Brad Parsons Band ft. Jay Cobb Anderson (Fruition), Tyler Thompson (Fruition) & members of Grant Farm and Sophistafunk [LATE SET] w/ Jonah Wisneski Band (of Other Worlds) [PATIO SET]

Grass For That Ass Presents

Brad Parsons Band ft. Jay Cobb Anderson (Fruition), Tyler Thompson (Fruition) & members of Grant Farm and Sophistafunk [LATE SET] w/ Jonah Wisneski Band (of Other Worlds) [PATIO SET]

Thu, September 21, 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

Brad Parsons Band
Brad Parsons Band
BRAD PARSONS - VOCALS, GUITAR
DYLAN DISALVIO - GUITAR
DANIEL LEE - BASS
FOREST CARTER - DRUMS

Once people get the chance to see Brad Parsons Band, it's an experience they don’t easily forget. The Portland-based singer-songwriter has been enrapturing audiences across the country with his almost-unreal powerhouse of a voice and his genre-bending blend of psychedelic rock and Americana.
His songs and style aim to hit you right in your chest and his big voice goes for your gut. He begs you to sing, shout, dance, laugh and cry with him with songs that sound like standards but are wholly unique to his own style.
It’s not just his steadily growing fan base that knows that he’s got something special going on. The former member of Horse Feathers gets a lot of love from other musicians, including being tapped as a special guest for Fruition on Jam Cruise, and artist at large for Winter Wonder Grass Tahoe and Northwest String Summit.

Brad's first full length album "Hold True" is out now!
Jay Cobb Anderson Band
Jay Cobb Anderson Band
years ago, with only a $100 to his name and no place to stay, Jay Cobb Anderson packed his bags, grabbed his guitars and left the small pond of Idaho for the waters of Portland, Oregon. It was here that he became a founding member of the groups Fruition, the Bellyboys and Rose City Thorns (formerly known as the Villains). These groups would go on to pack local venues, successfully tour west of the Mississippi, and release fan adored albums. As a prominent songwriter for all three bands, Anderson has woven his musical stylings from the “along the riverbed” folk tunes to the heartland Americana ballads to the loud, grimy rock and roll ragers.

Even with the assortment of musical outlets Jay Cobb had at his disposal, he still managed to write 100 plus songs that did not fit with the sounds of his other groups. After 2.5 years of whittling these 100 songs, the best 12 were selected to create Anderson’s first solo album, “I’m a Rambler, I’m a Fool.” The album is a showcase of the artist’s versatility and ability. From the honest admissions in the title track, to the loving sacrifice and struggle of the working man in “Revelation”, to the ode to fallen friends and growth in “That’s Enough”, Anderson showcases his technical ability as a musician and singer as well as his human vulnerability, faults, philosophies and desires.
Tyler Thompson
Tyler Thompson
Drummer at Fruition
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.
Sophistafunk
Sophistafunk
Fans across America are talking about Syracuse-based Sophistafunk, the product of three multi-talented musicians — Adam Gold, Jack Brown, & Emanuel Washington — who combine spoken-word artistry, old-school hip hop, & funky rhythms to create a unique live band experience.

The band met in 2007 and rapidly evolved into a national-touring live act. Known for their HUGE sound (created by only three members), the band has won over crowds with a captivating stage presence and tight musicianship. Rooted by old school funk / hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. Sophistafunk is a multi-genre tour de force, jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments.

For six years, this road warrior band has been hitting the pavement and blowing minds across the United States. They’ve collaborated live with greats spanning Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Talking Heads) to Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce/Dumpstaphunk) and were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives when Gold’s restaurant and music venue, Funk n’ Waffles, was featured on the show on December 25, 2012. Host, Guy Fieri, dug the band so hard, they’ve since played his birthday party in Santa Rosa, CA and became the first band ever to play the International Home and Housewares Convention in Chicago, IL on March 3, 2013, by Fieri’s personal request.

Sophistafunk has played high-profile venues including The Blue Note Jazz Club (NYC), The Boom Boom Room (San Francisco), The Belly Up (Aspen), Brooklyn Bowl (NYC) and more and supported acts including Soulive, G. Love, Foreigner, Trombone Shorty, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, EOTO, Marco Benevento and more. They’ve also gained attention from publications including New York City’s Village Voice and Beyond Race Magazine.
Jonah Wisneski
Jonah Wisneski
As a strong pressence in Colorado, Jonah Wisneski has been contributing to Denver's burgeoning music scene for the last few years. After spending time as a session player, touring/recording/playing with various musical acts in Colorado, Jonah is finally letting his own voice be heard with a new band and a new record.

A guitarist/singer/composer, Jonah Wisneski spent the last few years working on his own music in between his time spent with other bands. Enlisting close friends (Colorado musical mainstays: The Fox Street All-Stars and Kinetix) to join him in the studio, it was time to work out the sound he was hearing in his head.

"I entered the studio a while back with a batch of songs, and ideas how they would be arranged. Josh Fairman (Kinetix) signed on to produce/engineer/play on the record, and he was pivotal in helping this come together. From there,Fox Street All Stars joined in, and were playing on songs until we had reached a point where everyone could feel good about the sounds we were getting. It kind of snowballed when musicians like Nate Barnes (drums) of Rose Hill Drive, and Bill McKay (Piano) of Leftover Salmon contributed. The results were exactly what I was hoping for."

Now, with a record on the way, the live band has found it's stride playing rhythm & blues soaked rock, rooted with sounds of Americana and more. The approach is to blend contemporary and classic ideas into a sound that is uniquely its own, yet newly familiar.

"I want the focus to be on the songs. I've got a great band that can put on a great live show, but I want the songs to be great in any environment, whether it's live or on your stereo."

The result, is a debut record due this summer. Hours of recording culled down to a cohesive sound that represents only the tip of the iceberg. Featuring members of Leftover Salmon, Rose Hill Drive, Kinetix and Fox Street All Stars, the record will showcase some of the country's best musicians. With numerous shows on the horizon, the future is looking bright.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/