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Schedule

Thursday Camper Welcome!

Campy Hour! A welcome to our campers. Snowy Peaks Winery will host a wine bar. Free to campers. $15 for non-campers

The Charlie Stevens Band draws from the hard-driving sounds of the Bluegrass world to create new, and exciting, acoustic music. 

In addition to Bluegrass, they are influenced by various other styles rooted in the American tradition. Most notably, Rock and Roll, and the Blues.

Charlie Stevens Band

5 - 7 pm

Friday

Beginner's Jam with Colorado Bluegrass Music Society (Bluebird Shelter)

2:00 pm

SLAY with EVE PANNING

4:00 pm

ANGER & MOLSKY

6:00 pm

TRAVIS MCNAMARA

7:45 pm

Saturday

MANDOLIN WORKSHOP WITH LIAM PURCELL

10 - 10:45 am

FIDDLE WORKSHOP WITH BRUCE MOLSKY & DAROL ANGER

11 - 11:45 am

TIMBER

12:15 pm

MIGHTY HOLLER

1:35 pm

BRUCE MOLSKY

3:00 pm

DAVID LAWRENCE & THE SPOONFUL

4:45 pm

LIAM PURCELL & CANE MILL ROAD

5:45 pm

FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE

7:45 pm

Sunday

LOST PENNY

11:15 pm

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

12:35 pm

FOGGY MOUNTAIN SPACESHIP

2:00 pm

JAKE LEG

3:30  pm

LIAM PURCELL & CANE MILL ROAD

5:15 pm

TBA

7:15 pm

Band Bios

I Draw Slow

I Draw Slow has consistently redefined acoustic roots music for over ten years. Formed in Dublin Ireland, the award winning five piece is led by siblings and songwriters Dave and Louise Holden. They have released four critically acclaimed albums. Their last album, Turn Your Face To The Sun, was released on Compass records in Nashville, one of the leading independent labels in the U.S. and went to number one in the Irish charts. Their music has been licenced for Film,TV and advertising and is widely recorded and covered by other artists. The band recently appeared in a major Kerrygold butter commercial which featured one of their songs, Swans. They are also known for their high production videos featuring actors such as Aidan Gillan (Game of Thrones) and award winning directors Hugh O’Conor and Ronan Fox. As well as a reputation for fine songwriting, their live shows are a unique and captivating experience with dedicated fans travelling far and wide to see them. They tour internationally and have fully established themselves on the North American acoustic music scene, touring the U.S. and Canada multiple times a year to play all the major festivals to their loyal following

Fireside Collective

Out of the rich roots music traditions of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains comes the authentic sound of Fireside Collective. A band steeped in the technical proficiency of bluegrass music, their sound draws on blues, country, and folk traditions while being interpreted through the exciting instrumental interplay of an American jamband. Energetic, inspired solos featuring mandolin, dobro, and acoustic guitar are woven tastefully atop the rock-solid rhythm section of electric bass and drums. Formed in Asheville, NC in 2014, the ensemble has been winning over audiences across the country with their soaring vocals and heartfelt original music.

Anger & Molsky

Darol and Bruce have been musical explorers together for years, sharing a creative universe that’s resulted in some epic collaborations, like the Grammy nominated Fiddlers Four (with Michael Doucet and Rushad Eggleston), crashing each other’s concerts and recordings, and just finding big joy in playing together. Freestyle fiddler, composer, producer and educator, Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, The Montreux Band, his Duo with Mike Marshall, his current touring group Mr Sun, and others. He has performed and taught all over the world with musicians such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Bela Fleck, Bill Evans, Edgar Meyer, Bill Frisell, Tony Rice, Tim O’Brien, The Anonymous 4, Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, Bruce Molsky, Mark O’Connor, and Stephane Grappelli. Described as “an absolute master” (No Depression), Bruce's take on tradition has landed him in collaborations with some of the world's most highly respected players from roots to rock. He is a special guest on legend rocker Mark Knopfler’s CD, “Tracker.” His 1865 Songs of Hope & Home with Anonymous 4, was on Billboard’s top 10 for weeks. Along with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny, Bruce is a founding member of the supergroup Mozaik, with three recordings. You can see Bruce on the BBC TV “Transatlantic Sessions” with Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas, and on “David Holt’s State of Music” on PBS. Bruce holds the title of “Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Music Program” at Berklee College of Music, where he is the go-to guy for the next generation of roots musicians.

Travis McNamara

When eight months of touring with his Telluride-winning band Trout Steak Revival was wiped out overnight, he turned to recording, taking his folk writing into much wider electric and electronic territory. No fewer than 15 instruments show up across its tracks; all played by McNamara himself. Inspired by the sounds of Adrianne Lenker, Bon Iver, The Books, and Denver’s own Nat Tate, he pursued a new way of writing, creating, and self-recording. In a moving pastiche of layered recordings, McNamara speaks directly to and about the people he loves and gives us an intimate window into the life of a Denver experimental songwriter.

