Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band (CUBG), widely recognized as one of the most exciting young bands in acoustic music, plays a unique mix of Bluegrass, Dawg, Jazz and original modern acoustic music. Brothers Miles and Teo Quale are joined by bassist Andrew Osborn and guitarist John Gooding, outstanding young musicians of the vibrant California bluegrass scene. Nominated for the 2021 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Band Momentum Award and winners of the 2018 Pickin’ in the Pines Band Contest in Flagstaff AZ, CUBG is making waves in the world of bluegrass and acoustic music.
Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band has opened for prestigious bands, including Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives and David Grisman Bluegrass Experience. The band has played at venues such as IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Festival, CBA’s Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, and Arizona’s Pickin’ in the Pines. In 2019, the bluegrass band traveled throughout Finland on a 10-day tour, culminating at Kaustinen Folk Music Festival. In 2018, the band was featured on a TEDTalk with Nashville-based singer/songwriter Phoebe Hunt.
In 2018, the band released their eponymous album, Crying Uncle. And earlier in 2020, they released their sophomore album, Monroe Bridge. Monroe Bridge, which features guest artists fiddler Chad Manning and mandolinist Sharon Gilchrist, was produced by David Grisman Bluegrass Experience banjoist Keith Little and mastered at Berkeley’s Opus Studios. In 2021, the bluegrass band came out with an EP of mostly self-written tunes, Till I Dance Again with You, inspired by a year of quarantining during the pandemic.