Colorado Bluegrass/String Sampler
Words By J-man
Leftover Salmon helped to spark the now thriving Colorado jamgrass scene. Utilizing bluegrass instruments, a handful of substances and a jam mentality, the road was paved for for several bands to follow.
Leftover Salmon Live at Boulder Theater on November 14, 2001.
Yonder Mountain String Band was originally a direct descendant of Leftover Salmon, taking bits and pieces of the previously successful equation. With a kick start from Vince Herman and some hard work and high energy from the boys, Yonder Mountain now falls somewhere near the top of the festival/jamband scene.
Yonder Mountain String Band Live at Sheridan Opera House on June 22, 2007.
Elephant Revival is a relatively new phenomenon on the scene. With the encouragement of Vince Herman and Leftover Salmon, Elephant Revival's opening slots for Salmon and increasing headlining shows, are helping to bring this gem to the forefront of the scene.
Elephant Revival Live at Winterfest on January 21, 2011.
Head For The Hills hails from Golden/Ft. Collins, CO. Following several sold out performances in their native stomping ground, H4TH won the 2007 Yonder Mountain String Band's Northwest String Summit Band Competition launching them into the spotlight.
Head For The Hills Live at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on October 29, 2010.
WhiteWater Ramble out of Ft. Collins has been on the scene for a while now. With the release of their most recent album, WWR was elevated by such musicians as Tim Carbone, Steve Molitz & Pete Wall. With the opportunity to achieve some level of success on a national level, now is a crucial time for this band seeking to step out of the mountains.
Whitewater Ramble Live at Quixote's True Blue on February 19, 2011.
Honorable Mention: The Henhouse Prowlers. Though their actual roots don't fall within' Mountain Standard Time, they have spent a lot of time and focus on the mountain state. Last year the Prowlers boasted some high marks at Telluride and ultimately winning Rockygrass. They can be seen all over Colorado throughout the year, giving and receiving massive love to/from this state of bluegrass.
Henhouse Prowlers Live at The Maple Street Chapel on March 19, 2011.