"After some great years on the road from 2016 to 2018, we have disbanded to pursue other endeavors. Heartfelt thanks to our friends, fans and supporters. We hope to see you down the road."
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McKay & Leigh
Original band bio:
It’s been said that High Plains Jamboree is a bluegrass band west of the Mississippi and a country band east of the Mississippi.
The songs of mandolin and guitar player Brennen Leigh have been recorded by country stars Sunny Sweeney and Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack. Leigh has a cult following in Scandinavia, and has performed and recorded with artists such as Charlie Louvin, Robbie Fulks and Jim Lauderdale.
Guitarist Noel McKay was discovered by Guy Clark in 1993 while performing at the Jimmie Rodgers Festival in Kerrville, Texas. Clark and McKay’s co-write “El Coyote” went on to win a Grammy for “Best Folk Album.”
Bassist and old time banjo player Simon Flory performed throughout the mid south with his mentor, bluegrass legend Donny Catron (Tennessee Gentlemen, Jesse McReynolds, Doyle Lawson). He also studied and taught at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music.
The band will release their first full length album in Spring of 2017, on Voxhall Records.
"While guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, and close harmony vocals screams "bluegrass," HPJ's vibe is a modern country-western style, where song composition, lyrics, and virtuoso performance take them to a different plane than other stringbands out on the road today."
-Easy Ed, No Depression