The celebration of mountains and whitewater rapids is the inspiration for everything Rapidgrass. The Internationally acclaimed mountain music is influenced by an active, outdoor lifestyle. Brought together through music and love for mountains, they define modern, acoustic, Colorado mountain music.
The lineup includes Mark Morris (guitar, lead vocals); Coleman Smith (violin); Carl Minorkey (upright bass); and Alex Johnstone (mandolin, vocals); Billy Cardine (dobro, recording producer). This front range Colorado ensemble uses classical, gypsy, bluegrass, pop, swing, and other world rhythms to create what is, and can only be described of as, Rapidgrass.
The band released ‘RAPIDGRASS QUINTET’, in 2013 and was voted as one ofthe top 5 albums by the Mountain Arts Culture Colorado. In 2015 they then released ‘CROOKED ROAD’ and went on to win the prestigious ROCKYGRASS band contest that same year. Rapidgrass produced their 3rd album, ‘HAPPY TRAILS’ in 2017 and was released at the eighth annual Rapidgrass Music Festival this June 23-25 2017. The band is currently finishing their 4th studio album ‘GYPSY CATTLE DRIVE’ and 1st live album, both recorded in Chamonix France August 2018. Rapidgrass has had the pleasure of playing mountain music throughout Colorado, Alaska, the lower 48, Ireland, Hungary, Scotland, Poland, and the European Alps. The band is eager to share new music at WinterWonderGrass 2019.