The Bluestems are ranch kids from Elgin, ND. Band members consist of Mya, on lead vocals, fiddle and mandolin; Mercedes on mandolin, guitar and occasionally harmony vocals; Malachi on banjo and harmony vocals and Micah on bass. They have two little sisters, Molly and Maggie. Molly plays the dobro but is still a bit too shy for performances and Maggie can’t decide which instrument she’s going to play. When the kids are not playing music, they are hanging out with their friends, competing in sports or helping out on the ranch. The kids enjoy bluegrass, country and gospel music. Their favorite thing about sharing their love of music is the people they meet. Coming to one of their performances, you’ll hear a little Flatt and Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Ian Munsick and even Dolly Parton. They like to share a mix of traditional bluegrass along with whatever new song they find fun to cover.