Jay Roemer Band feat. Dave Carroll (of Trampled By Turtles), Dan Andree, Jarett Mason, Casey Cormier w/ Thin Air - Pickin’ on Widespread Panic (LATE SET), Shawn Nelson & Legal Tender

Grass For That Ass Presents

Jay Roemer Band feat. Dave Carroll (of Trampled By Turtles), Dan Andree, Jarett Mason, Casey Cormier w/ Thin Air - Pickin’ on Widespread Panic (LATE SET), Shawn Nelson & Legal Tender

Thu, December 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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

Jay Roemer Band
Jay Roemer Band
Jay Roemer is the face of original, acoustic Americana and Bluegrass in the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs. Jay first started turning heads in the state he calls home as the front man/songwriter for the band, Old Town Pickers. Deeply focused on intriguing lyrics, along with some fancy guitar work, his songs continue to connect with all types of audiences.
Dave Carroll
Dave Carroll
Progressive bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonett had lost most of his music gear, thanks to a group of enterprising car thieves who'd ransacked his vehicle while he played a show with his previous band. Left with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, he began piecing together a new band, this time taking inspiration from bluegrass, folk, and other genres that didn't rely on amplification. Simonett hadn't played any bluegrass music before, and he filled his lineup with other newcomers to the genre, including fiddler Ryan Young (who'd previously played drums in a speed metal act) and jam band bassist Tim Saxhaug. Along with mandolinist Erik Berry and banjo player Dave Carroll, the group began carving out a fast, frenetic sound that owed as much to rock & roll as bluegrass.

Trampled by Turtles released their first record, Songs from a Ghost Town, in 2004. In a genre steeped in tradition, the album stood out for its contemporary sound, essentially bridging the gap between the bandmates' background in rock music and their new acoustic leanings. Blue Sky and the Devil (2005) and Trouble (2007) explored a similar sound, but it wasn't until 2008 and the band's fourth release, Duluth, that Trampled by Turtles received the full support of the bluegrass community. Duluth peaked at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart and paved the way for a number of festival appearances. When Palomino arrived in 2010, it was met with an even greater response, debuting at the top of the bluegrass chart and remaining in the Top Ten for more than a year. Two years later, their crossover appeal landed them at number 32 on the Billboard 200 pop charts upon the release of their sixth album, Stars and Satellites. In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. The official concert album, Live at First Avenue, followed in 2013, recorded at Minnesota's most famous venue. A year later, the band returned with the darker-toned Wild Animals, which bettered its studio predecessor on the album charts, reaching number 29.
Dan Andree
Dan Andree
Thin Air
Thin Air
Thin Air, from Denver CO, is a Widespread Panic Tribute Band that strives to capture the essence of WSP in sound and delivery. The band closely replicates the songs as much to the studio versions bringing you the listener, the best of both "live” and "studio" WSP worlds.
Thin Air is comprised of 6 local Colorado musicians: Ryan Morrow -Bass, Lionel Lucchesi -Drums, Bill Stonebraker -Lead Guitar, Grant Kuhlman - Guitar / Lead vocal, Mark Norman on Keyboard's and Special guest; Rob Brandon on Percussion.
They honor the band they love most, by putting on the best re-creation of all things Widespread Panic!
Shawn Nelson & Legal Tender
Shawn Nelson & Legal Tender
Shawn Nelson is a songwriter, musician, singer and recent transplant to Golden, Colorado from Austin, Texas. Born and raised in Houston, Shawn moved to Austin to play music and spent over 10 years performing, writing songs and making records.

The Austin Chronicle named his 2011's San Juan Street "one of the best country albums of the year."

“I'm just a Houston kid who's been lucky to write, play and record music for many years. I’ve been fortunate to play my music on all kinds of stages across the country and to release a few albums along the way. It's a labor of love and at this point, my life's work."

Over the years Shawn has released nine independent albums with various band mates – four under Shawn Nelson, one with Shawn Nelson & The Good Buds, two with Shawn Nelson & The Ramblers, one under his first band Crazy Chester and one under 2Fer1 with fellow songwriter, Graham Wilkinson, which was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN.

“I’m lucky to call the musicians who play on my albums, my friends. Every one of them is a fine soul and they believe in my music. I write most of my songs in solitude on a guitar or the piano, but for me, my music really comes alive when others are involved and that collective vibe and spirit is created - these guys make that happen and for that I am eternally grateful."

Shawn has shared all kinds of stages with all kinds of bands, from Gruene Hall with Asleep At The Wheel to Stubb’s with Drive-By Truckers to Shinyribs at Continental Club. Before departing Austin, Shawn held down two weekly residencies for years.

Tuesdays were down on the drag at the second oldest venue in Austin, The Hole In The Wall, with his string band pickers who are featured on the latest album, You Are Me. Wednesdays were on Rainey Street at Bungalow for the 2Fer1 show with fellow Austin songwriter, Graham Wilkinson.

"I’ve played my songs for many years in honky-tonks, bars, clubs, dancehalls, big stages, small stages, backyard parties, campfires, patios, hotel rooms, motel rooms, parking lots, farmers markets, flat-bed trailers, boats and even buses. Some of the songs are set closers, but all of them come from the heart and some of them are even true.”

2016 proved to be a productive year for the songwriter with his songs featured on two releases from Austin artists, Graham Wilkinson and Samuel Grey Horse. Graham recorded one of Shawn's unreleased reggae songs, "I Am Not Alone" for his #Because Of You album and Grey Horse recorded the traveling country love song, "More Than California" off 2011's San Juan Street.

“I am a songwriter, singer and player. My main instrument is the acoustic guitar, a Gibson J-45. I call her The Workhorse and she earns every inch of that name. We have had a storied life together. She was actually stolen at a gig in 2015 and was returned to me by the Austin Police! When I was re-united with her, I realized that I am here on this terrestrial plane to be a songwriter. I love to write songs and there's nothing better than playing my songs for folks, it’s what got me here and what keeps me going.“

Inspired by those Tuesdays at the Hole In The Wall, Shawn and the group of string band pickers featuring Matt Slusher (South Austin Jug Band, Wood & Wire) on guitar, Fletcher Murchison (Will Dupuy, La Tampiquena) on mandolin and Morgan Patrick Thompson (John Evans, Asylum Street Spankers) on upright bass recorded a live studio album, You Are Me, on May 25, 2016.

You Are Me was released in late 2016 and includes some new songs, two cover songs from Townes Van Zandt and The Carter Family and acoustic takes on previously released songs. It's all strings and all songs recorded on one day at Signal Hill Recording in Austin.

The future is unknown and uncertain, yet there is something exciting about that to Shawn. He is excited to start a new band in Colorado and looking forward to bringing his music to the high country.
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/