105.5 The Colorado Sound Welcomes
Patti Fiasco & Mama Lenny and the Remedy
132 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Jet-fueled by powerhouse front woman Alysia Kraft, The Patti Fiasco rides the edge of emotional extreme, delivering a brash yet fiercely soulful brand of rock and roll with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues, and ballad. At times raw and volatile, and at others, sweet and lilting, the band fuses a hard-rock swagger with the two-step of its Wyoming roots. It’s the attitude of Joan Jett with a Steve Earle twang, the soul and slide of Bonnie Raitt, Black-Keys-style dirty blues-rock, and the lyric edginess of Shovels and Rope.
In 2017, the band won a nationwide contest sponsored by Live Nation and Bon Jovi's management to open for the rock icon at The Pepsi Center before a sell-out crowd in March of 2018. Alysia Kraft’s unrelenting energy, inspired songwriting, and vocals “as pure and clean as they are powerful” (Westword) earned her FoCoMA’s 2013-15 Best Front Person award. The dobro, handmade and electrified—literally—by band member and 2007 RockyGrass dobro competition winner Ansel Foxley, builds the band’s signature blend of rock, country, and Americana. Lead guitarist Dee Tyler’s riffs range from gritty and driving to pensive and melodic, and his backing vocals add warmth to Kraft’s pointed lyrics. On bass, Niles Mischke anchors the sound with solid, feel-good grooves, delivering an irresistible dance-floor appeal. Formidable drummer/percussionist Peter Knudson’s smart yet gut-driven rhythms drive the group with a primal energy tempered by subtle sophistication.
Conceived at a Wyoming open mic in 2008, The Patti Fiasco quickly earned wide critical acclaim, a devout fan base spanning the West and Midwest, and radio play across the nation. The band has shared the stage with legends Bon Jovi and Blondie, renowned acts Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Justin Townes Earle, Great American Taxi, Cracker, Greensky Bluegrass, The Futurebirds, Born in the Flood, and Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real.
Their 2016 release, "Saved By Rock and Roll" was SCENE MAGAZINE'S Album of the Year. Their 2013 release, “Small Town Lights,” has garnered multiple accolades, including Wyoming Public Radio's Best Regional Album award, FoCoMA’s Best Album award, and high positioning on the Colorado charts. It finished in the top 10 most-played Colorado records of 2013. The single of the same name received national radio play and was featured in the film “Whensday.” “Nobody’s Girl,” from the band’s self-titled 2011 debut, was that year’s top-spun single in Colorado.
Mama Lenny and the Remedy
Hot, tight, and sassy, Mama Lenny and the Remedy recalls the tradition of the sexy, soulful songbird backed by a band that looks as good as it sounds. Fronted by the startling vocal and emotional power of Laniece Schleicher, they deliver a high-energy, bold fusion of soul, funk, rock, blues, and disco with shrewd hints of jazz, gospel, and Broadway. With infectious energy, the band delves into the joys and downfalls of love and life, and the sensual pleasures and saucy self-possession that sustain us through it−always with a wink of humor and a witty turn of phrase.
The band is an impeccable synergy of driving rhythms, astute instrumentation, and compelling harmonies that Scene Magazine calls “unstoppable collaborative chemistry.” It is composed of some of Northern Colorado’s musical all-stars; Crip Erickson (drums) and Ben Prytherch (bass) deliver a broad rhythmic vocabulary, from smooth and groovy to hot and hell-bent. Greta Cornett (trumpet), Thalia Stevenson (keyboard), Kenneth Monks (guitar), and Kelly Keeler (backing vocals) add cunning punch and texture, creating a rich, bold sound that often verges on the experimental.
Since their start in 2011, Mama Lenny and the Remedy have played some of the most celebrated venues in Northern Colorado and Wyoming. They have opened for internationally renowned acts Alison Kraus and the Union Station, The California Honeydrops, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, and the English Beat, and are widely recognized as one of Colorado’s breakout bands.