Grass For That Ass ft. feat. Coral Creek String Band, Whiskey Tango, Wood & Wire - HOSTED BY Platte River Still

Chris Thompson & Coral Creek

Chris Thompson & Coral Creek are a Colorado Front Range band with a big sound and a rapidly growing audience. With the release of their new records, The Road Ahead 2010 and Watch Me Fly 2012 (both produced by Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident), Chris & Susannah have emerged on the Colorado music scene as song-writing forces appealing to the old-school jam band, rock and new-grass audiences alike. Spanning the genres of rock, country/bluegrass, and island music, Coral Creek puts on a high energy show that engages and entertains audiences from across the musical spectrum, playing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional Americana tunes and rock classics. Originally from Rochester, MN, Chris Thompson has lived and performed in Europe, Mexico, Southern Africa, the Caribbean and across the US. In 2001, Chris settled down in Colorado, planted roots and started writing and recording his unique flavor of Americana music.

The CORAL CREEK line-up includes top players from the Colorado music scene, including Jim Allard (bass), RT Weber (drums), Stef Briggs (keyboard), Zebulon Bowles (fiddle) and Chris Thompson (guitar/vocals). Members of Coral Creek have performed and recorded with distinguished musicians including Bob Weir, Vince Welnick and Tom Constantin (Grateful Dead), Bill Nershi, Kyle Hollingsworth and Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman and Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon), Ben Kaufman and Adam Aijala (Yonder Mountain String Band), Tim Carbone & Andy Goessling (Railroad Earth), Sam Bush, Big & Rich, America, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Dark Star Orchestra, Elephant Revival, Cornmeal, Head for the Hills and more.

Whiskey Tango

For the past three years, the Denver based quintet Whiskey Tango has been motivating Colorado crowds to move their feet with their high energy shows and high octane attitude. This Bluegrass band has grass roots, and they recently emerged from their basement studio with their debut album Groggy Mountain Mornings. Capturing the rawness of the band, as well as their tenacious tone and attitude, this album reeks of wild west whiskey fueled thoughts and has a cornucopia of sounds that may surprise you. This band isn't just Bluegrass, it’s “foot stomping slamgrass.”

Formed within Denver’s Jamband scene, Whiskey Tango embraces sounds from many genres and brings it all to a boil with mind blowing live improvisation. For 52 weeks straight, Whiskey Tango had a standing Tuesday night gig at Denver’s Jamband headquarters, Quixote's True Blue, and “Tango Tuesdays” became a fixture of the Denver scene. That year shaped Whiskey Tango into a band on a mission to get their music heard by a wider audience and eventually led the band to trim their line-up down to five core members.

While they are the first to admit there is no way a studio recording can capture the energy of their explosive live show, Groggy Mountain Mornings showcases the bands diversity. The album features elements of Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Funk, Reggae and Psychedelia-woven together into one seamless collection of songs. Unanimous love for The Grateful Dead just may well be the unifying thread that holds the Whiskey Tango tapestry together and their love of “Space” left no space unfilled.

You can download the entire album, Groggy Mountain Mornings, for free at

Wood & Wire

A trio featuring mostly bluegrass & Americana with swing elements and original music. Wood & Wire features everything from three part harmonies to rippin' fast instrumentals. Cutting their teeth on mostly traditional bluegrass and swing tunes to start, they also feature some original music written by Matt Slusher and Tony Kamel and are in the process of writing more original tunes for the band.

Matt Slusher is a talented multi-instrumentalist from McAllen, TX that plays with several bands in the Austin area such as La Tampiquena, Shawn Nelson, and Rodney Hayden. He is also a founding member of the South Austin Jug band. A veteran of all styles. Matt & Tony met at the Old Settlers Music Festival in 2009 where they picked at the campgrounds all night and have done so every year since then.

Dom Fisher studied Jazz Studies at Ithaca College in New York and Moved to Austin two years ago from Nashville. In Nashville he played with several Bluegrass and Old Time groups like The Howling Brothers and Stop Gap. Here in Austin he also plays with bluegrass groups My Pet Possum and Flatiron with Tony.

Tony Kamel hails from Houston, TX and started playing bluegrass music in 2008. Since he started performing in 2010, he joined with Dom in two other bluegrass projects, My Pet Possum and Flatiron. He also plays frequently with The Bluegrass Outfit with a bunch of other talented bluegrass folk around these parts.

Platte River Still

Foot stompin', barn thumpin', river ramblin' bluegrass music! Distilled in Denver, Colorado.

Todd Lilienthal - Banjo
Jonny Miller - Mandolin/Vocals
Luke Blaser - Guitar
Dave Pucul - Bass/Vocals
Christine King - Fiddle/Vocals

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 starting 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. Join the Cervantes' Text Group. Anyone over 21 on the Text Group will be admitted for Free until 9 PM. To join Cervantes' Text Group, text CERVANTES to 91944.

There will be a Weekly Jam from 9 - 11 PM hosted by Adam "AP" Hill of Oakhurst 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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Grass For That Ass ft. feat. Coral Creek String Band, Whiskey Tango, Wood & Wire - HOSTED BY Platte River Still

Thursday, August 22 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Cervantes' Other Side

Tickets Available at the Door