Smelter Mountain Boys
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Smelter Mountain Boys

Durango, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States
Established on Jan, 2019
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Smelter Mountain Boys are a newer bluegrass collaboration in Durango featuring some familiar faces of the area's music scene as well as some brand new ones. Most notably Corey Clark whose voice and songs beckon to bluegrass music origins and roots. After some time with Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Band out of Nashville, TN, Corey Clark moved to Durango, CO and quickly met some local pickers who all saw an opportunity to fill a void of more traditional bluegrass, apart from the progressive sounds so pervasive in Colorado today. Corey plays both guitar and banjo, Steve Labowskie on bass (formerly of the Scrugglers) a Kay bass with this project instead of the tub bass he's mostly known for, Pete Donahue on mandolin was raised on Colorado bluegrass and the festival circuit. Peter draws from many musical genres outside bluegrass, he also shreds electric guitar and co-founded local infamous punk band, Your Bones. The band has turned into a sort of impromptu collaboration of notorious Durango pickers including Brendan Shafer and Tony Holmquist of Six Dollar String Band, Mark Epstein of The Badly Bent, Hap Purcell and Patty Storen have all spent time on stage as a Smelter Mountain Boy. Together the boys play an energized, some even say radioactive, traditional style of bluegrass chock full of high lonesome vocals and blistering instrumental breaks steeped in the mountain tradition.

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