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Blue Canyon Boys / Press

“the originals are in-the-tradition evocations of the old country home, hobos and heartbreak, they manage to make them feel fresh. They're always tuneful, and the arrangements, spare and faithful to the old ways of doing it”

“With impeccable timing and tasteful licks, there’s not a dull moment. Especially impressive is Scroggins’ banjo work; his lightning fast riffs seem to flow effortlessly.”

“The instrumentation throughout is crisp and flawless and complimented by their vocal harmonies. As the Blue Canyon Boys continue to grow and evolve, they could very well develop into a force to be reckoned with. ”

“Judging from the contents of "Just An Ol' Dirt Road," the Blue Canyon Boys have definitely struck gold in the hills of Colorado.”

““Blue Canyon Boys from Colorado were one of the festival highlights with their pitch-perfect harmonies and sweet sounding blue-grass music performed with real panache."”

Maria Bakkalapulo - National Geographic

"A high level of perfection with dynamic instrumentation and exhilarating vocal harmonies."

Bluegrass Unlimited

"Blue Canyon Boys are a musical force to be reckoned with."

Bluegrass Now

““With their tight instrumentation and some of the very best harmony I've ever heard, Blue Canyon Boys really know how to please their audiences. I've seen them perform several times and I've never been disappointed."”

Doris Gray, President, Colorado Bluegrass Music Society - Colorado Bluegrass Music Society

““Blue Canyon Boys are one of the most dynamic young bands to come out of the Rocky Mountain Region in years. Their vocals are second to none and they are equally talented instrumentally. Professionally and individually they are a pleasure to work with and have my highest recommendation for any bluegrass venue.””

Ken Seaman - Ken Seaman, Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival

““This is pure bluegrass with innovative licks and runs that keep with the traditional sound that I love, using tight harmonies and great songs –some songs that are time tested and some that are newly written but sound just as fine as the old ones we know and love.””

Marilyn Ryan - Desert Bluegrass Association Newsletter

““Blue Canyon Boys are, seriously, one of the very best bluegrass bands on the planet. If you need reminding, listen to House Full of Sorrow (“Stormy Waters,” then “I Want You to Want Me,”) and then Mountain-Bound (“Follow the Leader,” “Molly & Tenbrooks,” any & all).”

Nina Dropcho - KDNK Radio, Carbondale, CO

“As on their previous album, 2010's Mountain Bound, the Blue Canyon Boys mix some first-rate originals with a number of covers on their fifth release, Next Go 'Round. Early on, the guys stay with lively, foot-stomping bluegrass, then jazz it up on swinging numbers like "Heartaches Welcome" before slowing it down for Bill Monroe's "Sitting Alone in the Moonlight," which features lovely harmonies from the quartet. There's some fine singing on this disc, and the musicianship is top-notch. After releasing their last album, the Boys recruited master banjoist Chris Elliot, a founding member of Spring Creek, and he tears it up on a number of tracks here, including "Darling Allalee" and "Down Along the Cove." Guitarist Jason Hicks and mandolinist Gary Dark also deliver some fiery playing, while Drew Garrett's bass remains solid throughout.”

Jon Solomon - Westword

““This is the third release by Colorado bluegrass quartet Blue Canyon Boys. The group, who won the band competition at last year’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival, sports impressive instrumental chops and two powerful lead vocalists in mandolin player Gary Dark and guitarist Jason Hicks, with bassist Drew Garrett’s baritone anchoring their harmonies. The group’s dexterity at adapting material to the bluegrass format is evident in the driving rendition of Pete Seeger’s “Winsborough Cotton Mill Blues” and their smooth, bittersweet adaptation of the Cheap Trick warhorse “I Want You to Want Me.” Both Dark and Hicks contribute strong original material, notably Hicks’ rousing gospel tune “You Better Get to Heaven” . (MP, Dirty Linen, Nov/Dec '09)”

MP nov/dec 09 - Dirty Linen