High energy, traditional and contemporary bluegrass, soulful ballads, tight harmonies and interesting originals is Alpine Divide Bluegrass. Having performed at festivals and other venues throughout the region, each member brings years of experience to the band. Each plays multiple instruments and sings, which adds versatility to the sound of the band.
Mark “Big Juke” Jukich on mandolin is a veteran of many bands back in his home state of Minnesota and his new home in Arizona. He recently placed third in the highly competitive, state mandolin championship in Wickenburg. Whether a song needs precision, speed, or tenderness, Mark knows just how to make each song special.
Jan Zale has been playing a driving bass, keeping the rhythm for multiple bands over the years. Whether a backyard jam or a festival stage, she keeps the music moving! She also enjoys lead and harmony vocals and has won several awards in specialty and harmony vocal and bluegrass band competitions over the years.
Galen Anderson is another veteran of bands in both Minnesota and Arizona. A prolific song writer, his original tunes have earned high accolades throughout the region. Playing guitar and singing both lead and harmony vocals is Galen’s specialty. He has won several awards, including many blue ribbons in specialty and harmony vocals, bluegrass bands and specialty instrument competitions.
Howie Jorgenson describes himself as an “old retired veterinarian from North Dakota.” We describe him as a multi-instrumentalist who plays bluegrass and clawhammer style banjo with precision. A lover of train songs, you’ll hear his rendition of several with Alpine Divide.
You’re sure to enjoy Alpine Divide Bluegrass!