Paddygrass plays Celtic, Bluegrass, Gospel & Shanties. Over the last 12 years we have assembled a collective of Wisconsin's best folk Musicians. Our live show is full of dynamics from upbeat dance numbers to sweeping ballads. We usually play as a trio or quartet, some shows feature dancers from Milwaukee Irish Dance Company
No matter how many times you see us there is always something new to discover! Paddygrass will move you to sing, dance, drink and forget all else.
Derek Byrne - Lead Vocals, Banjo, Percussion
Jon Baade - Lead Vocals, Uke, Percussion
Leah Redding - Fiddle
Dan Johnston - Guitar, Vocals
Rick Crouse - Bass, Vocals
I left Ireland at the age of 21 and toured the world with Riverdance as a singer and musician for 6 years. I met my wife Carrie backstage in Milwaukee. After a 3 year long distance love, we settled here and I've been a feature of the Irish Scene since 2001. I write songs inspired by the love of my wife and children and my love for Ireland.