Head for the Hills 15th Annual Pickin’ on the Poudre

By Steve Graham Head for the Hills has come a long way from bluegrass jams in a dorm room at Colorado State University. The group has been throwing musical parties in northern Colorado for a decade and a half, and the 15thannual Pickin’ on the Poudre show on May 11 is no exception. But Lessard and his bandmates are bringing more guests and blending more genres than ever before — […]


River Rat Gang plays Pickin’ on the Poudre

By Steve Graham Staci Foster jokingly nicknamed her trio the River Rat Gang for their shared compulsion to jump into natural bodies of water. “We swam in every hole I could think of,” she said of their first tour as a trio. “Needless to say, we’re stoked to play Pickin’ on the Poudre. We will be jumping in the river.” After cooling off in the canyon, they will open for […]

The group played in the pouring rain all night
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Pickin’ on the Poudre: Opens Mishawaka 2018 season

It is official; The Mishawaka is open for the 2018 season. Hometown band Head for the Hills opened the venue on May 12, 2018, with a Last Waltz feel, by bringing a host of friends on stage for a memborable performance. They played songs they wrote, and they covered songs they love. The rain fell all night long but did not stop concertgoers from enjoying this epic concert.     […]

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Head for the Hills Goes Vinyl at the Mishawaka

Head for the Hills, formed in 2003 in Fort Collins, Colorado, while living in the dorm rooms at Colorado State University. Adam Kinghorn (guitar/vocals), then a freshman, was playing guitar and noticed Matt Loewen (upright bass/vocals) walking down the hall with a cool band T-shirt and he called out, “Hey guy, we gotta jam sometime.” Adam was visiting a friend’s dorm room, and Joe Lessard (violin/vocals) was the neighbor. Joe […]