Dryw Keltz 2 p.m., Jan. 23
High Mountain Road
Genre: Bluegrass & Roots
RIYL: Nickel Creek, Fiction Family, David Bromberg, Steeleye Span
Influences: Nickel Creek, Old and in the Way, Johnny Cash
High Mountain Road banjoist Chris Adkins has played in bluegrass bands in the midwest and south, most recently in Kansas City, MO. Guitarist Yukon Jack Lohman is a veteran on the San Diego and Las Vegas country/folk circuit who has released a CD titled Acoustic Grass that continues to get airplay in Europe.
Mandolinist B.K. Nicholson is a longtime songwriter and church musician who also adds a third voice to fill out the band's harmonies and sings a few songs as well. Bassist Tad Van Allen is a veteran of the San Diego bluegrass scene having played with the band Full Deck and others. Fiddler Tim Gathman has an extensive classical background in violin studies, having majored in violin at UCSD.