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Finnders & Youngberg


Each member of Finnders & Youngberg brings a variety of influences and talent to the table. Guitarist Mike Finders (pronounced finnders) is a two‐time winner of the Merlefest Songwriting Contest, providing the band with richly original songs and lead vocals. Aaron Youngberg on pedal steel and banjo gives the band list and contributes lead/harmony vocals with his wife, bassist Erin Youngberg. Both Youngberg's were formerly with Hit & Run Bluegrass, winners of the Telluride and the Rockygrass Band contests. Rich Zimmerman cranks on the mandolin, coming from hot Colorado bluegrass band Slipstream, which Rockygrass fiddle champion and much in‐demand session player Ryan Drickey sets the strings ablaze. As bandmates and individuals they have toured the United States and been hired as producers, engineers, and session musicians on many of the West’s most noteworthy American Music projects. When they decided to bring their songs, voices and stories together in a brand new Colorado front range melting pot, a truly rootsy musical soup was seasoned and thickened.

Earlier Event: June 28
Eli West & Cahaelen Morrison
Later Event: June 28
Rapidgrass Quintet