Music of the Mountains: Ghost Town Drifters

The members of Colorado band Ghost Town Drifters are no strangers to bluegrass. After mandolin player Oren Paisner and his childhood friend Alex Tocco first discovered a mandolin as teenagers, they decided to play with another friend at a local bluegrass jam, featuring mandolin, guitar and banjo in hand. While they had no idea what they were doing, the other artists that night supported them and offered various bluegrass artists to check out.

Initially, Paisner was a guitarist, but he decided to change things when he realized that other musicians around him mainly played guitar.

Paisner had teamed up with guitarist Andrew DeCarlo to create the band Cosmic Mesa, eventually adding bassist Scott Vincent, banjo player Joey Purmort, and violinist Nancy Steinberger to the band. In 2018, Paisner, Vincent and Purmort played in a new band, adding guitarist Tom Mueller to the mix and calling themselves Ghost Town Drifters.

The new band’s first gig was at the Golden Community Garden, and since then they have opened bands such as Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident, Jeremy Garett of Infamous Springdusters, Kitchen Dwellers, Rumpke Mountain Boys and Jeff Austin of Yonder. . Group of mountain ropes. They also had a significant lineup change, with Mueller leaving the band to focus on his career and marriage and Tocco, Miles Ridnell and Branon Barrett joining.

Paisner cites artists such as Bill Monroe, The Kentucky Colonels and Brothers Osborne as major influences on their current sound. He says that all of the band members are incredibly enthusiastic about playing, writing, training and taking the band to the next level, and hopes that each of their concerts will put a smile on the faces of the public and will make them forget the stress of life.

If you want to see Ghost Town Drifters perform live, you can catch them at Howlin Wind Brewing,

At Main Street in Rollinsville, Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 4 p.m. For more information on the group, visit their website at

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