Sweetwater String Band

August 28, 2016

When: Every Sunday from June - September from noon - 3 pm // Where: Outside Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain // Cost: Free with the purchase of a gondola ticket. Each Sunday of the summer season locals and tourists get down to some of Colorado's best bluegrass bands on the top of Aspen Mountain. With the Elk Mountain Range as a backdrop, great drinks and great food from the Sundeck and lots of activities for the kids, this is a perfect way to relax, unwind and spend an afternoon with friends and family.


Sweetwater String Band is high energy, cello driven bluegrass band featuring Scott Roberts on mandolin, vocals and songwriting, David Huebner on cello, vocals, and songwriting, Jeff Meadway on guitar, and Patrick Ferguson on bass. Formed in 2008 in the small mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, they've released two full length albums of original music inspired by the wild deserts and high mountains of the western landscape they call home. The band quickly established roots and a fan base playing at locally-renowned venues such as the Whoa Nellie Deli on the shores of Mono Lake, the Crystal Bay Club in North Lake Tahoe, the Mountain Sage Summer Music Series, Millpond Music Festival, Northstar Beerfest and Bluegrass, June Lake Loop Mountain Music Festival, Backcountry Bluegrass Festival, and Tahoe's Telegrass. Recent tours have now taken them further afield throughout the west including festival stops at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, YarmonyGrass, RapidGrass, and the Humboldt Hills Hoedown, as well as numerous venues in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. They've performed with New Riders of the Purple Sage, Grant Farm, Cornmeal, Dead Winter Carpenters, and Joe Craven. Their latest album "River of Rhymes," has been garnering critical acclaim, remarking on their "distinctive high-energy brand of bluegrass with a cello in overdrive" and their "work of both intimacy and wide-scale, cinematic vistas."