Vail bluegrass series closes out season with double headliner
August 11, 2015
VAIL — For the closing night of the 2015 series, Vail Bluegrass features the Dead Winter Carpenters of Lake Tahoe, and Colorado's own Grant Farm. While the preceding three shows have had an opener followed by the headliner, this installment will give both bands equal time on stage. The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is scheduled to take place at the Arrabelle at Vail Square on Wednesday at 6 p.m., rain or shine.
Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, California, Dead Winter Carpenters blends Americana roots-rock with a tinge of straightforward "tell-it-like-it-is" alt Ccuntry to bring hard-hitting performances that are as edgy as they are whimsical. The band pushes and pulls at musical boundaries with top-notch, live performances while walking the line with unexpected musical flair.
Grant Farm is a band on a mission. Led by National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant (Emmitt/Nershi Band), the talented four-piece is built on the foundation of love, family and the joy of music. The Grant Farm train stops at all the stations on North American roots music line, and is not afraid to let the whistle scream with some blistering jams.
Fans who want a double-dosage of Grant Farm should plan to attend "Bluegrass in the Gardens" on Wednesday at 1 p.m., during the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens' new education facility open house.