KGNU Radio Presents
Grass For That Ass ft. Good Gravy! and Evergreen Grass Band - Hosted By Trout Steak Revival
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
From the open mics of Fort Collins, to some of the most prestigious stages in the nation, Good Gravy is taking the jamgrass scene by storm with a live energy that practically dares people not to dance. The quintet - Jeremy Page (guitar, vocals), Ross Montgomery (mandolin), Evan Brenton (bass), Kyle VanBuskirk (percussion, trumpet, synth) and Nick Deyo holding it down on drums – are said to “melt the heart, as well as the face.”
With a nod to their predecessors from Colorado (String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon), Good Gravy blends bluegrass, rock, folk, jazz, and Caribbean music, taking modern songwriting to new and exciting realms.
Good Gravy has just finished tracking on their sophomore album with producer Nat Keefe (Hot Buttered Rum), which is due fore release this fall. With their earthy palette of hard-driving rhythms, intense improvisational jams, and electric instrumentation.
Good Gravy is poised to usher in the next generation of groundbreaking, roots-infused music from the Colorful State, one stage at a time. Be ready to boogie. This party’s going all night.
Evergreen Grass Band
“ Armed with lightning fast, laser accurate bluegrass instruments, the EverGreen Grass Band takes stage loaded for bear and delivers a show that takes no prisoners. Their expert chops, homespun original tunes and sparkling vocal harmonies conquer the summits of musical elevations that many bands attempt, yet so few achieve. Do not miss this show” - Martha Galep, Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association Harvest Jam Director
The seeds were sown for the EverGreen Grass Band in 2008 and cultivated throughout the fertile musical grounds of Eau Claire, WI. The six members of the band, including Chicago import Steve Bateman (harmonica), gathered their traditional bluegrass instruments and grew into one of the most sought after non-traditional bluegrass acts on the Northwood’s musical frontier.
Whether headlining a show or opening for such national acts as Trampled By Turtles, .357 String Band, Pert Near Sandstone or Cornmeal, just to name a few, the band has discovered that once they play a venue they are likely to get invited back. This pattern played out throughout 2010 as these self-proclaimed “not quite a bluegrass band” musicians spent the festival season barnstorming the Midwest building their fan base and promoting their first CD, “For Sheriff”.
2010 saw the release of their much-awaited CD, which received critical acclaim in Volume One, Eau Claire’s art and entertainment magazine. Shortly thereafter, EverGreen was voted “Best Bluegrass Band” in the same publication’s annual reader poll.
“For Sheriff” is a first rate production highlighting the songwriting skills of Tim Litscher (guitar, vocals) and Caleb Horne (mandolin, vocals). The 12 selections, all originals, showcase each picker’s breakneck speed and instrumental prowess with Matt Jagow (banjo, vocals), Mike Turner (fiddle), Dan Turner, (bass, vocals) and Bateman rounding out the personnel. The band’s composition “Backroads Stretches” offers an anyone-can-sing-along delight, the playful “Six Reasons I’m Single” satisfies the urge to kick up one’s hillbilly heels and the opening track, “Rusty Nail”, provides a safe alternative to caffeine for all ages.
While many traditional bluegrass bands commonly repeat lyrical themes, EverGreen has cultivated a wide variety of subjects and outlooks in the song craft of Litscher and Horne. Their melodies stay with the listener and their stories and perspectives reach outside the genre to create unforgettable passages and refrains. Their instrumentation reflects the high energy, non-traditional approach of the band while paying due respect to the time honored roles of the instruments. The recipe results in a well- seasoned musical smorgasbord of Americana delights.
Trout Steak Revival
Catch Trout Steak Revival live and you can’t help but notice the band’s gift to thrive in the moment. In 2008 the band formed, sparked by jam sessions with close friends during backpacking trips and backyard parties. The sounds of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, dobro, and accordion blend in TSR’s bluegrass-inspired mountain music. While each member of the band composes original tunes, harmonic contributions are added by the entire band, following the bluegrass tradition and creating a unique sound. Scores of Colorado venues have hosted TSR since first honing their sound at the legendary Bucksnort Saloon. The five members hail from Colorado and the Midwest. TSR’s lyrics visit themes of love, loss, settling into a new home, and other meditations, wrapped in thoughtful harmonies and conversation between their strings. The music comes from the heart and goes to the heart, whether you’re listening to a live performance or on your car stereo, as the golden light of the last hours of the day paint the scenery outside your windshield.
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 2013 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.
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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