The Morningside String Band is based out of Steamboat Springs, CO. The band formed in 2019 originally as an acoustic trio, but they’ve since expanded to a 5 piece, adding percussion and electric guitar, though they still often play smaller venues as a trio. The current lineup includes: Craig Thornhill (acoustic guitar, vocals) / Paul Geppert (mandolin and vocals) / Tim Cunningham (upright bass) / Courtney La Zier (electric guitar and vocals) and Gabe Hedstrom (drums/percussion/jokes).
The band tends to have an eclectic mix of songs in their live shows, mixing originals and covers, rooted in blues, reggae, bluegrass, funk, jam and rock. All the members of the band have lived in various parts of Colorado for decades and played in many other music projects over the years. The band’s sounds lends its self to live performances, adapting their setlists and jams/arrangements to the energy of the crowds and venue. The band is known around Steamboat for playing festive outdoor gigs in the spring and summer.