Sometimes a duo, sometimes a six piece, The Canyon Kids are always at the top of the game.
Forged on the banks of the Snake River, with an unwavering love of the American West, Canyon Kids are students of Americana, rock, and folk, but also pioneers of something entirely new.
The Canyon Kids is the creation of blood brothers Dusty Nichols and Bo Elledge.
The pair have been long joined by a love of music, the American West, and an unwavering artistic vision.
Nichols is the quiet one, until he's on stage with his electric guitar. Elledge is ready with a smile and joke, delivering the co-written lyrics in a way only a pair bonded by time and experience can.
The band can be found playing as duo many evenings here in Jackson Hole, but it's when they are joined by bandmates Joe Rudd, Sean Fleming, Leif Routman and Matt Hering, that they come alive. Canyon Kids is full of passion, musicianship, artistry, and enough stage banter and hijinks to last a lifetime. Though Rudd, Fleming, and Routman are new additions, when the six are together it feels like they have been playing together for decades.
Nichols has the guitar skills, Elledge has the smile, Rudd has the love of experimentation (and speaks mediocre Spanish), Fleming is a studio pro, Routman has a longer musical resume than most Coachella headliners, and Hering can out fiddle the devil.
Inspired by the Snake River, old Shins records and "The Best Loved Poems of The American People," The Canyon Kids are propelling Americana, rock and folk into the future. They play a mean cover of Seal's "Kiss From A Rose" while also getting you dancing and cheering with a vast original catalog.
While they have their eyes on the stars, Canyon Kids will play your Bar Mitzah for a 12-pack of Modelo.