High Windy

High Windy

BandAmericanaBluegrass

Winners of the 2006 Historic Fiddler's Grove Bluegrass Band Competition! Winners of the NC Mountain State Bluegrass Band Competition! High Windy offers an original journey based in tradition, all the while breaking new ground in the genre.

Biography

Named for the sweeping ridgeline that runs from Swannanoa to Black Mountain in Western North Carolina, the High Windy Band is one of the area’s fastest-rising groups. Already the winners of several group and individual awards, High Windy offers an original journey based in tradition, all the while breaking ground in the genre. The group draws from a combination of contemporary and traditional bluegrass styles while adding old-time themes and an original approach. In an area where great roots music is the norm, the High Windy Band rises to the top, merging sophisticated arrangements and a style that is all their own. High Windy has shared the stage with nationally-recognized acts such as Mountain Heart, the Lonesome River Band, Special Consensus, Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, Open Road and Hayseed Dixie.

“Our mission is to create music for its ultimate purpose, to connect with listeners through themes that ALL can relate to, love gained and lost, beginnings, endings, and what it means to live life.”

Discography

EP: The High Windy Band
Heard locally and internationally on WNCW FM

Set List

We play a mix of Traditional, Contemporary and Original music. We concentrate on original tunes. Covers may include everything from Jimmy Martin to Lonesome River Band to original sounds reminding some of Nickle Creek.