Monroe Crossing


  • From the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul), Minnesota.
  • Formed in 2000 by members of “The Pretty Good Bluegrass Band”, “Big Skyota” and “The Deadly Nightshade Family Singers.”
  • One of the few full-time bluegrass bands in Minnesota.
  • Members: Art Blackburn (guitar), Matt Thompson (mandolin), Graham Sones (banjo), Mark Anderson (bass), Lisa Fuglie (fiddle).
  • 2001, released Across the Blue Mountains album (no label).
  • 2002, released “Then Sings My Soul” album (no label).
  • 2003, won Best Female Vocalist, Best Guitar, Best Mandolin and Best Banjo from the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association at their 25th Anniversary Awards Banquet.
  • 2003, received the Minnesota Music Academy’s Bluegrass Album of the Year Award, and was one of only six artists statewide (and the first Bluegrass band EVER) to be nominated as Artist of the Year
  • 2007, released Live From Silver Dollar City album (no label).
  • 2007, inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2007, released The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass (Clarion) the first catholic mass to be recorded in a bluegrass style.
  • 2011, rleased their 11th album Plays the Music of Bill Monroe with band members Lisa Fuglie (fiddle), Matt Thompson (mandolin), Mark Anderson (bass), Benji Flaming (banjo) and Derek Johnson (guitar).
  • 2012, released Joy Joy Joy album (no label).
  • 2012, released “The Road Has No End” album (no label).
  • 2018, released their 15th album Monroe Crossing Plays Classic Country (no label).