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Head for the Hills with Front Country at Warren Station

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Warren Station at Keystone

164 Ida Belle Drive

Keystone, CO 80435

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Join Head for the Hills and Front Country at Warren Station for an evening of stellar Colorado bluegrass. Ski/ride all day and party late into the night at what promises to be a high energy and entertaining show! Drink specials from the Warren Station bar will be flowing all evening. Get your tickets while they are still available!

Head for the Hills- Head for the Hills prides itself on defying expectation, turning neophytes into converts and genre purists exploratory listeners. Remaining true to the roots of bluegrass while simultaneously looking to its future prospects, the band makes music that reaches into jazz, indie rock, hip hop, soul, world and folk to stitch together cutting edge songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. More than a decade in and after thousands of miles, hundreds of performances, a handful of independently released records, 4 times awarded Best Bluegrass in Colorado via Westword Magazine, and one new mandolin player--Head for the Hills is at their absolute peak, firing on all cylinders and winning the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere they go.

Head for the Hills have been bringing their music to audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between--including Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, RockyGrass, DelFest, Northwest String band has been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released beers with Odell Brewing Company and Sanitas Brewing, charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Blue Ruin, 2013 and Head for the Hills, 2010), and was featured by CMT – Edge, who said; “Head for the Hills’ Blue Ruin effortlessly matches integrity against innovation.”

Potions and Poisons is the fourth album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli, Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section. Potions and Poisons is the most Head for the Hills record yet, and in the great tradition of bluegrass (and soul and folk and old time music), it delivers some bitter pills, but the ten new original songs are more than a survey of the human condition. This is reflective but buoyant music, restorative and full of vibrancy.

Front Country- An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honkytonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future.

This West Coast outfit was a loose collection of musical misfits until 2012 and 2013 when Front Country gathered around a single microphone at the RockyGrass and Telluride festivals, and won first prize in those prestigious band contests that once launched the careers of the Dixie Chicks, Greensky Bluegrass and the Steep Canyon Rangers. The contest wins bolstered their confidence in their unique mix of original songwriting, vocal harmonies and instrumental virtuosity, steeling their resolve to take a leap of faith and become a full time touring band.

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free parking will be available at the River Run Lots, located just off Gondola Road.

Directions

From I-70, take Highway 6 East towards Keystone (7 miles). Turn right onto Gondola Road and follow signs to free parking lots. Warren Station is located in the heart of River Run Village. Pass through the Main Entrance into River Run Village and take a left at Luigi’s Pasta House.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your awesome, "freeky", funky self! And, maybe your best dance moves. DON'T bring gym bags, backpacks, oversized packages, cans, bottles, weapons, fireworks, contraband, video cameras, cameras with a detachable zoom lens, recording devices, laser pointers, artificial noisemakers and containers of any kind. All are prohibited in Warren Station and the Keystone Neighbourhood property.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Help us keep ticket prices affordable for these amazing shows. Tickets should not be transferred or resold. If you are in a unique situation, please email info@warrenstation.com or call (970) 423-8997. If you are unable to assign a name to a ticket, make sure that the purchaser is present with all ticketholders at the time of check-in.

What is the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final and are designated for the entertainer(s). Sorry! No refunds, no transfers and no exchanges.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

It is recommended that the name of the attendee match the ticket. When purchasing tickets, please indicate the name of each guest.

Can I give my two-night ticket to another party?

The ticket should not be given to any individual other than the purchaser or original designee.

All events and times are subject to change at any time.

For more information, please visit www.warrenstation.com.

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