Highland Ramblers w/ Liver Down The River (LATE SET), Masontown (PATIO SET), Mike Montrey Band (PATIO SET)

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Highland Ramblers w/ Liver Down The River (LATE SET), Masontown (PATIO SET), Mike Montrey Band (PATIO SET)

Thu, May 24, 2018

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

EARLY BIRD: $5 /// OVER 21: $5 Before 8PM / $10 Between 8PM & 9PM / $15 After 9PM / UNDER 21: $15

This event is 16 and over

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TICKET PRICE - ADVANCE PRICING
$5 Early Bird
$10 Advance
$15 Day Of Show 

 

TICKET PRICE - WALK UP PRICING
OVER 21 = $5 Before 8 PM / $10 Between 8 PM and 9PM / $15 After 9 PM
UNDER 21 = $15 All Night

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Highland Ramblers
Highland Ramblers
Highland Ramblers, a Denver based high-energy boot-stomping string band who celebrate and create original old-time and traditional Americana music. Drawing influences from roots music, folk, and blues, the Highland Ramblers craft and perform original material bordering bluegrass that is filled with thoughtful stories, high harmonies, and a blistering whirlwind of pickin’ sure to keep you dancing, hootin’ and holler’n!
Liver Down the River
Liver Down the River
Liver Down The River is a six-piece jam style bluegrass group from the beautiful mountains of Durango, CO. The band incorporates elements of funk, rock, celtic, and Irish music into their sound. Their story began in the fall of 2012, when mandolin/harmonica player Patrick Storen met vocalist/guitar player Matt Granzow. The pair had an impromptu jam session in the Bader Snyder Dorm room of Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Together they began experimenting with bluegrass music, and incorporated their eclectic styles on traditional Grateful Dead tunes. That day spawned a lifelong friendship between the pair, and before long they were picking together every afternoon.

Soon after, Emily Aguirre-Winter got word of these picking sessions and joined them with her fiddle and lead vocals. Aguirre-Winter brings her melodic vocal beauty to Liver Down The River’s music, and her classically trained musical background initiates refreshing and angelic textures to each creative composition. Aguirre-Winter adds a melodic flavor to the group with her songwriting craftsmanship, and ability to pinpoint harmonies and echoing call and response heard on songs like ‘Shot O’ Booze’ and ‘Murder Ballad’.

Over the next few months the trio enlisted the talent of drummer John Carter Colia, and bassist/vocalist Derek Abt. These additions allowed for more ambitious musical excursions, and a breakaway from traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Colia, the man that keeps the train from rolling off the tracks each night, is the driving force of the band. His approach to percussion allows for the band to dive into many different styles, wile maintaining a rhythmic flow. This driving force is complimented by Abt’s funky bass rhythms paving the pathway for the band to bend the rules of traditional bluegrass, and pioneer a sound of their own, which they call NewGrass. In 2014 the multi instrument virtuoso Tyler Rice was added to band on lead vocals, banjo, and keyboards. Having moved to Durango from Cumming, GA Rice quickly took on a key role as a remarkable songwriter for the band with enticing stories of the road and traveling experiences. With this addition, Liver Down The River was complete.

Experimenting with extended improvisational jamming and exploring a diverse range of musical genres, Liver Down The River brings new life to classic fiddle tunes and traditional bluegrass standards. Striving to write music that conveys the atmosphere and feeling of the Colorado way of life, Granzow’s lyrics connect with real life emotions and are easily relatable to anyone who listens. Granzow states, “Whether it be our high energy bluegrass tunes, extended jamming, or funk tunes—we are creating music that will last, and connect with the emotions of our audiences.” Fueled by the energy of their whiskey drinking and dancing audiences Liver Down The River creates a show full of magic and spontaneous surprises. Their high-energy performances and close interaction with their fans lead to the attraction of their dedicated fan base, known as the Liverfolk.

