Coal Town Reunion & Monocle Band w/ Canyon Collected (PATIO SET)

Grass For That Ass Presents

Coal Town Reunion & Monocle Band w/ Canyon Collected (PATIO SET)

Thu, May 25, 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

Coal Town Reunion
Coal Town Reunion
We were formed around one simple idea:

Write honest songs and play the hell out of them.
Coal Town Reunion digs into the vast encyclopedia
of American Roots Music-
Songs of the mountains and the lakes, the grit and history of the South and the West.



Coal Town Reunion takes its name from an annual homecoming near Sopris,
a mining town in southern Colorado that was washed away by time
and the changing tides of the west.

A dam stands in it's place now, but the spirit of the old coal town was never lost.



Bass & Vocals ~ Jeff Montoya
Guitar & Vocals ~ John-Paul Maxfield
Electric Guitar & Vocals ~ James Dumm
Percussion & Vocals ~ Alana Dym
Fiddle ~ Sami Steidl
Monocle
Monocle
Formed in the musically fertile slopes of Colorado’s Front Range, Monocle Band offers a fresh and vibrant take on the roots acoustic music that has made Colorado one of the most exciting music scenes in the country. Monocle Band is Rocky Mountain Indie Folk…brand new, original music rooted in the traditions of Telluride bluegrass and the troubadour wanderings that led Townes Van Zandt through the San Juan Mountains on horseback. 

 Always rooted in song, the group’s music flows from a stomping fiddle breakdown to a lost lover’s lament. This is original music, the acoustic sound of the spirit, innately authentic yet sonically aligned with the roots music revival enchanting the nation. Lighting up dance floors and breaking hearts across the Rocky Mountain west since 2011, Monocle Band blends stirring songcraft, flatpicked guitar, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, and the most musical of drums into a sound that will move your body, mind, and soul.

Led by the sweet and soaring vocals of Monica Whittington, the Boulder, Colorado based quintet combines the best of song-craft and captivating performance. Monica (vocals, acoustic guitar) and songwriting partner Bill Huston (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar) have assembled an unparalleled ensemble of jazz-trained and roots-based musicians and have played over 250 dates since the bands the band’s inception. Filling out the quintet are Eric Wiggs (vocals, upright bass, electric guitar), Ben Blechman (violin) and Josh Moore (drums, percussion). As Colorado music legend Danny Shafer says, “Monocle’s instrumental ability is as strong as their connection to the audience. They always are able to give an engaging performance whether to a dancing crowd or a listening room.” Indeed, the band’s noted performances have led them to the main stage band competitions of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Rockygrass, countless venues across the Front Range, and to opening slots for The SteelDrivers, The Samples, and Ralph Stanley.

Monocle Band released their debut self-titled CD in October of 2013 to enthusiastic acclaim, gaining them the 25th most played CD on the National Folk DJ chart for the month of September 2013. The CD was recorded and produced at The Distillery in Lyons, Colorado by David Tiller (Taarka, ThaMuseMeant), the man behind the sounds of Elephant Revival’s first two albums, and features contributions from Grammy award winning lap steel guitarist Sally Van Meter and other noted guests. As Denver Westword magazine says “this affecting batch of heartrending songs...genuinely possesses the kind of pastoral charm that so many others seem to be striving for these days but rarely achieve.” It is a snapshot of a moment in time: an acoustic rhythm backed by crackling drums, a shimmering curtain of electric guitars and violin, all of it lifting up the yearning tones of Monica Whittington’s vocals. Marquee Magazine calls the record “splendidly written and performed.”

Monocle Band’s debut recording is a musical postcard made even more poignant when The Distillery Studio in Lyons was washed away in the recent Colorado floods, just months after the record was finished. The album captures a band in its creative stride, a young group with a firm command of their craft and a steady gaze to the mountains and plains that lie before them.
Canyon Collected
Canyon Collected
Canyon Collected is an original Colorado grass band whiskey bent on blurring genre lines and creating new music rooted in an all american cross country experience. Each member features their unique style in their playing & song-writing influenced by a multitude of genres, artists, places and time. They write love songs, drinking tunes, pop hits, murder ballads, they like to take time and improv a jam, take chances and push their limits. They play a heavy dose of original music, the occasional obscure cover song, and tunes any crowd will enjoy.

The band is hoping for another big year in 2016 with a new album, 2 new music videos, and another cross country tour. You can expect to see all new content available at canyoncollected.com beginning in April.

In 2015 Canyon Collected toured the country and recorded a new album. The band covered a lot of miles in a short time when they performed 51 shows in 63 days in Colorado, California, Oregon, Montana, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New York & Vermont. Immediately following the tour they went into the Lane Gibson recording studio in Charlotte, VT after successfully crowdfunding over $5000 for studio time.

Canyon Collected has played many stages, street corners, dive bars, radio stations, and festivals since first going on tour in fall 2013. In 2015, Canyon Collected co-hosted Treasure Fest in Petersburg, KY and played twice at The Frendly Gathering in Windham, VT. They were also featured at MelonFest in Grayson, KY and Vigil Stock in Lafayette, IN for the third year in a row. In 2014 They played the Starwater Stage at the Arise Music festival in Loveland, CO, and the late night stage at the Recipe Family Cookout near Columbus, OH.

Canyon Collected is lucky enough to have played with idols and friends like The Travelin’ McCoury’s, Wood & Wire, The Kitchen Dwellers, Lil Smokies, the Rumpke Mountain Boys, Von Stomper, Ben Miller Band, Applebutter Express, Mustered Courage, Christopher Thorn & Travis Warren of Blind Melon, Ekoostik Hookah, The Recipe, Pete Pidgeon, Flatland Harmony Experiment, New Old Cavalry, Devil Train, Rising Creek String Band, and many others. They shot their first music video in Yellowstone and the Paradise Valley in Montana with Ethan Confer Photography. Canyon Collected has also performed live on the radio in Fort Collins on 88.9 KRFC and in Louisville, KY on ARTXfm. They recorded their first album at Dead Bird Studios in Louisville while on tour in 2013. A new album, a new video and another cross country tour are in the works for Canyon Collected..
Grass For That Ass
Grass For That Ass
Live Bluegrass Every Thursday at Cervantes' Other Side
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/