Old Town Pickers

July 17, 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.


Bluegrass, newgrass, slam, smokin', or jamgrass; call it what you will. Ask any member of the Steamboat Springs, Colorado based string band, Old Town Pickers, and they'll tell you "We're just having fun and playing fast...that's what gets them on their feet!" The Old Town Pickers are Jay Roemer on guitar, Eric Baker on mandolin, Von Wilson on banjo, and Denton Turner on bass. All hailing from different states and getting together in Steamboat, the Pickers play that quintessential style that can easily be labeled "Rocky Mountain String Music."

Just as the personnel that make up the band come from various places and backgrounds, so does the inspiration for the music. Genres that are easily identifiable while giving these boys a listen are delta blues, Appalachian roots, Texas country, jam, and of course, bluegrass. With stand-out originals — which can be sad, humorous, and often both — along with playful covers of songs spanning decades and genres, an Old Town Pickers show is exactly how they would describe it. "Fun!"