They’re bluegrass with a dash of country: Todd Grebe and Cold Country performed live on KTVA 11’s Daybreak for the Friday edition of “Mic Check in the Morning.”


Grebe is originally from Anchorage. In 2010, he moved to Nashville to expand his musical career. He says it’s been great to be back in his hometown.


“This has probably been one of the best summers we’ve ever had in terms of playing high exposure gigs,” he said.


They describe their sound as “electric country.”


“We’re very bluegrass-influenced,” Grebe said. “We’re just kind of exploring the sound right now and seeing what else we can come up with.”


The band uses instruments like the fiddle and mandolin. As far as collaboration goes, they let the sounds flow naturally.


“We don’t do a lot of rehearsal,” he said. “We just play.”


Todd Grebe and Cold Country will perform at the Alaska State Fair Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Bluebonnet Stage and 6 p.m. at the Broken Lace Tavern (previously the Jolly Roger Pub).