By Dylan Owens
Tis the season for many things, but one tradition that hasn’t caught on yet en masse is the holiday bluegrass stomp-down. Both late December and bluegrass shows involve stills upon stills of hastily bought alcohol and cathartic reunions, so really, you could argue the combination only makes sense.
If you happen to be in Colorado post-apocalypse/pre-2013, start the tradition off this New Year’s season with any of these hand-picked string groups playing nearby.
2. The Railsplitters — Estes Park, CO. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. Dec 28
3. Long Road Home — Lyons, CO. Oskar Blues Grill and Brew. Dec 28
4. Mountain Standard Time — Frisco, CO. The Barkley Ballroom. Dec 29
5. Grass It Up — Colorado Springs, CO. Meadow Muffins Bar and Grill. Dec 31
Did we miss any must-see shows? Have you ever been to a bluegrass New Year’s? Who are you? Tell us in the comments.
Bluegrass blogger Dylan Owens is a new contributor to Reverb.