“That’s the kind of band that can get huge.” –Andy Thorn, of Leftover Salmon.
“This band is so Nasty.” -Travis Book, of The Infamous Stringdusters.
As said in the quote above, Waiting On Trial is the kind of band that can go places. And they are. What started as a group of college buddies rocking out at legendary house parties in the band’s hometown of Durango, CO, has over the last few years turned into the Western Slope’s up-and-coming band. As they began to leave the kitchens, living rooms, and backyards of the house parties they frequented and began playing publicly in the local bar scene, it was obvious that they had a unique and energetic sound.
Never having any interest in doing things the standard way, the band plays almost entirely original material, occasionally throwing in the unexpected cover song. Their roots lie in bluegrass due to the nature of their instrumentation, however some inspirational bands have been non-traditional such as The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Social Distortion, and John Prine.