“One of the most stellar acoustic debuts in recent memory is that of Slipstream, a Boulder based band whose members provide a sound of depth and beauty rarely heard from such a compact combo.”
(Brad Weismann, Colorado Daily)
Since their first public performance on Memorial Day of 2003, Slipstream has been invited to perform their brand of progressive bluegrass at some this countries most respected festival and theater stages. This trio with Rich Zimmerman on mandolin and vocals, Brad Murphey on guitar and Paul Waitinas on upright bass, has created a truly unique and inspiring sound within the tradition of bluegrass and old-time music.
In July of 2004 Slipstream completed their debut release, Waterbound. Produced by Ben Winship and recorded at The Henhouse, Waterbound has been receiving rave reviews around the country. The band tastefully utilized some of this countries most up and coming acoustic musicians, including Noam Pikelny on banjo, Rushad Eggleston on cello and Jeremy Garrett on fiddle. After a summer that included two performances for Planet Bluegrass,(Rocky Grass and Festival of the Mabon) a shared bill with the Tim O'Brien Band at the Boulder Theater, The Black Hills Bluegrass Festival and numerous other regional festivals and theater shows, Slipstream is clearly capturing the ears of audiences and promoters wherever they play. This band offers a completely refreshing take on the lasting melodies of traditional music and has succeeded in taking that music to a new place.
“A compact three piece group with a large sound and big helpings of fine guitar and vocal authenticity. Their sound is born of bluegrass and old time but matures into the stuff that you want to be the background music for your life!”
(COMOMUSIC, Columbia, Mo.)