Muscat: Act of Congress, a US musical group based in Birmingham, Alabama that specialises in playing acoustic instruments across several genres of music, is visiting Oman from September 26 to 28 as part of a tour sponsored by the US Embassy in Muscat.
While in Muscat, Act of Congress will perform their unique acoustic bluegrass-style repertoire free for public audiences at the Muscat InterContinental Hotel on September 26 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
The group's founding members, Chris Griffin and Adam Wright, met in college. Wright, a pianist, and Griffin, a guitar player, were interested in converging the sounds of progressive bluegrass with softer pop melodies on acoustic instruments. In 2006, Tim Carroll, an upright bass player, was added to play instrumentation for Maylene and the Sons of Disaster's second album.
Act of Congress has also played alongside several Symphonies, including the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in their annual "An Alabama Christmas" concert. The group has also been the opening act for Toby Keith and John Mayer.
In 2007, Bethany Borg joined the group after leaving several years performing in Branson, Missouri.