TICKETS AVAIL @ DOOR! HERMAN'S OPENING OF THE NEW OPEN AIR PATIO ON BROADWAY FOR THE RAILBENDERS!!
Tramps & Theives, Elliott Moonshine & the Ghost, Gabriel Kelley
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
They've been called "country," "alt-country," and "outlaw country,"
but the phrase that might best describe the Railbenders is "hard
country." This Denver, Colorado band has been playing unabashed,
straight-no-chaser music that pulls no punches since 2000. Their music
and dynamic live shows have made them one of the top draws in
Colorado, bringing in a diverse fan base of all ages.
Formed by Jim Dalton (vocals, guitar) and Tyson Murray (upright bass),
the Railbenders took a mutual love of Johnny Cash, Waylon, Hank
Williams, rock 'n' roll, punk, whiskey, and threw it all together to
create their own sound. Powered by the steady rolling' drums of Graham
Haworth and the blazing guitar picking of Tony Nascar ("The Fastest
Guitar in the West"), the band has garnered local awards, including
"Top Country Band" by the Rocky Mountain News (2004 & 2005), and "Best
Country/Roots Band" five years in a row (2002 to 2006) in the annual
Westword Music Showcase.
The Railbenders have opened for country greats Willie Nelson, Dwight
Yoakam, Charlie Daniels, and David Allan Coe. As well, they've shared
bills with rock legends like ZZ Top, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, the
Doobie Brothers and .38 Special. The Railbenders won a multi-year
sponsorship from Coors Brewing Company in 2004, and in 2007, they had
the honor of performing at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in
Indio, CA, where they opened a stage that featured Emmylou Harris,
Kris Kristofferson, Junior Brown, John Doe, Drive-By Truckers, and
Alejandro Escovedo. And in 2008, the band played in the inaugural year
of the Mile High Music Festival in Denver, sharing the spotlight with
national headliners like the Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty & the
Tramps & Theives
Arizona’s Tramps & Thieves formed in 2003 and have maintained their original line-up in an ever-changing independent music scene. Made up of four members: dual lead singer-guitarists J. Scott Howard and Emmett DeGuvera, bassist Andy Jensen and drummer Ryan Ferguson.
With their unique southwestern sound, Tramps & Thieves have become a cherished staple in the Arizona music scene. The band is current...ly working on their fourth independent release, following up previous efforts Mill Ave. Cowboys, Spittin’ Into the Wind, and Perennials. Tramps & Thieves continue to play to packed audiences around the Valley, including shows with Jason Isbell, Los Guys, Shurman, Ghetto Cowgirl, and Arizona’s other treasured rock band, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers.
Tramps & Thieves remain one of the few Arizona bands that release authentic, independent music with their original line-up. Fusing rock n’ roll with alternative, folk, americana and country music, Tramps & Thieves have developed a sound that fits in well in the southwest. Taking their name from the hit, "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves," Tramps & Thieves count Tom Petty, Black Crowes, The Jayhawks, Waylon Jennings, The Band, Wilco, and others as influences. If they sound familiar, you might have heard their hit, “Porcupine Jacket,” in the 2008 teen comedy major motion picture release, Sex Drive.
Although they are based in Tempe, AZ, Tramps & Thieves are a band committed to making their way to as many people and places as they can. For more information including booking, please visit www.aztrampsandthieves.com. You can also follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/TrampsThieves.
Elliott Moonshine & the Ghost
Watch your toes and mind your dogma, for they will be stepped on and mashed by this pack of lads and their musical wit. Rightfully influenced by the genius of Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, giving notable mentions to Woven Hand, 16 Horsepower (and anyone else who has ever laid a tasty lick on the banjo or guitar), Elliott Moonshine & the Ghost powers through original songs written to inspire thought and a drink or two.
The band has played numerous shows and continues to work in the studio after releasing a solid EP only a few months after forming.
Hailing from across the globe, each member has settled in Denver, Colorado but pay homage to their original stomping grounds and deliver their gritty and intense music to the masses.
.. ..Raised in the foothills of the Appalachians, Gabriel Kelley grew up in a rustic space out of time, steeped in the music of his forefathers. In his world, contra dances, pickin' parties and neighborly bluegrass were no anachronism. As a child, Kelley picked up the guitar and quickly became versed in the various styles of old-time players and songwriters surrounding his youth. So when he began writing and creating his own sounds, Americana/Roots Music wasn't a chosen genre or format. It was, simply, music... ..Kelley's horizons, however, extended far beyond his north Georgia upbringing, fueled by his teenage decision to devote his life to writing and performing. At all of 16 he left the rural town of his youth and undertook a yearlong sojourn at a music conservatory in Gothenburg, Sweden. Being exposed to classes in early Rock & Roll, Blues, and Soul unearthed a vastly significant layer to Kelley's music... Returning to the states in 2001, Kelley fervently pursued his craft, playing in bands in and around the Athens, Georgia music scene though never truly finding his niche. A thoughtless semester at the University of Georgia studying classical guitar only drove Kelley towards frustration, and in the summer of 2003, Kelley decided to forgo enrollment in favor of a life on the road. .. ..Selling most of his possessions, Kelley spent 18 months traveling the East Coast, living out of his van and devoting all his energy to performing. The education this period provided surpassed anything he could have gained at university. The freedom of being on the road and simply living in the moment gave Kelley ample opportunity to refine his approach to writing... ..In the spring of 2005, "the Reins",Jason Cheek, Will Harrison, and Stephen King, friends from Athens, began performing alongside Kelley throughout the southeast, eventually garnerning the attention of Scott Siman, manager of Tim McGraw. Siman showed tremendous enthusiasm for Kelley as a songwriter, and a publishing deal with Stylesonic, McGraw's personal publishing company, ensued shortly thereafter. .. Tim McFadden, who was formerly vice president of Siman's company and currently manager to several high profile Alternative and Americana acts, quickly shared in the belief of the raw honest nature of Gabriel's songwriting and soon joined Kelley's team as manager. .. ..Over the next 2 years, Kelley struggled with his choice to join a publishing team as a "songwriter". Though financially the position was a blessing ,allowing Gabriel the ability to release "Light at the Bottom E.P.", and to live and tour more comfortably, the "Nashville Mentality" of "Hit Song Writing" wore on his heart. His ability to write music openly as a true expression of real life experience was suffocated by the Nashville version of "Success". .. ..In the Summer of 2009, Kelley parted ways with Style Sonic Publishing with a new and deeper understanding of what "successful music" is. "Honest music from the heart... undiluted by fear, dollar signs, or fame. This is 'successful music' in my book.".. ..The 24-year-old, Kelley currently resides content in Nashville simply living, writing and performing the music that he must with plans to record a new album in the summer of 2010. .. ..
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