Well hello there. I’m sure you saw all the pictures on our various social media feeds, but Colebrook has returned and recovered from our three day, three state whirlwind tour. Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival was, in a word, sublime. Despite nearly melting into puddles we had a great time and were thrilled to play onstage with Artist in Residence Billy Strings.

The following day, after a rush-hour drive to La Guardia, and late flight, a really late drive to a hotel, and a drive across a time zone line, we arrived at Pickin’ on the Plains, and had a great time hanging with family and new friends, and meeting some truly awesome musicians.

After driving back across the time zone line, we played at Evergreen Brewery, to a really energetic crowd who was unconcerned about it being Sunday. They came to listen, for sure.

Next up is Whalen Commons in Poolesville, MD, and the Connective Music Festival in Oxford, PA this Friday and Saturday. Maybe we’ll see some of you there!

Published 7/29/19

Howdy folks! Welcome to the new online home of Colebrook Road. We hope you like the new look. Our online store is back in operation as well.

We are getting ready to head out to Heaven, i.e. Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, and then Pickin’ on the Plains out in Colby, KS and then Evergreen Brewery in Evergreen, CO. It’s gonna be a fun swing, looking forward to making lots of new friends and seeing old ones. This also marks the first occasion that Colebrook will get on a plane! Very exciting.

Until next time.

Published 7/15/19

"On Time" on the charts, and festival season begins

Published Date : May 28, 2019

Very exciting news, music lovers. “On Time,” both the album and the song, are making waves in the bluegrass charts. The single has reached number 3 on the BluegrassToday airplay chart, and the album was number 8 on the Billboard Contemporary Bluegrass chart! Thanks to all the DJs spinning the single and thanks to all you good folks who are buying our album. We worked really hard on it, and we’re glad you’re willing to spend some of your money on it and support new music.

Festival season begins for Colebrook on Friday May 31, when we play the Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival in Preston, CT. Then a show at St. Boniface Brewing as part of their annual beer festival the following weekend, and two weeks later at Smoked Country Jam, which is always a blast and we look forward to it every year. Hope to see some folks out at some festivals soon!

"On Time" dropped, and a break

Published Date : May 6, 2019

After a bunch of full weekends, Colebrook is on a tiny break until the end of May, and then full speed ahead into June and festival season.

We thoroughly enjoyed all the shows we’ve played in March and April and are looking forward to lots more. You might even hear a new tune or two.

Also, the new record is officially live! Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Amazon MP3, all that stuff. You can use any one of those to listen. Or head over to the online store to buy a CD or vinyl copy of it. Hope we got it right for you!

So that was fun

Published Date : April 18, 2019

Hey folks. The weekend of April 12-14 was boatloads of fun. One show in Baltimore at the old 8×10 and two at Chestnut House Concerts, all three were amazing with great crowds and fun times. We recorded the Chestnut House shows, check out our social media for links to the recordings.

Next up after the holiday weekend is B Chord Brewing Company with the Gina Furtado Project (very excited to hear them!) and the Sandy Spring Museum on April 26 and 27. Check out the Tour page for more details.

Hope to see y’all at some shows!

Article from "The Burg" magazine

Published Date : March 26, 2019

A ROAD, A JOURNEY

“On Time” reflects a band growing, maturing

by Erika Firestone

Some say that Harrisburg-based band Colebrook Road helped pave the way for bluegrass in central Pennsylvania. But that’s not necessarily how the band sees it.

“Bluegrass chose us,” said founding member and mandolinist Wade Yankey.

Yankey described how he and Jesse Eisenbise, lead guitarist and vocalist, were introduced through a mutual friend over their love for the genre.

Now a well-rounded, five-piece ensemble including Joe McAnulty on fiddle, Mark Rast on banjo and Jeff Campbell on upright bass, Colebrook Road’s original sound exudes the confident cohesion that comes as a result of a decade of playing and touring together.

On May 3, the band will officially release its third full-length album, “On Time.” The recording demonstrates what Colebrook Road has become known for—timeless harmonies and a progressive, new take on the genre.

For the album, Eisenbise took the lead on songwriting.

“I usually have an idea pretty well fleshed out and bring it to the guys to arrange collaboratively,” he said.

McAnulty chimed in, describing how fun the process is when a new song is brought in and ideas start to float around. Along with their most complex arrangements yet, the songwriting for the new album has taken on a more personal turn regarding subjects such as love, family and loneliness.

