BackCountry (or BC) is an acoustic Americana band in the Denver area of Colorado. BC is composed of Gary and Suzie Solomon, Mike and Bonnie Coates, Lee Patterson, and Jody Nelson. They enjoy playing a wide variety of music ranging from traditional Americana, bluegrass, gospel bluegrass, folk, and blues. Each of the members is a multi-instrumentalist and most of the members are singers as well. Instruments played in the band include guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass, accordion, octive mandolin, autoharp, and occasionally something else that someone brings along! Check out some of our videos on YouTube by clicking on the links below. Also checkout our Reverbnation site below. If you would like to schedule a performance by BC please contact us at : or call 303-638-3725.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

BackCountry Back At It In 2018!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! We wanted to let everyone know that BackCountry is back at it again for 2018 and we are looking forward to another great year. Last night we performed a concert at the Zion Lutheran Church in Limon, CO. The concert was the first in what is hoped will be a live music series in the Limon area. We had a great turnout of people from the community and everyone (including us) had a great time. Here are a few photos from the evening.


On February 18 at 10 a.m., BackCountry will be performing a gospel set at the Midwinter Bluegrass Festival in Northglenn, CO at the Ramada Inn. This is the premier winter bluegrass festival in the Colorado region and we feel privileged to be invited to play at the festival. There will be lots of jamming and great music throughout the weekend, so if you are looking for some great entertainment come on out to the festival. Here is the website with more information:

For more upcoming performances see our updated calendar on the right.
Another exciting bit of news is that we are heading back into the studio to record some more music. We are working up some more tunes and look forward to making that available to everyone. So stay tuned as we will update the blog with more information as that becomes available.
Well, thanks again to all you BackCountry fans out there. We love you and look forward to seeing you soon as one of our performances.
God bless. Take care.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

BackCountry Performances This Week

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that BackCountry will be performing twice this next week. On Wednesday, September 27, we will be playing for Cowboy Church held at the Rinn United Methodist Church south of Longmont along I-25. The service begins at 7pm and we will be providing music for the service.

If you can't make that one, come on down to Harvest Day at the Lowell Ranch south of Castle Rock east of I-25. The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF) operates the Lowell Ranch and each fall has a Harvest Day celebration. There will be various activities and events for kids of all ages. BackCountry will be performing from approximately 10am - 2pm. So come on down and enjoy the festivities and music. Here are a couple of links with information on the event:

We hope to see you all soon. Have a great fall. We'll update the blog as new performances and new becomes available. Thanks for keeping tabs on BackCountry.


Sunday, August 20, 2017

More BackCounty Videos and Schedule Updates

Hi Everyone,

We had a fun evening this past Friday night, August 18, playing at the Cowboy Church of Peyton, Colorado, as part of the Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society music series. It is always a great time and a great audience to play for. From that performance we have put up four new videos. Click on the links on the left to view those.

We have updated our schedule on the right. For those of you who live in the north Denver area, we will be playing at the Cowboy Church that meets at the Rinn United Methodist Church just south of Longmont, CO along I-25. We will be playing as part of their Weds evening church service from 7-8pm. So come join us and hear some fun gospel music and participate in the worship time too.

On September 30, we will be performing at the Harvest Festival in Castle Rock, CO from about 10am-2pm. It should be fun venue, so come on down and take part in the festivities.

Thanks again for following BackCountry.

Jody Nelson (for BackCountry)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Upcoming and Past Performance Info

Hi Everyone,

It has been a while since we last posted, but here are some updates. Below are some photos from a recent performance at Calvary Church in Broomfield on July 23. That was a lot of fun playing for all the folks who came out for that concert.

After that we had the opportunity to have our new CD called "The Old, Old Way" played in its entirety on KCEG 780AM during a recent Local Artists Thursday (from 12 to 1pm). KCEG plays a lot of great classic country, bluegrass, and Americana music. Their website is at:
We have a few upcoming concerts to mention. Later today (Sat. Aug 12) we are playing at Mad Jacks in Bailey, CO from 4-7pm. So come on up to the hills and cool off with some great Americana music at Mad Jacks.
Next Friday (Aug 18) we are playing at The Cowboy Church of Peyton at 15504 Bradshaw Rd, Peyton, CO (poster below). It will be a great time.

Over Labor Day weekend on Sat. September 2, BackCountry will be performing on the lawn of the courthouse in Leadville, CO. We don't have a time yet so stay tuned for more info.

That's all we have for now, so come on out and see us sometime. God bless!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

BackCountry Performance in Broomfield, CO - Sunday, July 23

Hi Everyone,

We are excited about the upcoming performance that BackCountry will be doing at Calvary Church in Broomfield, CO on Sunday evening, July 23. See flyer below. Tell all your friends. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an evening of toe-tapping music. The music will start at 6:30pm. At intermission there will be ice cream and cookies and then we'll end the evening with some more music. We hope to see you there.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

BackCountry at the North Platte Bluegrass Festival

Hi Everyone,

This past weekend we had the opportunity to play two sets at the North Platte Bluegrass Festival in North Platte, NE. We also got to lead a workshop on the fundamentals of forming and playing in a band. So lots of fun at a great festival. We also had the opportunity to do a lot of jamming and pickin'. Below are a few photos of the weekend. Enjoy!

Thanks for keeping up with us and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming performances (see schedule on the right).

Jody for BackCountry

A couple of photos of our first set.


The men of BackCountry with Little Roy Lewis of the Little Roy and Lizzy Show.
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show is a great, high energy, entertaining band out of Georgia. Check out their website at:

Gary and Lee getting their Barlow knives signed by Little Roy.
The grand finale with Mike, Bonnie, and Lee playing with members of the
Kathy Kallick Band. We also got to do some jamming with them. They are a
great band from the west coast. Check them out at:

Sunday, April 23, 2017

New BackCountry Album!

Hi Everyone,

The big news is that BackCountry has released its first album called "The Old, Old Way." We are very excited about this. The album contains several original songs with the remainder public domain songs done in the BackCountry, Americana style of music. See the photos of the CD jacket below. We hope you can catch one of our performances in the near future where the CD will be available. Also please note that the schedule has been updated for some of the venues we will be playing this summer. There are other dates we hope to add once they have been confirmed. If you would like us to play for an event for you please contact us as the email or phone number listed above.

We are excited to be going to the North Platte Bluegrass Festival this week. This is a great regional festival in North Platte, NE that starts off the spring/summer festival season in this area. We will be playing two sets on Thursday this week, so if you are in the area or are planning to attend be sure to come and say hi to us. We'll have the new CD at the festival too! We will also be conducted a workshop on the "Fundamentals of Forming a Band" at the festival. Here is the link to that festival if you are interested in attending.

Thanks for coming out and supporting live music.

Jody Nelson (For BackCountry)