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Bluegrass, Lonesome River Band, Jeff Austin, Son Volt and Yonder Mountain String Band. Founding member Dustin Eiskant left the band mid 2016 and Old SaltOld Salt Union (OSU) is a newgrass/americana string band from Belleville, Illinois. They have cited musical influences from jazz, classical, jam band and alternative. The band formed in 2012 and have since performed at many national festivals including LouFest, Stagecoach Festival, Bluegrass Underground, Winter Wondergrass, Freshgrass, featured on Music City Roots, Wakarusa, Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Festival, played the 2014 Daytona 500, FloydFest, Camp Euforia and the Walnut Valley Festival. The band was voted Best Bluegrass Band in St. Louis by The Riverfront Times in 2013 and Best Country Artist in 2014. Old Salt Union's line-up consists of Ryan Murphey (Banjo), Jesse Farrar (Upright Bass), Justin Wallace (Mandolin) and John Brighton (Fiddle). Old Salt Union has released two independent full-length albums a four track live vinyl "Woodshed" and in early 2016 released an EP entitled "Cut & Run." They recently recorded a single in Nashville, TN with Alison Brown. They have either shared the stage or opened up for national acts Sam Bush, Del McCoury, The Travelin' McCourys, Leftover Salmon, The Reverend Horton Heat, Greensky Bluegrass, Lonesome River Band, Jeff Austin, Son Volt and Yonder Mountain String Band. Founding member Dustin Eiskant left the band mid 2016 and Old Salt Union announced Rob Kindle would be his replacement. Rob left the group in July 2018 and the band selected Graham Curry to be their guitar player immediately thereafter. Graham left the band at the end of December 2019.