Head For The Hills
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.
Head for the Hills will perform at Pickin’ on the Poudre at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre to kick off the outdoor concert series on Saturday May 17, 2014. Voted “Best in Bluegrass” by Denver Westword magazine, Head for the Hills needs no introduction in Colorado. Though rooted in bluegrass, the Colorado-based quartet aspires musically well beyond the boundary of the genre’s tradition - just listen to “Never Does” from their latest album Blue Ruin for a dose of their sound. In fact, sample
Head for the Hills will perform at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, CO on May 17th as part of their annual gathering, "Pickin' on the Poudre." This will be the 10th consecutive year the quartet has opened the concert season at the historic mountain venue. Grant Farm with special guest Benny "Burle" Galloway and Gispy Moon will support the evening, presented by The Colorado Sound.
Bluegrass, world, reggae, funk and jam are all coming to Camp Euphoria XI (CEXI) this summer. It’s one-festival, two-days, for all-ages, July 11-12, 2014 on “Jerry’s Farm” near Lone Tree, Iowa. With its hallmark eclectic musical lineup, Camp Euforia is turning it up to Eleven. One better.“This year CEXI is for the fans, and we are taking it to 11!” says Eric Quiner, director of Camp Euforia.
After a particularly grueling winter, festivalgoers around the country are dreaming of their summer getaways and for many music fans, this means a breathtaking weekend at Summer Camp Music Festival 2014. What started as roughly a 1,000 person gathering has blossomed into a 7-stage, 15,000 person event that stands as one of the Midwest’s premier festivals today.