The Probables

May 29 2020 - 7:30pm

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House Members, $10 Students

The Probables are a rhythm-driven, "folkcana/roots" rock band from Jamestown, NY.  Formed in March of 2016, the group hit the ground running with the release of its EP that same year.  With influences of Americana, Folk, Contemporary, Bluegrass and Rock, the result is a unique fusion by a talented group of experienced musicians.

The Probables consists of five members: Steve Johnson - Lead Singer/Acoustic Guitar, Matt Gronquist - Accordion/Fiddle/Vocals, Adam McKillip - Mandolin/Vocals, Ryan Ecklund - Bass, and Nick Campbell - Drums.

The group's distinctive name was decided upon during a booking exchange with the organizer of the annual Great Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman, NY.  The band had not yet chosen a name when it expressed interest in making a debut at the Festival.  The event's organizer responded, "I'll probably book you, so I guess we should just call you 'The Probables'."  The rest is history ...

"So much great music comes from the great state of New York that it can be a bit overwhelming sometimes to wade through all the new releases.  The Probables broke through the stack for me and made an impression with their new EP, 'The Home.'   They call it Folkgrass; and I tend to agree.  Songwriter/singer Steve Johnson gives us some great folk lyrics but I think it's Matt Gronquist on accordion, fiddle and mandolin, who crosses it over into that wonder blend of Bluegrass and Folk that makes this band an instant fave.  The songs 'I'm Home' and 'Homeward Bound' were instant standouts for me and should be added to any Bluegrass or Folk radio rotation!" -- Angela Miakoda, "Roots Music Report"