Bison Bone Album Release
The River Arkansas, Jess Parsons
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Bison Bone is a working class Americana Rock band from Denver, CO. They have shared the stage with the Son Volt, American Aquarium, Susto, Corb Lund, Israel Nash.
'Bison Bone masterfully blends alt-country with experimental guitar rock with thoughtful, evocative storytelling. One is struck by how Courtney Whitehead and the rest of the band make their take on country and rock very much their own thing. You hear nods to Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons and others who connected the rootsy warmth of country with an otherworldly energy except that Bison Bone is connected to another realm of the cosmos and the songs transform intense, potentially soul crushing pain into inspiration and catharsis.' - Queen City Sound and Art
"Bison Bone’s new single Crying Shame is exactly what Americana rock should sound like. It has plenty of soul and with the deep hearty vocals it feels like the singer truly knows the pain of what the song describes. Couple that with the strong guitar riff and you’ve got yourself a song to listen to at least three times a day. " - 303 Magazine
"When Whitehead writes about loss, love and resentment, there is a psychological and social awareness that informs the lyrics with an uncommon humanity and compassion that transcends genre. Because of that and the group's innovative sounds and song structures, it is impossible to pigeonhole Bison Bone as just another Americana band." - Westword
The River Arkansas
The River Arkansas is the newest project of Mike Clark (The Ghost of Michael Clark, The Haunted Windchimes, The Sugar Sounds). Named after the river he lives beside, this is a band made up active musicians from across the front range. Their first release, Golden Light, draws stylistically from all Clark’s past musical endeavors, joining elements of rock and roll, americana, soul, and gypsy folk.
With equal parts heartbreak and splendor, Jess Parsons' songs evoke the classic singer songwriters of the 70's with a touch of Rumour's-style world weariness. An alumnus of the "hauntingly hopeful" folk rock act Glowing House, she can also be seen performing alongside avant-double bass wunderkind Julie Davis in Bluebook.