Last Nickel, from Dolores, Colorado, has been playing together regionally for the last eight years. 2020 marks their seventh appearance at the Meltdown. The group brings together diverse musical backgrounds, blending traditional musical themes with original twists. The music paints pictures of the timeless relating of people and places and the mess and majesty therein. Their first album, “Sod and Stubble,” was released in December of 2017. You’re just as likely to find the band performing on a local stage as you are to find them searching out inspiration on a river or mountain near you.
Featuring vocal performances by each of the five members, Last Nickel is Nikki Sargent on bass fiddle; Chris Bouton on lead guitar; Bobby Wintringham on mandolin; Andy Hutchinson on banjo; and John Chmelir on rhythm guitar.