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 put on a high-energy acoustic/electric show, featuring original material in the rock, reggae, country and bluegrass genres, plus great covers from The Grateful Dead, The Band, Bob Dylan, Peter Rowan, Jimmy Cliff and others - including unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and rock classics.

With the release of his new record "THE ROAD AHEAD" (produced by Bill Nershi), Chris has assembled a talented group of musicians to help showcase the new original material while beefing-up his live performance sound. The CORAL CREEK line-up includes top players from the Colorado music scene, including Jim Allard on bass (previously of Shakedown Street), RT Weber on drums, Stef Briggs on Keys, Dennis Johnson on guitar and David Reid on Saxophone. Member of Coral Creek have been honored to perform with distinguished musicians including Bob Weir, Vince Welnick and Tom Constantin (Grateful Dead), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Bill Nershi and Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), Buddy Cage (New Riders of the Purple Sage), Rob Eaton (DSO), Jeff Pevar (Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, CSN), Rob Wasseman and other great players.

Originally from Rochester, MN, Chris Thompson has lived and performed in Mexico, Europe, Southern Africa, the Caribbean and most of the US. In 2001, Chris settled down in Colorado, planted roots and started writing and recording his unique flavor of acoustic fusion music. CHRIS THOMPSON & CORAL CREEK has been playing across the Colorado Front Range and US Virgin Islands since 2003.

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