“On Time,” the name of both the album and its first single, reflects a relatable theme that defines the dynamic of the band. Despite holding full-time jobs and raising families, band members make time for their music.

Yankey related how the song is about all of the stress that fades away when it comes time to play.

“After squeezing out of work early on a Friday and fighting traffic to places like D.C. or Baltimore, getting on stage is just a sigh of relief,” he said.

To support the album, members are excited to get out on the road, heading out as far as Washington state and to bluegrass festivals across the country, including Grey Fox, a seminal, four-day festival held each summer in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York.

But, wherever they go, band members take a little bit of home along wit them. A map of the state reveals several rural, winding Colebrook Roads that connect small towns. The name itself is a metaphor for their music, which has taken on even more meaning over the years as they connect intimate, back-country vibes to the more modern and distinct Pennsylvania sound that they have helped to forge.

2018 was a particularly big year for the group, as they signed with Virginia-based Mountain Fever Records, where they recorded “On Time” in one weekend. Eisenbise described how far they’ve com over a decade, a journey that started with recording their first, self-titled album in his basement.

“It’s a progression that complements how we’ve grown together as a band,” he said.

This article appears in the April 2019 issue of The Burg, available free in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas.

March and April news

Published Date : March 20, 2019

Welcome back, music lovers. Lots of stuff going on in Colebrook Land.

First, we’ve added a second night at Chestnut House Concerts in Lancaster on April 14. This is a limited space show, and you MUST RSVP to attend (tlehman9@gmail.com).

Second, tickets for our hometown album release show in Harrisburg upstairs at the Federal Taphouse on Second Street are still available in our online store, and preorders for vinyl are still going on. Tickets will be for sale until the night of Thursday 3/28. We also have some sweet new t-shirts and tank tops for sale.

Third, we have a bunch of other album release shows in the coming weeks in the run-up to the official release date of May 3, 2019, when you’ll be able to listen to the album on all the streaming and download services. Check out the Tour page to see if we’ll be near you!

And fourth, “On Time” made the Bluegrass Today charts last week at number 16! Wooooo! Thanks to the DJs who are spinning the song and thanks to those of you that have called in to request it. We appreciate it.

March dates and vinyl (!!!) presale

Published Date : March 5, 2019

Well well well. Colebrook Road is gonna have some vinyl for sale! Full color jackets and 150 gram black vinyl cut with our newest album, “On Time.” Head over to the store to pre-order your copy. There’s also a bundle for sale that will include a special color t-shirt with the logo that the folks at Foxduck Design (Lancaster, PA) made for us. That color shirt will never be printed again, so obviously all your friends will be jealous.

We hope to see you on March 15 at Dante’s Bar in Frostburg, MD, March 16 at Black Bear Burrito Evansdale in Morgantown, WV, and of course March 30 in the ‘Burg at Federal Taphouse for our official hometown album release (pre-order tickets for this one over in the Store!).

Hbg album release presale/Grey Fox!/radio play

Published Date : February 14, 2019

Whew, lots going on over here! First, there’s now a presale for our hometown album release in Harrisburg on March 30 upstairs at the Federal Taphouse on Second Street. Get a entry to the show, CD of the album, and a free signed poster for $25! Head over to the Store to buy.

Second, we will be back at Grey Fox this year! Bluegrass heaven.

And last, we have been getting lots of radio response to our new single “On Time.” Have you heard it lately?

ALBUM RELEASE NEWS

Published Date : January 31, 2019

Hey there. Finally word about our album! The official release date is May 3, but you can get a sneak peak by coming to one of our album release shows and buying a copy of the album on an old-fashioned compact disc. Check out the Tour page for when we’ll be near you, but we have shows on March 15, 16, and 30, April 12, 13, 26, and 27, and May 3 and 4, with more to be added! These will cover Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia!

Listen to our new single "On Time" now!

Published Date : January 19, 2019

Good news! You can now listen to the first single from our upcoming album online at: https://mountain-fever-records.lnk.to/f89fxEM Music by Colebrook Road, song by Jesse Eisenbise, recording by Mark Hodges and Amanda Cook at Mountain Fever Studios. The rest of the album drops May 3rd!

