Sam Holt Band w/ Orion Freeman and Rocktin Grove - Performing at The Other Side as part of The Rocky Mountain Power Jam
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
Sam Holt Band
Sweet, lowdown, and introspective, Sam Holt writes rock songs that are heartfelt and poignant expressions of life experiences that reflect his southern roots. Holt is well known for his guitar tech skills for the late Michael Houser of Widespread Panic, and for his own national touring band Outformation.
Sam Holt is ready to put his own name front and center with the newly assembled Sam Holt Band, which is anchored by Holt's distinguished guitar technique – no pick, all thumb! Sam Holt Band brings a hypnotic amalgam of outlaw twang, southern power pop, and face-melting hard rock riff-age. "I really just write from my heart. The music is out there, if I can get out of my own way it's easier for a song to form," says Sam.
Born in Nashville, TN, Holt spent his youth surrounded by southern rock. The first bands Sam remembers liking were The Charlie Daniels Band and Elvis Presley. Once his mom brought home KISS Alive II, he knew music would be a major part of his life. Graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in recording engineering Sam went to work at Soundcheck in Nashville. In 2000, Holt became the guitar tech for Michael Houser of the wildly popular Athens, GA band Widespread Panic.
Houser was impressed with Sam's skills and told him should be playing his own music. Sadly, Houser passed away in August of 2002 after a courageous struggle with pancreatic cancer. Sam continued to tech for Widespread Panic, and made frequent onstage appearances playing lead guitar on the Summer 2006 tour. These shows were highly valued by Panic's die-hard fan base.
Armed with that experience and Mike's encouraging words, Sam started the Atlanta, GA based band Outformation with Lee Schwartz on drums and Grady Upchurch on bass. Outformation toured for five years and recorded three albums: Tennessee Before Daylight (2005), Traveler's Rest (2007) and Fastburn (2009). In 2010, the members of Outformation went their separate
Holt moved to Colorado and became a part of the vibrant Colorado music scene forming The Sam Holt Band. Michael "Spanky" McCluer on bass, Adam Stern on pedal steel and guitar, and Andy Clapp on drums are adding fresh colors and textures to Holt's catalog of material. Sam notes, "I'm so lucky to have hooked up with these guys. They are such burning players, and I totally trust them in any situation." Gaining momentum quickly, the Sam Holt Band has gathered a loyal following playing throughout Colorado. On the horizon in 2012 are an album and national tour. "We've got a lot of new material. Going in the studio to capture it is something I'm really excited about," adds the down to earth Southerner.
Sam Holt Band is:
Sam Holt / Vocals & Guitar
Spanky McCluer / Bass & Vocals
Adam Stern / Pedal Steel & Guitar
Andy Clapp / Drums
"Orion Freeman is a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing seeker from the woods just beyond the mortar and bricks of Philadelphia. His souled-out, reggae-infused, flamenco-tinged, bluesy folk-rock aspires to move: your shoes; your heart; the cobwebs, so as to peer into your soul. Hovering somewhere within the chasm between the worldly and the divine, his music is an intimate glimpse into the spiraling states of freedom and folly, playfulness and prayer.
The music we make stems from the great friendships we have. The seven of us were all destined for different paths, but through music we arrived at Rocktin Grove. Building from a love for funk, bluegrass, indie rock, classical, and world styles Rocktin Grove’s sound is a tasteful blend. Smooth fades, euphoric builds, infectious grooves, and soulful harmonies mix to form music that sweeps you away.
Also interested in sustainable agriculture, the seven of us believe music and community action can help improve and empower our world. Calling Boulder, Colorado our home, the mountains, beautiful blue sky, and deep powder keep us loving life and loving music.
$25 Day of Show
Tickets Available at the Door
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER JAM
The Rocky Mountain Power Jam will occur post- Widespread Panic on Friday, June 28th and will feature:
Colonel Bruce Hampton (Aquarium Rescue Unit)
George Porter Jr. (The Meters)
Eric McFadden (Stockholm Syndrome)
Joey Porter (The Motet / Juno What?!)
Cecil "P-Nut" Daniels
Terrence Houston (Toubab Krewe)
Tori Pater (Dyrty Byrds)
Eric Martinez (Bloodkin)
Jordan Linit (Kinetix)
& Many More Special Guests TBA!
PERFORMING AT THE OTHER SIDE:
Sam Holt Band
Cervantes' Other Side
Wed, May 24
Thu, May 25
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Mon, May 29