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Joshua McCracken on Newsroom Jams

Vail Valley local Joshua McCracken performs a Newsroom Jam at the Vail Daily.

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Are you a musician or a band that plays original music? Email Assistant Editor Ross Leonhart at rleonhart@vaildaily.com to set up a Newsroom Jam at the Vail Daily.

WinterWonderGrass Trio on Newsroom Jams

Grant Farm guitarist and national flatpicking champion Tyler Grant, big mountain skier and acoustic musician Mark Morris, of Rapidgrass, and Leftover Salmon banjoist Andy Thorn stopped by the Vail Daily in December for a Newsroom Jam.

The three musicians are regulars at WinterWonderGrass, a festival that started in the Vail Valley. WinterWonderGrass returns to Steamboat Springs Feb. 21-23; Squaw Valley in California March 27-29; and April 10-11 at Stratton, Vermont. WinterWonderGrass is known for combining music, brews and mountains from coast to coast, with each festival featuring over 20 bands — and these guys.

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The three musicians were in Beaver Creek in December for the Birds of Prey World Cup races, performing during the Bloodies & Bluegrass event. Follow them on Instagram at:

The Vail Daily is looking for musicians to perform original music in its newsroom. Contact Assistant Editor Ross Leonhart at rleonhart@vaildaily.com to set up a Newsroom Jam.

Briony & The Beat on Newsroom Jams

Briony & The Beat is made up of locals Briony Hunn, Ken Carpenter and Carl Mueller. Visit www.brionyhunn.com for more information.

Shovelin Stone on Newsroom Jams

Front Range duo Shovelin Stone, made up of Makenzie Willox and Eagle Valley High School graduate Zak Thrall, performed the final ShowDown Town concert in Eagle this summer. While in town, they stopped by the Vail Daily to perform a Newsroom Jam. Visit www.shovelinstone.com/ to hear more from the band.

Haroula Rose on Newsroom Jams

Haroula Rose, whose music is in shows such as ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘American Horror Story,’ jammed in our newsroom while on the way to the Vail Film Festival for the showing of her movie, ‘Once Upon a River.’

Primal J and the Neanderthals on Newsroom Jams

Primal J and the Neanderthals, a 5-piece rock band based out of Eagle, stopped by the Vail Daily to jam some of their originals in preparation for Primal Fest.

The Newsroom Jams production staff is: Ross Leonhart, Executive Producer; Sean Naylor, Producer; Jon Scharfencamp, Video Editor and Tyler Buscemi, Floor Production Assistant.

Hardscrabble on Newsroom Jams

Hardscrabble stopped by the Vail Daily newsroom to jam as one of their three performances in a single Saturday, the last of which was at the Bonfire Block Party. Hardscrabble is Jena Skinner, Robbie Brown, Eric Lovgren and Scott Loss.

The Newsroom Jams production staff is: Ross Leonhart, Executive Producer; Sean Naylor, Producer; Jon Scharfencamp, Video Editor and Tyler Buscemi, Floor Production Assistant.

Vail Daily unveils Newsroom Jams

A project months in the making, Newsroom Jams is now live on VailDaily.com.

Our valley is full of talented musicians. Newsroom Jams offers an opportunity for local artists to play their original songs in our newsroom, during business hours, for our online audience to enjoy. Likewise, it also gives listeners the opportunity to hear what’s jamming across the valley.

Imagine sipping your morning java paired with the tunes of artists who play across Vail and greater Eagle County; that’s where we’re going with this. The idea is to create a go-to source for music that is created and played right here in our valley; to give listeners an experience that no other playlist offers: a true showcase of the Vail Valley’s talent pool.

Where will this project go? We will start by posting videos on our website and using them to promote local shows, but the sky’s the limit. Playlists on streaming services, placements on social media and more are all on the table, and we are excited to take this project as far as we can.

To launch Newsroom Jams, it takes a valley. The project would not exist without submissions from local artists. From solo acts to bands to orchestras; if you have originals, we want you to come jam in our newsroom.

If you’d like to be featured on Newsroom Jams, please contact Executive Producer Ross Leonhart at rleonhart@vaildaily.com or Producer Sean Naylor at snaylor@vaildaily.com.

The Runaway Grooms on Newsroom Jams

The Runaway Grooms stopped by the Vail Daily newsroom to jam while on their way to the Bonfire Block Party. The Runaway Grooms are Zac Cialek, Justin Bissett and Adam Tobin.

The Newsroom Jams production staff is: Ross Leonhart, Executive Producer; Sean Naylor, Producer; Jon Scharfencamp, Video Editor and Tyler Buscemi, Floor Production Assistant

Trout Steak Revival on Newsroom Jams

Trout Steak Revival jammed the Vail Daily newsroom in preparation for Vail Summer Bluegrass. Trout Steak Revival are Bevin Foley on fiddle; Steve Foltz on mandolin and guitar; Casey Houlihan on bass; Will Koster on dobro and guitar; and Travis McNamara on banjo.

The Newsroom Jams production staff is: Ross Leonhart, Executive Producer; Sean Naylor, Producer; Jon Scharfencamp, Video Editor and Tyler Buscemi, Floor Production Assistant