The Big Decisions

Matt Bruno: Mandolin, Vocals | Orion Boucher: Bass guitar, Vocals | Grant Newton: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Will Jaffe: Dobro, Vocals | Jason Weiss: Banjo, Vocals

Genre: Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Rock

RIYL: Sir Splended, the Grateful Dead, Flipside Burners, MohaviSoul, Tail Draggers, BanjoSlim & the SaltyDogs

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Inception: San Diego, 2011

Influences: Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Greensky Bluegrass, the Punch Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Townes Van Zandt, Grateful Dead


The Big Decisions honed their bluegrass chops busking around San Diego’s various neighborhoods, before playing regular shows at the Sycamore Den, 7 Grand, Suzie’s Organic Farm, Wild Willow Farm, and Ritual Tavern. The group includes Jason Weiss (Tail Draggers, BanjoSlim & the SaltyDogs, MohaviSoul), Matt Bruno (Sir Splendid), Orion Boucher (MohaviSoul), Grant Newton, and Will Jaffe.

The band released a self-titled EP.


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