Grass For That Ass ft. Wood & Wire and Caribou Mountain Collective w/ Red Clay Revival & Thunder and Rain
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
Watch & Listen
Wood & Wire
Anyone wondering about Wood & Wire’s sound need not look any further than the four-piece band’s name, which honors the purity of acoustic instruments and the gorgeous music a skilled artist can coax out of just simple wood and wire.
Founded in 2011, Wood & Wire’s core members are Tony Kamel on lead vocals and guitar, Dominic Fisher on Bass, and Trevor Smith on Banjo. Their sound, as Smith puts it, is “a modern take on traditional mountain, hillbilly, and country music”. In just a few short years, the band has had the honor of playing notable festivals and venues across the country like The Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Old Settlers Music Festival. In 2014, they made their way across the country to play The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY and the IBMA Street Fair in Raleigh, NC before heading back home to Austin to play the legendary Austin City Limits Music Festival.
In February 2013, the band released their self-titled debut album to much critical acclaim. In March of this year, the guys began work on their follow up album working again with Grammy nominated producer/engineer Erick Jaskowiak in Nashville, TN. Their second effort is a coming of age collection of original songs based on real and personal experiences with a coastal theme and is set for release in early 2015. While Kamel is the primary songwriter and vocalist, his tunes become Wood & Wire tunes when coupled with the talents, insight, and ideas of Fisher and Smith. The album will also feature an original song written and sung by Fisher and an eclectic instrumental composed by Smith.
In the fall of 2014 they began working on a traditional project in which they recorded some of their favorite traditional songs, the traditional way – live, in one room, around one microphone. The first of many future volumes of this project will be released in December.
Touring heavily to round out the second half of 2014, the band has recently enlisted the talents of Billy Bright on the mandolin. Billy is a veteran in the acoustic music world having toured with Peter Rowan for many years and worked with heavy hitting legends like Tony Rice and Vassar Clements.
Wood & Wire is poised to have a another breakout year; as they bring fiery bluegrass footstompers and loose, acoustic jams to packed venues across the country, it’ll be hard to say who’s having a better time: the band or the crowd.
Caribou Mountain Collective
Caribou Mountain Collective is a quartet from Nederland, Colorado. Their extensive
original repertoire channels the rich traditions of both Appalachia and Colorado bluegrass. Their original lyrics and instrumental compositions present unique facets into americana. C.M.C. represents the next step in an ongoing revolution of roots music.
Though only together for two years, the C.M.C. has already established a strong presence in the music scene. Dobro player Allen Cooke was awarded first place at the 2013 Rockygrass dobro competition. Bassist Curly Collins brings his remarkable stage presence and industry expertise from his five years with Mountain Standard Time. Etienne Cremieux, having studied at Berklee College of Music and played extensively on both coasts, brings a decade of bluegrass fiddle experience with a uniquely driving and highly energetic style. Guitarist Miles Perry masterfully embodies the mountain heritage in his catalog of original works. Their instrumental expertise shines through Miles' songs to present a captivating new approach to a classic sound.
2015 has started out to be a big year for CMC. They played two opening sets for the Jeff Austin Band (Denver and Boulder) and recently played an opening set for the Wood Brothers. They played multiple sets at WinterWonderGrass in Avon, CO in February and look forward to a packed summer of traveling including stops at ROMP, Grey Fox, and RockyGrass.
Red Clay Revival
Red Clay Revival, dug fresh out of Tuscaloosa, AL, is an all-star collection of experienced musicians bringing a creative unexacting sound for all of their foot stomping guest to enjoy! Melding the essence of Americana rock, their sounds include a soulful voice, basked by a Newgrass, Roots Rock, and Acoustic Bluegrass style.
Band members include:
Doug McElvy - Songwriter/Guitarist; has appeared on sets with Tony Rice, Larry Keel, YMSB, Donna Hopkins, and Greensky Bluegrass.
Evan Dudley - Upright Base; has performed with multiple notable musicians, such as Percy Sledge, Edgar Winter, and Dr. Cass Patrick.
With their underlying passion to spread joyful music to their audiences, Red Clay Revival digs up the freshest tunes and are blazing new trails far and wide for everyone to boogie on down! Check em' out! I know you'll dig the Red Clay Revival!
Thunder and Rain
Thunder & Rain is a Golden based band specializing in Mountain Made Colorado Country. Their recently recorded debut EP, Unto Those Hills, is the band's display of an authentically rich and unique style of music. The EP's layered authenticity and well-crafted songwriting reaches from styles seeped in southern roots and stretches headlong into the modern west. The EP features soaring harmonies and well-crafted songwriting from Erinn Lukes, Pete Weber, and R.P. Oates.
Erinn Lukes was raised on the sunny shores of Southern California, where she started playing open mics at 16. She then attended to her lingual talents, receiving a BA in Italian. As a powerful and expressive vocalist, she has performed her original songs at venues from Rome to New York City to Seattle. When she isn't showcasing her talent, she is busy fostering the growth of pre-school children.
Pete Weber was brought up in the mountains of Colorado on bluegrass, skiing, and ambition. He moved to Fort Collins where he earned a degree in philosophy from CSU. When he isn't playing wildly jubilant riffs on his mandolin, you'll find him streaking downly snowy slopes on his skis or managing local bands. After collaborating with many Denver based projects, he has now turned his efforts towards being an avid mandolin picker and songwriter.
R.P. Oates grew up in western North Carolina on collard greens, moonshine, and classical piano. At 17 he left home to focus on stringed instruments and science. He has since earned a masters in organic chemistry, while finding a home rolling on the banjo. As a talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he spent the last year showcasing his talents in Austin, TX.
Erinn and Pete met in Seattle as street performers at Pike Place Market. A chance meeting at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in September 2013 brought all three together for the first time. They played their first show together as Thunder & Rain in October 2013 at the Mountain Toad Brewery in Golden, CO.
They have captured a sound that accentuates their talents in their brief tenure together as Thunder & Rain and are excited to share Unto Those Hills with fans both young and old. With a strong emphasis on bluegrass instrumentation Thunder & Rain's depth and unforgettable melodies are putting meaning back into modern country music.
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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