Hometown: Myrtle Beach
Members: Robert Steuer (mandolin and vocals), Jody Harrison (resonator slide guitar and vocals), Billy Wright (guitar, vocals, biscuits, and mayhem), Patrick O'leary (bass, vocals) and Rich Viso (banjo and vocals)
Sawgrass was formed in 1999 in Pawleys Island.
Founding members, Harrison and Steuer, are dedicated to creating an experience with original vibes. Emphasis is placed on incorporating the varied musical influences of all band members including traditional Bluegrass, Newgrass and Jamband styles.
From this musical soup emerges a unique edge that Sawgrass refers to as AcoustiLectric BlueGrass.
Over the years, Sawgrass has been the opening act for many great bands including Acoustic Syndicate, Leftover Salmon, Blueground Undergrass, Blueridge, Snake Oil Medicine Show, The Nashville Bluegrass Band and The Marshal Tucker Band and has been joined on-stage by Mark Bryan from Hootie and the Blowfish as well as Alan Bibey of Blueridge.