No Depression Magazine featured Jeff Scroggins and Colorado in a story on “new discoveries” at the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Festival in Raleigh, writing: “Ace banjo player Jeff Scroggins is well known in bluegrass music circles, having dominated many banjo contests over the years and played with major artists like Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, The Dixie Chicks and more, but the discoveries in the band were his young son, Tristan Scroggins, an amazing mandolin player, and W. Virginia singer Greg Blake, whose soaring tenor cut through the dirty brick walls of The Pour House in Raleigh.” Rounding out this exceptional ensemble are the talented Ellie Hakanson on fiddle (she’s also a superb vocalist) and Jimmy Largent on standup bass.
The World of Bluegrass Festival, a seminal event for bluegrass music produced by IBMA, billed Jeff Scroggins and Colorado as “a high energy, high mountain bluegrass explosion”. Bluegrass Unlimited calls Jeff Scroggins and Colorado “a wonderful and talented group” noting “Jeff Scroggins may not be a household name, but he should be.”
Jeff Scroggins is a two time National Bluegrass Banjo Champion. Jeff’s son Tristan Scroggins at age 20 already holds state mandolin championships in New Mexico and Arizona. The group’s lead vocalist and guitarist Greg Blake, was twice nominated by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) for “Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year”, and has won 5 SPBGMA awards for “Guitarist of the Year.” On top of that, Greg’s just released first solo album Songs Of Heart and Home ranked number two in September on the national Folk DJ List. Greg Blake was also their most played artist in September, with two songs placing in the Top Ten in that survey.
The Empire State Railway Museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York. Tickets are $18 at the door or $15 with an advance RSVP. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an intimate venue with seating for under 50 guests.
Seats can be reserved by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Flying Cat Music at 845-688-9453. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m.on the day of the show in order to confirm seat availability. Advance seats can only be guaranteed until 7:20 p.m. so please arrive early to claim them.