Daniel Hutchens and Eric Carter met each other when they were eight years old. They solidified their early friendship based on a mutual love of baseball, comic books, and rock n roll music. They grew up in West Virginia; much time during their high school years was spent on Skull Run Road, where Eric's family lived, a few miles outside Ravenswood. The boys recall that road as being the site of their first garage band practices. After high school, they started getting a little more serious about their blossoming songwriting partnership. Their road wound through Huntington, WV, and eventually on to Athens, GA, which they soon came to call home. They continued to concentrate on their songwriting, and by the early 90's they had a catalogue of over 300 compositions. By this time Hutchens and Carter had given their musical collaboration a "band name": Bloodkin.

Hymn For Her

Although Hymn for Her hails from Philadelphia, Lucy characterizes H4H as “a band born on Route 66.” With their daughter Diver, Manny the nanny and Pokey, their spirit guardian dog, this little self-contained unit enjoys life’s unknown adventures on the highway. They recently had a successful U.K/European tour and plan to return soon.

H4H live, tour and record in their 16 foot, 1961 Bambi Airstream (comes with dog and baby). Their last release, ‘Lucy & Wayne and THE AMAIRICAN STREAM’ was entirely recorded in their classic trailer on a coast to coast U.S tour. They stopped at various campgrounds and friends driveways between shows, set up their gear in their Bambi/home recording studio, rolled tape and rocked out. The duo certainly covers a lot of musical territory in their new release "Lucy & Wayne’s Smokin Flames". Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk led U.K. music critic Steve Bennett to call H4H’s sound “a riotous, rocking roadkill stew,” while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones.

Impressively, the two create their “ripsaw sounds” (Los Angeles Times’ Randy Lewis) with only a few instruments. Wayne (with the devilish voice), mainly playing the kick-drum, high-hat, acoustic guitar and harp, serves as the group’s rhythmic driving force. Lucy (of the fallen-angel voice) delivers a gritty squall on her “Lowebow” — a custom-made cigar-box guitar that she describes as “The Riff Monster.”

The Sneaky Bastards

The Sneaky Bastards formed in 2009 and have quickly become a mainstay on the Colorado music scene. The bands sound combines the gritty songwriting of Mark Brut with the more pop rock stylings of Adam Kilgus. The band also has a knack for selecting choice covers, often by obscure artists, and making them their own. Drawing from influences all over the map, the general consensus in this band is that a great song is where it's at no matter where it lies in the music spectrum. The result has been a sound that is something different on the Denver music scene. In addition to guitarists and vocalists Brut and Kilgus, the band's lineup is comprised of Colorado music veterans Paul Cohen on bass, Ethan Ice on keyboards and Mike Matz on drums.

The band has performed all over Colorado as such venues as Cervante's and Quixote's True Blue in Denver, the Old Town Pub in Steamboat Springs, the Goat in Keystone and Cactus Jack's in Evergreen, and has appeared on the bill with many other great regional and national touring acts such as Johnny Winter, Betsy Franck & the Bareknuckle Band, Bret Mosley, the Dyrty Byrds, Daniel Lawrence Walker, Fried Grease and others.

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Bloodkin Acoustic w/ Hymn For Her and The Sneaky Bastards Acoustic

Wednesday, July 3 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Cervantes' Other Side