Lateral Blue


Lateral Blue is a Nashville string quartet with a unique approach to bluegrass.
— John Lawless // Bluegrass Today


Good bands write and record good, creative music. Listeners have quickly found that Lateral Blue is more than your average ‘’good band’’. Each member of this quartet found their roots in different places. Caleb Edwards [mandolin/vocals] grew up steeped in the bluegrass scene of southern Indiana, Laura Epling [fiddle/vocals] in the hills of West Virginia, Kyle Lee [banjo] in middle Tennessee, and Kori Caswell [bass/vocals] on the riverbanks in Missouri. Their passions and points of view joined in Nashville, TN to create this unique group.

Their first original EP "Time & Place" in 2018 blended the timeless sound of old acoustic instruments with the modern attitude of young, hungry musicians. Just a year later, their second project, "Go Your Own Way: A Bluegrass Tribute to the 70's" was released with Burton Avenue Music. What may have been an unexpected choice, proved to be just another step in the direction of their subdued musicality. Picking some of the best songs from the era, Lateral Blue proves just how versatile the band really is.