Why You Should Go: Jeff Austin is the mandolin player for Nederland based Bluegrass heros Yonder Mountain String Band. This year’s edition of his “& Friends” shows will include fiddler extraordinare Darol Anger, Austin’s neighbor and former String Cheese Incident guitarist Billy Nershi, and Nashville based bassist and cellist, Bryn Davies. Nothing short of an outstanding line-up if you are into the jam-based bluegrass that has saturated the front range for years.
The shows are bound to wild affairs with tight traditional style bluegrass tunes woven in with long improvisational jams. Austin is also known for his penchant to bring local guests up to the stage with him, including from time, one or more of his Yonder Mountain band mates or frequent collaborator Benny Galloway.
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Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!