By & By

Arms Wide Open Bluegrass & Americana


By & By is…

  • Elise Marie - Lead Vocals & Guitar

  • Claire Blaustein - Fiddle & Vocals

  • Daniel Buchner - Guitar & Vocals

  • Steve Grossman - Banjo

  • James Millward - Mandolin

  • Trevor Olexy - Bass

By & By brings their "impressive vocals, smooth-as-honey string playing, and arms-wide-open stage energy" (DC Music Download) to bluegrass from Bill Monroe to Nickel Creek, and a catalog of original songs that reflect on the band's surroundings, pulling from the fast-paced, dynamic, and engaged culture of Washington, D.C. Their music has roots that dig through the traditions of bluegrass, folk, Americana, and rock 'n' roll, to create a sound uniquely theirs. 

In 2009 when  the band was finding its sound (and current personnel), the DC roots music scene was seeing something of a renaissance. Several local venues in the revitalized Atlas district made time to host bluegrass and songwriter series and By & By introduced itself to audiences through monthly shows at Sova and Argonaut.  

More shows and more new songs moved into greater recognition. In 2011, By & By took first place in the Mid-Atlantic Bluegrass Band Competition, and in 2012 they took second in the Watermelon Park Band Competition. The band was also invited to play at the famed Kennedy Center and headlined the Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, the DC region’s largest bluegrass festival.

By & By's first album, Get It While You Can, was released in 2013, and was recognized with seven nominations for Washington Area Music Association awards. Their second album, Songs for This Old Heart, featuring 10 original songs, was released in 2017.

Take a listen, or come see us live.