January/February shows and new single soon

Published Date : December 29, 2018

Welcome to 2019! We’ve been hard at work on lots of projects and shows and fun stuff. January 5 we play at the excellent Lucketts Schoolhouse in Lucketts, VA, January 12 at the Bright Box Theater in Winchester, VA with our friends the Robert Mabe Band, and then February 2 at the Cooperage in Honesdale, PA. We’ve had lots of fun at these venues in the past, and coupled with our new tunes, they’re sure to be just as fun this time around.

Also stay tuned for some news on the first single from our first album!

Last shows of 2018 and the year in review

Published Date : December 13, 2018

Hey there folks. Just two more shows to wrap up 2018, and what a year it has been! Colebrook Road signed with a record label, signed with a booking agent, recorded a new album, toured out to Colorado, played at some truly iconic festivals (we’re looking at you, Gettysburg and Grey Fox), and most importantly, met some awesome people along the way. We can’t thank you guys enough for being so awesome, hospitable, generous, and fun.

Two shows will wrap up 2018, one in Harrisburg on December 14 at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company, and the second on December 15 in Round Hill, VA at B Chord Brewing Company. As you’d imagine, we are looking forward to both. 

We have no doubt that 2019 will be more exciting than 2018. We have a new album being released (details on that soon) and hope to play a whole mess of awesome shows and festivals. See you all soon. Happy holidays and happy New Year!

This Friday in DC, and tickets for Lancaster on 12/8 now available

Published Date : October 21, 2018

Hey folks. Quick reminder that we will be playing our sole October 2018 show in northwest DC this Friday at the Electric Maid Community Exchange. And you can find tickets to our Lancaster, PA show on 12/8 with the incredible Robert Mabe Band through the link on our Tour page or through the Facebook event. It’s a small venue and tickets will go fast, so grab ’em now. Until next time, may the bluegrass be with you.

I've Been Mostly Awake

Published Date : September 30, 2018

They say that IBMA stands for either International Bluegrass Music Association or I’ve Been Mostly Awake. We think both apply. Great times down in Raleigh, great to hang out with some many friends and make loads more, and most importantly, to play and listen to great music. 10/10 will return next year.

The shows slow down a little bit in October and November, mostly so we can woodshed the new tracks that are going on the upcoming album, and then a couple days where we actually record the tracks. Stay tuned.

Oh boy oh boy! One week to IBMA!

Published Date : September 18, 2018

One week to go until the busiest week in bluegrass. Looking forward to seeing lots of our friends and making a bunch more this year in Raleigh, which, according to the emails we’ve been getting, didn’t get beat up by Hurricane Florence too badly, and the conference will go on as scheduled. Be sure to say hi if you see us. Look for the five bluegrass nerds who also happen to be in a showcase band. Check our social media here and here for our showcase schedules.

Article in No Depression by Ted Lehmann features Colebrook Road

Published Date : September 13, 2018

http://nodepression.com/article/colebrook-road-band-rise

Very flattering to have a writer as good as Ted Lehmann write a profile on your band! We have crossed paths with Ted a number of times now, and he is always no-nonsense, honest, and witty. We are pretty stoked to have an article like this written about the band.

See y’all in Hershey and NJ this weekend!

Two September dates and IBMA in Raleigh

Published Date : August 27, 2018

Hey there. Colebrook Road has a much-needed couple weekends off in September, before we play September 14 on the terrace at the Troegs Beer Garden in Hershey, and then at Camp Jam in the Pines in Hammonton, NJ (check another state off of the list for Colebrook Road!). This will be our first time playing Camp Jam, but we have heard excellent things, and the Troegs show was really fun last year. I have no reason to suspect it will be no fun this year!

Also, the last week of September, the bluegrass world descends upon Raleigh, NC, to hold the International Bluegrass Music Association World of Bluegrass conference, awards show, and bluegrass festival. As an official showcase band this year, Colebrook Road will be playing a bunch of shows around town that week. Find out exactly where on the Tour page, or by looking at this snazzy graphic.

Gettysburg and weekend debrief

Published Date : August 20, 2018

What a weekend. Gettysburg Friday, Laurel Hill Saturday, and a cool community event in Strasburg Sunday. Highlight of the weekend has to go to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Awesome as a spectator, just as awesome as a performer. Special shout out to Southard Sound, who is on. top. of. their. stuff.

Also really fun was filming a video backstage with Mr. Adam Steffey to announce our signing with Mountain Fever Records. So great to know we’re on a label with musicians like him. We can’t wait to get down there and make a new record for you folks.

