American Bluegrass band La Terza Classe to play at Fifth & Federal Station

Nov 17, 2018 468

BY: Emma Schkloven

It’s a bit of a head scratching-moment for new audience members when La Terza Classe begins a set. One goes in expecting something Italian — or at least European — after seeing the group’s name, and then the musicians do something wholly unexpected. They play American bluegrass.

“It’s euphoric, it’s festive,” said Josh Read, co-owner of Fifth & Federal Station, where the band will play a show on Nov. 21. “Not too many bluegrass bands in the U.S. play a flute. One of these guys whips out a flute and starts playing it. That’s sort of rare.”

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