North Carolina can once again be credited for producing great bluegrass. Hailing from just east of Charlotte, Deeper Shade of Blue is comprised of Jim Fraley (banjo/vocals), Jason Fraley (mandolin/vocals), Troy Pope (guitar/vocals), Frank Poindexter (dobro/vocals), and Scott Burgess (bass/vocals). The band has been together just over 19 years and has self-produced six albums. A quick search on YouTube will no doubt prove why this band has been a favorite in their home state for years. With their tight harmony singing, they’ve been lauded as a top notch vocal group and one that regional festivals have added to their lineup consistently.