Masontown and The Lonesome Days
Rogers Hall, 4th and High Street, Lyons CO
Doors 7pm; Concert 8pm .
A new and enchanting sound has emerged from the hotbed of the Colorado roots music scene. Masontown, a young band with a concept as timeless as the Rocky Mountains, has alighted onto a bluegrass community that has already produced some of the best that the acoustic music world has to offer. But Colorado, and the wider world of modern music, hasn’t quite heard this yet. A lauded fiddle champion and classical violinist. A veteran bluegrass mandolin player and composer. One of Colorado’s jazz guitar greats reborn as a flatpicking sensation. An upright bassist with roots running deep in the classical and jazz traditions. And we've been told - the band now has a banjo player!
Masontown’s sound is an exciting take on the American acoustic tradition. At once fresh and familiar, the group unites the sounds of bluegrass, old-time, folk, and new acoustic music into a sonic melting pot that hearkens back to our deep musical traditions while remaining defiantly modern in conception. Echoes of the poignant exploration of the Matt Flinner Trio blend with the fierce drive of Bill Monroe and the plaintive song-craft of Cahalen Morrison and Eli West. The listening halls and dance floors of Colorado have already begun to hail the arrival of this new force in the acoustic music community. Masontown is a band on the move, driven to delight the ears, touch the hearts, and move the feet of generations of music lovers in Colorado and far beyond.
From The Lonesome Days' beginning in 2014, the band has evolved into a tight-knit 4 piece ensemblewith a common vision to create great original music mixed in with timeless classics. Their authentic songwriting and musicianship brings emotion, power and soul to the music that makes it seem familiar, fresh and new. From intimate venues to Colorado festivals, they are having a blast playing for audiences all over. The band was awarded the prestigious 2017 FreshGrass band award and will be appearing on the main stage at FreshGrass 2018. They were also awarded 2nd place at the 2015 and 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competitions and 1st place at the 2016 UllrGrass competition. They released their first full-length album in August 2017 that they recorded at Etown Studios in Boulder, CO
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