Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band

“We dig what they are doing. The future of music is in good hands here.” 

– David Grisman 


Widely recognized as one of the most exciting young bands in acoustic music, Crying Uncle Bluegrass plays a unique mix of bluegrass, Dawg (David Grisman music), jazz, and modern originals. Brothers Miles and Teo Quale are joined by bassist Andrew Osborn and 2023 National Flat Pick Guitar Champion Ian Ly, all outstanding young musicians of the vibrant California bluegrass scene.

Founded in 2016 as a duo, Miles and Teo formed their full bluegrass band in 2017 and have since continued to make waves in the world of bluegrass and acoustic music. The band was the recipient of the 2023 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Band of the Year award. The band was also honoured to perform for the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame’s induction of their hero, David Grisman.

Based in Northern California, Crying Uncle Bluegrass has opened for Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives and the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience. The band has played at venues such as IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Delfest, and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Internationally, the band toured in Japan in 2023, and in 2022 they headlined Bluegrass in La Roche, France. In 2019, they toured throughout Finland, culminating at Kaustinen Folk Music Festival. In 2018, the band was featured on a TEDTalk by Nashville-based singer/songwriter Phoebe Hunt. Miles was also a proud recipient of the Whippoorwill Arts Fellowship in 2022.

Crying Uncle website  


Jackson Hollow