The Latest: September 20, 2014
Black Forest Community Center
12530 Black Forest Rd. Black Forest, Colorado (map)
Steve Smith, Chris Sanders and Hard Road evolved into a full working group as a result of the success and chemistry of the musicians who came together to work on Steve's original live studio recording Hard Road released in 2004. This chemistry in the studio has led to an excellent rapport onstage, on the road and in the songwriting and harmonies that have become the signature Hard Road sound. The elegance of Anne Lu na’s bass anchors the Hard Road groove while her harmonies sparkle. Currently, Hard Road is privileged to welcome the immense talents of banjo player Bill Evans along with the fiddle stylings of the phenomenal Nate Lee to selected shows. The band has been featured at the Bighorn Mountain Festival, the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Pickin’ in the Pines, Tucson’s Bluegrass in the Desert, the Outpost Performance Space and the Swallow Hill and High Street concert series.
Featured on their latest CD, Signs Along the Road is Bill Evans, with guitarist Aaron McCloskey (see the May/June 2010 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine), national championship fiddler Megan Lynch, veteran sideman and master bass player Bill Amatneek.
Steve Smith & Hard Road last appeared on our stage 2 years ago in June 2013. They put on a great show. Expect another one on Friday October 10.www.hardroadtrio.com