The Mountain-Ear is located at:
20 E. Lakeview Drive, Unit 109 (inside Brightwood Music).
Our mailing address is PO Box 99, Nederland, CO 80466.

Phone: (303) 810-5409

Music of the Mountains: Lost PennyFree Access



Erin Dahlby and Nadine met at a bluegrass jam in Estes Park in 2015. Nadine played Erin a song from the repertoire of Nickel Creek, “Reasons Why,” and started talking about bluegrass. Later, Erin’s three-piece bluegrass band happened to play at the same venue as Nadine, and Nadine invited Erin to stay and help her play on her set. They continued to sing together and realized how compatible they were as a duo; thus, Lost Penny was born.

While the group still focuses on performing as a duo, they have added a bass player, a fiddle player, and a banjo player to some of their shows to expand their sound. Nadine says that groups like The Civil Wars and Shovels and Rope helped bring the two together musically, and she also cites Jamestown Revival as a considerable influence.

Erin played the piano at a very young age, joined the choir when she was a child, and played the saxophone in a band. In sixth grade, she bought an electric guitar with her own money, using a Guns and Roses guitar book to help her learn how to play. When she was 20, she picked up an acoustic guitar for the first time, and around this time, she started learning more about the bluegrass genre and became more dedicated to learning how to perform.

Nadine first played the organ when she was four years old. Her brother, Mike, started teaching her how to sing acapella harmony, and they and her other brother, Dave, would often prank call people and sing acapella songs or barbershop pieces to them. In sixth grade, she started playing the violin for the orchestra, and would do so through high school. She received guitar lessons from award-winning bluegrass artist Kelly Lancaster, and once she moved to Estes Park, she started performing in a rock band. Eventually, she discovered that she loved writing songs, something that she has since brought as an advent into Lost Penny.

The duo loves the vibrations that they get while playing music, and they being able to share it with a live audience as well, and they hope that their audience has a good time when they come to see the two perform.

If you want to see Lost Penny performing live, be sure to check them out at Busey Brews, 70 E. 1st Street in Nederland, on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at 3 p.m.

Check out this weeks full listing of music in the Peak to Peak, right here!

Caribou Room

Facebook: thecaribouroom/


Location: 55 Indian Peaks Drive, Nederland

Phone: 303-258-3637

Covered Wagon

Every Thursday at 7 p.m. – Karaoke

Friday, June 24 at 9 p.m. – Bottle Rocket Hurricane

Facebook: coveredwagonrestaurantsaloon/

Website: www.coveredwagon

Location: 15 East 1st Street, Nederland

Phone: 303-258-7578

Gold Dirt Distillery/ Stage Stop Backyard

Saturday, June 18 at 4 p.m. – Judo Chop

Facebook: stagestoppub

Facebook: GoldDirtDistillery


Location: 60 Main St, Rollinsville.


Gold Hill Inn

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Location: 401 Main Street, Gold Hill.

Phone: 303-443-6461

Howlin Wind Brewing

Saturday, June 18 at 4 p.m. – New Family Dog Duo

Sunday, June 19 at 4 p.m. – Micki Balder

Saturday, June 25 at 5 p.m. – Pick and Howl


Facebook: howlinwindbrewing

Location: 51 A Main Street, Rollinsville.

Phone: 309-825-5245

Jamestown Mercantile

Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. – Category 5 Jazz Quartet

Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. – Pine Beatles

Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. – Paul DeHaven Band

Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. – Sturtz

Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. – Danny Shafer

Facebook: jamestown.mercantile/

Website: www.jamestown

Location: 108 Main Street, Jamestown.

Phone: 303-442-5847

Knotted Root Brewing

Every Sunday at 4 p.m. – Jazz Sundays with Black Dog

Friday, June 17 at 5 p.m – Derek Dames Ohl

Website: www.knottedroot

Location: 250 N. Caribou Street, Nederland.

Phone: 720-248-7129

Last Stand Tavern

Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. – Karaoke with PJ the DJ

Saturday, June 18 at 5 p.m. – Rick Lobato

Sunday, June 19 at 5 p.m. – Richard Shine

Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. – Karaoke with Phil the Jukebox

Saturday, June 25 at 5 p.m. – Bunny Blake

Facebook: laststandtavern/


Location: 32138 Highway 72, Coal Creek Canyon.

Phone: 303-642-3180

Ned’s Cafe

Dam Jam on Thursdays at 10 p.m. Karaoke on Sundays at 7 p.m.

Facebook: eatatneds/


Location: 121 N. Jefferson Street, Nederland.

Phone: 303-258-0614

Nederland Farmers Market

Sunday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. – Foggy Tops

Facebook: NederlandFarmersMarket/

Website: www.nederland

Location: 85 E. 1st Street, Nederland.


Friday, July 1 at 5 p.m. – Rocks and Wildlife

Facebook: saltocoffeenederland/

Website: menu


Location: 112 E. 2nd Street, Nederland.

Phone: 303-258-3537

Very Nice Brewing Company

Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m – Adam Hunt

Saturday, June 18 at 5 p.m. – Eric Stone and Tom Hall

Sunday, June 19 at 5 p.m. – C.P. Meyer

Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m. – Dan Williams

Saturday, June 25 at 5 p.m. – Uncle Barnaby

Facebook: verynicebeer


Location: 20 E. Lakeview Drive, #112, Nederland.

Phone: 303-258-3770

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