Oakhurst is a nationally acclaimed bluegrass-ish quintet from Denver, Colo., that’s as versatile as it is original. This band creates mood-shifting roots-rock Americana, weaving together modern and old-timey influences from Yonder Mountain String Band to John Hartford. Having broken onto the national scene by way of festival touring, Oakhurst is part hoedown and part heartbreak when it comes to a live performance. This is a group that can gig to any occasion, and it has been touring hard for the last six years straight, bringing music to the masses. Oh yeah, and the band has released yet another album to complement the other five it’s cranked out over the years.
Oakhurst boasts an impressive resume: The Rocky Mountain five-piece has shared the stage with such luminaries as Emmylou Harris, The Avett Brothers, Leftover Salmon and more. If you’re a folk, rock and/or bluegrass fan with a love of mandolin, banjo and bass, this will be the highlight of your week.
Oakhurst plays 8:30 pm Sunday, July 8, at Sam Bond’s; $5.