Pickin' On the Pizza Tapes feat. Pat Fiddle (Patrick Hoeper), Tyler Grant (Grant Farm), Frank Rische and Don Julin w/ Wood Belly (LATE SET), the Tyler Grant Trio (PATIO SET)

Pickin' On the Pizza Tapes feat. Pat Fiddle (Patrick Hoeper), Tyler Grant (Grant Farm), Frank Rische and Don Julin w/ Wood Belly (LATE SET), the Tyler Grant Trio (PATIO SET)

Thu, May 11, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

OVER 21 = $5 Before 8 PM / $10 Between 8 PM and 9 PM / $15 After 9 PM /// UNDER 21 = $15 All Night

This event is 16 and over

Pat Fiddle
Pat Fiddle
"I got to work on some shows Pat Fiddle put together exploring the music of John Hartford. Wild man though he appears, Pat is actually a hard-working, nuanced and thoughtful performer. I was a great admirer and a friend of Hartford, and I think Pat does a good job of recalling John's sound and spirit while still being himself, plus he has the musicianship and singing chops to pull it off. I was impressed. Pat also did a good job of keeping it all organized with quite a few participants. We had a good time and the audience liked it too!"
- Pete Wernick of Hot Rize

Pat Fiddle is a classically trained violinist turned Bluegrass/Newgrass/Rock and Roll fiddle player that is THE quintessential front man. He is not boring to say the least, and he sure knows how to captivate a crowd with his quirky style and his excellent playing.
-Grateful Web
Tyler Grant
Tyler Grant
National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with a wide range of musical expertise. He is an internationally recognized guitar virtuoso with two solo albums and an impressive resume as a session musician, bandleader and sideman. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Tony Rice, Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, John Oates, Steve Kaufman, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band and The String Cheese Incident. Tyler showcases his powerful and original style of Flatpicking on his latest CD release, Up the Neck. His current band project, The Grant Farm, is taking root and growing fast.

Tyler graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in Guitar Performance. After moving to Nashville from Southern California in 2003 he joined Adrienne Young’s band and toured with her for nearly two years, acting as musical director and playing on her acclaimed CDs Plow the End of the Row and The Art of Virtue. In 2004 he joined Casey and Chris Henry and the Two-Stringers. In the fall of 2004 he toured China with Abigail Washburn and Friends and appeared on her Song of the Traveling Daughter CD. During the first half of 2005 he toured with phenomenal Canadian fiddler April Verch. Tyler revealed his talents as a singer and songwriter with his first solo album, In The Light, released in June 2006 on FGM Records.

From 2005 through 2010 Tyler made hundreds of appearances across the country as a member of the Drew Emmitt Band and the Emmitt-Nershi Band, featuring the frontmen from two of the world’s most popular jambands: Leftover Salmon and the String Cheese Incident. Tyler played on Long Road, the latest acclaimed Drew Emmitt release, which reached #1 on the Jam Band chart, and New Country Blues, the outstanding current release by the Emmitt/Nershi Band. In 2011 Tyler will focus his attention on solo dates, acoustic duet acts with Andy Thorn and Benny Galloway, and his latest band, The Grant Farm.

Tyler took first place honors at the Rockygrass guitar contest in 2003, the Wayne Henderson festival contest in 2005, the 2008 New England Flatpicking Championship, the 2009 Doc Watson Guitar Championship at Merlefest and became the National Flatpicking Champion for placing first at Winfield in 2008. He has been an instructor at CalArts, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Rockygrass Academy, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week and Grand Targhee Music Camp. He has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He lives in Lyons, Colorado, where he writes music, enjoys the outdoors, teaches lessons and records for Grant Central Records.
Don Julin
Don Julin
“Don Julin’s writing is indescribable, covering jazz, pop, blues, classical and other styles with a unique stamp that personifies this music as his alone.” -David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine

“An uncanny knack for crafting original compositions sets Don apart from the crowd. And of course the playing is especially tasteful.” -Scott Tichenor, Mandolin Café

“The music is so filled with imagery and exploration. It’s impossible to resist...one marvels at Julin’s daring insistence of the mandolin as a lead instrument.” -Robert Downes, Northern Express

“Don is one of the very few current mandolinists attempting to deal seriously with the language of jazz… listeners interested in modern mandolin playing that is challenging but always beautiful won’t be disappointed…” -John Goodin, Mandolin Journal
Wood Belly
Wood Belly
Born on the front range of the northern Colorado foothills in 2015, Wood Belly is a five piece string band with a fresh take on Rocky Mountain Bluegrass. Armed with hard driving rhythms, memorable songwriting, dynamic harmonies, and explosive musicianship, they bring an invigorating interpretation to the styles of old. Outfitted by songwriters and enthusiasts of all genres, the quintet has stumbled upon a unique sound that is nothing short of inventive. Wood Belly’s boundless song-focused repertoire is sure to get boots on the floor and make any true bluegrass fan feel right at home. Contagious melodies and charismatic performances render Wood Belly a force to be reckoned with and will leave listeners filled with joy and itching for more.

Chris Zink | Dobro

Craig Patterson | Guitar

Chris Weist | Mandolin

Aaron McCloskey | Banjo

Taylor Shuck | Bass
Grant Farm
Grant Farm
Boulder, Colorado-based Cosmic Americana band Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant.

Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and music, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Phish. Comprised of zany, creative and highly musical comrades, Grant Farm members include Grant (aka “The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keyboards and vocals).

Daniel Mescher of Colorado Public Radio dubbed Grant Farm “some of the ablest musicians not only in the state of Colorado, but in the nation.” Members’ prior experience includes playing with groups like The Emmitt-Nershi Band, Donovan Frankenreiter and Hot Soup. Collectively, they had also shared stages with notable artists Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Tony Rice, Keller Williams, Jon Oates and the like and with notable groups The String Cheese Incident, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band and The Infamous Stringdusters.

The band’s latest release, Kiss the Ground (Summer 2016), represents its first full-length concept album and its third album of original music. Speaking to the struggles we all face as working people, Kiss the Ground sends a positive message while acknowledging real hardship in a society that expects far too much. “We think of this as our ode to the working people,” says Grant, whose song, “Get in Line,” discusses the high price we pay for things we want in life. Kiss the Ground explores real and mythological connections to the human struggle and pays homage to the "Working Class Hero," an archetype famously described by John Lennon.
Previous Grant Farm albums include a 2012 self-titled debut and a 2014 follow up, Plowin' Time, which reached #2 on JamBand Radio Charts and charted on Americana Radio. In 2014, the band also released the Meeting on the Mountain EP, an inspired collaboration with the group Fruition.

The band has also created the acclaimed Meeting on the Mountain LIVE, a collaborative, live webcast concert experience featuring Grant Farm as the house band and Tyler Grant as host. To date, episodes have featured Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass, Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident, Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth, The Dead Winter Carpenters and other guests.

Like a “traveling Gypsy family,” Grant Farm enjoys their life of touring, writing and adventuring together as they share their music up and down the North American roots music line.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/