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on the stage 2018

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

12:00-1:30: Buffalo Commons

1:30: Park to Art Races & Metal Art Competition Award Ceremony

2-3:30: Meadow Mountain

3:30-5pm: Head for the Hills

HEAD FOR THE HILLS

Head for the Hills prides itself on defying expectation, turning neophytes into converts and genre purists exploratory listeners. Remaining true to the roots of bluegrass while simultaneously looking to it’s future prospects, the band makes music that reaches into jazz, indie rock, hip hop, soul, world and folk to stitch together cutting edge songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. More than a decade in and after thousands of miles, hundreds of performances, a handful of independently released records, 4 times awarded Best Bluegrass in Colorado, and one new mandolin player--Head for the Hills is at their absolute peak, firing on all cylinders and winning the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere they go.

 

Potions and Poisons is the fourth album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli, Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section. Potions and Poisons is the most Head for the Hills record yet, and in the great tradition of bluegrass (and soul and folk and old time music), it delivers some bitter pills, but the ten new original songs are more than a survey of the human condition. This is reflective but buoyant music, restorative and full of vibrancy.

 

Head for the Hills have been bringing their music to audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between--including Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, RockyGrass, DelFest, Northwest String Summit, Blue Ox Music Festival FloydFest, Strawberry Music Festival and many more. The band has been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released beers with Odell Brewing Company and Sanitas Brewing, charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Blue Ruin, 2013 and Head for the Hills, 2010), and was featured by CMT – Edge, who said; “Head for the Hills’ Blue Ruin effortlessly matches integrity against innovation.”

 

“On top of modern string music” (Bluegrass Today)

“Cutting edge” (Drew Emmitt - Leftover Salmon)

 

CHECK THEM OUT: http://www.headforthehillsmusic.com/

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/headforthehills/

MEADOW MOUNTAIN

“Meadow Mountain is on the forefront of a  musical movement in Colorado. It is a movement born from a desire to understand one’s roots - to understand why one makes the music that they make. 
This band is comprised of 5 best friends, who, with their feet placed firmly on Rocky Mountain soil, look attentively towards the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich tradition of Bluegrass music there. 

They explore traditions of Swedish fiddle music, Acoustic Jazz, Old-time, and Classical, and their original music is steeped in heartbreak and mountain breezes. 
You will hear intricately arranged, soaring instrumentals. You will hear hard-driving, traditional Bluegrass music. Most importantly, however, you will hear five best friends play a music that is much larger than the sum of it’s parts.  ”

“Meadow Mountain, who hail from Denver, have lyrics dripping with Colorado geography, and their harmonizing was up to match with any of the headliners”

— 303 Magazine (at the 2017 Telluride Band Competition)

 

CHECK THEM OUT: http://www.headforthehillsmusic.com/

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MeadowMountainMusic/

BUFFALO COMMONS

Buffalo Commons is an original three piece folk-n-soul band from the Yampa Valley. They are a unique band who has comprised their own style and sound, very pleasant and very soulful. When the band plays, the sound is soft but the energy is hard with their folk driven acoustic collection of tunes. Buffalo Commons is turning into one of Steamboat’s premiere bands.

 

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/buffalocommonssteamboat/

PrEVIOUS MEEKERPALOOZA BANDS

RAPIDGRASS

 

CLICK TO LISTEN: http://rapidgrass.band/home#videos

CHECK THEM OUT: http://rapidgrass.band/home

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/rapidgrass/

PISTOLS in PETTICOATS

 

CLICK TO LISTEN: https://pistolsinpetticoats.com/music/

CHECK THEM OUT: https://pistolsinpetticoats.com/

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pistolsinpetticoats/

JOSH ROGAN

 

 

CLICK TO LISTEN: http://joshroganmusic.com/?page_id=460

CHECK THEM OUT: http://joshroganmusic.com/

LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JoshRoganMusic/

BRAD FITCH & THE TROPICOWBOY BAND (JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE)

 

http://www.cowboybrad.com/

 

CLICK TO LISTEN: Rocky Mountain High

THUNDER AND RAIN

 

http://thunderandrainmusic.com/home

CLICK TO LISTEN: Lie Just Fine - Live

HUNKER DOWN

http://www.hunkerdownband.com/

CLICK TO LISTEN: Hunker Down - Live

 

MATT HOLLIDAY & FRIENDS

Meeker's own, Matt Holliday and his band!

 

LOS VENADOS is local trio of Mariachi players, sure to get your feet moving!

 

THE CLOVER LOAFERS a fabulous group of local musicians, including Dave Main and Mary Kay Krueger!

GRANT FARM

www.grantfarm.net

 

 

JAMES AND THE DEVIL

 

www.jamesandthedevil.com

 

 

DJ KEVIE (Evan Edwards)

http://facebook.com/MonsterEnergyColorado

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