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
Good Gravy’s flavor can be described as a contemporary approach to American roots music or Americana. Within their recipe, are the remnants of bluegrass, rock, folk, jazz, and even Caribbean music. This band has an eclectic earthy palette that is even furthered by the use of improvisation, a hard driving rhythm section, and occasional electric instrumentation.
While reaching phenomenal energy levels with their acoustics, Good Gravy pushes their music even further when they use electrics. The artistry and intermittent use of the electrics produces a dynamic story throughout their live shows that is unparalleled. Captivating melodies, thick vocals, intriguing dynamics, and intense improv jams, this bands imagination is fresh in the live music scene. Good Gravy is said to “melt the heart, as well as the face.”
Original techniques in the composition of their music is paired with influences that are evident. Ensuing the paths of the defining bands in the “jam” scene of Colorado, artists such as the String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Leftover Salmon are obvious inspirations. Guaranteed to throw down everything from psychedelic dance beats to slamming bluegrass this modern band takes acoustic song writing to new and exciting realms.
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
Trout Steak Revival has earned a place in the mountain states bluegrass scene, performing to sold-out audiences, winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, placing in the 2012 Rockygrass Band Competition, and even winning an Emmy Award for a soundtrack with Rocky Mountain PBS. From beginnings as an informal jamming unit during treks through the peaks of the Front Range, Trout Steak Revival has evolved into one of Colorado’s most tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass bands. Their brand of heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies, all tied together with the unmistakable sound of their years of friendship. From sweat-soaked clubs to mountain festivals, the five-piece has shown a tenacity for quick-picking and all the right polish without sacrificing the raw feeling of well-executed bluegrass. Keeping an eye on traditions of the past but boldly forging into new territory, Trout Steak takes us back to memories of whiskey, laughter, and the misty high country where the band was born.
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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