The Cleverlys: A Unique Fusion of Bluegrass and Pop

The Cleverlys is truly a band like no other: its members forge ingenious intersections between music styles by performing bluegrass covers of pop songs, songs from other genres, and songs across a variety of eras. Comprised of founder Digger Cleverly, his brother Wasper, and his nephews Ricky Lloyd, DVD, and Haggis, the band has carved a “musical comedy” niche in the music industry with its creative covers and original compositions. 

Early Beginnings and Formation

The Cleverlys members hail from the remote hills of the Ozark Mountains, where their musical lineage runs deep. Digger Cleverly envisioned a project that would blend traditional bluegrass with contemporary pop music, creating a novel sound that was both familiar and groundbreaking. Each musician in the group brings their unique talents and brand of humor to the ensemble, contributing to their distinctive sound and entertaining performances.

Career Highlights

The Cleverlys’ career took off with their viral videos, in which the band performed bluegrass renditions of popular songs. Their unique approach to music caught the attention of audiences worldwide, leading to performances at prestigious venues and festivals across the United States. The Grand Ole Opry, a bastion of country music, welcomed The Cleverlys, affirming their credibility and appeal within the traditional music community. The members’ ability to seamlessly blend genres, coupled with their comedic stage presence, has garnered them a loyal following.

Musical Achievements and Discography

The Cleverlys’ discography showcases the band’s versatility and musical prowess. With albums like Solid Butter, these musicians have demonstrated a keen ability to reinterpret pop hits in a bluegrass format while infusing them with humor and wit. Tracks like “Walk Like an Egyptian” and “Baby” exemplify their skill in transforming mainstream music into something entirely new yet wonderfully familiar. Their work has not only entertained audiences, but also earned them critical acclaim, solidifying their position as innovators in the music industry.

Impact and Legacy

The Cleverlys have made a significant impact on the music scene by challenging traditional genre boundaries. Their performances and recordings highlight the band’s exceptional musicianship and creative vision, offering a fresh perspective on bluegrass and pop music. Cleverlys band members have opened doors for future artists to explore genre fusion, proving that music can transcend labels and appeal to diverse audiences.


See The Cleverlys at Main Street Crossing

See The Cleverlys perform in an intimate setting at Main Street Crossing on May 10 and 11, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas is one of the best small music venues in the Houston metro area. This unique nonprofit in a historical venue hosts country, Americana, folk, blues, and other types of music artists in an intimate setting: the furthest seat is only 45 feet from the stage. MSC also offers food, beverages, table service, and community seating, making it easier to interact with fellow concertgoers and even performing artists. Parking is convenient and stress-free.

Main Street Crossing additionally functions as a multi-use venue for church services, concerts, and more located in Tomball. Check out our event calendar and enjoy entertainment in support of good causes!