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Jake Leg Band
Jake Leg is a 4-piece, new acoustic group from the Front Range of Colorado. The band consists of award-winning musicians Eric Wiggs (vocals/guitar), Dylan McCarthy (mandolin/vocals), Justin Hoffenberg (fiddle), and Troy Robey (bass). Forged in their favorite elements of the bluegrass genre, Jake Leg focuses on delivering compelling, original music. Expressive musicianship and soulful vocals create the framework for the vivid storytelling in each song to come to life. A Jake Leg live show centers on exciting improvisation, and features a spectrum of textures and grooves that engages the audience from the first note to the last.
Since forming in 2021, Jake Leg has been quickly recognized as one of the leading contemporary bluegrass bands out of the Colorado area. 2022 saw them moving into bigger regional festivals and going to the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual conference as an official showcase artist. With steadily growing momentum and plans to release their debut full-length album in early 2024, Jake Leg is poised to make their mark on the bluegrass genre with their unique voice.
Pick & Howl
Founded in Denver CO, the progressive bluegrass 6-piece has gained notoriety as both practitioners of traditional Bluegrass by way of winning the 2022 Rockygrass Band competition, and as prolific creators of authentic original material. Lead vocalist Jeremy Richard serves as the conduit to create a unique category of soaring, frenetic, authentic Americana. Backed by a string band featuring Paul Larson on the Scruggs-style banjo, Melissa Stube on Fiddle, Andrew Gordon on Dobro, Pickin’ Pete Barbaro on Mandolin, and Eric Gordon on The Bass Fiddle, Pick & Howl delivers a groundbreaking Bluegrass performance that is not to be missed.