Hardwood Groove is rooted in Detroit Lakes, MN with three members living in the FM area. They are a group of musicians who draw inspiration from many varieties of music. On stage bluegrass, blues, folk, rock, and jazz all meet in one electrified show. Roots inspired songs are tied together with vocal harmonies and spiced up with a collaborative improvisational aspect.
Founding members, Dan Thornby and Jake Seelye, started out as a mandolin, guitar, and drum folk trio in the fall of 2009. The band has since grown to add John Evans(The Moody River Band) on Telecaster, Keith Thornby on saxophone, Dustin Ellingson(Inside Out Strings, Cass County Criminals) on upright bass, and Ryan Stetson(Go Murphy) on drums.
At home, on stage, or around the campfire, Hardwood Groove sings because it feels right, and they play to get the people groovin’.