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The Blue Canyon Boys
Every once in a while a band comes along that stands out amongst the crowded fields of the bluegrass world. The Blue Canyon Boys, a premier bluegrass band of the Rocky Mountain West, are one of those bands. Winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys have gone on to perform across the country and were selected to represent the United States and bluegrass music at the 14th annual Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Malaysia on the island of Borneo, which has consistently been rated in the top 25 International Festivals by Songlines Magazine. This bluegrass powerhouse consists of Gary Dark on mandolin, Jason Hicks on guitar, Drew Garrett on bass, and award-winning Chris Elliott on banjo. Blending incredible brother-duet-style vocals and hard-driving instrumental proficiency, this energetic band has created an infectious brew of hard-driving Colorado bluegrass. With four well received CDs that have garnered heavy airplay across the country and around the world, the Blue Canyon Boys have quickly become one of Colorado’s most celebrated bluegrass bands.
grew up in a musical family. His grandmother on his mother’s side was a ballerina who also played harmonica and steel guitar. His grandfather on his father’s side played piano in silent movie houses and was a rodeo clown. His father sang and played guitar and his uncle was a professional entertainer with a midwest radio show and a stint in the West Coast music scene following World War II.
Fritz made his first recording at age three, a rousing version of Hank William’s “Hey, Good Lookin.” A born singer, he took up guitar at age fourteen and soon began playing in public for school functions and parties. His high school drama involvement led to the study of theatre in college, eventually securing a degree in English and Drama.
Celebrating their 35th anniversary in September, 2014, Hickory Hill has proven to be one of Texas' most popular and enduring acoustic groups. Through the years, the band has won considerable recognition, winning third place in the "Best New Band" contest at the Bluegrass Festival of the United States in Louisville, KY in 1981, and being nominated by SPBGMA as "Entertaining Bluegrass Band of the Year" in 1985 and "Bluegrass Band of the Year, Contemporary" in 1986. In 1993, Hickory Hill was named "Band Of The Year" by the Arts and Entertainment Committee of East Texas, and in 1996 was selected for a showcase performance at the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual World of Bluegrass in Owensboro, Kentucky. Hickory Hill has been the host band of the Overton Bluegrass Music Festival since the festival's inception in 1989.
Based in Northern New Mexico, Higher Ground Bluegrass' members reside in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos. Founded in 1998, HGB plays original, contemporary, and traditional music informed by the American traditions of folk, bluegrass, country, and rock and roll.