Swallow Hill Music & KGNU Radio Present
Grass For That Ass ft. feat. Coral Creek String Band, Whiskey Tango, Wood & Wire - HOSTED BY Platte River Still
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
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.
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 www.whiskeytangoco.com
Wood & Wire
Anyone wondering about Wood & Wire’s sound need not look any further than the four-piece band’s name, which honors the purity of acoustic instruments and the gorgeous music a skilled artist can coax out of just simple wood and wire.
Founded in 2011, Wood & Wire’s core members are Tony Kamel on lead vocals and guitar, Dominic Fisher on Bass, and Trevor Smith on Banjo. Their sound, as Smith puts it, is “a modern take on traditional mountain, hillbilly, and country music”. In just a few short years, the band has had the honor of playing notable festivals and venues across the country like The Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Old Settlers Music Festival. In 2014, they made their way across the country to play The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY and the IBMA Street Fair in Raleigh, NC before heading back home to Austin to play the legendary Austin City Limits Music Festival.
In February 2013, the band released their self-titled debut album to much critical acclaim. In March of this year, the guys began work on their follow up album working again with Grammy nominated producer/engineer Erick Jaskowiak in Nashville, TN. Their second effort is a coming of age collection of original songs based on real and personal experiences with a coastal theme and is set for release in early 2015. While Kamel is the primary songwriter and vocalist, his tunes become Wood & Wire tunes when coupled with the talents, insight, and ideas of Fisher and Smith. The album will also feature an original song written and sung by Fisher and an eclectic instrumental composed by Smith.
In the fall of 2014 they began working on a traditional project in which they recorded some of their favorite traditional songs, the traditional way – live, in one room, around one microphone. The first of many future volumes of this project will be released in December.
Touring heavily to round out the second half of 2014, the band has recently enlisted the talents of Billy Bright on the mandolin. Billy is a veteran in the acoustic music world having toured with Peter Rowan for many years and worked with heavy hitting legends like Tony Rice and Vassar Clements.
Wood & Wire is poised to have a another breakout year; as they bring fiery bluegrass footstompers and loose, acoustic jams to packed venues across the country, it’ll be hard to say who’s having a better time: the band or the crowd.
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!
FREE ENTRY FOR ANYONE OVER 21 BEFORE 9 PM
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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