The Prairie Scholars & Native Station

The Prairie Scholars, which formed in 2010, is a songwriting duet from the high plains of Texas currently living and performing in lovely Colorado. The Band is made up of husband and wife team, Andy and Jessica Eppler. Their hyper-prolific songwriting has been captured in multiple all-original albums which have received glowing reviews, both locally and internationally. With their focus on their community in Boulder County, The Prairie Scholars have worked hard to be a benefit to not only local listeners, but businesses as well, by driving tourism and out of town business into their beloved city of Longmont. The Longmont Times Call featured them in a story saying “The Prairie Scholars have been a community booster ever since they arrived from their native Texas several years ago.”

With their EP “Bones N’ All”, Native Station’s eclectic blend of alternative-rock, pop, and reggae undertones will have you dancing and singing along to catchy choruses with a driving accompaniment.
Originating in Marion, Virginia, Greg Benton (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar) and Thomas Troutt (Lead Guitar) uprooted themselves for the diverse Colorado Music scene. After meeting with Brett Cunningham (Bass), Nick Solga (Drums), and Brandon Clark (Keyboards), Native Station was formed. With their first EP “Bones N’ All” released to favorable critique on Bolder Beat and My Random Jukebox, the band then garnered radio play on iHeart Radio’s 94.9 Locals’ Lounge with their debut single “All My Friends.”