They mix a wide variety of styles that result in a genre that defies classification, but could comfortably be described as funk, blues, reggae, and afro beat. These are just a few of the styles included in their music.
Formed in 2006, this sextet has released one album: full length diverse self titled album in 2009, and is in the process of recording their second full length album which will be released later this year. The Six piece band is made up of Rich Hansen (vocals, guitar), Ryan Daley (Lead guitar, vocals) Austin Johnston (bass) Jeff Hoff (Harmonica, Saxophone, Vocals) Juan Pablo Salvat (percussion) Nico Lembo (drums).
Saltwater Grass is a staple to the Florida music scene, regularly playing the cities premier venues, and festivals in and around Jacksonville including Bear Creek Music Festival, Spring Fest, and the Great Atlantic Seafood and Music Fest. Saltwater Grass has also made an impact in cities all over Florida including Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jupiter, Tallahassee and St. Augustine and has ventured into Georgia as well.
The band has recently recorded their second full length album, Out of the Everywhere, at the Retrophonics studio in St. Augustine, Fl with engineer Jim Divito, and will be promoting the album throughout the season. Look for their music and information at www.saltwatergrass.com"