the midwest.
In 2019, they won the Podunk Bluegrass Telefunken Band Contest. They have been featured on WAMU Bluegrass Country Radio, performed as an IBMA Official Showcase artist, and their latest release, “Destination Horizon” (2020) debuted at #9 on the Bluegrass Album Billboard charts with rave reviews from Bluegrass Today.
As a progressively-minded bluegrass band that strives to maintain a healthy equilibrium between their diverse musical backgrounds and traditional Appalachian sounds, they’ve wowed audiences across the entire spectrum, truly feeling at home on any stage.
They’ve provided direct support for bluegrass legends such as The Seldom Scene, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and Larry Keel. On the other side of that coin, they aren’t afraid to get weird at a late night festival slot and have become well known for their tastefully balanced and refreshingly diverse songwriting.
Catch their live show and you’ll be sure to receive a full helping of hard-driving bluegrass favorites and heart-wrenching country ballads!