When the five members of Meadow Mountain walk on stage, the first thing new fans notice is that the band dresses up to play Bluegrass. The players in this band are young, but they walk on stage with the confidence of a well seasoned Bluegrass band - and indeed, they are. These five close friends have logged thousands of hours playing together. They have given a TED talk on the history of Bluegrass, they have opened for Del McCoury and Sam Bush, and they have even worked as the house band on a cruise ship. In 2017 they won the prestigious Rockygrass band contest.
At downbeat, it becomes clear that Meadow Mountain isn’t just a group of talented musicians getting together for a gig. They are a band in the true sense of the word - a whole larger than the sum of its parts. Their music plays to each members’ individual strengths, and the finished product is a style of Bluegrass that Colorado has not played host to until now.
To spare use of the tired word “eclectic”, it is no stretch to say that this band, while rooted deeply in Colorado soil, devours every tradition of music they can get their hands on, and it all ends up on stage with them.
In late 2017, they caught the ears of Infamous Stringduster, Chris Pandolfi, who produced their debut record at Mighty Fine Productions. They are releasing their record this year on TapeTime Record Label.