Backroads Events Presents

Winter Bluegrass Series

Blue Canyon Boys

Scott Slay & The Rail and BTR

at Buffalo Rose

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages with Parent or Guardian 21+     Price: $15

Backroads Events and The Buffalo Rose are delighted to present the 2020 Winter Bluegrass Series. The first show of the series features Blue Canyon Boys, Scott Slay & The Rail, and Big Time Rascals-- three of Colorado's very best in bluegrass entertainment. 

Blue Canyon Boys
The Blue Canyon Boys are equal parts purists and innovators when it comes to Bluegrass: they stay true to the form’s roots while constantly reimagining their relationship to tradition. The result is a toe-tapping mix of haunting standards, genre-bending arrangements, and catchy original numbers—all built on the bedrock of their collective bluegrass mastery.
 
Scott Slay and the Rail
Scott Slay and The Rail is an Americana, Folk and Bluegrass band based in Denver, CO. The five-piece group combines bluegrass, country, folk, and traditional compositions to produce a thoroughly modern sound. Ultimately, the band joined together to present songs written by Scott and his friends centered around both real and make believe life experiences, finding influence from the bands like the Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, The Lonesome River Band, Mountain Heart, Sam Bush, and more. Subject matters are tragic, joyful and inexhaustible.
 
Big Time Rascals
Founded in 2017, Big Time Rascals push the boundaries of traditional bluegrass. They use a heavy dose of Jamgrass and Americana to create a unique fusion of what they like to call ‘Rascalgrass.’ BTR take their audience on an unforgettable musical journey filled with original songwriting, popular covers, and overall, a big ole time!  
 
 

 

Showtimes

7:30 pm
Big Time Rascals
8:30 pm
Scott Slay and The Rail
9:30 pm
Blue Canyon Boys
Big Time Rascals
Founded in 2017, Big Time Rascals push the boundaries of traditional bluegrass. They use a heavy dose of Jamgrass and Americana to create a unique fusion of what they like to call ‘Rascalgrass.’ BTR take their audience on an unforgettable musical journey filled with original songwriting, popular covers, and overall, a big ole time!  
Scott Slay and The Rail

Scott Slay and the Rail is an Americana, Folk and Bluegrass band based in the beautiful Rocky Mountain area of Denver, CO. 

The five piece group combines bluegrass, country, folk, and traditional "trad" compositions to produce a modern sound. Ultimately, the band joined together to present songs written by Scott and his friends centered around both real and make believe life experiences, finding influence from the bands like the Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, The Lonesome River Band, Mountain Heart, Sam Bush, and more. Subject matters are tragic, joyful and inexhaustible.

Scott Slay and the Rail performs often in the Denver and surrounding areas,  favoring breweries for their high energy and comfortable environment.  

The band was humbled to be featured at the RockyGrass and Telluride Bluegrass Festivals in 2018. Scott Slay was a featured artist with Lonesome River Band’s Sammy Shelor with the group Big Virginia Sky at the 2015 IBMA conference in Raleigh, NC, and was awarded 2nd place Guitar and Mandolin respectively at the 2018 RockyGrass Instrumental competition. 

Blue Canyon Boys
The Blue Canyon Boys are equal parts purists and innovators when it comes to
Bluegrass: they stay true to the form’s roots while constantly reimagining their
relationship to tradition. The result is a toe-tapping mix of haunting standards,
genre-bending arrangements, and catchy original numbers—all built on the bedrock
of their collective bluegrass mastery.

Ever since founding members Jason Hicks and Gary Dark launched the Blue Canyon
Boys in 2006, the Blue Canyon Boys have raised the bar for bluegrass bands. They
bring it all: seamless brother-duet style, crisp instrumentation, unvarnished lyrics
and subversive humor. After winning first place 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival
band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys went off at full tilt, taking the bluegrass circuit
by storm, performing in illustrious venues across the country as well as
internationally.

Their distinctive sound, honed from over a decade of performing together, moves
easily from instrumental wizardry to playful ribbing. Ultimately and repeatedly,
they hit a high note—the rare confluence of harmony that leaves the soul ajar.
The seasoned quartet features Gary Dark on mandolin, Jason Hicks on guitar, Drew
Garrett on bass, and Chris Roszell on banjo. Their latest album, eponymously called
The Blue Canyon Boys, is perhaps their most polished and poignant yet. Classic
bluegrass, clean and raw, blends effortlessly with the band’s homegrown
compositions, then peppered with a judicious cover or two, such as the band’s
riveting take on Pink Floyd’s “Time.”

Whether calling on their old timey musical roots or reconnoitering the future, the
band’s musical prowess never wavers. This is high lonesome sound at its best: a
driving pulse that weaves through harmonies and fierce rhythms, always with the
reminder that as long as the music plays we are never quite alone.