Bruce Molsky

Grammy-nominated, described as “an absolute master” (No Depression), Molsky transports audiences to another time and place, with his authentic and personal interpretations of rarities from the Southern Appalachian songbook and other musical traditions from around the globe. Best known for his work on the fiddle, Bruce’s banjo, guitar and his distinctive, powerful vocals also resonate with listeners. His combination of technical virtuosity and relaxed conversational wit makes a concert hall feel like an intimate front porch gathering. Bruce's take on tradition has landed him in collaborations with some of the world's most highly respected players from roots to rock. He is a special guest on legend rocker Mark Knopfler’s recent CD, “Tracker.” His 1865 Songs of Hope & Home with Anonymous 4, was on Billboard’s top 10 for weeks. Along with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny, Bruce is a founding member of the supergroup Mozaik, with three recordings. You can see Bruce on the BBC TV “Transatlantic Sessions” with Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas, and on “David Holt’s State of Music” on PBS. He stays active touring and recording with longtime collaborators Darol Anger, Tony Trischka and Mountain Drifters’ Allison de Groot. February 2022 marked the long-anticipated release of Bruce’s solo guitar CD: “Everywhere You Go,” a coming-together of new interpretations and arrangements of a wide swath of styles. Bruce holds the title of “Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Music Program” at Berklee College of Music, where he is the go-to guy for the next generation of roots musicians. “Performing and teaching traditional music are the biggest things in my world. For me, being a musician isn’t a standalone thing; it informs everything I do in my life. It’s always been about being creative and being a part of something much bigger than myself, a link in the musical chain and part of the community of people who play it and love it.” — Bruce Molsky

Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

Rapidly rising on the bluegrass scene, Billboard-charting artists Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road perform internationally and stateside winning both industry awards and the hearts of fans who turn out to see them at some of the industry’s most iconic venues. Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they rock the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on, yet boldly write original music with roots in the fertile grounds of bluegrass, old-time, and Americana. Their powerful arrangements and dynamic stage presence have landed them main stage slots at legendary festivals across the country. Named Momentum Band of the Year by IBMA in 2019, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road have been recognized as one of the fastest growing bands in the industry. Their latest release "Roots" debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Charts, joining their three previous albums for a total of 12 weeks in the Top 10. In 2022, bandleader Liam Purcell turned heads by sweeping the Rockygrass Instrumental Championships on Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo, becoming the first person in history to do so. You’ve seen Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road on national TV with PBS appearances on David Holt’s State of Music and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Other performance highlights include Merlefest, Grey Fox, The Berklee Performance Center, and Wide Open Bluegrass. "The future of bluegrass..." No Depression "Their skill is clearly unquestionable" Bluegrass Today "Deeply rooted in traditional bluegrass, their songs boldly and progressively interpret classic songs" The Bluegrass Standard "Making their mark on bluegrass and fueling the future" Bluegrass Unlimited “Cane Mill Road, based less than six miles from Deep Gap, North Carolina, the home of Doc Watson, draws its inspiration from the late singer/guitarist whose musical imagination gathered inspiration from the deepest Appalachian roots while courageously finding connections to almost all elements of American music...the band has quickly ignited a spark that has led to a recording contract with Patuxent Music and early recognition from the International Bluegrass Music Association” No Depression The band is sponsored by D'Addario Strings, Deering Banjos, Shubb Capos, Sorensen Mandolin & Guitar Company, Kogut Violins, NS Design, and Fishman Amplification.

Jake Leg

Rooted in tradition but with a fierce commitment to innovation, Jake Leg forges a unique path through the expansive world of acoustic music. Consisting of award-winning musicians Eric Wiggs on guitar and vocals, Dylan McCarthy on mandolin and vocals, Justin Hoffenberg on fiddle, and Aaron Hoffenberg on bass, Jake Leg breathes new life into modern progressive bluegrass, crafting a captivating landscape of high-level instrumental ability and thoughtful songwriting. Drawing something new from the well of tradition, the band takes the listener on a journey through rich narratives and evocative melodies, proving that within every note lies both a connection to the past and the promise of a bold musical future. Since forming in 2021, the band has quickly been recognized as one of the leading contemporary bluegrass bands to come out of Colorado, drawing nationwide critical acclaim. With steadily growing momentum and their all-original, debut album Fire on the Prairie coming May 11, 2024, Jake Leg is poised to make their mark in the bluegrass world with their unique voice. Jake Leg proudly endorses D'Addario products.

Slay

SLAY is a dynamic, melody-driven band with deep roots and an original musical style. Their content draws inspiration from both real-life and fantastical experiences, all while paying homage to the rich traditions of bluegrass music and various other influences. Notably, SLAY earned the honor of being a finalist in the prestigious 2023 Telluride Bluegrass contest, a milestone that introduced their unique sound to a wide and appreciative audience of Colorado bluegrass enthusiasts.

