Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Kitchen Dwellers
Dusty Green Bones Band
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
In 2010, the five Wisconsinites that make up Horseshoes & Hand Grenades found themselves in a living room in the college town of Stevens Point, WI, holding acoustic instruments and enjoying a hodgepodge of fermented beverages. Music and revelry ensued that evening and, while many of the party guests eventually bid their goodbye well into the morning hours, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades wasn't ready to let the get-together fade. Five years later, the music still hasn't stopped and the party is still going strong, from the mountain west to the river towns of the Midwest that the quintet calls home.
While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, the band produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn't lend itself well to categories or boundaries. One could probably be formed, but the boys seem to generally prefer fishing a river, or enjoying the company of friends and barley beers.
Yet with their music well-defined or not, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has begun to form a place in the Midwest music scene, gaining recognition on both a regional and national scale. The band took 3rd place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Band Competition in 2012 and has since shared the stage with Trampled By Turtles, The Travelin' McCourys, Railroad Earth, Merle Haggard, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Marty Stuart, and many more. The group's third full-length Middle Western was released in March of 2015. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink, this five-piece is as sturdy as any Midwest riverbed and will make your toes tap from sundown to sunrise.
Bozeman, MT-based bluegrass quartet Kitchen Dwellers are riding the wave of their sophomore release,
Ghost in the Bottle , an album produced by Leftover Salmon’s Andy Thorn. The album also features
Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis , who joined the band in the studio to record the album’s first single “Vision
of More.” The band continues to relentlessly tour the country, captivating audiences with their own
unique style, dubbed “Galaxy Grass.”
Formed while attending college at Montana State, the group has burst onto the bluegrass scene sharing the
stage with acts such as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Twiddle. In
recent years the band has begun to tour nationally, hitting notable venues and festivals around the country
including The Brooklyn Bowl, The Fox Theatre, Delfest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String
Summit, and The Frendly Gathering.
Dusty Green Bones Band
Dusty Green Bones Band pushes the boundaries of bluegrass by mixing it with rock n roll, psychedelic, Americana, folk, outlaw country, even African hi life. Each member has their own style but they blend together perfectly. They feed off of each other's differences to create new style and sound. They offer variety, whereas most bands tend to stick to their comfort zones.
You can't get anymore traditional bluegrass than Isaac Cantor (Banjo,Vocals) His discipline paired with his intellectual mind brings complex structure to their sound. Dustin (mandolin & vocals) is best known for his fast tempo and progressive song writing. His voice also brings a familiar feeling that is very comforting as a listener. Scottie (bass) is the rock in the group in terms of rhythm. He has an understanding of his bandmates that makes for a steady heart beat in their grooves. Scottie is solid, in every way, as a musician and as a human. Jon Ryan "JR" (drums) is the glue. He knows how to connect with each member and tie it all together. He is the fun loving energy who gets you to dance, even if you don't want to. Toby (guitar & vocals) is the edgy rock n roll presence in the group; bringing with him a past of gypsy jazz, jug band, psychedelic folk and fusion. He relates to his listeners through his lyrics and has a captivating stage presence that forces you to stop and watch no matter what you're doing at the moment.
Not only are the Dusty Green Bones musically talented, they are also just great guys who genuinely love life and love what they're doing - and that reflects in their performance. Every Dusty Green Bones Band show is a rockin good time. They speak to an audience comprised of all different types of mentalities and lifestyles; fulfilling their goal of bringing different people together under the same roof, listening to the same music, eventually finding out that they're not so different after all.