Boulder, CO - Mountain Standard Time heads to high country of Colorado’s mountains this January, followed by the return of the band’s annual Mardi Grass celebration on Colorado’s Front Range, featuring Yonder Mountain String Band’s Jeff Austin (mandolin/vocals) as a special guest in Fort Collins (2/7), Denver (2/8), and Boulder (2/9).
As part of the ‘Mardi Grass’ festivities, the Boulder-based band will also release a limited edition EP of the first brand new material in two years. Mountain Standard Time’s new EP, Sunny, (available February 5) captures the band’s evolving ‘Rocky Mountain Free Grass.’ With a full, warm sound, Sunny, displays the versatility and craftsmanship of this unique group as a collection of seven new tunes. This release will only be available for purchase on CD in extremely limited quantity at the Mardi Grass shows February 7 – 9. Several tracks will also be available for free download for a limited time only.
The band released today one free download of the song “Behind the Bar” from the upcoming Sunny EP, available at http://mstband.bandcamp.com
01.11 Abbey Theatre | Durango, CO
01.12 KTAOS Solar Center | Taos, NM
01.23 PAC3 | Carbondale, CO
01.24 Agave | Avon, CO
01.25 Ghost Ranch | Steamboat Springs, CO
01.26 The Eldo | Crested Butte, CO
EP Release / Mardi Grass 2013
02.07 Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO - featuring Jeff Austin
02.08 Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO –featuring Jeff Austin
02.09 Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO –featuring Jeff Austin
Dead Winter Carpenters join MST on each of the three Mardi Grass shows.
05.30-06.02 Wakarusa Music Festival | Ozark, AR
For tour dates and more, visit www.mstband.com
Mountain Standard Time
As a bluegrass band that's anything but traditional, Mountain Standard Time follows in the footsteps of such Colorado greats as The String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon. While leading acoustically with guitar and mandolin, MST brands its own style, boasting a big, full-band sound with keyboards, electric bass, drums, and electronic effects.
The members of Mountain Standard Time hail from all over the country, yet their musical paths crossed in Nederland - a small, Colorado mountain town steeped in bluegrass music. Whether you chalk it up to fate or coincidence, music goers everywhere are coming together to enjoy the "Rocky Mountain FreeGrass" that these five friends and musicians have come to create. MST has performed all over Colorado and across the country, with appearances at Wakarusa Music Festival, 10,000 Lakes Festival, and Summer Camp Music Festival, among other events.
Mountain Standard Time's roots stem from late night "picks" among the bluegrass faithful, making music lovers dance from mountain towns to backwoods campfires. Rich lyrics, original melodies, vocal harmonies and driving backbeats have been moving fans across the country, while the band's unique charisma has been winning hearts.