The Latest: March 1, 2014
Black Forest Community Center
12530 Black Forest Rd. Black Forest, Colorado (map)
In 2006, bluegrass musician and writer Jon Weisberger told me that polls indicate that bluegrass fans want (1) something besides the same old thing and, well, (2) nothing new. Tall order. But let’s say that what we’re really looking for is new music and new influences, but with an organic, traditional sound. OK… let’s try that, and there’s no better place to look than the Lyons/Boulder area and The Railsplitters.
Winners of the 2013 RockyGrass bluegrass band competition, The Railsplitters are a high-energy quartet that blends soaring vocals, instrumental fireworks and fine new songs into a show that you won’t want to miss. There’s some straight-ahead, powerful (pronounced “paaahr-ful”) bluegrass, and there’s some stuff that weaves together varying textures of voice, mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass to create new musical tapestries.
Of them, Jeff Burger of No Depression says, "That high, lonesome sound has rarely sounded better," and Bluegrass Today calls them "A fresh, modern take on bluegrass."
Join us on April 25 for The Railsplitters. In the meantime, check out their many videos at therailsplitters.com.www.therailsplitters.com