We are very pleased to announce Head for the Hills’ third studio album Blue Ruin – available July 9th, 2013.
Meta-fictional sea shanties. Pop-infused newgrass murder ballads and urbane lyricism. Twang and punch. Head for the Hills’ third record, Blue Ruin, fuses bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop and indie rock into songs inspired by love and misery and comic books. Featuring twelve new original songs marked by inspired narratives and stellar musicianship, Blue Ruin showcases the quartet’s contemporary take on acoustic music; embracing the bluegrass pedigree while looking forward.
You can now Pre-order for the album, vinyl LP, limited edition screen-print poster and more at the Blue Ruin Mini-Site. Also be sure to check out “Take Me Back” from the album.
Recorded and mixed in Fort Collins, Colorado at Swingfingers Studios with ace engineer and banjoist Aaron Youngberg (Hit and Run, Martha Scanlan, Cahalen Morrison and Eli West), Blue Ruin features Resophonic Guitar from Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters), cello work from Kathleen Starr, electric piano from James Thomas, trumpet from Gabe Mervine, vocals from Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl) and banjo and pedal steel from Aaron. Renowned screen print artist Timothy Doyle (NASA, Lucas Films, Muse, The Black Keys, The Campaign to Re-Elect Barack Obama) created the stunning cover art, which brings to life themes and characters from within the record. Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer David Glasser rounds out the production team.
We are honored to be selected as part of the “Bluegrass” category in the Denver Westword Music Showcase ballot for the 4th consecutive year. There are tons of great Colorado artists on this year’s ballot: Elephant Revival, Paper Bird, Euforquestra, The Congress, Whiskey Blanket, The Grant Farm & many more. Please take a moment and vote. Many thanks!
Head for the Hills will perform at Yonder Mountain String Band’s 12th Annual Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR. This is a wonderful event with many great artists including: YMSB, Leftover Salmon, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and many more.
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We are excited to announce that Head for the Hills will be performing at the 41st annual RockyGrass at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, CO. The festival takes place from July 26th- July 28th. To view the line-up click here
Additional information is available here
Head for the Hill will perform at Salmonstock in Ninilchik, AK taking place August 2nd – 4th. Festival performers include: Trampled By Turtles, Larry Keel & The Natural Bridge, The Big Wu and many more!
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Head for the Hills will perform at Bluegrass in Paradise (Crested Butte Music Festival) on Sunday July 7th. Festival performers include: Sam Bush Band, Drew Emmitt and The Paradise All-Star Band, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge and many more.
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Head for the Hills will perform at 4 Peaks Music Festival in Bend, OR. The festival take place June 21st – June 23rd and performers include: Greensky Bluegrass, March 4th Marching Band, Poor Man’s Whiskey and many more.
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We have partnered with our good friends at Odell Brewing Company to bring you “Head for the Hills – Colorado Amber Ale”. The special brew was served at Pickin’ on the Poudre.