Next week we play up in Perry County for a fundraiser for Perry County Council of the Arts at the Winery at Hunter’s Valley and then the Riverside Camping Association’s annual Low Country Boil and Bluegrass down at Lancaster County central park. Gigs!

Colebrook Road signs with Mountain Fever Records!

Published Date : August 17, 2018

We are really excited and proud and thrilled (and all those other adjectives) to announce that we have signed a recording deal with Mountain Fever Records of Willis, Virginia! They are a great group of folks and we hope to make some great music with them. We should be in the studio this winter working on the third full-length Colebrook Road album. Definitely keep your eyes peeled to their website (https://mountainfever.com) and their social media accounts (@mountain_fever_records on Instagram, @MtnFeverRecords on Twitter), as well as our Instagram account and Facebook page (@colebrookroad, Facebook.com/colebrookroadband) for more details and insider peeks at the new album.

You should also listen to the other artists on their label. We have been spinning their albums during our recent travels in the new bluegrass van and really, really like what we hear.

Hope to see everyone at Gettysburg on Friday

Published Date : August 12, 2018

We hope you can all make it to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival (but understand that not everyone can) this Friday August 17. We’re really looking forward to playing this festival and checking another bucket list festival off of our collective list. Bring a chair and your listening skills, it’s a great festival with a quiet crowd, until the song ends, of course.

In other news, the Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival in Somerset, PA, and the Strasburg Bluegrass Festival in Strasburg, PA, are also this weekend. We have played at Laurel Hill five times now, and this will make our sixth. The Strasburg Festival is brand new, and we’ll be sharing the bill with another local band, Dillweed.

Tour wrap-up and Gettysburg Bluegrass Fest!

Published Date : July 23, 2018

Well, the first official CBR tour is in the books. We covered over 4500 miles (in the new #bluegrassvan) and drove through 11 states and played in 5 of those states over 11 days. Topeka, Fremont, Evergreen, Aspen, Chicago, and Oak Hill, you guys are awesome. Thanks also to the countless (and I mean countless) friends and family and fans who helped us, bought merch, let us sleep on their floors, bought us beers, and generally made us feel great about playing our music. You make all the hard work worth it. Head over to our Facebook page or Instagram feed to see some pictures!

We would also like to announce that we’ve been added to the lineup of the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, August 16-19. We will be playing Friday, August 17, although set times are still being worked out. Really great to add this bucket list festival to our schedule. Head to the Tour page for a ticketing link.

Well hello, KS/NE/CO/IL/NY

Published Date : July 7, 2018

Hello all of you fine folks in Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, and New York. We will be in your states over the next two weeks! First up is Norsemen Brewing Co. in Topeka, KS, followed by the historic Pioneer Theater in the Mays Brothers Building in Fremont, NE. Next we’ll high-tail it to Evergreen, CO and play at the Woodcellar. An early morning drive brings us to the gondolas of Aspen Snowmass in Aspen, CO, where we will play on the summit (12,510 feet above sea level) . A couple rest and travels days later we will play a very cool cocktail bar called California Clipper in Chicago, IL, and then a 10 hour drive east to the Catskills to play the one and only Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY.

Whew! Keep your eyes on our Facebook page and our Instagram page for updates and fun travel details.

Off to Frederick and VA Beach

Published Date : June 26, 2018

Had a great run of shows last weekend near home in Boiling Springs, Middletown, and Hershey, and now we’re gearing up for a road trip weekend first to Frederick, MD on Friday night to play the Blue Side Tavern from 9 to midnight. Then we hop back in the cars (or hopefully our new van!) and drive most of the night to Virginia Beach. We plan to soak up some sun and then be ready to play at Back Bay Brewing Co. from 8 to 11. Tell your friends who live in the area or come on out yourself and hear us shred! We’ve been debuting new tunes left and right, maybe you’ll hear a new one.

Also, in a couple weeks we’ll be off on the first Colebrook Road tour, taking us through nine states over 4500 miles. In there will be a show at a brewery, a show at a cool old theater, a show in a cool beer bar, a show at the top of a Colorado ski mountain, a show at a hip cocktail bar, and a show at one of the premier bluegrass festivals in the country- Grey Fox. Can’t wait.

Festival Season Underway!

