Bowregard—winners of the 2019 Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest and the 2018 UllrGrass Band Contest—is a five-piece bluegrass band from Boulder, Colorado.
Bowregard formed in 2017 when guitarist Max Kabat and banjo player James Armington met fiddler Colleen Heine and bassist Zachary Smith, who were newly transplanted to Colorado from Savannah, Georgia. Rockygrass Dobro champion Justin Konrad joined the group in early 2019.
With driving rhythm and tight three-part vocal harmonies, Bowregard's underpinnings in traditional bluegrass meld with old-time, Americana, and progressive sensibilities to provide the foundation for their fresh original songwriting and creative reinterpretations of the classic bluegrass repertoire.
Max Kabat - guitar
James Armington - banjo
Colleen Heine - fiddle
Zachary Smith - bass
Justin Konrad - resophonic guitar