Pickin' on Hippies - A Bluegrass Tribute to the music of Phish, Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic & Many More ft. Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon & Members of Dead Phish Orchestra w/ Grandpa's Cough Medicine and Caribou Mountain Collective

Dead Phish Orchestra

The Deadphish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are close friends who have played together for many years. They had played Grateful Dead songs together, and they had played Phish songs together. But they got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of these two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jamband scene.

While these two bands have their surface similarities, most fans realize that their actual musical styles are quite different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy band where Phish is sharper around the edges–funky and more aggressive. But both bands have an improvisational approach to their live shows, and it is in that spontaneity where the magic really happens.

The guys in DPO have posed themselves a unique challenge in merging the two styles. Setlists end up with segues that look like Divided Sky > Morning Dew > Divided Sky, or Help > Slip > Frankenstein. Or how about Mike’s Song > Stella Blue > Weekapaug Groove. Or even stranger, like My Friend, My Friend of the Devil…or It Must Have Been The Roses Are Free. You can see that between the vast repertoires of the two bands, the possibilities are endless.

It’s just about as much fun as humans are allowed to have.

Grandpa's Cough Medicine

Grandpa’s Cough Medicine does not play your grandpa’s bluegrass. They fall squarely into what is being called “outlaw bluegrass” by many folks. With songs about corrupt politicians, executing would-be thieves, heavy metal induced killing sprees, the joys of pickin’ and many a drinkin’ song, GCM veers away from many of the traditional subjects so often heard in bluegrass music. You won’t hear a gospel song, nor a cabin song. You’re much more likely to hear about a jealous lovers misadventures with a chainsaw, or the exploits of a crooked lawman. The sound of flat picked guitar, Scruggs style banjo and thumping upright bass bring an organic yet aggressive backdrop to their two part harmony vocals. Live shows are full throttle affairs, filled with blazing instrumentals and original tunes. Their first CD “Jailbird Blues” was lauded in their hometown of Jacksonville, FL as one of the “Top Ten Local Albums of 2011″, and their second album “The Murder Chord” is scheduled for an August release.

Caribou Mountain Collective

Caribou Mountain Collective is a quartet from Nederland, Colorado. Their extensive
original repertoire channels the rich traditions of both Appalachia and Colorado bluegrass. Their original lyrics and instrumental compositions present unique facets into americana. C.M.C. represents the next step in an ongoing revolution of roots music.

Though only together for two years, the C.M.C. has already established a strong presence in the music scene. Dobro player Allen Cooke was awarded first place at the 2013 Rockygrass dobro competition. Bassist Curly Collins brings his remarkable stage presence and industry expertise from his five years with Mountain Standard Time. Etienne Cremieux, having studied at Berklee College of Music and played extensively on both coasts, brings a decade of bluegrass fiddle experience with a uniquely driving and highly energetic style. Guitarist Miles Perry masterfully embodies the mountain heritage in his catalog of original works. Their instrumental expertise shines through Miles' songs to present a captivating new approach to a classic sound.

2015 has started out to be a big year for CMC. They played two opening sets for the Jeff Austin Band (Denver and Boulder) and recently played an opening set for the Wood Brothers. They played multiple sets at WinterWonderGrass in Avon, CO in February and look forward to a packed summer of traveling including stops at ROMP, Grey Fox, and RockyGrass.

OVER 21: FREE Before 9 PM & $10 After 9 PM / UNDER 21: $10 All Night

Tickets Available at the Door

GRASS FOR THAT ASS is a Thursday Weekly at The Other Side that started in March feat. Bluegrass, Delta Blues, Dancegrass, Stompgrass, Jamgrass, Folk, and every kind of music with strings attached!

If you're over 21, come before 9 PM and get in FREE. After 9 PM the cost will be $10. If you are under 21, the cost will be $10 throughout the night.

There will be a Weekly Jam from 9 - 11 PM hosted by Local Musicians that will feature members of Elephant Revival Concept, Whiskey Tango, Good Gravy, Iron Horse, and many many more amazing musicians week to week.

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