North Country Blue (NCB) includes some of the best young bluegrass musicians in California – four young women whose ages range from just 13 to 14. All of the girls are stalwarts in the California Bluegrass Association’s “Kids on Bluegrass” program and Youth Academy, and they have several years of prior band experience among them. The young band has appeared at venues and festivals throughout California including but not limited to, The Strawberry Music Festival in spring 2018, the 43rd Annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, the 25th Annual Good Old Fashion Bluegrass Festival, the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, and The Side Door in Sacramento,. Band members represent the California Bluegrass Association for the “Kids on Bluegrass Program” at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. The band members come from all over Northern California – from Berkeley to the Sierra foothills to the Central Valley – and chose their name after it was dropped in their tip bucket as a suggestion at a street fair.