Festy GoNuts, Be Hippy & GFTA Present
That Damn Sasquatch: Pickin' On Talking Heads ft. special guests Dave Watts (The Motet), Tyler Grant (Grant Farm) w/ Katharsis ft. Dave Watts, Chuck Jones (Dopapod) & Marcus Rezak, Highland Ramblers (Patio Set), Jacob Moss & Matt Flaherty of Part & Parcel
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:15 PM (event ends at 12:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
That Damn Sasquatch
That Damn Sasquatch is comprised of musicians with a variety of musical interests and instrumentation, allowing the band to cross genres of music including and not limited to bluegrass, country, blues, cajun/zydeco, and jazz. With a balanced, progressive, and traditional approach their sound is truly their own. .
National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with a wide range of musical expertise. He is an internationally recognized guitar virtuoso with two solo albums and an impressive resume as a session musician, bandleader and sideman. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Tony Rice, Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, John Oates, Steve Kaufman, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band and The String Cheese Incident. Tyler showcases his powerful and original style of Flatpicking on his latest CD release, Up the Neck. His current band project, The Grant Farm, is taking root and growing fast.
Tyler graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in Guitar Performance. After moving to Nashville from Southern California in 2003 he joined Adrienne Young’s band and toured with her for nearly two years, acting as musical director and playing on her acclaimed CDs Plow the End of the Row and The Art of Virtue. In 2004 he joined Casey and Chris Henry and the Two-Stringers. In the fall of 2004 he toured China with Abigail Washburn and Friends and appeared on her Song of the Traveling Daughter CD. During the first half of 2005 he toured with phenomenal Canadian fiddler April Verch. Tyler revealed his talents as a singer and songwriter with his first solo album, In The Light, released in June 2006 on FGM Records.
From 2005 through 2010 Tyler made hundreds of appearances across the country as a member of the Drew Emmitt Band and the Emmitt-Nershi Band, featuring the frontmen from two of the world’s most popular jambands: Leftover Salmon and the String Cheese Incident. Tyler played on Long Road, the latest acclaimed Drew Emmitt release, which reached #1 on the Jam Band chart, and New Country Blues, the outstanding current release by the Emmitt/Nershi Band. In 2011 Tyler will focus his attention on solo dates, acoustic duet acts with Andy Thorn and Benny Galloway, and his latest band, The Grant Farm.
Tyler took first place honors at the Rockygrass guitar contest in 2003, the Wayne Henderson festival contest in 2005, the 2008 New England Flatpicking Championship, the 2009 Doc Watson Guitar Championship at Merlefest and became the National Flatpicking Champion for placing first at Winfield in 2008. He has been an instructor at CalArts, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Rockygrass Academy, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week and Grand Targhee Music Camp. He has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He lives in Lyons, Colorado, where he writes music, enjoys the outdoors, teaches lessons and records for Grant Central Records.
Dave Watts, drummer and bandleader of The Motet, has put together a special new collaborative side project dubbed Katharsis. For the project, Watts has tapped keys player Todd Stoops of Electric Beethoven and RAQ, guitarist Marcus Rezak of Stratosphere All-Stars and Digital Tape Machine, and bassist Chuck Jones of Dopapod to join him. We’re super stoked on this new supergroup, which makes it debut this weekend in Denver. As Katharsis, these four lauded musicians in our scene will come together to create funk-rooted, psychedelic jams. Also, for each show, Katharsis will focus on improvisation and innovation, making their shows something you’re not going to want to miss out on.
Dave Watts had this to say about how he and his Katharsis bandmates came together for the new project: “I’ve been wanting to start a project with Todd and Marcus for a long time. When I found out that Chuck was moving to Denver, it seemed inevitable that we would put something together. These are three of my favorite guys to hang with, and they all happen to also be absolute monsters on their instruments.” He continued, “Katharsis is the ancient spelling of a word that means the act of releasing a strong emotion through artistic expression. That emotion is the pure joy we feel when get to play together!”
Highland Ramblers, a Denver based high-energy boot-stomping string band who celebrate and create original old-time and traditional Americana music. Drawing influences from roots music, folk, and blues, the Highland Ramblers craft and perform original material bordering bluegrass that is filled with thoughtful stories, high harmonies, and a blistering whirlwind of pickin’ sure to keep you dancing, hootin’ and holler’n!
Pick & Howl
Pick & Howl is an acoustic string band from Denver, CO playing a mix of traditional bluegrass, jamgrass, americana, and everything in-between. They combine original songwriting with high energy bluegrass guaranteed to get feet tappin', and the dance floor shakin'!
Grass For That Ass
Live Bluegrass Every Thursday at Cervantes' Other Side
OVER 21: $5 BETWEEN 7PM & 8PM/ $10 BETWEEN 8PM AND 9PM / $15 AFTER 9PM // UNDER 21: $15 ALL NIGHT
TICKET PRICE - ADVANCE PRICING
$5 Early Bird
$15 Day Of Show
TICKET PRICE - WALK UP PRICING
OVER 21: $5 Between 7PM and 8PM / $10 Between 8PM and 9PM / $15 After 9PM
UNDER 21: $15 All Night