Blue Spruce is a bluegrass band based in the Washington, D.C.
We are available for private events and public performances
of all kinds - parties (graduation, birthday, retirement), outdoor picnics,
weddings, school programs, and more. Depending on your needs, we can perform
as a trio, 4-piece, or 5-piece band; we can modify our instrumental lineup to
suit your preferences. Regardless of our format, our buyers have always been
delighted with our instrumental virtuosity and exquisite vocal harmonies.
So if you're looking for something special, get in touch!
Here's what people are saying about Blue Spruce:
"I can't recommend this band highly enough. They played for a crawdad
boil I was in charge of in April of 2011 and the 200 people in attendance
were thoroughly entertained. The mix of original tunes and familiar standards
was right on the money. Barb's endearing and musical vocals were offset
beautifully by the overall solid technique of the instrumentalists. There was
the expected showmanship and joking with the crowd that one would expect at
a party, but this never happened at the expense of playing great bluegrass.
Pass up Blue Spruce and you will be sorry!"
—Frank J. Owens, President, Randy Carter Chapter, Float Fishermen
of Virginia, April 2011
"We really appreciate that you came to play for our pig roast. I LOVE
live music and just wish I could have sat and listened during your entire
performance! You really made the party a great success, and I hope you can
join us next year. :-)
"I will certainly pass your information to anyone looking for a band!!"
—Angela Everitt, October 2011
"Blue Spruce is a total ear popping delight. All bluegrass is, but Barb
Diederich and her band Blue Spruce are a refreshing icon in the bluegrass
community. She and her group perform at the American Legion Wheaton Post 268
whenever we can schedule them. Blue Spruce played once and I was deluged with
requests to 'Please book these folks again!!!!' Her mix of bluegrass
talent is just beyond adjectives. It follows the line, 'You name it and they
play or do it!!!!!' The Birchmere doesn't know what they're missing and
fortunately the Wheaton American Legion is reaping all the enjoyment. I
recommend them without any reservations - you won't be disappointed!!"
—Jim Mattingly - Past Commander/Entertainment Chairman,
"My 50th birthday party was wonderful in every way but what made it
especially memorable was live traditional bluegrass music from the Blue Spruce
Band! Barb and the team provided the event with an authentically magical
and musical quality. I can't say enough about their talent, musicianship, and
professionalism. Thanks so much!"
—John McLarty, Washington, DC, September 2013
For bookings/information, please contact Barb Diederich 301-633-2504 or
Click here to hear some samples of Blue Spruce's