Head for the Hills / Press

“The band is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with many of their predecessors, and in the process creating their chapter in the ever-continuing story of bluegrass.”

Marquee Magazine

“Rising stars of the acoustic string scene”


“[Head for the Hills] has managed to take a niche Americana sound and create a devoted following across the country, garnering critical praise”

Synthesis.net-Chico, CA

"Head for the Hills are poised to take bluegrass to the big time"

Synthesis.net-Chico, CA

“This sound transcends the boundaries established by words”

KUNights.com-Lawrence, KS

"Blending bluegrass roots and energy with a modern musical progressivism"

KUNights.com-Lawrence, KS

“H4TH steps way outside of the [bluegrass] genre and utilizes influences from all over the musical spectrum.”


“Thrilling instrumentation.”


“Summer Stars 2011”

Relix Magazine

“Truly a work of art”

Listen Up Denver

“Modern bluegrass paramount”

KRCL FM-Salt Lake City, UT

“Unparalleled zeal”

Scene Magazine

“Colorado Neo-bluegrassers Head for the Hills combine old and new and carry the torch for a new generation.”

Ryan Heinsius - Arizona Daily Sun

“Blending new-school energy with old school know-how”


"Reshaping the genre as a whole."

Sam Sanborn - Oregon Music News

“Their music possesses a special quality”

Listen Up Denver

"Critics picks: What we think you should hear at SXSW (South by Southwest) this year"

Austin Statesman/Austin 360

“Bluegrass the right way”

Bend Bulletin (Bend, OR)

"Breaking the front of the modern Bluegrass movement"

Jenna Stacker - Mousike Magazine

"To experience such brilliant songs performed so well and with so much positive energy was a truly wonderful experience. The songs are excellent and will be with me forever."

Gus Skinas (Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, George Harrison)

“Cutting edge, listeners will fully enjoy this unique sound.”

Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon)

“Head for the Hills have created a sound that is at once organic and precise, timeless and brand-new.”

Missoula Independent

"Their sundry blend of ancestral bluegrass, moving harmonies, & original composition, creates a sound nothing short of exceptional."

Stray Pickers Magazine

“Genre-bending; fresh & new”

Diana Nollen - Iowa City Gazette

"Homegrown harmonic bluegrass from Colorado acoustic rebels."

Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR)

"Head for the Hills possesses that secret ingredient that puts them above the rest: heart."

Ryan Dembinsky - Glide Magazine (Hidden Track)

“One of most professional independent releases of the year in this market”

Marquee Magazine (2009)

"Head for the Hills is a youthful bright spot in acoustic music"

Mike Bookey - The Source Weekly (2009)

"Decorated with a modern, melodic vibe....endearing"

Ben Salmon - The Bulletin (2009)

"One of the finest bluegrass acts to emerge from these parts."

Jon Solomon - Westword-Denver, CO

"Thoroughly impeccable-sounding disc (Head for the Hills self-titled album)."

Westword-Denver, CO

“This album has it (Head for the Hills self-titled album). The electricity that fuels Head for the Hills’ live performances has been harnessed and captured in the studio, which is no small feat.”

Scene Magazine

"Their energetic, high-octane, fun-loving attitude comes through in spades."

Missoula Independent


Rebecca Thoreson - Telluride Watch

"Head for the Hills is, in a word, Fresh"

Mike Bookey - The Source Weekly

“The band was named the winner of Yonder Mountain's Northwest String Summit Band Competition last year (2007) by the Yonder boys themselves. In other words, this band's on fire.”

Telluride Watch

"Head for the Hills are leading the way in defining a new world of both new and traditional bluegrass in Colorado. The buzz around this band is growing at an amazing rate and people from coast to coast are taking notice."

Jammed Online Magazine

"Head for the Hills takes Pickin' to New Places"

Steamboat Pilot and Today