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2023 Band Contest Winners at Both

50th Telluride Bluegrass & 51st Rockygrass Festivals

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Nominated for the 2023 Momentum: Band of the Year award by the International Bluegrass Music Association

Self-Titled Debut Album
now available everywhere

Band Photo with instruments at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons

MEET THE FRETLINERS

Behind the Music

It is rare for there to exist a defining moment that changes the trajectory of four lives at once. But, clear as a lightning bolt in an open field, so electric was the moment The Fretliners first played together around a single microphone in the Cloverlick banjo shop barn one fateful evening, they knew they would be inseparable from that moment on.

The Fretliners are a genuine and powerful bluegrass quartet recognized for their songwriting and undeniable chemistry. Their newfound camaraderie produces an energy that is as infectious on stage as it is on record. So much so that in the summer of 2023, they won both band competitions at Telluride Bluegrass and Rockygrass Festivals—a feat that had only been accomplished once before. That September, they released their debut eponymous album to acclaim and adoration.

With one eye on the rear-view, inspired by that traditional high lonesome sound, The Fretliners navigate a road less traveled into the peaks of Rocky Mountain original bluegrass.

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The Fretliners LIVE – Denver, CO | 9/30/23 – Purple Flowers

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