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
It's been five years now since Wood & Wire sprouted out of the rich musical soil of Austin, Texas. In that time, they've written music, recorded albums, and performed at some of the most notable festivals and venues across the country.In the often tightly defined genre of bluegrass music, Wood & Wire's ethos is not unheard of. Nor are the elements of song crafting, so often associated with their Texas home, that permeate their sound.That said, what comes out of the Wood & Wire blender is something entirely its own. Tony Kamel -- leader singer, guitarist, mover, shaker, and primary songwriter -- brings his material to the group in a malleable form, and the results are illimitable."I think I'm most proud of how we've developed our sound together,"says Kamel. "It feels great to step on stage feeling like we've really found our own style."A culmination of very distinct musical personalities, there's one ambition they all share: "Our goal is to show up and drive, so that the energy hits you, and it's undeniable,"says bassist Dom Fisher.Fisher, a New York state native, formed the group with Kamel in 2011. Shortly thereafter, the addition of banjoist Trevor Smith, says Fisher, "really put us on a different level."Smith, who had been playing music with Fisher, Kamel and other local musicians at a weekly bluegrass gig in Austin, actually grew up playing classical piano. After attending his first bluegrass festival, he picked up his main instrument, the banjo. "I was perplexed by the sound of it, and I had to figure it out," says Smith. "We're rooted in traditional bluegrass but don't limit ourselves to any perceived notion of what that's supposed to be. We do our own thing, and we realize that vision collectively."Mandolinist Billy Bright joined the group in 2014. Bright brought with him a suitcase full of tunes and a trunk full of ideas."Billy really rounded us out in a big way" says Fisher. "We're really excited to finally make a studio record with him."The band will begin doing just that in the fall of 2016, along with continuing to explore the next installment of its one mic-styleWoodshed Sessions, on which the band intends to draw heavily from the book of John Hartford."We're fortunate to have reached both die-hard bluegrass fans, folks who have never heard of bluegrass, and everything in between," says Kamel. "We'll keep working hard to bring the music to our fans."
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.
Cervantes' Other Side
Mon, May 29
Wed, May 31
Thu, June 1
Fri, June 2
Sat, June 3