“Monroe SUN” is a Nashville based, roots music hybrid of bluegrass instrumentation and harmonies performed with a high-energy, rockabilly backbeat. Led by songwriter, Adam Pope, Monroe SUN performs original material mixed with fresh takes of many classic bluegrass and rockabilly tunes.
“Monroe” refers to the to the Father of Bluegrass- Bill Monroe. “SUN” refers to the unintentional impact Bill Monroe’s music had on the birth of rock n’ roll in Memphis at Sun Studio in 1954 when Elvis Presley recorded an uptempo version of Monroe’s original waltz staple “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” Elvis’ upbeat version became the flip side of his 1st record release that featured “That’s All Right.”
Monroe SUN captures that raw, magical energy from the Sun Records era, Bluegrass style, all while putting on a highly entertaining variety show featuring songs about faith, family, love, humor, a pig, and more!
Monroe SUN plans to go into the studio for a project in 2019!
Visit monroesun.com for more info!
Adam Pope (vocals, rhythm guitar)
Lisa Horngren (upright bass)
Preston Walden (banjo)
Nick Bryant (mandolin/guitar)