Craigstock 2012 ft. Dead Floyd, Fox Street All Stars, Grant Farm, Craigstock West Ensemble, James And The Devil, Green River Vibe, Jessica Jones and the Funky Johnson, Michaela & Tomara, Hippie Sideshow Hootenany, Tori Pater, Steve Suh and Mike Studeny

Craigstock 2012 ft. Dead Floyd, Fox Street All Stars, Grant Farm, Craigstock West Ensemble, James And The Devil, Green River Vibe, Jessica Jones and the Funky Johnson, Michaela & Tomara, Hippie Sideshow Hootenany, Tori Pater, Steve Suh and Mike Studeny

Sat, September 29, 2012

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Cervantes' and The Other Side - DUAL VENUE

Denver, CO

$20.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages




100% of the proceeds to benefit Blue Star Connection.

BSC is non-profit organization dedicated to bringing music into the lives of children and young adults who are fighting cancer and other life-challenging situations. We also work with musical therapists in various hospitals and clinics, and host fundraisers and benefit concerts in many cities around the country. Craigstock West 2012 will not only serve as a fund raising opportunity for our organization, but will also host a Gear Drive to bring in used instruments that we may then re-distribute to our patients all over the nation. If you have anything that you would like to donate to the drive, pack it up and bring it to the show! If you cannot make it but would still like to donate, contact Ian Morlock (ianmorlock@gmail.com) to get details on how to drop off your gear.

Dead Floyd
Dead Floyd
Dead Floyd is a celebration of the music of two of rock and roll's greatest bands, The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd, mashed together into one high-energy, unpredictable show. Drawing from both extensive catalogs of music, the Dead Floyd performances include early rarities to modern classics and everything in between. The love of the music of both bands inspires Dead Floyd to uniquely interpret the songs in a way that allows the music to timelessly live on and the legacy of both bands to stay alive to the next generation of fans. The excitement, creativity, and improvisation that went into both bands live shows of so many years is brought back for old and new fans to enjoy today.

Because the number of songs available from both bands is so large, the question that is heard at every Dead Floyd show is "What will they play next?" The unpredictability of the set list and the modern translation of classic, beloved songs bring an element of surprise to every Dead Floyd show. That is what has kept fans captivated and why their legacy as a tribute band continues to grow.

Dead Floyd is based out of Fort Collins, Colorado and, since forming in summer 2009, they have performed at renowned venues such as The Fox Theatre, The Aggie Theatre, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Owsleys, Quixotes, Ullr's Tavern, and more. To date, they have headlined every show they have played.

The members of the band draw on their roots in jazz, funk, and rock to bring a high level of musicianship to the music and close attention to detail. The band is made up of Charlie Humphreys (guitar, vocals), Josh Miller (bass, vocals), Stu Crair (drums, vocals), and Matt Goldberg (keys, synth). This group of players has combined to perform over 1000 shows across the country in various original projects including The Grippe, Hot Gazpacho, The Maji, Wooleye, Holy Moses and the High Rollers, Orooni, and many more.

The audience response to Dead Floyd has been overwhelming for everyone involved and the fans' love of the music pushes this project to new heights. Come to the next show and find out why…
Fox Street
Fox Street
"Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headlining shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:

"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."

While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both theLos Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.

Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk -- but also having shared the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together gives the band a certain tightness, a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).
It’s the Fox Street sound that’s landed the band gigs sharing the bill and often the stage with contemporary touring acts like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Galactic; as well as members of legendary groups including The Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, and The Meters.
2014 is set to be another landmark year for Fox Street -- In addition to writing and recording new music and expanding their United States tour schedule, the band is currently booking its first European trek for later this fall.

Look out for the band to headed your way soon -- Check out www.foxstreetband.com or keep up with Fox Street tour dates and new releases on Facebook or Twitter."
Grant Farm
Grant Farm
GRANT FARM is a refreshing harvest of a band from the fertile Front Range of Colorado. This much-anticipated four-piece represents the fruition of the efforts of National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant, one of the hottest and best-known guitar players on the scene today. Tyler was a member of The Drew Emmitt Band and The Emmitt-Nershi Band from 2005 until 2010 when he went on his own to pursue his calling as a bandleader. In Grant Farm he is partnered with dynamic drummer Chris Misner, also of the Drew Emmitt Band and Bill Nershi’s Blue Planet. The quartet is completed by funky phenom Adrian “Ace” Engfer on bass and the prodigious Sean Foley on keyboards. Grant Farm has established a movement based on their connection to roots music of all kinds, devotion to their fans and family, and their brilliant performances of Rocky Mountain Rock and Roll.

Grant Farm is a band on a mission. Tyler, Chris, Ace and Sean are experienced players of renown in their own right, but as a unit they form a greater whole, and are working hard to grow into the best band that they can be. Members of Grant Farm have been featured on stage with the likes of Leftover Salmon, The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Motet, Head For The Hills, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Dumpstaphunk, Tony Rice, Larry Keel, Keller Williams, Jon Oates, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Disco Biscuits, Abigail Washburn and Peter Rowan.

