Grass For That Ass ft. Ragged Union - Hosted By Trout Steak Revival

Ragged Union

Ragged Union is Geoff Union’s traditional-minded bluegrass band, where “powerful drive meets outsider songwriting”. Centered around Union’s highflying flatpicking, singing and songwriting, this project represents his take on the colorful bluegrass tradition, and displays in unique fashion his incorporation of influences such as the singing of Danny Paisley, the songwriting of John Hartford, the sensibility and style of Norman Blake, and the intensity of 1980s Tony Rice Band. Geoff put out his first all-original solo bluegrass CD, Cold as Steel, in 2012. While it is undeniably bluegrass, the music stands apart on account of its exploration of non-standard themes - it’s light on the love-and-loss, and heavy on the dark storytelling, moonshinery, and obscure history. The album has aired on over 70 bluegrass radio stations nationwide, and has enjoyed favorable review from critics and fans alike. Cold as Steel was recorded with, and produced by, longtime Two High String Band mate Billy Bright (mandolin). While the two still perform together in the stylistically expansive “Billy Bright and Geoff Union Trio”, the bluegrass itch deserves a serious scratch. “Ragged Union” is Geoff’s vehicle for digging more deeply into the five-piece driving sound that he loves so well. Geoff has developed a vast repetoire of originals and off-the-beaten-path standards, all performed in his signature rough-polished style. The band has been performing regularly in Austin and regionally in Texas since 2012. A successful tour took them to Indiana and Kentucky in May 2013. Shows are also booked in Mid-November along the Front Range in Colorado. Union will be making solo appearances at the 2013 Lancaster Music Festival in Lancaster, England in October. He will also be relocating to Golden, Colorado at the end of September, 2013, where he is excited to bring his “Carolina-byway-of-Texas” sound to the Rocky Mountains. Lots of new material is in the works, as well as a follow up to his 2012 Cold as Steel CD, and the steam powered bluegrass train keeps a-rolling on down the line.

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!

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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Grass For That Ass ft. Ragged Union - Hosted By Trout Steak Revival

Thursday, November 14 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Cervantes' Other Side

Tickets Available at the Door