Published Date : June 6, 2018

Hey folks, the month of June means lots of festivals and outdoor shows.  We have several local shows throughout PA before we hit the road at the end of June through July! Catch us Saturday June 9th at St. Boniface Craft Brewery’s Bonifest in Ephrata, PA at 12 noon, followed by Camp Bluegrass at 8 pm in Greencastle, PA.  The following Saturday June 16 we play two sets at one of our favorite festivals- Smoked Country Jam in Cross Fork, PA!  June 21st will be an outdoor show at the Allenberry Resort, followed by a show at the Vineyard at Hershey on June 22nd at 7 pm, and an outdoor show at Culturefest in Downtown Hershey at 3 pm on June 23rd.  Check out our tour page for more details.  Hope to see you at a show this month!

Returning to Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival!

Published Date : April 16, 2018

We are excited to be returning to Baltimore to open this year’s Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival on Friday April 27th!  We’ll be once again sharing Friday’s stage with The Travelin’ McCourys, and our pals Mile Twelve.  Hope to see some familiar faces at Druid Hill Park, and some new ones!  If you don’t have tickets yet, you can get them here.

Western Pennsylvania in April

Published Date : April 10, 2018

This weekend the Colebrook boys are headed west on the PA Turnpike to return to two great venues for music and art. Friday night we’ll be at Locality Gallery in Bedford, PA, which is a really cool collaboration for promoting the arts in Bedford County. Saturday night we return to the Venue of Merging Arts in Johnstown, PA, which has also done a lot of work to bring high quality art to Cambria County.  We’re so glad to be invited to take part in both these efforts, and look forward to seeing the friendly people of western PA that we enjoy playing for so much!

Scottish Rite Theater in Hbg on April 7! And look at all those midwestern states on our schedule

Published Date : March 9, 2018

Hey y’all. We would like to cordially invite everyone to the Scottish Rite Temple in uptown Harrisburg, PA on April 7 for a very cool show with us and our buddies Serene Green. We recently shot some videos on the stage there, head over to the Videos page to check them out.

Also, you may have noticed we are playing in states that have abbreviations like KS, NE, and CO this July! We are excited to be doing our first midwestern tour from July 12 to July 21. We’ll start in Topeka, KS, head to Fremont, NE (near Omaha), and then hop over to the Rockies and play in Evergreen, CO, and Aspen, CO. On the way back we’ll hit Chicago before winding up in upstate NY for the one and only Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival on Friday July 20. Tell your family and friends that live in these towns to come check us out! So excited.

New videos

Published Date : February 25, 2018

We have some new videos shot by Mr. Bryce Allen Flurie- one camera, one take. Here’s our new original “To Love Again” and check out “Coyote” (and all of our other videos) on the Videos page.

Colebrook Road and Mile Twelve play Tellus360 March 1st

Published Date : February 19, 2018

Hey bluegrass fans. We have a great show to tell you about- we are opening for a really great up and coming band from the Boston area called Mile Twelve. They won the IBMA Momentum Award last year, and their newest album “Onwards” is getting some pretty rave reviews. Since we like good music as well, we thought we’d bring them to Lancaster! March 1, in the front room (Tigh Mhary) at Tellus360 on King Street. Music starts at 8 pm. Click here for tickets! Hope to see you there.

Upcoming Show at Chestnut House Concerts

Published Date : January 16, 2018

Saturday February 9th We are absolutely thrilled and honored to have an upcoming show at this esteemed venue!! Tim and Karen are incredible hosts and they have hosted some amazing groups – including the Kruger Brothers, Lonely Hearts Band, Wood and Wire, the Slocan Ramblers – just to name a few!! It is a wonderful setting for a show. Please check out their website at https://chestnuthouseconcerts.com or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ChestnutHouseConcerts/. We hope to see some of you there!! Seating is very limited so if you plan to come make sure you message Tim and Karen at: tlehman9@gmail.com or text or call 717-940- 9311.

This Friday at Appalachian Brewing Co in Hbg

Published Date : December 19, 2017

We are closing out an amazing year of shows at one of our favorite hometown venues. Come join us at The Abbey Bar at ABC this Friday for a fantastic night of Pennsylvania Bluegrass. Joining us will be our good friends from Philadelphia – Man About a Horse. If you haven’t seen them yet you are in for a real treat! We hope to see lots of familiar faces! Thanks to all for a really great year. Stay tuned for an even more exciting 2018.

