top of page


Founded in 2018, the Floodgate Operators are a 5 piece bluegrass band from Crested Butte, Colorado.  Floodgate Operators combine fast, flat-picking traditional's with energetic, heartfelt originals to create a unique experience that is not to be missed!

After Having to pull off the road in the spring of 2020 due to the covid pandemic, FLoodgate Operators went back to work writing original material that would ultimately turn into their debut album, 'Flood the World'. Featuring 10 original tracks, 'Flood the world' builds on the solid foundation laid on their ep 'Drought Driven Days' with complex and detailed songwriting, tight harmonies, and barn burning leads. 'Flood the World' is available on all streaming platforms!


- the band -

Kevin Doherty - 12 String Guitar, aka 'Krusty'

Scott Stewart - 6 String Guitar

Ryan Maddux - Banjo 

Sebastian Akesson - Bass

Zach Vaughter - Mandolin 

bottom of page