Headliner – Grant Farm
Grant Farm is a Boulder-based band on a mission. Led by National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant (Emmitt/Nershi Band), this talented 4-piece is built on the foundation of love, family and the joy of music, and is not afraid to let loose with some blistering bluegrass jams. In addition to recently releasing their latest album, “Plowin’ Time,” Grant Farm collaborated Fruition to release Meeting on the Mountain, an inspired EP that really kicks.
Interstate Stash Express
Interstate Stash Express hails from Lyons, Colorado, and they’re known for their unique brand of psychedelic Americana. With eclectic influences from Jimi Hendrix to Django Reinhardt, these guys are sure to play something you’ll love. A tight trio boasting deep grooves and incendiary improvisations. We can’t wait for you to hear them!
Robin Davis Duo
The Robin Davis Duo may be small in numbers, but they will floor any audience with their large sound. The front runner of the Duo, Robin Davis, is well-known for having bluegrass on the brain, taking part in earlier projects including musicians who are current members of The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, and Greensky Bluegrass. The Duo’s other half, Jimi Giles, who plays stand-up bass, learned guitar from her deadhead father, but it wasn’t until she met Davis that she picked up the bass. Check out their fanciful instrumentation and vocal harmonies at DitchFest this year!
Yer State Birds
This four-piece group out of Steamboat Springs just released their new album, “Build a Fire” in April, and are definitely raring to go. Band members JR Adams, Ryan Fanders, John Miller, and Jeff Goodhand pride themselves on performing “Dirty blues rock in the Rocky Mountains,” as they have since 2014. They’re picking up a lot of steam (no pun intended) in the area, and we’re glad to have them on board!
Here’s another local act that’s sure to please. 80 Grit is a feisty trio based in Routt County, featuring Russ Duplessis on drums, Randy Kelley on guitar, bass, and vocals, and Callie Anderson on mandolin, cello, vocals, and whatever else. They’re performing original work featuring blistering multi-instrumentalism, tight harmony, and funky rhythms in a genre-defying, soulful style. They’re some kind of freakish amalgam of Alternative, Gypsy Jazz, and Retro R&B. Check ’em out!