Doors at 8pm

Show starts at 9pm

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1574807

Great time last night at HMAC with Cabinet and Rivers

Published Date : November 26, 2017

What a blast that was! Thanks to all who came out to listen to some bluegrass and jam out. We enjoyed the hell out of ourselves, we’re sure y’all did too. If you have any pictures or video, be sure to post it on social media and tag us (/colebrookroadband on Facebook, @colebrookroad on Twitter and Instagram). We have two shows coming up in December for your holiday listening pleasure, 12/16 at McCleary’s in Marietta and 12/22 at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg with our phriends phrom Philly, Man About A Horse. See ya there.

Looking forward to Saturday 11/25 with Cabinet and Rivers!

Published Date : November 16, 2017

Hey y’all. We’re really looking forward to the show on 11/25 at the HMAC Capitol Room with Cabinet and Rivers. A reminder that you can pick up will call tickets in our online store. Come ready to have a good time!

Also, Colebrook would love to play a concert at your house! Drop us a line on the Contact/Booking/Press page and we can discuss details.

New dates and other fun details

Published Date : October 28, 2017

Hey y’all, we haven’t forgotten about playing! We have new dates rolling in, most of which are still top secret, but they will be declassified very soon. We’re excited about them, and can’t wait to share the details with you. In the meantime, we have been working on new tunes, buying really cool audio gear to make our live show better, and practicing movie quotes. Hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows!

Also don’t forget to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/colebrookroadband), Instagram (@colebrookroad), and Twitter (@colebrookroad) for exclusive stuff that doesn’t get posted here.

Update from IBMA, September 26-29,

Published Date : October 5, 2017

On Tuesday night, Sept 25th, we loaded up the van and all headed down to Raleigh, North Carolina to participate in the amazing IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) World of Bluegrass Conference. We were surrounded by bluegrass royalty. What an experience.

Colebrook Road had the absolute honor of being asked to work with Stephen Mougin (Dark Shadow Recording, Sam Bush Band) – guitarist and vocalist extraordinaire – at IBMA this year. We acted as the model band for his session on Band Coaching Wednesday afternoon. It was an intense and highly educational experience with a great audience.

While at IBMA we got to hang out with Nechville Banjos (Tom, Ric, and Al), Apitius Mandolins, Roger Moss (from the Podunk Festival) and lots of other fine folks. Roger introduced us to a lot of wonderful people. We had a fantastic time showcasing at the Charm City Suite (thanks Phil and Adam!) with Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Charm City Junction, Darrin and Brooke Aldridge (with the amazing Matt Menefee on banjo), Bill and the Belles, Danny Barnes, and our good friends the Dirty Grass Players. We also got to play a few in the California Bluegrass Association Suite and had our own impromptu gig in the lobby of the Marriott. It was really a blast to be so well received.

It was truly 36 hours of bluegrass heaven that didn’t last nearly long enough. Here’s to next year!!

Thanks Bluegrass Unlimited and Richard D. Smith for the great review!

Published Date : July 9, 2017

http://bluegrassmusic.com/content/2017/reviews/colebrook-road/

We are really tickled about this review of our last album “Halfway Between” received from Bluegrass Unlimited and Richard D. Smith, author of Can’t You Hear Me Calling: The Life of Bill Monroe. Truly an honor.

Festival season is upon us!

Published Date : May 10, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Festival season kicks off this Thursday with the Spring Pickin’ Bluegrass Festival in Blain, PA. We play Thursday night at 7, right before Mr. Larry Keel and his band. Friday we are in Bedford, PA at Locality Gallery, and then Saturday night at the Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA) in Johnstown, PA. Exciting!

Fun two shows in Baltimore and Hbg!

Published Date : April 9, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to our shows this past weekend, and a special thanks to the Dirty Grass Players and the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers for hosting/opening for us.  Always great to play gigs with friends!  A western PA swing is coming up in two weeks, see you then.

More 2017 dates

Published Date : January 31, 2017

The gigs keep rolling in for 2017.  Keep checking the Schedule page for shows near you!  We head up to Hawley, PA (near Scranton) this weekend for a show at the Hawley Silk Mill, which we are very much looking forward to.

Tons of new dates added for 2017!

Published Date : December 15, 2016

Head over to the schedule to see all the new 2017 dates we’ve been cooking up.  And see you locals at McCleary’s in Marietta 12/17 and/or Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg with our friends the Dirty Grass Players on December 23!

