Erin Youngberg, Fort Collins, CO, has been playing upright bass since age 9 with her banjo pickin’ daddy growing up in Wyoming.  She has toured, recorded, instructed and performed all over the country with various bluegrass, folk, old time and country bands such as Hit & Run Bluegrass; all girl Old-Time Band, Uncle Earl (Rounder recording artists); Bearfoot (Compass recording artists); Austin, TX based Two High String Band, and Honky-Tonk/Country band, The Billy Pilgrims. Her latest project, Finders and Youngberg, is a Bluegrass/Americana band with her husband Aaron Youngberg and singer/songwriter Mike Finders and features some of her original material. She teaches private bass lessons in the Fort Collins area, has been an instructor at a 4-H fiddle and dance camp for kids in Cordova, AK, and teaches in bass and vocal workshops at festivals across the country.  She has studied various styles of acoustic roots upright bass playing, not only traditional bluegrass and old-time bass, but the percussive slap technique associated with rockabilly and honky-tonk bass (typically performed on a bass with cow-gut strings). This versatility has made Erin an “in-demand” bassist for many different genres of music.  She is also frequently featured on recording projects of bands that come through her and Aaron’s Swingfingers Recording Studios.

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