This four piece band from Colorado keep their Bluegrass sound very clean and tight in the best traditions of the genre. The vocal harmonies are impressive and the production across fifteen tracks is both bouncy and bright.The band released their debut CD Just an Ol’ Dirt Road in 2005 and this release makes it number five in the last eight years, all adding to their growing reputation as one of the finest Bluegrass acts currently on the American circuit.
Winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys were selected to represent the United States (and bluegrass music) at the 14th annual Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysia. This Festival has consistently featured in the top 25 International Festivals and is quite a window of opportunity for any aspiring band. Not content then to play within the constraints of home markets, this band stretch themselves into new territories in seeking to spread the good news.
The original songs on this CD are written by band members Jason Hicks and Gary Dark but there is also plenty of channelling the old mentors of days long past – Carter Stanley (twice); Buck Owens; Bill Monroe and Vern Gosdin, all receive a new coat of paint and we are also treated to a few traditional tunes, ending with I Bid You Goodnight originating in the Bahamas and sung at local funerals.
A fine selection of songs, for all who enjoy the purity of a traditional music, performed in an enthusiastic and professional manner.