SOLD OUT - Phoffman / Beck Quartet feat. Paul Hoffman & Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass, Billy Strings, Samson Grisman w/ Grant Farm

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Sold Out: SOLD OUT - Phoffman / Beck Quartet feat. Paul Hoffman & Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass, Billy Strings, Samson Grisman w/ Grant Farm

Sat, April 8, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

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Paul Hoffman
Paul Hoffman
Founding member, singer, songwriter and mandolin player for the award winning folk/americana outfit Greensky Bluegrass, this is the FB home for Paul Hoffman's solo musical adventures.
Anders Beck
Anders Beck
Anders Beck plays the dobro... or the resophonic guitar as some call it... or the "drop steel" as he calls it. In his relatively short time playing the instrument, Anders has built a reputation for being a unique, creative player that fits into any musical situation with a sound that is strong yet sweet; dirty yet somehow clean. To quote a recent Jambase article, "Anders Beck's moaning dobro got me where it hurts AND heals.".

Anders was a founding member of what may turn out to be one of the most notable farm teams in bluegrass, Broke Mountain. His playing and songwriting helped shoot the band quickly into the spotlight when they won the 2003 Rockygrass Band Contest only two months after forming the band. When the band members decided to pursue other outlets for their music in 2005, Anders was recruited by friend and songwriter extraordinaire, Benny "Burle" Galloway of Yonder Mountain String Band fame, to help create a band to showcase the man's phenomenal songs. The resulting band, The Wayword Sons (uniquely consisting of acoustic guitar, dobro, piano and bass) made one critically acclaimed album, toured coast to coast and played many of the country's major festivals.

In 2008, Anders officially joined Greensky Bluegrass as a result of many late night jam sessions and a clear musical chemistry that could not be denied. He views the band as a sort of culmination of his previous projects in that it involves killer bluegrass pickin' and stellar songwriting. His playing fits incredibly well into the bands melodic soundscape and seems as if it was always there.

While other collaborations are too many to list, Anders has notably played in solo projects with Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon) and Jeff Austin (YMSB), has played sets with The Drew Emmit Band and The Emmitt Nershi Band (Leftover Salmon and String Cheese Incident) and is often asked to sit in with bands ranging from Railroad Earth to New Monsoon.

Aside from music, Anders likes to backcountry ski in deep, deep powder and is currently starting to write his first novel.
Billy Strings
Billy Strings
Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing as a solo artist or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets at festivals, the reaction to Billy Strings tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!”



Raised in Michigan and based in Nashville, Strings — real name William Apostol — learned music from his father, who had learned it from his father, and his father before him. Maybe that’s why at 24, Strings’ songs, his articulation, his entire approach, sounds so authentic and steeped in tradition. Consider him the next in line of an Americana thread, not some upstart or bandwagon jumper.



While Strings’ profile as a guitarist and singer in the acoustic/bluegrass scene continues to grow, he has already earned some landmark achievements. He has been invited to play on stage with Del McCoury, David Grisman, Larry Keel, Sam Bush, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon and more. He’s landed coveted slots at festivals like Pickathon, Merlefest, DelFest, High Sierra Music Festival, Grey Fox to name a few and he’s shared bills with popular touring acts Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Leftover Salmon, Cabinet and more. And the industry has taken notice: He just won IBMA 2016 Momentum Awards Instrumentalist of the Year for guitar, banjo and mandolin and was voted #1 in, scene tastemaker, Bluegrass Situation’s Top 16 of ’16. .
Samson Grisman
Samson Grisman
Grant Farm
Grant Farm
From the Roadhouse Circuit to Red Rocks, 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 National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant. Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and virtuosic musicianship, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Chris Robinson Brotherhood 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/songs) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keyboards and vocals). Grant Farm's third full-length release, the 2016 concept album Kiss the Ground, is an archetypal study of the current state of a system that requires people to work way to hard to buy in. Meeting on the Mountain LIVE Vol.1, released Summer 2018, is a harvest of the most exceptional performances from the first ten episodes of the Meeting on the Mountain LIVE Broadcast, which Tyler and the band hosted, featuring luminary musical guests such as Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident), Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth), and Andy Hall (Infamous Stringdusters). The band is working on a new studio album to be released Spring 2019, which will further explore the characters, storyline and themes of Spirit, Struggle, Empathy, and Breakthrough introduced in Kiss The Ground.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/