Our Story

Our Story

The Hummin’Birds go back in time to pull nectar from earlier eras in American music. We draw our inspiration from pioneers including Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, Bob Wills, Doc Watson, Cindy Walker… and the list goes on! We deliver an easygoing performance, mixing up old time Appalachian tunes with country, bluegrass, Irish, swing and original songs. If we may say so ourselves, our clean vocal harmony and playful instrumentation have delighted audiences over many years! Before forming a duo in Minneapolis in the early 2000’s, we were both active in the Minnesota bluegrass and old time music community, playing in groups including The Bluegrass Buddies, The Ditch Lilies and The Boot Draggers. We met at a bluegrass festival, and realized we enjoyed harmonizing together. Eventually we went on to win first place in the 2006 Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association duet contest at the Minnesota State Fair before moving to Denver later that year. Over time, several talented musicians from Minnesota and Colorado have been included with us in the main line-up. These days, The Hummin’Birds can usually be found playing in a rustic, mountainous setting somewhere in the state of Colorado.

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