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage Recap

Published Date : December 3, 2016

Hello friends!  In case you missed our performance at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Performing Arts Millennium Stage (whew) or the live stream, you can watch it in full on YouTube- https://youtu.be/mwApLIKAHMs We have a blast and would like to thank everyone involved with the show, including the sound and lighting crew, the volunteers, and the organizers, and of course all the people that came and listened.  That was a real bucket list experience for us- so fun.

Up next is two local shows, McCleary’s Pub in Marietta, PA on December 17 and Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA on December 23 with special guests the Dirty Grass Players of Baltimore, MD.  Hope to see you at one or both of them!

Colebrook Road Heads to Washington D.C

Published Date : November 3, 2016

On Wednesday November 30th we head down to our nation’s capital to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts!  The show starts at 6pm and is part of the Millennium Stage concert series, and will be live streamed for those who can’t make it to the show.  The good people at the Kennedy Center wanted us to stress that parking is not free.  D.C. has an excellent public transit system, especially The Metro, and there are stops within blocks of the Kennedy Center, so we urge you to utilize it!

We are thrilled to bring our version of bluegrass to a new audience in the big city.  Hope to see you there!

Freshgrass

Published Date : August 29, 2016

We would like to tell you about a cool festival in northwest Massachusetts called Freshgrass.  It’s been on our radar for a while, and we’re delighted to say that we were accepted into their band contest!  The festival runs from September 16 to 18.  Our fiddle player, Mr. Joe Mac, will be competing in the fiddle contest as well.  We hope to see some friendly faces there!

Also, this Friday we are at the Vineyard at Grandview in Mt. Joy.  The weather looks great, stop on by and listen to some bluegrass on their patio.

Podunk wrap-up and upcoming dates

Published Date : August 16, 2016

Hey there everybody.  We had a great time (if a little warm) at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival up in Hebron, CT.  We really enjoyed listening to our fellow performers like Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice, Sierra Hull, and Mr. Del McCoury and his Band when we weren’t hiding out in the VIP building soaking up the A/C.  Kudos to Roger Moss and all the other personnel and volunteers for a great job running that festival!

Next up is two sets at the Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival on Saturday and two sets at the Lucketts, VA Fair on Sunday.  Both should be an excellent time- check them out if you’re near Somerset, PA or the northern VA/WV panhandle/western MD area.

733 miles, three states, five nights

Published Date : July 19, 2016

Whew, that was fun!  Thanks to all that came out to our shows over the past five days.  We had a blast in between picking some tunes, climbing around Cooper’s Rock, hanging out with our friends, and eating copious burritos.  Hope to do it again soon.  Next up is a small festival in Hebron, CT…

Five-day tour and new dates

Published Date : July 10, 2016

Hey y’all.  We have some fresh dates on the Schedule, check them out.  And if you’re in or near Baltimore, the WV panhandle, western MD, Pittsburgh, and eastern WV, look for shows near you!  We’re very excited for our first five day (and career-long) tour.  Hope to see you there.

And another note, if you haven’t already, follow Colebrook Road on social media (Facebook- colebrookroadband, Instagram- @colebrookroad, Twitter- @colebrookroad) and ‘Follow’ or ‘Thumbs Up’ us on Pandora and Spotify.  We certainly appreciate it!

What's next?

Published Date : June 30, 2016

We’ll tell you what’s next- the five-day Colebrook Road Potomac Tour!  While it doesn’t follow the Potomac River as closely as originally planned, our first official tour runs from July 14-July 18.  Thursday at the 8×10 Club in Baltimore headlining after the Quimby Mountain Band and Skribe, Friday at the Opera House Live in Shepherdstown, WV, Saturday at the Moonshadow Cafe in Accident, MD, Sunday at Howler’s Bar in Pittsburgh, PA, and finally Monday at the Purple Fiddle in beautiful Thomas, WV.  More information is available for all of them on our Schedule page.

Also, have you seen the new videos we’ve posted recently?  Head over to the Audio/Video page to check them out.

Friday at It's Modern Art!

Published Date : May 10, 2016

Join us this Friday for our Lancaster Edition CD Release Party!  It will be held at It’s Modern Art, 529 West Chestnut Street in Lancaster.  The Rast/DeVitry duo will open starting at 7:30, and Colebrook Road will follow.  $10 suggested donation at the door, and of course pick yourself up a copy of the brand-new Colebrook Road album “Halfway Between.”  This will be a very cool, intimate show- we are looking forward to it and so should you.

