Last Call for Advance Tickets for Front Country This Thursday!

Front Country Returns to The Gold Room!

Join Rocky Mountain Highway at The Gold Room Thursday night for an evening of progressive bluegrass featuring Front Country, an exciting young string quintet touring in support of the new album Other Love Songs.

Front Country recently relocated to Nashville from San Francisco, and lead vocalist Melody Walker was recently named one of “7 Women Who Are Smashing the Bluegass Glass Ceiling” by Paste Magazine. NPR‘s All Things Considered recently profiled the band’s “string-band pop” sound, which has earned them top honors in both the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and RockyGrass band competitions.

Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, Front Country learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future. You can watch a video of Front Country performing “One Kind Word” here.

Advance tickets for Front Country will remain on sale through noon on Thursday, April 20. General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and reserved table seating and balcony seating options are available. The doors will open at 6:30 pm with two sets of progressive bluegrass kicking off at 7 pm.

And Beyond!

Saturday, April 22
River Valley Rangers
Front Range Barbeque

Sunday, April 23
A Bob Dylan Tribute feat. The Mitguards & Jason Bennett
Library 21c (2 pm)

Monday, April 24
Arts & Crafts Show feat.
High Mountain Duet (5:30 pm)
Front Range Barbeque

Wednesday, April 26
Chauncy Crandall
Front Range Barbeque

Friday, April 28
CC Bluegrass Ensemble
Black Forest Community Center

Saturday, April 29
Joe Pug & Anais Mitchell
Ivywild School

Saturday, April 29
Edith Makes A Paper Chain
Front Range Barbeque

Friday, May 5
Woodshed Red
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan

Tuesday, May 9
Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts(Palmer Lake)

Friday, May 12
Cindy Scott & Doug Seegers
Black Forest Community Center

We are thrilled to a new partnership with Whole Foods Market! On Wednesday, May 10Rocky Mountain Highway will present the first show in the Whole Foods Cafe Concert series, featuring The Reckless Saints, the duo of Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield.
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Roy Schneider has been touring and performing full-time with musical partner Kim Mayfield since 2008, sharing his “Blue-Twangled Folk & Roll” across America, the UK, and parts of Europe. Roy’s last two CD releases were entirely fan funded and each of his three studio albums landed on Top 25 of the Year list according to the Grass Roots Revival.

The cost is just $25 for a BBQ dinner (vegan option available), a branded glass, one beverage of your choice (beer, wine and soft drinks) and the show, in an intimate setting in the Whole Foods Cafe  with a fantastic view of Pikes Peak! Additional drinks will also be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Rocky Mountain Highway. Seating for dinner begins at 6 pm with two sets of music starting at 7 pm. Only 50 tickets are available!

You can watch the duo perform “Angels Along the Road” here. “Roy Schneider is a singer-songwriter in the grandest tradition of Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Guy Clark, and Lyle Lovett, but his voice, songwriting skill, stagecraft, and instrumental talent are all his own. Together, the result is like a vibrant jubilee singing out on the banks of the Mississippi River. His gift for blending Southern-influenced folk, blues, country, and rock into a seamless genre with his own signature sound demonstrates his connection to the best in the tradition of fine wake-me-up and kick-me-in-the-ass roots music.” – No Depression

MeadowGrass Talent Spotlight: Great American Taxi

On Sunday May 28 the jamband Great American Taxi will return to the MeadowGrassmain stage, four years after backing Todd Snider in an epic closing set at the 5th Annual MeadowGrass. The band has a new lineup that features the talented multi-instrumentalist Arthur Lee Land, a frequent member of the faculty at the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Song School well-known for innovative looping during his solo live shows. Great American Taxi just released a new album – Dr. Feel Good’s Traveling Medicine Show – and the band will perform a rockin’ set of music immediately before Paper Bird‘s headlining set.

MeadowGrass Talent Spotlight: Gipsy Moon

Another up and coming Colorado band will be making its MeadowGrass debut onFriday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. Gipsy Moon opened for Elephant Revival at Stargazers Theatre in December and followed that with a co-headlining bill with Mipso at The Gold Room last month. Any day now the band will be releasing its newest full length studio album, Songs of Olde, which features traditional songs from all parts of the world. Gipsy Moon will get the big yellow tent jumpin’ ahead of performances by Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native and The Black Lillies. Do not miss MeadowGrass this year!