Crying Uncle

Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band (CUBG), widely recognized as one of the most exciting young bands in acoustic music, plays a unique mix of Bluegrass, Dawg, Jazz and original modern acoustic music. Brothers Miles and Teo Quale are joined by bassist Andrew Osborn and guitarist John Gooding, outstanding young musicians of the vibrant California bluegrass scene. Winners of the 2018 Pickin’ in the Pines Band Contest in Flagstaff AZ, and selected by the International Bluegrass Music Association to perform at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in North Carolina, CUBG is making waves in the bluegrass and acoustic community.

Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band has opened for prestigious bands such as The Del McCoury Band and David Grisman Bluegrass Experience. The band has played at venues such as IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Festival, CBA’s Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, Pickin’ in the Pines and Strawberry Music Festival. In 2018, the band was featured on a TEDTalk with Nashville-based singer/songwriter Phoebe Hunt. In 2019, the bluegrass band traveled throughout Finland on a 10-day tour, culminating at Kaustinen Folk Music Festival.

In 2018, the band released their eponymous album, Crying Uncle. And earlier in 2020, they released their sophomore album, Monroe Bridge. Monroe Bridge, which features guest artists fiddler Chad Manning and mandolinist Sharon Gilchrist, was produced by David Grisman Bluegrass Experience banjoist Keith Little and mastered at Berkeley’s Opus Studios. In 2021, the bluegrass band came out with an EP of mostly self-written tunes, Till I Dance Again with You, inspired by a year of quarantining during the pandemic.
Crying Uncle is Miles and Teo Quale. As the original Crying Uncle, Miles and Teo continue to perform as a Duo. They have had the opportunity to play at venues such as Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, CA (as guests of Sean Watkins, of Nickel Creek and The Watkins Family Hour), the famed Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, Greyfox Bluegrass Festival, and Ogden Music Festival in Utah. Since 2016, both have performed on Kids on Bluegrass at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC and also for IBMA’s Shout & Shine event. Miles and Teo have had the privilege of playing with many phenomenal musicians including Alasdair Fraser, Michael Cleveland, Brittany Haas, Sean Watkins, John Reischman, George Cole, and bands Sideline Bluegrass Band and Special Consensus. In 2019, Country Music Legend Marty Stuart invited the brothers to perform with him and his band, His Fabulous Superlatives, at Ryman Auditorium. The Duo also performed at the Grand Ole Opry in August 2019, as guests of Connie Smith. The brothers, who are also National and State Champion fiddlers and pickers, were 2019 Freshgrass finalists in the fiddle and mandolin categories.

Both bands are based in Northern California.
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