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Guerilla grass comes to Vail

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Special to the Vail Daily Oakhurst's rustic-and-rocking music blends deep Appalachian roots with traditional bluegrass, indie-rock and a "city-billy" attitude, and they're playing in Vail, Colorado Tuesday
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VAIL, Colorado – Oakhurst’s rustic-and-rocking music blends deep Appalachian roots with traditional bluegrass, indie-rock and a “city-billy” attitude, and they’re playing in Vail, Colorado Tuesday.

Call it mountain guerilla grass – Denver’s Oakhurst will bring unpretentious, go-for-it interpretation of a genre to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for Tuesday’s installment of the Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert series.

Last year, Oakhurst played many music festivals,in 33 states and 13 countries across Europe and the Caribbean.

Comprised of AP Hill on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Zach Daniels on vocals and banjo, Adam “Tarzano” Smith on mandolin, Johnny James Qualley on stand-up bass and Chris Budin on vocals and percussion, Oakhurst brings folks who don’t know Doc Watson from Doc Holliday to bluegrass.

The band has been steadily building a following since their first independent release in 2001. Since then, the band has shared stages with the likes of John Mayer, The Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Barenaked Ladies, Patti Griffin, Lyle Lovett and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Tuesday’s Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert is presented by Lakota River Guides, with this week’s Bud Light Post Party hosted at The Red Lion. The gates of the Ford Amphitheater will open at 5:30 p.m. and Oakhurst will hit the stage at 6:30 p.m.

The Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert series and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater are projects of the Vail Valley Foundation. For additional information, contact 970-949-1999 or visit http://www.vvf.org.

What: Oakhurst

Where: Ford Amphitheater, Vail

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Cost: Free

More information: Call 970-949-1999 or visit http://www.vvf.org


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