Mountain Standard Time Offers Free Download, Adds Jeff Austin for 3 Shows

Article Contributed by Musical Earth | Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mountain Standard Time heads to high country of Colorado’s mountains this January, followed by the return of the band’s annual Mardi Grass celebration on Colorado’s Front Range, featuring Yonder Mountain String Band’s Jeff Austin (mandolin/vocals) as a special guest in Fort Collins (2/7), Denver (2/8), and Boulder (2/9).As part of the ‘Mardi Grass’ festivities, the Boulder-based band will also release a limited edition EP of the first brand new material in two years. Mountain Standard Time’s new EP, Sunny, (available February 5) captures the band’s evolving ‘Rocky Mountain Free Grass.’  With a full, warm sound, Sunny, displays the versatility and craftsmanship of this unique group as a collection of seven new tunes. This release will only be available for purchase on CD in extremely limited quantity at the Mardi Grass shows February 7 – 9. Several tracks will also be available for free download for a limited time only.The band released today one free download of the song “Behind the Bar” from the upcoming Sunny EP, available at http://mstband.bandcamp.comTour Dates01.11 Abbey Theatre | Durango, CO01.12 KTAOS Solar Center | Taos, NM01.23 PAC3 | Carbondale, CO01.24 Agave | Avon, CO01.25 Ghost Ranch | Steamboat Springs, CO01.26 The Eldo | Crested Butte, COEP Release / Mardi Grass 201302.07 Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO - featuring Jeff Austin02.08 Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO –featuring Jeff Austin02.09 Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO –featuring Jeff AustinDead Winter Carpenters join MST on each of the three Mardi Grass shows.05.30-06.02 Wakarusa Music Festival | Ozark, AR