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The Lil' Smokies

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2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition Winners




The Lil' Smokies

by Live - Top Hat New Year's Eve 2013





The Lil' Smokies


With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil’ Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. The sextet, from Missoula, MT, has been hard at work, writing, touring and playing countless sold-out shows for the past 6 years. The fruits of their labor recently culminating with their win this year at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass festival band completiton. In October 2014, they were nominated by the Internal Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for Momentum Band of the Year and in 2013 they won The North West String Summit Band Competiton. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, innumerable unique originals, sheer raw energy, and exquisite musicianship, The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor.


Andy Dunnigan / Vocals, Dobro

Jesse Brown / Vocals, Violin

Pete Barrett / Vocals, Guitar

Scott Parker / Vocals, Bass

Cam Wilson / Mandolin

Matt Cornette / Banjo