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The Travelin' McCourys Play with Everyone in Colorado

The Travelin' McCourys are known for their branding of the term 'Bluegrass Ball'. If ever there was a group of shows that defined this term, it was this past weekend on the Front Range of Colorado. The Bluegrass Ball shows, Thursday in Ft. Collins at The Aggie and Friday & Saturday in Denver at Cervante's, were slated to include Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident and Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass at all three shows with special guest, Del McCoury on Saturday.

Ragged Union Announced 3 Front Range January Bluegrass Shows

Ragged UnionTowards the outer edge of bluegrass, where powerful drive meets outsider songwriting –that’s where you’ll find Ragged Union. Centered around the flatpicking, singing and songwriting of guitarist Geoff Union (formerly of the Two High String Band), this particular take on the colorful bluegrass tradition combines influences such as Danny Paisley, John Hartford, and Norman Blake, along with Flatt and Scruggs and Bill Monroe. The music has a raw energy, like a steam-powered bluegrass train, driven at full throttle, wheels coming off the inside rails around the bend and slamming down hard in the straightaway. Ragged Union has already booked three shows for January.

Colorado's Bluegrass on the River Became a Fair Event

Claire LynchPueblo, CO -- A 23-year tradition made a move to the Colorado State Fairgrounds. The annual bluegrass music festival, formerly "Bluegrass on the River", took place June 1-3, 2012, as "Bluegrass at the Fair" at their new location at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colorado. The 23rd annual festival showcased three days of pickin’ for only $30. The festival kicked off Friday with Nashville recording artist, The Claire Lynch Band; Saturday featured Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band; with Pueblo’s own Fireweed band pickin’ throughout the weekend. In all, nearly 20 bands hit the stage for this annual bluegrass music event. left

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