Boulder Acoustic Society: 'Morning By the River' Members of Boulder Acoustic Society, a four-piece band, say their music is a "new take on American Roots Music." A wide range of instruments, spanning from the guitar to the marimba, contribute to their songs' full sound.
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Boulder Acoustic Society: 'Morning By the River'

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Boulder Acoustic Society: 'Morning By the River'

Boulder Acoustic Society: 'Morning By the River'

Boulder Acoustic Society: 'Morning By the River'

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Members of the Boulder Acoustic Society: from left, Kailin Yong, Scott Higgins, Aaron Keim and Brad Jones hide caption

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Members of the Boulder Acoustic Society: from left, Kailin Yong, Scott Higgins, Aaron Keim and Brad Jones

Members of Boulder Acoustic Society, a four-piece string band, say they are a "new take on American Roots Music." In the band, Aaron Keim, Brad Jones, Kailin Yong and Scott Higgins play multiple instruments, including the guitar, fiddle, string bass, marimba, ukulele, banjo and mandolin.

Featuring a range of genres, from bluegrass to ragtime, BAS's music maintains a full and versatile sound. With a "deep respect for tradition," but an innovative style, BAS won second place in the 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Competition for bands and will be showcasing their jazz skills at the Trilogy Lounge in Boulder, Colo., on Friday, Sept. 15.

Along with playing in BAS, Keim, Jones, Yong and Higgins act as educators and mentors for students of all ages, giving lessons, masterclasses, and workshops. They also perform as concert soloists with orchestras and choirs. "Morning By the River" is off their CD 8th Color.