Described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass”, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft it’s sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana.

2018 – Westword Magazine – Named One of the 10 Best Colorado Bluegrass Artists alongside the legendary Hot Rize and Leftover Salmon.

“Whitewater Ramble effortlessly shifts scenery: just when you think you’re nicely settled in on a hay bale at the hoedown, there’ll be a hint of Latin-flavored vibe eased into the mix … and then they flip the blinker on to make a hard left into Memphis — or throw on their RayBans and get all late-night jazzbo on you.” — Relix

“Intense-funky-dance-grass is the most accurate description of Whitewater Ramble. It is not so easy to categorize this band, for they jam between distinct musical categories. Although one would believe impetuously that Whitewater’s style is simply bluegrass, a closer listen shows it to be quite complex and varied.” – Hittin’ The Note – Derek Siegel

“WWR have their feet planted in more than one world. More than two if you count such things and sometimes all at the same time! No matter which world you prefer; bluegrass, rock, electronica or the myriad combinations, WWR will take you there on a fantastic ride!” – Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth

“The pure energy emanating from this band is reason enough to fall madly in love from the first note” – The Spot Magazine


15 hours ago

WhiteWater Ramble

Hitting the road next week.. yay for summer tour!

7/3 - Concerts on the Common - Teton Village, WY
7/4 - WhiteWater Ramble at River Fest July 4th Celebration (HEADLINE) - Idaho Falls, ID
7/5 - T-Bar Social Club - June Lake, CA
7/6 - The Village at Northstar - Bluegrass and Brew Festival (Headline) - Truckee, CA

See ya out there.
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16 hours ago

WhiteWater Ramble

Just horrific and devastating to our scene. We have lost an ambassador and amazing talent. Without Jeff bands like WWR do not exist. Such a sad day. Steep grades, sharp curves, she's a treacherous stretch of highway. RIP #jeffaustinIt is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved family member, mandolinist, singer, songwriter and founder of The Jeff Austin Band, and Yonder Mountain String Band, Jeff Austin. Austin passed away June 24, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. He was son of Eileen Austin, husband to Devlyn, and father to Lily Rose (12), Penelope (5), and Jude Patrick (2). He was a dear friend whose music touched the lives of so many, and will be sorely missed. If you would like to make a contribution to help his family, please visit ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

WhiteWater Ramble

Happy birthday to one of the finest human beings we know and one helluva drumner. Our man Ryan Sapp. ... See MoreSee Less