Ferguson & Co.

National flatpick guitar champion, Roger Ferguson together with his daughter, Kristen are the core of Ferguson & Co. The Americana duo features acoustic guitar, mandolin fiddle with harmonized vocals. Highlighted is Kristen’s uniquely striking vocals and Roger’s instrumental virtuosity.

Traditional old-time bluegrass music was passed down to Roger’s mom and dad through his grandads who were both fiddlers from Missouri and Nebraska. 

The Ferguson family tradition is now in good hands with Kristen, who like her Dad is also adept in multiple styles and instruments.

Ferguson & Cos effortless stage presence is evident as generations of music is coursing through each song 

Kristen Ferguson

Kristen is a musician from Suquamish, Washington. Coming from a long line of players, and raised by professional musician parents, her upbringing was steeped in musicianship. Adept in multiple styles and instruments, she draws inspiration from the music she was raised on: Country, Bluegrass, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Jazz & Classical.

Kristen’s strong instrumental skills and uniquely striking vocals brings the listener deep into the core of a song. With a distinct talent for translating old music to new audiences, hearing her is a powerfully connective experience that transcends generations and genres.

Alongside her solo work, she is part of a female led Roots/Americana band “The Outskirts”, and is also in a Bluegrass style duo with her Dad, National Flat Pick Champion Roger Ferguson. She also records duets with her Mom, vocalist Lynne Ferguson.

Roger Ferguson

Roger learned to play old-time bluegrass music from his parents. Music was passed down through both grandads, who were fiddlers from Missouri and Nebraska. At 15 Roger was performing professionally around the Pacific Northwest .

Since winning the National flatpick guitar championship in 1979 Roger has made his living teaching, performing and recording music.

Roger has appeared as featured artist on other’s records and CDs and recorded many cds with his various bands. He’s also written and recorded for soundtracks for nationally televised PBS documentaries.

Roger is an adjunct music professor at the college where he majored in music. He’s lead week-long seminars in the US and Canada, and many of his instruction articles have been published in Guitar Player Magazine.