North Country Blue includes some of the best young bluegrass musicians in California – four young women whose ages range from just 12 to 14.  All of the girls have been 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 despite their young age.  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.