Explosive Bluegrass Comes to the Gold Room Saturday

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Experience the Future of Bluegrass Music

Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing clubs or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets at festivals, the reaction to Billy Strings tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!”

Raised in Michigan and based in Nashville, Strings — real name William Apostol — learned music from his father, who had learned it from his father, and his father before him. Maybe that’s why at 24, Strings’ songs, his articulation, his entire approach, sounds so authentic and steeped in tradition. Consider him the next in line of an Americana thread, not some upstart or bandwagon jumper.

While Strings’ profile as a guitarist and singer in the acoustic/bluegrass scene continues to grow, he has already earned some landmark achievements. He has performed with Del McCoury, David Grisman and Larry Keel. He’s landed coveted slots at festivals like Pickathon, and he’s shared bills with popular touring acts Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon and Cabinet. And the industry has taken notice: He just won International Bluegrass Music Association‘s 2016 Momentum Awards Instrumentalist of the Year (for guitar, banjo and mandolin) and was voted #1 in The Bluegrass Situation’s Top 16 of 16.

Billy Strings will be performing two sets of explosive bluegrass this coming Saturday night at The Gold Room in Colorado Springs. Tickets are just $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The doors open at 7 pm with music kicking off at 8 pm. Please help us give a warm Colorado welcome to this talented young artist.

In 2015 Shook Twins wowed the MeadowGrass audience with an electric performance, and now the band is returning to Colorado Springs for one night only – Wednesday, February 8 – at Stargazers Theatre.

Born and raised in Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie are the main songwriters, but they also back up their band member Niko Slice (electric guitar, mandolin and vocals) adding his uniquely compelling songs to the mix. Barra Brown is on Drums, vocals and Drum Pad, and Josh Simon is on Bass, vocals, Electric guitar, and synth.

Central to Shook Twins’ sound is their wide range of instrumentation: banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, mandolin, electronic drums, face drum (beat-box), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo-head drumming and their signature Golden Egg. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation, coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s re-purposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

Cold Heart Revival will open the show starting at 7 pm.

MeadowGrass Loyalty Tix are on sale now through 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 5, 2017. You can now buy your weekend passes with or without camping to be assured of getting the lowest possible pricing. This year we have also introduced more premium options, including reserved tent camping sites, pop-up and RV passes, and the official MeadowGrass VIP Experience. Day passes will go on sale April 1. And stay tuned for the first lineup announcement coming later this month – we are uber-excited to share this year’s talent selections with you!