Saturday November 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
“…One of the lonesomest, hard-drivingest traditional bluegrass bands alive…High Country manages to be fresh and exciting without even the merest nod to modern music.” -Bluegrass Unlimited
Over the last forty years, High Country has earned its place as the West Coast’s premier traditional bluegrass band. Strongly influenced by the classic styles of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers, the band’s blend of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, guitar and bass delivers the upbeat excitement of true bluegrass music. High Country’s show offers a vital mix of powerful originals and standards, from blues to breakdowns to gospels sung in close harmony. Even the songs and tunes written by band members themselves remain true to the genre, with careful attention paid to the nuances of the bluegrass style. With driving rhythm, skillful picking and soulful singing, High Country brings the energy and experience of six seasoned professionals to this spirited American art form. After four decades of performing, the band remains fresh and exciting, and brings their love of bluegrass to an ever-widening audience.