A mainstay of Old Time music in Colorado for over a decade, the members of Six Dollar String Band play a passionate, eclectic, and refreshingly honest array of String Band music native to their mountain home in the Centennial State.
The Six Dollar String Band has released several award winning albums including their latest project, “Fire on the Mountain” which was recorded during an artist residency on location at Willow Tail Springs in Mancos, Colorado. The Six Dollar String Band is also well known on the roots music festival circuit having performed across the mountain west with many of the top artists in the industry including Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The Foghorn String Band, Blue Highway, The Freight Hoppers, and many, many more.
What do you consider your style to be?
Because we're from Colorado, our style will always be a bit rustic. We play roots music which dovetails nicely with rustic style because it's a very organic art form. Furthermore, our music is based on traditional American music which reflects the romance and spirit of the western landscape that we live in.
What are your favorite kinds of couples to work with?
We love working with couples that want to have fun because that's what a wedding should be, in our opinion! But, there are also tender moments during a wedding, of course. So, we also love working with clients who want to create an authentic atmosphere for their guests and trust us to deliver in the moment. Clients who like to personalize their music and ask us to learn special songs are some of our favorites. Our music is very jubilant and often times high energy, but we also are no stranger to waltzes and beautiful string-band ballads. We love to share that vibrancy and emotionality with our performances. Although we are no strangers to the deserts of Utah or river valleys of Northern New Mexico, we love working with couples who want to capitalize on Colorado's dramatic landscape. That's our sweet spot. It's always an adventure to play at a rustic, remote ceremony site followed by a bespoke cocktail hour or reception in the Rocky Mountains. There's nothing like an old-time string band providing the music for your day in the mountains. Wherever we find ourselves, though, our music seems to blend really well with the natural landscapes our clients have selected.
How did you get started in the wedding industry?
Throughout our time together as a band, we've been asked to perform all over the Rocky Mountain West at festivals, square dances, and good old-fashioned shows at every watering hole in the Four Corners area. We played our first wedding nearly a decade ago on a mountainside in Telluride and since then, our wedding clientele has rapidly expanded each season. It's been a great fit for us and we've been lucky enough to meet the right people at the right time in this industry who share a vision of brilliantly curated events nestled in our visually stunning region. The wedding industry is such a beautiful place to find yourself as creatives. At the end of the day, we're helping to tell the story of a couple's love for each other in a highly collaborative and artistic environment. It truly takes a village and it's such a tender and beautiful thing for us to be included on these unforgettable days.