Written by Cady Colosimo
Head for the Hills rolls into the Vaudeville Mews this Friday, a place they’ve been before. “It’s a great little spot, I like the vibes,” said bassist Matt Loewen. No stranger to Iowa, the band has played several shows all over the state in their 10 years playing together. Currently on their third studio album—with one live album under their belt—the Colorado based band is excited to be back in the land of the corn and touring this summer.
While there is a strong bluegrass element to their music, some of their songs move in a different direction, making it hard to categorize. This is something the band takes pride in and Loewen shares some insight. “I would say we start in bluegrass and venture off into myriad territories from there. The origin of the sound is definitely bluegrass or new-grass oriented, but we end up bringing indie rock, whatever that means, and jazz and other things into it. It ends up being eclectic. We play a lot of original material, some old, what you might call traditional songs, and more modern covers as well.”Read More