Jeff Austin Band w/ Chain Station, Acoustic Mining Company

Jeff Austin Band w/ Chain Station, Acoustic Mining Company

Fri, January 26, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Jeff Austin Band
Jeff Austin Band
“When I’m writing a song, it’s not about the hot licks, it’s about the voice and how it can be showcased from song to song,” says musician Jeff Austin. His focus is on transporting his audience by way of his vocal: “It’s the direct communication with the crowd — not just asking them how they’re feeling, but bringing something out of them.” For Austin, the act of speaking to people through his art really means using his voice.

The career of the Colorado-based artist has already seen him break through jam and bluegrass scenes, play stages from The Fillmore Auditorium to Red Rocks Amphitheater, and outdoor events like Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, among many others. But with the launch of his solo career in 2014, Austin is now building on the foundations of previous ventures while honing his own sound and charting new courses.

“I’ve learned a lot from the people I’ve played with,” says Austin who has shared stages with such luminaries as Del McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Earle Scruggs, Jon Fishman, and Phil Lesh. And it’s artists such as these who have helped crystalize Austin’s idea of what he wants to do as he moves forward with his eponymous project. “From both the rock side and the bluegrass side,” he explains, “I’ve learned a lot about song structure, solo ideas, playing with guts, and being who you are.”
Chain Station
Chain Station
Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band from Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots, with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight. Their picking ranges from lightning-fast to mountain mellow. They are a bluegrass band that would satisfy a picky old-timer and delight fans of newgrass, a delicate balance indeed.
In the summer of 2006, Alex Thoele and Jon Pickett met while playing guitars around a campfire, high on a mountaintop in Estes Park, CO. The two have been entertaining and writing music since. In 2010, they were joined by mandolin player and fellow midwesterner Jarett Mason and shortly after by James Weatherly on banjo, the band’s only Colorado native.
They've become known for winning over crowds with creative, fun original songs that flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you. Pure Mountain Music! It's obvious these guys love what they do, engaging their growing fan base with high energy, stage antics that guarantee a live show that’s just plain fun.
The band’s newest album is “Where I want To Be” October, 2016. In 2015 a live album “Chain Up Volume 1” was released and the debut studio album “Dancin’ With the Law” hit the scene in 2013. Chain Station has directly supported bands such as The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Devil Makes Three, Larry Sparks, Todd Snider, Sierra Hull, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Fruition, Trout Steak Revival, The Railsplitters, The Lil’ Smokies, Hot Buttered Rum, Deadphish Orchestra and many more.
This band has been living life through music and adventures together for more than six years. Relentless gigging in their home state of Colorado, the mountain west and the midwest has made this band of brothers one of the tightest, most professional little ragtag pack of muppets on the scene today. The big old mountain sky is the limit!
Acoustic Mining Company
Acoustic Mining Company
The music of Acoustic Mining Company is as familiar as an old friend, just as acoustic music should be.
 The percussive mandolin style of Terry Martin and the melodic banjo work of Patrick Padgett interplay like overheard conversations, while classically trained members Chris Kolakowski, upright bass, and fiddler Joel Denman take the discussion into entirely unexpected directions. Two guitars and harmony voices complete a full, warm sound, provided by Jeff Ames and Steve Suh. Whether the band is offering up a traditional fiddle tune, covering a unique song or breaking ground with original ideas there is always an exciting relationship at work, joining disciplined musicianship with joyful acoustic mayhem.

There is a Colorado sound, a special something we all enjoy here that requires no name. From Boulder's Fox Theatre to the Crestone Music Festival, every musician can feel it, every listener can hear it. AMCo has developed and offered their own recognizable take on that sound for over 10 years, playing the venues, breweries, festivals and gatherings that connect us all to that Colorado experience. AMCo is simply in the right place, doing the right thing, making interesting, energetic and fun acoustic music.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/