These guys are the apostles of hillbilly boogie
— The Washington Post
From fiery barn burners to heartbroken ballads, this talented string quartet is celebrating the region’s rich bluegrass history, carrying the torch for the Old-Line legends who came before.
— Baltimore Magazine
Many of today’s bluegrass bands have players that have listened to music other than bluegrass, but these influences show themselves in the tunes being converted to bluegrass tunes. The High & Wides weave their influences directly into the fabric of the music.
— No Depression
When you sound this good, there’s no need for gimmicks... Still, there is that undeniable locomotive drive, the “brother harmony” shared by Dykeman and Guthridge, and a dash of lyrical heartache, for good measure.
— Shore Monthly Magazine
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The High & Wides, like the large-haul trains for which the band is named, project a big, driving sound—mountain musical traditions re-imagined for a new century. Formed on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 2015, they write music about arson and hourly motels, dystopian love songs, and ballads of violent history.

The High & Wides draw from their members' extensive backgrounds in bluegrass and take the music to a place all their own, recalling an era when old-time, rockabilly, and proto-rock'n'roll coexisted in a murky soup of hillbilly string band music.

Following the Billboard bluegrass top-ten debut success of their 2018 recording, Lifted, The High & Wides will release their follow-up album, Seven True Stories, on December 13th, 2019.

Members include Marc Dykeman (guitar, vocals), Sam Guthridge (banjo, mandolin, vocals), Nate Grower (fiddle), and Mike Buccino (bass).