berklee bluegrass boys 1990

“Live from the Grand Ole Opry, this is the Berklee Bluegrass Boys…”

  • The Berklee Bluegrass Boys were:
    Harris, fiddle and mandolin
    Dave Sollors, guitar
    Alex Raab, bass
    Porter McClister, banjo

I’ve found two recordings so far. One was a practice tape with songs repeated, and the other (August 9th, 1990) sounds more “finished.” I’m posting both of them here, finished tracks first.



Berklee Bluegrass Boys 1990


pitfalls: brooklyn bluegrass, january 24, 2001

I found these four recordings last night. Can anyone tell me anything about them? It sounds like a project demo. Is Harris playing all the instrument parts or are there other players? Who is the female singer? Help?

**Edit: Thank you, Freyja! I’m reposting your comment from below up here:

freyja balmer gallagher
August 29, 2008

Hey Mishka — this is a Pitfalls demo. I’m singing with Harris and playing bass, Juliana and Harris playing fiddle (Harris traded off fiddle and mandolin, Matt on Drums and Brad Shanks on guitar. It was recorded in my basement at 347 Grand St. in Brooklyn by Rob Viola.



Pitfalls: Brooklyn Bluegrass, January 24, 2001