Pert Near Sandstone


  • From Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Formed in 2004 along the sandstone bluffs of St. Paul, Minnesota by Justin Bruhn (bass), Kevin Kniebel (banjo), J Lenz (guitar), and Nate Sipe (mandolin, steel guitar, fiddle). Also in the band: Chris Forsberg (fiddle), Matt Cartier (percussion). Ryan Young (of Trampled by Turtles) was an original member.
  • They play a blend of bluegrass and string band music influenced by metal, electronic, rock, reggae and more.
  • They have performed with Steve Martin, the Flaming Lips, Trampled By Turtles, the Del McCoury Band, the Yonder Mountain String Band, Sam Bush and others.
  • 2023, released Waiting Days, their eighth studio album (no label).