Red Desert Ramblers
Bluegrass, Classic Country and Swing
The Red Desert Ramblers play Bluegrass, Classic Country and Swing music blending harmonies with smoking instrumental breaks.
The Salt Lake Tribune says “when it comes to locally produced bluegrass bands, it’s hard to do better.”
They have been honored by the International Bluegrass Music Association by being the first Utah Band (and Sharon is the first hammered dulcimer player) to EVER be hired for an IBMA performance and were the only bluegrass band featured at the Mountain West Conference of the Arts. Members have won several awards including Sharon as best Utah dulcimer player and Rick Martinez as best banjo player for IAMA.
They are a regional band with national recognition and members hail from Salt Lake, and Summit counties representing the best of Utah.
Regional/National festivals include International Bluegrass Music Association FanFest in Nashville; Darrington, Washington Bluegrass Festival; Pickin’ in the Pines (Arizona); Memorial Day Bluegrass Festival (Grand Junction, CO); Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Association Festival (Logandale); Bannock County Bluegrass Festival (Pocatello, Idaho), Portneuf River Bluegrass Festival (Lava Hot Springs, Idaho)—Bluegrass in the Barn (Nampa)—Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association (Cascade), Birch Creek Bluegrass Festival (Fountain Green, Utah), Red Rocks Bluegrass Festival (St. George, Utah), Windwalker Ranch Bluegrass Festival (Spring City, Utah) and more!