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Nick Hutchinson is a writer, an editor and a musician living in Denver, Colorado. His work has appeared in Relix magazine, The Boulder Daily Camera, The Summit Daily News, Denver's Westword, and on websites including HonestTune.com, Jambase.com, jambands.com and Denver.com.

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High on a Mountain
An Oral History of Jamgrass in Colorado
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Overview


High on a Mountain visits with twenty of the most prominent artists in progressive bluegrass music to examine how jamgrass developed in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Peter Rowan, Tim O'Brien and Vince Herman, among other key players, reveal the rich and storied past of the genre and speculate about its bright future.

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High on a Mountain: An Oral History of Jamgrass in Colorado, features interviews with a host of artists related to the genre of jamgrass and examines the roots of the well-appreciated sound. Hutchinson speaks with foundational players including Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Tim O'Brien, Vince Herman and Peter Rowan. The book includes one of former Yonder Mountain String Band leader Jeff Austin's last interviews, as well as chats with some of his former bandmates, and takes in viewpoints from Chris Pandolfi, Drew Emmitt, Tim Carbone and many notable others. It also touches on the early history of the music, with its ties to the British Isles and Africa, and muses on how it might evolve in the future.

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Overview


High on a Mountain visits with twenty of the most prominent artists in progressive bluegrass music to examine how jamgrass developed in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Peter Rowan, Tim O'Brien and Vince Herman, among other key players, reveal the rich and storied past of the genre and speculate about its bright future.

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Description


High on a Mountain: An Oral History of Jamgrass in Colorado, features interviews with a host of artists related to the genre of jamgrass and examines the roots of the well-appreciated sound. Hutchinson speaks with foundational players including Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Tim O'Brien, Vince Herman and Peter Rowan. The book includes one of former Yonder Mountain String Band leader Jeff Austin's last interviews, as well as chats with some of his former bandmates, and takes in viewpoints from Chris Pandolfi, Drew Emmitt, Tim Carbone and many notable others. It also touches on the early history of the music, with its ties to the British Isles and Africa, and muses on how it might evolve in the future.

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Book details

Genre:MUSIC

Subgenre:Ethnomusicology

Language:English

Pages:200

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781667810478


Overview


High on a Mountain visits with twenty of the most prominent artists in progressive bluegrass music to examine how jamgrass developed in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Peter Rowan, Tim O'Brien and Vince Herman, among other key players, reveal the rich and storied past of the genre and speculate about its bright future.

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Description


High on a Mountain: An Oral History of Jamgrass in Colorado, features interviews with a host of artists related to the genre of jamgrass and examines the roots of the well-appreciated sound. Hutchinson speaks with foundational players including Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Tim O'Brien, Vince Herman and Peter Rowan. The book includes one of former Yonder Mountain String Band leader Jeff Austin's last interviews, as well as chats with some of his former bandmates, and takes in viewpoints from Chris Pandolfi, Drew Emmitt, Tim Carbone and many notable others. It also touches on the early history of the music, with its ties to the British Isles and Africa, and muses on how it might evolve in the future.

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About the author


Nick Hutchinson is a writer, an editor and a musician living in Denver, Colorado. His work has appeared in Relix magazine, The Boulder Daily Camera, The Summit Daily News, Denver's Westword, and on websites including HonestTune.com, Jambase.com, jambands.com and Denver.com.

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