Winners of the 2021 MerleFest Band Competition, Into The Fog is a genre-jumping string band from Raleigh, North Carolina consisting of Brian Stephenson (Vocals/Guitar), Winston Mitchell (Vocals/ Mandolin/Dobro), Derek Lane (Vocals/Bass), and Will Maxwell (Fiddle/Vocals).
“The music of Raleigh’s Into the Fog is an amalgamation of American roots music that comes together around a bluegrass foundation. Formed in 2017 for the competition at the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Into the Fog has been barreling down the road ever since.
“Runnin’ Blind… brings rich storytelling and tight instrumentation with a dynamic blend of tracks. “Midnight in Montana” and “40 Eastbound Road” are blazing bluegrass ditties, while “Back to Tennessee” is a slow-moving ballad and “Less of my Mind” brings a jazzy swing to the mix. Into the Fog never settles too long on a singular sound, which makes their music all the more invigorating for fans.” – Grant Golden, CLTure