Every once in a while a band comes along that stands out amongst the crowded fields of the bluegrass world. The Blue Canyon Boys, a premier bluegrass band of the Rocky Mountain West, are one of those bands. Winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys have gone on to perform across the country and were selected to represent the United States and bluegrass music at the 14th annual Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. Blending incredible brother-duet-style vocals and hard-driving instrumental proficiency, this energetic band has created an infectious brew of hard-driving Colorado bluegrass.

This bluegrass powerhouse consists of Gary Dark on mandolin, Jason Hicks on guitar, Drew Garrett on bass, and Zach Daniels on banjo. 



upcoming appearances

the scuttlebutt

These boys are one of the hardest-working bands in the region… boundless energy and sweet harmonies.
— Brett Callwood, Westword
Blue Canyon Boys play with a fierce intensity that fuses melodies from diverse sources into a consistent bluegrass sound…With this new album the band is doing more than a few things right.
— Kevin Slick, Colorado Bluegrass
The 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 - reporting on the 2011 Rainforest World Music Festival held in Sarawak-Borneo, Malaysia
Blue Canyon Boys bring to a festival lineup all that a promoter could ask for: professionalism, great attitudes and talent. Their professionalism and attitudes make the group an easy one to work with but it is their talent that will have them standing out as a crowd favorite at the end of the festival. The Blue Canyon Boys are playing traditional bluegrass music in the west with the authentic tone and driving passion that originally brought popularity to the genre.
— David Smith, Vice-President of the Durango Meltdown, Board of Directors
Vocal work is truly excellent, as well as the picking...
— Steve Winters, WSHU/WSUF
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, Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival
Wow! This group is hot, and they know how to drive a song! Great tune, great performance!
— Joe Steiner, WLFC


Brett Callwood, Westword 

Kevin Slick, Colorado Bluegrass