AJ Lee & Blue Summit

Sizzling contemporary bluegrass from California

We’re so sorry to announce that the AJ Lee & Blue Summit 2020 tour has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 virus crisis. Please contact your point of purchase to arrange a refund – or if you can afford it, please consider donating your ticket money to help the musicians and venue survive in this devastating time for the grassroots live music scene.

You can also help the artist by buying their music – visit the Blue Summit website for more info and links.

Thu, 21/05/2020 Cookstown, NI The Red Room
Fri, 22/05/2020 Omagh, Northern Ireland Bluegrass Omagh festival
Sat, 23/05/2020 Omagh, Northern Ireland Bluegrass Omagh festival
Sun, 24/05/2020 Omagh, Northern Ireland Bluegrass Omagh festival
Mon, 25/05/2020 Fareham Ashcroft Arts
Wed, 27/05/2020 Bristol The Canteen
Thu, 28/05/2020 London Green Note
Fri, 29/05/2020 Boxmoor, Herts Fishery Wharf Cafe
Sat, 30/05/2020 Marsden, West Yorks Yorkshire Americana & Bluegrass Day
Tue, 02/06/2020 Scarborough Woodend Gallery
Wed, 03/06/2020 Moniaive Craigdarroch Arms Hotel
Thu, 04/06/2020 Hexham Queen’s Hall Arts
Fri, 05/06/2020 Saltburn by the Sea Saltburn Arts
Sat, 06/06/2020 Sheffield The Greystones
Sun, 07/06/2020 Southwell Gate to Southwell Festival
AJ Lee & Blue Summit - photo by Snap Jackson
AJ Lee & Blue Summit – photo by Snap Jackson

AJ Lee & Blue Summit made a big impression on their first short tour of the UK in 2019, with several sold out shows and glowing feedback. Formed in 2015, the band brings a fresh contemporary approach to bluegrass and Americana, combining virtuoso instrumental work with soaring vocals and sweet harmonies, and taking in elements of western swing, soul, folk, jazz and pop/rock. A powerful singer, talented mandolinist and gifted songwriter, bandleader AJ Lee has been making waves on the acoustic scene for many years, performing in The Tuttles with AJ Lee (alongside Molly Tuttle) since she was just ten! The band also featured Blue Summit’s flatpicking guitar ace Sully Tuttle (Molly’s younger brother). Now in their early 20s, these days AJ and Sully are making a big impact with their equally talented Blue Summit bandmates Jesse Fichman (guitar/vocals), Chad Bowen (upright bass/vocals) and Jan Purat (fiddle).

“Soaring harmonies, top notch picking and a reverence for the classic country, bluegrass and folk music of the past all add up to a band who are masters of the genre. While AJ Lee & Blue Summit tip a hat to the masters of the past, their sound is modern and thoroughly of today. ” – Buckeye Community Arts Network

AJ Lee & Blue Summit have performed across the USA, and their star has been rising in the last couple of years. 2019 saw their international touring debut (UK, Ireland and France) and first full length album release (Like I Used To) featuring 11 original songs written by AJ Lee. In September last year Blue Summit also made a splash as official showcase performers at the big International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) festival in North Carolina, where AJ Lee won the coveted 2019 IBMA Vocalist Momentum Award. Just a few days previously, the band had won the major Freshgrass band contest in Massachusetts, and the very same week, Sully Tuttle took second place in the prestigious flatpicking guitar championship contest in Winfield, Kansas!  With soulful songs, exceptional musicianship and a charming stage presence, AJ Lee & Blue Summit are sure to make many more fans on their 2020 return to the UK!