Sept 28 (Natalie Padilla): Born into a family of acclaimed roots musicians, Natalie Padilla was immersed in fiddle and violin music at a very young age. She has grown into a musician of astounding depth and breadth, as well as a performer and educator fluent in a wide variety of genres.
Sept 14 (Lindsey Saunders): A guitar geek encased in the shell of a potential pop star, many describe Lindsey Saunders as a mix between John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. Her unconventional chord crafting has earned her a Taylor Guitar Artist Partnership with notable performances at events such as the Sundance Film Festival, Boulder International Film Festival, Durango Songwriters Expo, SXSW and CMJ Music Marathon. Lindsey has received critical acclaim for her work being noted as a musician whose artistry and poise as a songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist demands to be both seen and heard.
Aug 24 (Hazel Hue): Alex Koukov (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Bridger Dunnagan (octave mandolin, fiddle, vocals) have been good friends and were bandmates in Bozeman based Bluegrass band, the Hollowtops for several years. They are now channeling their musical endeavors into a duo, Hazel Hue. Their name comes from a lyric in a song written by Towne's Van Zandt, one of Alex and Bridger's favorite songwriters: "Her age is always 22, her laughing eyes a hazel hue." Their original music displays influences of Bluegrass Old Time, blended with a modern, progressive flavor of singer songwriter. A set of music from Hazel Hue consists of bluegrass, old time, classic American folk songs, and saucy covers.
Aug 10: Late for Supper combines high-level musicianship and the unique sense of fun that comes from great friends and seasoned musicians coming together around a shared love of classic music. The members of LFS are serious musicians: veteran Colorado professionals, nationally and internationally touring artists, and full-time music teachers. But above all, they are long time friends, brought together by a musical bond and ready to cut loose. On any Late for Supper gig you’ll hear classic tunes by Bill Monroe and John Prine, stomping fiddle breakdowns that get the dance floor moving, and country tear-jerkers by legends like Hank Williams. It’s a vibrant mix that appeals to Americana fans of all stripes and keeps Garson and his buddies in Late for Supper primed up for the next tune and the next gig.
July 27: Pete Stein is a songwriter and solo performer who rambles adventurously around that broad and wanderlustful genre of Americana / alt country music. His heart-worn songs, soulful voice and mournful harmonica sound something like a late-night conversation between Bruce Springsteen and Townes Van Zandt that might've taken place in a dusty old van while Ben Nichols and Justin Townes Earl rode in the back, gazing out the window, just watching the world float by...Neil Young playing on the radio. It's the kind of music that looks you square in the eye and makes you remember the hurt and hope we all share down here in the dirt and sweat and blood.
July 13 (By the Lee) : Inspired by touring the world together, Lauren Stovall and Peter Sharpe continue to cultivate new and old music while incorporating their love of adventure and discovering new passions. When they aren't playing music in the mountains of Colorado, you will likely find them sailing in San Diego, surfing in Mexico, and hiking with Skippy, their four-legged sidekick.
By The Lee finds inspiration for their music among the trees, waves, and new friends they meet along the way.
June 22 (6p - 8p) : David Allen Willis fronts the 2019 UllrGrass Band Competition winners, The High Road Home, and was a runner-up in the 2019 UllrGrass Troubadour Competition. His songwriting leans on such influences as Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson, yet resides closer to a pop/country/bluegrass style.
June 8 (5:30p - 8p) : Bowregard consists of members whose roots span the North American Bluegrass scene. Dedicated to the exploration and discovery of a sound uniquely their own within bluegrass and acoustic folk, their sound is defined through their songwriting and uniquely intertwined vocal harmonies. Bowregard draws out the talent each individual band member brings to the table and melds them together in an acoustic powerhouse that packs a punch.