Poisons is the fourth album of original music from Head for the Hills, the
Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt
Loewen and Sam Parks. We find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of
musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of
bluegrass, jazz, folk, world, hip hop, and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look
at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for
and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in
Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli,
Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances
from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg
(Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section.
Head for the
Hills prides itself on defying expectation, turning neophytes into converts and
genre purists into exploratory listeners. Head for the Hills remains true to
the roots of bluegrass while simultaneously looking to its future prospects.
for the Hills have been bringing their music to audiences from the Telluride
Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between--including Summer Camp Music Festival,
High Sierra Music Festival, RockyGrass, DelFest, Northwest String Summit, FloydFest,
Strawberry Music Festival and many more. The band
has been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released beers with Odell
Brewing Company and Sanitas Brewing, charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Blue Ruin, and
Head for the Hills) and was awarded Best Bluegrass in Colorado via
Westword Magazine 4 times.