In addition to playing with the full band, Canyon Kids love to perform as a duo. As the two man lineup they've shared big stages with the likes of Hayes Carll, G Love and the Special Sauce, The Infamous String Dusters, and Lukas Nelson. In addition they toured the Rocky Mountain Region with the Wyomericana Caravan in the summer of 2015. Blending stompy foot percussion, mellow acoustic strums, big electric leads, and lush vocal harmony the Canyon Kids duo achieves a comprehensive sound you wouldn't imagine was coming from just two people. They have standing residencies at bars, hotel lobbies, and restaurants in the Teton area, and most recently traveled to New Zealand to play a private event.
"The band Canyon Kids was born in the Snake River Canyon. Bo Elledge and Dusty Nichols were rafting company photographers with some free time on their hands when they weren’t snapping shots of rafters headed downstream. “We ended up spending a lot of time down in that canyon together, and we’d often bring our guitars and do songwriting down there,” Nichols explains. They soon dubbed their collaboration Canyon Kids.
Their second album, Best Loved Poems of the American People, began streaming online in the fall and their full release came out this February. But the project was a year in the making. They crafted their music at the Teton Artlab where they were able to take their time and record on a relaxed schedule. “This was a much more spaced-out and relaxing way to record,” Nichols says, comparing it to the hectic pace of working with a producer."