Potions and Poisons is the fourth studio album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul.
Head For The Hills
Potions and Poisons (available May 12th) is the fourth studio album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines.
This June 16th - 18th, the Vail Valley will become a hub for craft beer enthusiasts as brewers and connoisseurs kick off the inaugural Vail Craft Beer Classic. With over 300 beers, dozens of events, yoga, hiking, and all the offerings of Colorado’s vast outdoor playground, fans of the craft should be ready for a mountain weekend full of brews and adventure.
David Grisman has been a household name in the acoustic and bluegrass world for many years. His innovations in these genres as well as creating his own genre in “Dawg” music, named by Jerry Garcia, has inspired new generations of bluegrass for decades. Dawg music can be best described as the combination of jazz, bluegrass, and acoustic folk music. These are American staples and combining genres is what American music is all about. After quitting piano at around age 10, Grisman picked up the mandolin and never looked back.
Head For The Hills announce founding member, Michael Chappell (mandolin) will be say good bye to the band. Mike's final shows with Head for the Hills will be at WildFest in Old Snowmass, CO and YarmonyGrass in Bond, CO. Sam Parks (Bluegrass Delta Force) will be joining H4TH on the first leg of their fall tour, beginning in September.
The Band announced Michael’s departure to fans on Facebook at 2pm on Thursday, July 23:
Message From Head For The Hills:
We are looking forward to the 11th Annual Pickin’ on the Poudre, at the historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, CO on Saturday May 16th! Special guests Bonnie Paine and Daniel Rodriguez (of Elephant Revival) and Friends -and- Caribou Mountain Collective will also join us! Mishawaka Pre-Sales will begin on April 1st. Public on-sale will begin on April 3rd.
Tickets and complete information can be found here: http://bit.ly/H4THPOTP15
Nestled in the Sierras at the base of Squaw Valley Lodge, Winter Wonder Grass opened its door for the first time on the West Coast to deliver a top notch line up of Bluegrass music. The previously only located in Colorado festival spread its wings to expand to another Grass loving area in Tahoe. Billed as a Beer and Music festival the bill, did not lie. Every major brewer on the West Coast was in attendance from Lagunitas, Tahoe Favorite 50/50, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Green Flash and many, many more!
Colorado Bluegrass quartet Head for the Hills will hit the road this Fall. On the heels of a summer that included performances at Summer Camp Music Festival, the group’s festival at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre (Pickin’ on the Poudre) and appearances with Nickel Creek and the Steep Canyon Rangers.