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Bluegrass Band Elk Range Live in Studio

Elk Range w/ Chris Hassig

Local bluegrass band Elk Range dropped by the studio during Deep Breakfast with host Chris Hassig. Elk Range has been playing music for over 6 years starting in the campgrounds of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Give them a listen.

Ken is from St. Louis originally where he played with St. Louis's '2005 Best Bluegrass Band', The Sawmill Band. He plays Ellis and Pava mandolins, guitar and has written over 100 original songs. 


Curtis is originally from Illinois but grew up here in Carbondale CO. Curtis found a love of guitars from his grandfather, following in his footsteps and often showcasing his jazz and improv background. 

Betty Hoops is a 5x Guinness Record Athlete Hooper and Harmonica Extraordinaire and puts the 'blues' in Bluegrass.  


Hugh Phillips is the most recent addition on bass, and is a phenomenal songwriter in his own right. Not only has Hugh penned 100's of original songs but he is also a Dark Shadow recording artist- recorded and produced by Sam Bush Band's guitarist, Stephen Mougin.


After hundreds of requests to release an album, they went into Diamond Ranch Studios on February 13, 2021 to record their first album. The album of all original material was recorded and mastered by critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer Jackson Emmer. The final mix was engineered by 2013 Grammy winning artist Chris Latham who has worked with many of Nashville's top musicians including Trisha Yearwood, Guy Clark, Brad Paisley, and John Oates just to name a few.