Thick, buttery bluegrass in Vail
The Lil’ Smokies, the most recent winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s band competition, come to town on Saturday, Sept. 26, to play a show at the Vail Ale House. With their roots submerged in the thick, buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil’ Smokies have sonically blossomed into leading players in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody-driven sound of their own. The sextet, from Missoula, Montana, has been hard at work, writing, touring and playing countless sold-out shows for the past six years. Woodshed Red opens at 10 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. For more information, visit http://www.vailalehouse.com.
With the upcoming July 12 grand opening of the new Everkrisp trail from Minturn to Eagle-Vail, Whiskey Creek trail will reopen to mountain bikes.