Swallow Hill Music, Walnut Room and SpokesBUZZ BandSwap Presents The Patti Fiasco & Feufollet
The Patti Fiasco, Feufollet
The Grant Farm
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is 21 and over
The Patti Fiasco
The Patti Fiasco is the wild-eyed love child of Loretta Lynn and the Sundance Kid… or are they more like Alice Cooper after a good piece of cake? Though their swagger is decidedly Western, their music is not so simply nailed down. Alysia Kraft marries the lyric sensibility of a seasoned folk singer with the intensity and showmanship of hair metal at its meanest. Tyler drives sweet-hearted melodies like runaway trucks. If your songs were your children, you'd want them growing up with drummer, Scott Clabby-- each one handled with diligence, sensitivity, and fun, feisty wit. Bassist Niles Mishke, the envy of any band demanding both versatility and flair, never leaves the funk at home. Frequent appearances by lap steel virtuoso Ansel Foxley (Lonesome Traveler, Glovetrucker), and showcase banjo from long-time friend Dennis 'Abe' Abramson round off the listening delight. Regardless of classification, The Patti Fiasco is damn fine band boasting a unique sound and live performances that expertly balance intimacy and explosion. Get 'em while they're hot, or wait a second until they're burning down the house. *The Patti Fiasco formed in November of 2008 when four strangers, born to wolves and raised by outlaws, congregated over amber shots of whiskey in Laramie, Wyoming's infamous, Buckhorn Bar. The five drew dollars like pistols from their pockets (Alysia, from a holstered skirt), and drowned their libations in strange synchronization. Coincidence has denied responsibility for the band's formation, and instead points a crooked finger at Fate. Since, they've been composing original tunes as restless, wild, and sweet-hearted as their respective histories, all the while touring across the Wild West. Backed by demand from their steadfast local following, The Patti Fiasco's five song demo, "No Bridges," will be released this Spring. The Wyoming quintet, featuring Encampment's Alysia Kraft, vocals, guitar; Star Valley's Dee Tyler, vocals, lead guitar; Lander's Scott Clabby, drums; Cheyenne's Niles Mishke, bass; is known for making crowds shake a leg and shake a room with their moon howling, fast riding, train robbing tunes*
Chris Stafford, Kelli Jones-Savoy, Chris Segura, Mike Stafford, Philippe Billeaudeaux, Andrew Toups
The Grant Farm
The Grant Farm is an exciting new collaboration of two of the hottest acoustic musicians on the scene today. Tyler Grant (guitar) and Andy Thorn (banjo, guitar) have been bandmates in the Emmitt-Nershi Band for the past two years. When not on the road with Billy and Drew, these two musicians need a creative outlet for their own music. Since Tyler moved to the Front Range last summer the duo have performed dozens of shows in the area sometimes joined by Eric Thornin or Benny Galloway on bass and Jordan Ramsey on the mandolin. The duo can be heard alongside Nershi and Emmitt on the latest acclaimed Emmitt-Nershi release, "New Country Blues"
Tyler Grant is a versatile guitarist who has made his mark on the Flatpicking scene, winning most major contests including the National Flatpicking Championship in 2008 and the Merlefest Doc Watson Guitar Championship in 2009. He was an original member of Adrienne Young and Little Sadie, has performed internationally with April Verch and Abigail Washburn, and has been the guitarist for the Drew Emmitt Band for four years. "Tyler Grant's name has been popping up everywhere in the acoustic music scene over the past few years. His new CD 'In the Light' shows why."-Flatpicking Guitar magazine.
Andy Thorn was raised in hotbed of musical activity in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina. After graduating from UNC-CH with a music degree, he made big impressions on audiences across the country as a member of Larry Keel and Natural Bridge. Although banjo is his speciality, Andy is an outstanding multi-instrumentalist with a powerful approach to guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. His first western stints were with The Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band and the Colorado Playboys, but since moving to Boulder two years ago to join the Emmitt-Nershi Band has become a musical hero of the Colorado scene. "Andy is a young banjoist fast emerging as one of a new generation of hot pickers. His CD 'Bolin Creek' establishes him as a rising star in bluegrass music." -Bluegrass Unlimited
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