Hit and Run is a bluegrass band originally from Boulder, Colorado, now based in Tennessee. History: Hit & Run Bluegrass formed in Colorado in late 2001 with the mutual desire to play authentic-yet-modern bluegrass. They have released two compact discs to date. The band has toured extensively throughout the United States, playing such prestigious festivals as Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival, and Bean Blossom. They have shared billing with artists such as Jerry Douglas, Hot Rize, Alison Krauss, and David Grisman. In 2005 they took first place in the SPBGMA International Band Championship in Nashville. Guitarist Rebecca Frazier became the first woman to appear on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine when the September 2006 issue of that magazine was released. The group now tours as Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run Bluegrass.The lineup consists of Rebecca Frazier (née Hoggan) on guitar, John Frazier on mandolin and occasionally fiddle, Kyle Tuttle on banjo, Royal Masat on bass, and Shad Cobb on fiddle. Successes: 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association Showcase Invitee, First Place, 2005 SPBGMA International Band Championship Nashville, TN, First Place, 2003 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest Telluride, CO & Lyons, CO, First Place, 2002 Rockygrass Band Contest Lyons, CO, Sound: " Hit & Run is far and away the most exciting bluegrass act in Colorado right now. They have been able to harness a style of bluegrass that has both young kids and older folks lining up in the streets for their show, each and every time they play. " Denver Westword Hit & Run's appeal may be their youthful energy combined with polished vocals, hot picking, and their contemporary sound. They tastefully interpret standard bluegrass and traditional tunes, and they skillfully craft original tunes. As Denver Westword says, their music is: " . . handspun yet motor-driven, a well-oiled machine of sound produced by men and women with flying fingers and high, lonesome voices. " Members: Rebecca Frazier - Vocals, guitar, John Frazier - Vocals, mandolin, fiddle, Kyle Tuttle - Banjo, vocals, Shad Cobb - fiddle, Royal Masat - Upright Bass, vocals, Original members: Rebecca Frazier (née Hoggan) - Mandolin/Guitar, vocals, Todd Livingston - Dobro, Mike Mickelson - Guitar/Mandolin, vocals, Erin Coats - Upright Bass, vocals, Aaron Younberg - Banjo

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