Listen to Shallow River Blues

Published Date : April 19, 2016

Listen to Shallow River Blues, the first single from our new album “Halfway Between,” out May 7, 2016.  Click on the SoundCloud icon below to listen!

Opening for the Blackberry Bushes at HMAC this Thursday 4/

Published Date : April 5, 2016

Hey there folks.  Just a quick reminder that we’re opening for a very cool band from Seattle called the Blackberry Bushes.  Find the Facebook event with more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1575646669393401/

Advance tickets now available for the CD release party

Published Date : March 28, 2016

Save $3 on your ticket to our release party on May 7, 2016, at the Abbey Bar at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA.  Visit greenbeltevents.com for tickets.  Hope to see y’all there!

Article in "Bluegrass Today" about our recent band competition win

Published Date : March 23, 2016

(Click on the post title for a link to the article)

Audience wins at 2016 Mid-Atlantic Bluegrass Band Contest

Preorder of "Halfway Between" on now!

Published Date : March 19, 2016

We are incredibly excited to announce the preorder sale for our new album, Halfway Between, is now up!  Visit our store (open the menu if you’re on a mobile device, or click “Store” in the top right) for the option to either have the CD mailed to you, or to pick it up as soon as you walk in the door at our CD release party on May 7, 2016 at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA.  There are ten original tracks and one live bonus track, including all your favorites, such as “Oh My Love,” “Shallow River Blues,” “The Road We Travel,” and “Halfway Between.”  

Band competition this Sunday, Bethesda, MD

Published Date : March 18, 2016

Hey all.  We’re competing in a D.C. Bluegrass Union contest this Sunday in Bethesda, MD, from 3-5 pm.  After the competing bands (there’s nine of us!), you’ll hear Chris Jones and the Night Drivers.  This all goes down at AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Avenue in Bethesda.

Also, we play Tellus360 on April 2, and open for an awesome band from the Pacific Northwest called the Blackberry Bushes on April 7 at the ol’ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (HMAC).

Furthemore, stay tuned for a big announcement about the upcoming new Colebrook Road album.  Exciting!

Potomac Tour July 14-

Published Date : February 26, 2016

Announcing the Colebrook Road Potomac Tour July 14-18, 2016.  Five cities, five days.  All (but one) near the mighty Potomac River.  The Boundary Stone (Washington, D.C.), the Shepherdstown Opera House (Shepherdstown, WV), the Moonshadow Cafe (Accident, MD), Howler’s Bar (Pittsburgh, PA), and the Purple Fiddle (Thomas, WV).  We hope to see you at one of them!

New Album Teaser

Published Date : February 18, 2016

To view the teaser, visit our Facebook page or Instagram feed (links at the top center or bottom right of this page), or search “New Colebrook Road Album 2016” on YouTube.  Our website software is not working the way it should (weird!) and the video will not play, we apologize for the inconvience.

Snow day = website upgrades

Published Date : January 23, 2016

Happy to announce that our website now has an online store!  Find all your favorite Colebrook merchandise there.  Find it along the top navigation bar (or in the navigation menu if you’re one of them fancy portable thinkin’ phones) under “Store”.  Stay safe during the Blizzard of ’16!  See you next Saturday at Tellus360 at 8 pm.

Website updates

Published Date : January 16, 2016

Greetings.  We’ve been making incremental updates to the website, so let us know what you think!  Let us know if you run into any technical problems, especially on mobile devices.  Thanks!

Back at it in the studio

Published Date : January 9, 2016

Greetings on this dreary Saturday morning.  Yank, Jonesy, and Campbell are back at it at The Sugar Tank in Lancaster to record some rhythm tracks today.  We have 10 hours of studio time, a coffee maker, three instruments, sweet microphones, two engineers, it’s raining, and we’re not wearing sunglasses.  Hit it.

Welcome to the brand new Colebrook Road website!

Published Date : January 6, 2016

After much quiet work (cursing and yelling) and patient communication with various parties (angry e-mails and stomping around), the new Colebrook Road website is live.  We apologize for the break in communication, but we felt it was time to upgrade the old web presence.  This new website has features out the wazoo, and we hope that y’all like it.  Thanks to all who offered help in the process as well!

Our next date is January 16th and the Pour House, on Derry Street in Harrisburg, PA.  We start at 8 pm.  Hope to see you there!  Stay tuned for some new album updates as well.