Foggy Mountain Spaceship

Foggy Mountain Spaceship features Chris Elliott on Banjo, Chris Sheldon on the Banjotron Acoustikit 2000™, and Kyle Ussery on Bass. The band performs original compositions, unexpected covers, psychedelic instrumentals and more. Find us on social media and come catch a show!

Friendly Reminders

Friendly Reminders is an indie-folkgrass string quartet, formed in an airstream in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. A blend of a multitude of genres from folk, to bluegrass, and even jazz --They pick and groove their songs through the air and into the hearts of folks eager for insightful lyricism and beautiful harmonies. The band is made up of songwriter Ian Foster on acoustic guitar and vocals, Meg Rice on stand-up bass, Alex Root on banjo, and Luke Siddens on lead guitar. The unit sings together in a harmonious cacophony of splendor and love! Gather round for a musical back and forth between four talented entertainers met at the crossroads of energetic bluegrass and sultry lyrical indie-folk music that fills the night. At a Friendly Reminders show, you will have a good chance at finding anything your musical heart desires.

Lost Penny

Lost Penny is a harmony-focused string band, playing bluegrass-influenced Folk and Americana. Their original songs are gems, often evoking a smile about the lyrics, or getting the audience on the dance floor. Their arrangements of covers are fresh, giving unexpected new life to old standards of all genres. ​ The band includes Nadine Sekerez on guitar and vocals, who writes most of the band's original songs, Erin Dahlby on mandolin and vocals, Lauren Harris aka Elle Michelle on banjo, Derek Ray Kirkman on bass, and Caitlin Anderson on fiddle, making up a fun and energetic group of friends and musicians. They are free-range and prone to sing about dogs, Dolly, and Elvis.

Timber

Timber!, a highly energetic bluegrass band from Boulder, CO, consists of Travis "Watermelon Hat Guy" on bass, Erik "Ginger McGee" Gustafson on guitar, Caitlin "Thanks, I like to play" Anderson on fiddle, and Chad "Sweet Hair" Martens on mandolin. "We had nothing in common but the desire to play music, preferably in exchange for beer and whiskey. Oh and the fact that we all lived in Boulder." -Caitlin Anderson In the Spring of 2013, an unlikely trio decided to form a band. They were together at the Twisted Pine bluegrass pick and Travis Lawson stood with his bass and told Erik Gustafson, guitar player, that the best way to meet the ladies was to be in a band. And therefore the notion was born. Upon further discussion Travis suggested they add a fiddle player, and James agreed that "What's her face" could make a positive addition. Thus Caitlin Anderson, fiddle player, was invited to Timber! While each member of Timber! had very different musical backgrounds, they found that they truly enjoyed the combination. Erik's songwriting and more jamgrassy history opened them to another style of song. Caitlin added a classical element, and tried to stop calling her fiddle a violin, and Travis brought pure style. They began performing around Boulder, mostly at BBQ venues, and built a strong repertoire. However one thing was missing. A mandolin! Luckily, they convinced their friend Chad Martens to join the band, and then Timber! was five. With this combination of bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle, Timber! now plays everything from BBQ joints to breweries to beer festivals around the greater Boulder and Denver area. They have a propensity for fastass bluegrass and almost unnatural amounts of energy that will be sure to have you dancin' everywhere.

Mighty Holler

Born out of a love of making music together, Mighty Holler was formed! This group, or couple of couples, brings a connected energy to their performances. They enjoy bringing a variety of styles to their shows, including old time, bluegrass, new twists on classic songs, sweet harmonies, and original tunes. Brandy Ray (vocals, songwriting, mandolin), Elle Michelle (vocals, songwriting, banjo), Joshua Ray (vocals, songwriting, guitar) and Joe Gibb (bass), bring multiple years of performance experience and musical sensibility to their shows and are a delight to enjoy.

Charlie Stevens Band

The Charlie Stevens Band draws from the hard-driving sounds of the Bluegrass world to create new, and exciting, acoustic music. In addition to Bluegrass, they are influenced by various other styles rooted in the American tradition. Most notably, Rock and Roll, and the Blues. Cover songs range widely. Including: traditional Bluegrass, such as Bill Monroe and The Stanley Brothers; progressive Bluegrass, such as David Grisman and John Hartford; Rock and Roll, such as The Grateful Dead, Cream, and The Allman Brothers; and even current artists like Billy Strings. Charlie's original songs attempt to blend all of these influences together in a way that's fresh and fun to listen to. Up-tempo tunes featuring blazing fast solos, and powerhouse vocals, make this an exciting group to see live, regardless of musical preference. Come see the Charlie Stevens Band for yourself!

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