High Plains Tradition started in 1987 when Kenny Pabst and Doug Elrick had just come off of a 1 year hiatus from playing music with the band “A Grain Of Salt”. Kenny and Doug talked about getting back to playing the music they love, Bluegrass, and playing in front of the best crowds music has to offer. That is when Kenny and Doug got a hold of Steve Youngblood, an amazing left handed guitar player and singer, and Bob Grosser, a fast-handed banjo player. Thus was the beginning of High Plains Tradition. Through several member changes and 30 years later, High Plains tradition has become a highly sought after band at festivals and concerts alike.
High Plains Tradition has played in venues all across the western United States from California to Kentucky. Their travels have also taken them to play festivals and events in Canada as well as 5 tours in Ireland. Their music is rooted in the “Traditional” bluegrass with a flair of their own.