Finnders & Youngberg, Chain Station

Finnders & Youngberg

Each member of Finnders and Youngberg brings a variety of influences and talent to the table. Guitarist Mike Finders (pronounced finn-ders) is a two-time winner of the Merlefest Songwriting Contest, providing the band with richly original songs and lead vocals. Aaron Youngberg on pedal steel and banjo gives the band lift and contributes lead/harmony vocals with his wife, bassist Erin Youngberg. Both Youngbergs were formerly with Hit & Run Bluegrass, winners of the the Telluride and Rockygrass Band contests. Rich Zimmerman cranks on the mandolin, coming from hot Colorado bluegrass band Slipstream, while Rockygrass fiddle champion and much in-demand session player Ryan Drickey sets the strings ablaze. As band-mates and individuals they have toured the United States and been hired as producers, engineers, and session musicians on many of the West's most note-worthy Americana Music projects. When they decided to bring their songs, voices and stories together in a brand new Colorado front-range melting pot, a truly rootsy musical soup was seasoned and thickened.

They've created a buzz amongst the mountain fests- "They stole the show. Incredible."-David Smith, Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, as well as garnered the adoration of critics and DJ's, with their first CD cracking the top five most spun CD's on Colorado Radio in 2008. "Award-winning songwriting that makes you laugh, contemplate, sigh, drink, or dance." says Nina Dropcho, host of KDNK's Smokin' Grass.

2011 is an exciting year for the band. They released their new CD in May, called FY5, from which a few pre-released tracks garnered an invitation to an official showcase at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN in February. The rest of the year they're playing numerous events and festivals throughout the West, looking toward national tours in 2012.

Together the band weaves their way through a maze of influences, never losing sight of the roots that inspire them. It’s this merging of old and new that keeps their music from being simply a gimmicky restoration of a vintage era, and their original vision has enough distinction that you’ll seek this sound out again and again.

Chain Station

Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor stringband from Denver. Originally from the Midwest, they’ve quickly amassed a rabid fan-base in the Colorado Mountains and Front Range, hungry for the catchy and lyrically-poignant original material pouring forth from this prolific group of capable musicians.
Their live shows have become that of legend, with energy and stage antics that guarantee one hell of a night out. Equally comfortable rocking a packed club, playing backyard BBQ’s, or providing tasteful mountain music for your wedding, this band does it all…with style.



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