w/special guest Tupelo Honey
Rogers Hall, 4th and High Street, Lyons CO
8pm showtime, doors 7pm
Rapidgrass is the winner of the 2015 RockyGrass Band Contest. It was truly legendary this year, with a never-before additional "play off" round. To those of us watching in the audience, they were, hands-down, no-holds-barred, the very best band!
Mark Morris (guitar/vocals) who was featured in Powder Magazine in 2014 for his exploits both on guitar and on skis. Mark has toured the world extensively for the past decade as a member of the Hickory Project. Kyle James Hauser (banjo/vocals) whose songs appear in 6 films and 3 MTV shows. His latest album was #1 on Colorado’s OpenAir for 3 weeks and voted as a Top Ten local album of 2014 by Colorado Public Radio listeners. Alex Johnstone(mandolin/vocals) is a veteran of Rebel Record’s Spring Creek who released 4 studio albums and toured internationally with appearances at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Merlefest and Strawberry Music Festival and with Del McCoury, Peter Rowan and Drew Emmitt. Coleman Smith (violin) holds a degree in violin performance and is a 5-time winner of the Bob Wills Fiddle Competition. He has toured the world with stage/screen’s Ramin Karimloo as well as The Hickory Project. Carl Meinecke (bass) has supported Drew Emmitt and played in orchestras, quartets, and jazz ensembles nationally.
Lyons-basedTupelo Honey will open the evening – the quartet offers a swingy, folksy mix with great harmonies and rich tones. Nancy Thorwardson has worked various combos, playing western and standard swing tunes, old-timey and Cajun dance music, and folk and bluegrass for many years. She has a true talent for composing songs that fit perfectly within the genre, and her original numbers are always highlights of any show. Michelle Allen is a resident of Lyons CO who's established herself as leader on the Front Range music scene. Whether re-creating traditional music or performing original tunes in her own confessional style, Michelle’s music reflects her love of American Folk and Roots music.
You may recognize bassist Jay Allen – he’s one of High Street Concerts’ longest and hardest-working volunteers! His powerful sound originated at the Rocky Grass Music Academy where he discovered his love of the upright Bass. He’s been an anchor at the famous Tuesday night jam in Lyons, where he perfected his tone and rhythm. A creative, reliable, and talented musician, Jay is currently a member of several bands including Tupelo Honey and Shotgun Moses.The band’s newest addition, fiddler Paul Kiteck is known for his graceful accompaniments, melodic solos and sweet groove.
Concert Tickets - are available online HERE and in person (no phone orders) at Stone Cup in Lyons.