A Sudden Tradition is a Portland-area Americana band, performing bluegrass, folk, old time, country, standards, contemporary, and original songs—all with that traditional acoustic roots sound. The band can also perform blues, standards and other popular music. Pictured above are Suzanne Chimenti, Dennis Zelmer, Jess Defrees, Gary Schuh and Nancy Christie.
Select A Sudden Tradition for your event and put your mind at ease. The combined performing experience of the band’s players spans hundreds of shows from festival main stage and company events to farmers markets, weddings, and other family celebrations. Our mission is to bring musical joy to your gathering.
Upbeat and family friendly– light-hearted and just plain fun– that’s what you get with A Sudden Tradition!