The seeds of Grant Farm were planted in 2009 by Tyler Grant and Andy Thorn. Tyler was fresh off the boat from Nashville, TN and Andy from Chapel Hill, NC. The duo found themselves in Boulder, CO as members of The Emmitt-Nershi Band, and were eager to showcase some of their original music. The Grant/Thorn duo quickly grew into a bluegrass/new acoustic quartet and were well-received by the hungry Colorado music fans. When Tyler gave his notice to ENB at the end of 2010 he was driven to make a bigger statement with his music so he dusted off his Telecaster, started a conversation with the experienced and equally driven Misner, plugged in, turned up, and watched the sprouts of the Grant Farm concept grow.

With the help of Thorn and stellar bassist Keith Moseley of The String Cheese Incident, the electric Grant Farm started rehearsing in early 2011. Their concerts in Denver, Boulder and the mountains beyond caused a ripple in the local music scene that led to some fine festival plays the following Summer, including Yarmonygrass, Four Corners Folk Festival, Fort Collins Bark n’ Bluegrass, Riverfront, and Harvestival. With a country-disco (Cris-Co), roots-rock, booty-shakin’ jam-tastic concept fully formed, Ace and Sean were brought on board to bring the band into 2012, road-ready and fully capable of annihilating crowds across the country. An eponymous debut CD will be released on Grant Central Records in January 2012; a Winter harvest of fine original music planted and nurtured by the industrious Grant Farm.
James and the Devil
James and the Devil
James & the Devil has an original style you just can't peg, they spin off Rock'n'Roll sounds with MountainGrass, funk, hip hop, and rhythmic dance chemistry that always gets the house movin! A sort of New Age broad spectrum Rock'n'Roll Review that can be summed up as Rocky Mountain RedNeck Gangsta Rock!!

After the first year of playing together James and The Devil developed a strong chemistry, realizing the root of their music was a common interest in rock music and performance. They also realized the importance of variety for expression and showmanship purposes.

The short story would be that James and The Devil tours the Rocky Mountains from north to south with a base in Denver. They play as much as they can, they get involved with the local scene, and actively promote with a good cause. James and The Devil plays for every demographic, old and young, and is made up of dreamers, beer drinkers, thinkers, and smokers, and is seen happiest playing music while uniting people.

J and The D is currently in the studio, working on their first full length album, that they hope to have completed in the fall of '09. During this time they will be continuously playing and touring, so come out and get down to some Rocky Mountain Rebel Rock and don't forget to bring an extra pair of socks!!

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/jamesandthedevil#ixzz0r8s3dfXj
Green River Vibe
Green River Vibe
Green River Vibe assembled through the collaboration between Ted Kleist
and Alex Mackenzie-Low. Ted Kleist took his so-cal roots from San Diego,
California, and fused them with the spontaneous and passionate
lyrical/musical compositions of vocalist/guitarist, Alex Mackenzie-Low.
The duo immediately found power in their collaborative songwriting skills,
constantly feeding off of their education in music business, production,
and performance at the University of Colorado Denver. They proceeded in a
series of drum and bass searching, aiming to find the perfect
accompaniment for the band, ultimately finding Mic Wolfer and Chris Cook.
Mic synergized his reggae-rock drum feels, while the minnesotan raised
bassist, Chris, lended his Minnesotan smooth yet defined baselines. The
group instantly found themselves making great music, and continued
expanding this sound with their constant desire to "cut the edge" by
throwing in elements of hip hop, electronica, ballad, and dub. It was at
this point that G.R.V. (Green River Vibe) began playing around at local
venues, consistently engaging in new opportunities, and spreading the vibe
to a whole new breed of listeners.
Jessica Jones and the Funky Johnson
Jessica Jones and the Funky Johnson
Ms. Jones is a Soul Singer with roots in Jazz, Funk, Blues, R&B, Rock and Hip-Hop. She has been singing for 15 years, but just truly came out of her shell in the last 2 years. She has quickly built a name for herself as a poignient improvisational singer k...eeping audiences on their toes with off the cuff lyrics and soulful, wailing vocals. Compared to Susan Tedeschi, Fiona Apple and Janis Joplin, she has a unique and bold, sultry yet vibrant style that carries into any genre. She has shared the stage with Ivan Neville on Jam Cruise 6 and Yes's John Anderson in Denver, CO. She has also recorded locally with rapper Whygee and soul singer charleyBRAND, in Galactic's studio in New Orleans, LA with them and Mr. Lif, and in New York, NY with Kid Springs and Blake on Universal Records. Armed with hundreds of her own originals and covers, coupled with the ability to make up songs on the fly, Ms. Jones is sure to please audiences looking for an intimate and genuine musical experience.
Michaela Rae Knox
Michaela Rae Knox
Michaela Rae is a 16-year-old guitarist with a decade’s worth of playing the blues, picking up skills quickly and expertly, making her a rising star to watch on the Colorado music scene. Her debut CD, Blues with a Backbone, was released in June 2009, and showcases her “plenty solid” guitar playing (Westword). Michaela has appeared on numerous esteemed stages from the Blues From The Top Festival to the International Blues Challenge, and she’s currently working on new material for her next album. In her spare time, she races dragsters, runs track, excels in art and math, and loves being a teenage girl.
Tori Pater's Big Bad Band
Tori Pater's Big Bad Band
Tori Pater is Denver's favorite rock star.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' and The Other Side - DUAL VENUE
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80203
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/