Colorado’s FY5 proudly swim in the deep currents of American music, playing new songs, well-informed of country and bluegrass traditions, but not bound to them. Featuring thoughtful arrangements, strong singing and musicianship, the band strives to connect to listeners with stories of common struggles and big ideas. While their sound evokes timelessness, it is decidedly contemporary, well-traveled 21st century sensibility that informs their songwriting.
As they share the stories that drive the songs, FY5's show leaves listeners certainly with tapping toes, but ranging thoughts as well. FY5 recently released their fourth full-length album in January 2018, The Way These Things Go, featuring their trademark story songs, clever arranging, and catchy hooks. The band was selected as official showcase artists for the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association conference including a songwriter showcase with Mike Finders.
“FY5 brings us a self-assured vision of American music, rooted in tradition, but pointing to new creative directions that make it vital and relevant in today’s modern world.” - Crista Munro, Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass
“[FY5] are able to explore a range of emotions with their evocative story telling which when added to the quality of the lyrics, melodies and playing leaves you with an album that more than repays repeated listening sessions.” - American Roots UK
“Eat The Moon, their third release, is one of those albums that begs to be played under a summer sun, cool drink in hand while the day lazes away as their strings and things bob and weave around.” - Paul Kerr, Folk Radio UK
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, general admission; $10 advance, $15 door students with ID. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!