Finnders & Youngberg
Colorado’s Finnders & Youngberg proudly swim in the deep currents of American music – classic bluegrass, tried-and-true honky tonk, country swing and skillfully spun folk tales. While their sound evokes timelessness, it is decidedly contemporary, well-traveled 21st century sensibility that informs their songwriting. Their tunes draw on the bumps, bruises and laugh lines earned when we find ourselves in the ‘bogs’ of backroads, dive bars and long, lonesome nights.
Finnders & Youngberg is Mike Finders (vocals/guitar), Aaron Youngberg (pedal steel/banjo), Erin Youngberg (bass/vocals), Rich Zimmerman (mandolin), and Ryan Drickey (fiddle), a truly rootsy musical soup, seasoned and thickened for your enjoyment. They have each had success in their own right, but when they joined forces, an American West front-range melting pot of music was born and they continue to forge a path straight through the mountains.
Since their start in 2007, Yarn’s original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives. Yarn’s albums were recognized by the AMA’s and R&R radio charts, spending time in the top 5 at their highest point. Yarn has become one of the hardest-working and harder-touring bands for this generation’s digital natives and new music followers.
2013 brings this grammy-nominated roots band into the music revolution, inspired by today’s music devotee’s hunger for artists to believe in and follow, they are giving it to the fans everyday in everyway possible. Yarn’s devotion to their fans is realized in online and social sharing of their music, whether it’s daily video posts, premiering fresh songs on local radio, or performing live in small town venues across the country. They are bringing songs to American music lovers, and the music lovers are responding.
Join Jeff Scroggins and the band on Saturday July 19th at the M.O.S.S. (McCall Outdoor Science School, formerly U of I Field Campus) inside Ponderosa State Park.
The members of Jeff Scroggins and Colorado are professional level workshop teachers with decades of both guest artist and public school classroom experience. They specialize in providing instruction in their individual instrument and vocal skills as well as large group instruction in jamming, the history of bluegrass and old-time music, vocal harmony and playing in a group.
- 10:30am: Registration, and meeting and greet.
- 11am-Noon: First Round of instrument workshops, including: banjo, mandolin, fiddle, advanced guitar & beginning guitar.
- Noon-12:30: Lunch Break
- 12:30-1pm: 2nd Round of instrument workshops with: mandolin, fiddle, banjo and harmony workshops (Sorry No Guitar for this time section)
- 1pm-2pm: Group Jam Session
Cost to attend is $25 and limited space available, cost includes snacks. You MUST bring your own instruments to attend.
To find out more detail on the workshop, check out: http://www.jeffscrogginsandcolorado.com/teaching.html
and buy tickets to the workshop here: http://www.inticketing.com/events/Roseberry