About Boston Ravine
Boston Ravine is a father-daughter duo based out of Grass Valley, CA. They focus on bluegrass, country, and gospel music. They are inspired by both traditional bluegrass artists such as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and The Osborne Brothers as well as newer artists like Flatt Lonesome, The Grascals, and The Del McCoury Band. The band name, Boston Ravine, was the name given to the original settlements in Grass Valley during the Gold Rush era.
About Robert Heirendt
Robert Heirendt has been playing music since his childhood. He plays various instruments including guitar, mbira (an instrument from Zimbabwe), and piano. He currently plays in the world/jazz fusion ensemble Tumble. His love for bluegrass music started in the early 80s through Jerry Garcia's work with Old and in the Way and has grown steadily since then. He is thrilled to be collaborating with his daughter through this project.
Check out some of his solo projects at robertheirendt.com!
About Mei Lin Heirendt
Mei Lin Heirendt started playing violin at the age of 7 (now 13), when she was mainly interested in classical music. She trained for 5 years in the Suzuki Method and was greatly inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons. In 2017, she was the Concertmaster for the Music in the Mountains Youth Orchestra (MIMYO). Since then, Mei Lin has moved her focus from classical to bluegrass and country music. She is greatly inspired by artists Flatt Lonesome, The Grascals, Carolina Blue, The Lonely Heartstring Band, and Molly Tuttle. Currently, she studies bluegrass fiddle with Annie Staninec (The Kathy Kallick Band) and Adam Haynes (The Grascals).
Mei Lin has performed at many venues including Qualcomm Hall (as a special guest of The Grascals, San Diego), the Nevada Theater (Nevada City), The Amaral Center (Grass Valley), Father's Day Bluegrass Festival (Grass Valley), CA WorldFest (Grass Valley), Folsom Opry House (Folsom), Sacramento Memorial Auditorium (Sacramento), Saint Joseph's Hall (Grass Valley), St. Mary's Art Center (Virginia City, NV), and multiple churches.