Head for the Hills

Biography

Head for the Hills prides itself on defying expectation, turning neophytes into converts and genre purists exploratory listeners. Remaining true to the roots of bluegrass while simultaneously looking to it’s future prospects, the band makes music that reaches into jazz, indie rock, hip hop, soul, world and folk to stitch together cutting edge songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music.

Head for the Hills have been bringing their music to audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between--including Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, RockyGrass, DelFest, Northwest String Summit, Blue Ox Music Festival FloydFest, Strawberry Music Festival and many more. The band has been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released beers with Odell Brewing Company and Sanitas Brewing, were awarded Best Bluegrass in Colorado 4 times via Westword Magazine and charted on the CMJ Top 200.


PRESS QUOTES

Thanks to all for the kind words and love, we greatly appreciate it!

“HEAD FOR THE HILLS POSSESSES THAT SECRET INGREDIENT.”

-Ryan Dembinsky, (Glide Magazine, Hidden Track)

On top of modern string music

-Bluegrass Today

CUTTING EDGE

-Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon)

“The band combines soulful ambiance with nimble twangin"

-Relix Magazine

“Pushing postmodern bluegrass boundaries. They’re going deep, and doing so gracefully."

-Marquee Magazine

“Effortlessly matches integrity against innovation.”

-CMT Edge

“A smart mix of alternative influences and a knack for driving down-home rhythm that gets their crowds to ground their heels in.”

-Denver Post