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Pete Wernick’s Live Five – Up All Night

$15.00

There’s never been a band like Flexigrass. 14 cuts of the band’s exciting and surprising sounds, with seven original tunes, three live cuts, and three vocals, including My Buddy by Joan Wernick. Check out what the band does with two Earl Scruggs instrumental including Foggy Mt. Breakdown and one by Benny Goodman!

“I love how the Live Five (now Flexigrass) blends bluegrass banjo into an early jazz group. Very appealing and interesting.”

— Bela Fleck

Songs Include:

  • Up All Night
  • Alabamy Bound
  • Hold It
  • Spirit In A Bottle
  • Seven Come Eleven
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  • My Buddy
  • Owensboro Hop
  • Pick and Roll
  • Up All Night
  • On A Roll
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • The Doctor Is In
  • Foggy Mountain Special
  • Soldier’s Joy

Published Reviews

I have enjoyed it very much, and my listeners have too. Great new stuff !!!!

Sharon Wiggins
WRFG Atlanta

Wonderful unit. Wernick is one of the world’s greatest exponents of Scruggs-styled 5-string banjo and he provides the bluegrass anchor to the band’s sound. It’s so much fun you’ll want to stay up all night listening to it again and again.

Sing Out!

An infectious sound that many not sit well with traditionalists, but will certainly get you tapping your feet. The combination really works.

Bluegrass Unlimited

I was unsure how my listeners would react to drums, vibes, and a clarinet in bluegrass music. As most of my audience prefers hard core bluegrass, as well as the old time sound, I thought that this project may be a turnoff for them. I was overwhelmed by the amount of requests that I received while the entire CD was playing. They couldn’t get enough of this project. As a fan of other genres of music I thoroughly enjoyed the mixture of seemingly different instruments to come together and make such a beautiful sound. I will be carrying this CD with me for several weeks to come in order to fulfill all of the requests I have received. I can’t wait for your next release!

Al Shusterman
Backroads Bluegrass
KCBL Sacramento, CA

I was unsure how my listeners would react to drums, vibes, and a clarinet in bluegrass music. As most of my audience prefers hard core bluegrass, as well as the old time sound, I thought that this project may be a turnoff for them. I was overwhelmed by the amount of requests that I received while the entire CD was playing. They couldn’t get enough of this project. As a fan of other genres of music I thoroughly enjoyed the mixture of seemingly different instruments to come together and make such a beautiful sound. I will be carrying this CD with me for several weeks to come in order to fulfill all of the requests I have received. I can’t wait for your next release!

Al Shusterman
Backroads Bluegrass
KCBL Sacramento, CA

Bluegrass? Jazz? Darn good whatever you call it. Love the Live Five!

Joe and Dora Wills
WBZC Bricktown, NJ

I list Up All Night as one of the best albums of the year.

John Weingart
WPRB, Princeton, NJ

A fun collection and great listening especially if someone asks you to play something new! Supercharged and highly enjoyable.

There are seven Pete Wernick originals and they all feature marvelous interplay between the instruments. The bluegrass tunes all have that hard driving mastertone banjo sound that Pete can do so well… wonderful vibes.

Bluegrass by the Bay

One doesn’t usually associate the 5-string banjo with ragtime or early jazz, nor does one usually associate the vibes and clarinet with bluegrass. Enter Pete Wernick’s Live Five (now Flexigrass). They make it all happen. And this is good, fun music. Covering jazz standards like “Alabamy Bound,” “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “seven Come Eleven” to Foggy Mountain Breakdown” and “Soldiers Joy” along with seven Wernick originals, “Up All Night will delight all listeners who give this CD a spin.

The Black Rose

Top notch stuff.

Fergus Stone,
KGNU Boulder

The on air Programmer has come to check on me, guess I’m giggling in joy a little too loud. What a delightful combo. I expect some major charting action.

Jerry Tiemann, Music Director
KAFM Grand Junction, CO

It’s great music.

Bluegrass Live!

This ought to bring a big smile on the faces of Lionel Hampton, Pete Fountain, and definitely, Earl Scruggs. It certainly has my toes a-tappin’ and me a-grinnin’!

Sonny Van Gelder
KBCS Bellevue, WA