The Blue Canyon Boys are equal parts purists and innovators when it comes to bluegrass: they stay true to the form’s roots while constantly reimagining their relationship to tradition. The result is a toe-tapping mix of haunting standards, genre-bending arrangements, and catchy original numbers—all built on the bedrock of their collective bluegrass mastery.

They bring it all: seamless brother-duet style, crisp instrumentation, unvarnished lyrics and subversive humor. After winning first place at the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys went off at full tilt, taking the bluegrass circuit by storm, performing in illustrious venues across the country as well as internationally.

Their distinctive sound, honed from over a decade of performing together, moves easily from instrumental wizardry to playful ribbing. Whether calling on their old timey musical roots or reconnoitering the future, the band’s musical prowess never wavers. This is high lonesome sound at its best: a driving pulse that weaves through harmonies and fierce rhythms, always with the reminder that as long as the music plays we are never quite alone.



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