A collaboration of Dana and Avram (AJ) Frankel, Mission Blue delivers straight-ahead bluegrass featuring our special brand of harmony singing. A deep well of tradition informs Mission Blue’s sets – one can expect songs from the The Stanley Brothers, Larry Sparks, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Mac Martin and Red Allen, as well as bluegrass innovators such as J.D. Crowe and The New South, Hot Rize, Southern Blend and The Johnson Mountain Boys. We also salt each set with reinterpretations of older folk tunes and ballads - and original material. We are based in Northern California with a focus on regional venues and festivals in California and neighboring states. We typically perform as in a traditional 5-piece format, but also appear as a trio and duet, as requested.