AJ LEE & BLUE SUMMIT
Headed by singer, songwriter, and mandolinist AJ Lee, AJ Lee & Blue Summit has been deeply involved in the California bluegrass scene since they were toddlers, and since then have developed their sound and added influences outside of bluegrass, including swing, folk, blues, jazz, country, soul, and rock. Since their formation in 2016, they have performed all around the country as well as in the UK, Ireland, and France. Recent accolades include winning the 2019 Freshgrass Band Contest, receiving IBMA Momentum Vocalist of the Year (AJ Lee), and placing second at the Winfield Guitar Competition (Sullivan Tuttle). In 2019, they came out with their first album, “Like I Used To,” which consists entirely of AJ’s original songs. The rest of the band includes Sullivan Tuttle and Jesse Fichman on acoustic guitar, Chad Bowen on standup bass, and Jan Purat on fiddle.