A Father’s Day Bluegrass Extravaganza with Colorado’s FY5 Bluegrass Band is slated for 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 101 Arbuckle Court, Weaverville. Tickets are $12 each, $20 per couple or $30 per family.
Colorado’s FY5 proudly swim in the deep currents of American music, playing new songs, well-informed of country and bluegrass traditions, but not bound to them.
Featuring thoughtful arrangements, strong singing and musicianship, the band strives to connect to listeners with stories of common struggles and big ideas.
While their sound evokes timelessness, it is decidedly contemporary, well-traveled 21st century sensibility that informs their songwriting.
As they share the stories that drive the songs, FY5’s show leaves listeners certainly with tapping toes, but ranging thoughts as well.
FY5 is excited about the release of its fourth full-length album last year, “The Way These Things Go,” featuring their trademark story songs, clever arranging, and catchy hooks.
The band was selected as official showcase artists for the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association conference including a songwriter showcase with Mike Finders.
“On ‘Eat The Moon,’ all these elements combine in a partnership that recalls a time before roots music became watered down or overly polished. FY5’s synergy of styles carries the traditions of what came before with the frontier elements of the West, giving their music a sense of freedom and adventure that sounds fresh to our ears. If you’re searching for the ensemble that will bridge the gap between the Smokies and the Rockies, between East and West, old and new, this is for you.” – Hearth Music