“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
This cover of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” shows Fireside Collective’s capability of taking a signature song from a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in a way that both honors the original and makes it their own. “It felt like this song spoke to the immediacy of the times after the pandemic. Even though it was composed decades ago, recalls lead singer Jesse Iaquinto. “We wanted to honor the original composition while taking the song into new bluegrass territory.”
Fireside Collective has been on a roll since emerging seven years ago from the fertile roots music scene of Asheville, North Carolina. The progressive bluegrass group draws on folk, blues, funk and a wide variety of bluegrass sounds to create a distinctive body of work that’s all their own.
KEY SELLING POINTS
- IBMA Momentum Band of the Year nomination in 2016
- Won the 2016 Band Contest at MerleFest
- Band members include Joe Cicero (guitar); Alex Genova (banjo); Jesse Iaquinto (mandolin); Tommy Maher (resonator guitar) and Carson White (upright bass)