Kat Wright & Thunder and Rain w/ The Broadcast (PATIO SET) - Official Arise Pre-Party

Kat Wright & Thunder and Rain w/ The Broadcast (PATIO SET) - Official Arise Pre-Party

Thu, August 3, 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

Kat Wright
Kat Wright
Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.



“Frighteningly good.” -Boston Public Radio

“…jumped right off the screen in their Tiny Desk contest entry.” -NPR Music

“Her smooth and serene sounding voice gives any man the chills; kind of like the capabilities Grace Potter and Susan Tedeschi possess…” -Cider Mag

“…their shows are love and happiness. Be prepared to be blown away by Wright’s voice. I certainly was!”
-Portland Press Herald

“Gritty, powerful and sultry…” -Next2Shine.com
Thunder and Rain
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.
The Broadcast
The Broadcast
Produced by multi Grammy winner Jim Scott, The Broadcast is a soulful blues roots rock band formed in New York City and developed in Asheville, North Carolina. Fronted by the explosive vocals of Caitlin Krisko, the bands live shows bring back the spirit of high energy performances originally made famous by 1970s classic rock bands.

Since 2013, The Broadcast has released two full length studio albums and performed over 1,000 shows across the United States and Europe from intimate house concerts to sold out ampittheaters. This is a band on the brink of something taste makers are taking note of. Three decades from now, a documentary filmmaker in search of his next rockumentary will come across The Broadcast and realize he’s hit gold. The story of the rock and soul outfit not only comes with its own high-octane soundtrack, it hits on all the key points: Challenges are overcome, miles are logged, performances are slain and an oft-jaded music industry is enticed. There’s dancing. There’s a love story.

Over 50 years ago, Bob Dylan traveled—as many would after him—from the American heartland to New York City, singing his way to the stage at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village. For Caitlin Krisko and her band The Broadcast, the story began at The Bitter End and wound up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Like Dylan in reverse, lead singer Krisko grew restless in the city that never sleeps and dropped everything to move to Asheville, N.C., in 2010. It was there Krisko met guitarist Aaron Austin spending the next couple of years working as a songwriting duo releasing their debut LP, Dodge the Arrow, in 2013 (recorded at famed Echo Mountain Studios with LA producer, Eric “Mixerman” Sarafin). The record was an exploration of “bombastic, larger-than-life” sounds which went on to sell over 10,000 copies independently and ranked #4 on the college radio charts.

With maturity came the desire to explore something more grounded— something rooted in the Americana sounds of their new home in Appalachia. By 2014, shifts in personnel and objective led to some serious soul-searching. It was around that time that Krisko’s relationship with guitarist Aaron Austin evolved into a romance. Despite being from vastly different backgrounds — Austin grew up in the farmland near the Outer Banks — they began co-writing and found a natural partnership.

In 2015, The Broadcast got “the call” from producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tom Petty), and the band began recording their sophomore effort, From the Horizon, which was released in June to rave reviews from Relix Magazine, Paste, and Live for Live Music. From The Horizon embodies a new sense of home, comfortably seating The Broadcast in the company of their Americana contemporaries. With a mix of soul, blues and classic rock arrangements, The Broadcast has shared stages with Mavis Staples, John Prine, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Wood Brothers, Brandi Carlisle, Keller Williams, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, George Porter Jr. (Funky Meters), Betty LaVette, Charles Bradley and Holly Williams, among others.
Grass For That Ass
Grass For That Ass
Live Bluegrass Every Thursday at Cervantes' Other Side
ARISE Music Festival
ARISE Music Festival
ARISE is a music, yoga, activism and co-creative camping festival. Located just 65 miles north of Denver CO at Sunrise Ranch, this breath taking rocky mountain oasis is the perfect container for participants to entertain and be entertained, explore their creative potentials, connect with nature, stretch out, dive in, and dance.


ARISE Music Festival is celebrating its fifth year in Colorado this August 4-6 in Loveland. Over the years, the festival has featured such luminary talent as Micheal Franti, Beats Antique, Xavier Rudd, Galactic, The Polish Ambassador, Jurassic 5, Papadosio, Keller Williams, Groundation, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Emancipator Ensemble, Random Rab and many more. With a focus on conscious music, ARISE Music Festival seeks performers in a wide variety of genres. You may find that you discover as many new bands at ARISE, as the number of bands you came to see.

The ARISE Festival shines with outstanding Workshops, The Gaia Yoga Sanctuary, ARISE Dialogues, Art Gallery & Art Installations, the Rainbow Lightning Children’s Village, a Solutions Village and Village of Healing. The 100 acre Sunrise Ranch festival grounds is also home to a permanent, 400 seat dome theater to present internationally-recognized speakers, screen films, host thought leaders and innovators and hold open discussions for positive change. All of that across 7 stages with world class and underground music. See you at Sunrise Ranch this August 4-6!

“The music is like the fire …. and we all gather around it to warm our souls,” says Paul Bassis, Producer of ARISE. “The intention of the festival is to facilitate and amplify that inspiration into real life action.”

ARISE Music Festival’s intention is to create the kind of experience that is uniquely possible when we are all in it together from beginning to end. We hope you choose to join us. It’s going to be magical.

Tierro, Paul, Aly, Ami, Scott, Diana, Nicole, Mo, Meghan, Mia & the entire ARISE team.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/