Jay Allen Sanford 1 p.m., March 21
The Big Decisions
RIYL: Sir Splended, the Grateful Dead, Flipside Burners, MohaviSoul, Tail Draggers, BanjoSlim & the SaltyDogs
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.