Americana Project to host Elder Grown concert Dec. 4

Photo courtesy Americana Project
The Americana Project at Pagosa Springs High School will present the Durango-based Elder Grown in concert Dec. 4 in the high school auditorium. Students from the Americana Project will open the show.

By Izzy Mijares
Special to The PREVIEW
The Americana Project is proud to present Elder Grown, an electrifying band out of Durango.
They will be performing on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium. The show will start at 7 p.m. with selected students from the Americana Project class opening, followed by a rocking set with Elder Grown.
Americana Project students will also be joining the band for some songs. Tickets are $10 (12 and under are free). Tickets will be available at the door and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Although Elder Grown is based out of Durango, four of the five members graduated from Pagosa Springs High School. They are the Hoffman brothers — Joshua, John and Paul — and Brandon Clark (Americana Project class alumni). The fifth member, Sam Kelly, graduated from Dolores High School.
Elder Grown describes themselves as “Funk meets pop, rock meets hip hop, jazz meets reggae.” They use improvisational sound as their foundation for their music. The band goes through a “genre-bending roller coaster” and often switch their instruments out mid-song.
The band’s roots are inspired by family and community, and their tunes inspire the dancing to come out in everyone. We encourage you to join the Americana Class in welcoming Elder Grown to the stage.