High on a Mountain Examines Colorado Jamgrass Scene

In High on a Mountain: An Oral History of Jamgrass in Colorado, music writer Nick Hutchinson explores the origins of jamgrass in the Colorado bluegrass scene, starting in the seventies in Telluride and flourishing over the subsequent decades throughout the Centennial State and beyond. Hutchinson interviews twenty of the most prominent artists in the genre, including Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brien, and Vince Herman, to discuss the music’s storied lineage and how it might evolve in the future. The book includes one of former Yonder Mountain String Band frontman Jeff Austin’s last interviews, an insightful foreword by banjo player Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters, a reminiscence of the genre’s early days by longtime Colorado journalist and music fan John Lehndorff, and in-depth chats with members of influential groups including New Grass Revival, Hot Rize, Leftover Salmon, The Yonder Mountain String Band, The String Cheese Incident, Greensky Bluegrass, and Billy Strings (among others).

High on a Mountain: An Oral History of Jamgrass by Nick Hutchinson

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