Liver Down The River will be releasing Liver Down The River EP on June 30th 2015, and will be celebrating the EP release with performances throughout the summer of 2015. Liver Down The River EP will be available for digital download on all major listening platforms, and will be available for purchase at all of their upcoming shows. Be sure to pick up a copy and catch Liver Down The River at a city near you! For a full listing of upcoming Liver Down The River shows please visit: http://liverdowntheriver.com/
Masontown
Masontown
Masontown, is a new young band with an enchanting sound that emerged from the hotbed of the Colorado roots music scene; they are releasing their debut album In this time (Oct. 13, 2017). The new album features mostly original songs such as “Cambric Shirt,” “In This Time” and highlights the band's ability to shine on their instruments. The band members consist of jazz guitarist turned flat-picking sensation Eric Wiggs (guitar/vocals), veteran bluegrass mandolin player and composer Mike Canney, fiddle champion and classical violinist Natalie Padilla (fiddle/vocals) and an upright bassist with roots running deep in the classical and jazz traditions Bradley Morse.

Masontown’s sound is an exciting and eclectic take on the American acoustic tradition. At once fresh and familiar, the group unites the sounds of bluegrass, old-time, folk, and new acoustic music into a sonic melting pot that hearkens back to our deep musical traditions while remaining defiantly modern in conception. Masontown is a band on the move, driven to delight the ears, touch the hearts, and move the feet of generations of music lovers in Colorado and far beyond.
Mike Montrey Band
Mike Montrey Band
Mike Montrey Band is the sound where Americana, Folk and Rock 'n Roll come together to be sung by a true singer songwriter. MMB released their new album John Street on January 26th 2018. The album was produced by Grammy-winner Jim Scott, who has put his tasteful sonic stamp on releases by Wilco, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Santana, and Tedeschi Trucks Band, to name a few. Aquarian Weekly says, "The choruses click like magic" and NJ Stage calls it "A Masterpiece."

John Street was recorded at the famed PLYRZ studio with legendary keyboard player John Ginty, who is known for his soulful, energetic performances with Dixie Chicks, Citizen Cope, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, and others. Ginty is particularly well-loved for his Hammond B-3 organ skills, which are a refreshing addition to performances by band members Mike Montrey (guitars/vocals), Anthony Duca (bass), Rob Smith (drums), and Jen Augustine (vocals).

Song by Song by Song (2014), peaked at #9 on the Relix Radio Charts in May 2014. Each song was crafted individually and subsequently released as a single, some with an accompanying video, all over the course of 15 months. This production strategy allowed the project to take on a life of its own, and over a year’s worth of life experience can be found reflected in this album. Despite being released individually, the tracks sound as if they were written and recorded together, and the album flows from beginning to end. Song By Song By Song was produced in six different studios, across three states, with help from Grammy-Award winning engineer Carter William Humphrey (Rod Stewart, Dr. Dre), and Grammy-Award winning producer Hod David (Maxwell).

2011 saw the recording of the critically acclaimed, Weaving the Basket. The double disc was recorded live at Retromedia Studios in Red Bank, NJ, and prompted the Aquarian Weekly to shout: "Weaving The Basket rocks, it is spontaneous and dynamic. The songs are true works of art, gems in the rough that have been presented to the listener for their own individual interpretation of value"



Montrey’s professional music career began in 2001, with the formation of the eclectic rock band, …water... Acting as chief songwriter and vocalist/guitarist, Montrey led the five-piece into garnering a regional cult following and very rewarding press. After releasing their second studio LP, 2003’s "Dig", New Jersey's Gannett Publications stated, "This band could represent rock's past, present and future", while the renowned tri-state music publication Upstage Magazine pronounced Montrey as "one of the scene's most commanding frontmen and inventive guitarists."

In 2007, after countless …water… performances at markets such as SXSW (Austin, TX), The Knitting Factory (NYC), Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), The Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ) and The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ), Montrey was invited to tour nationally as a member of epic rock band The Samples, who’d been touring for 19 years and had shared stages with Dave Matthews Band, Sting and Phish, among many other heavy hitters. Montrey continues to perform with the legendary Samples at such venues as House of Blues (Dallas and Atlantic City), Tipitina's (New Orleans), Red Rocks Amphitheater (Morrison, CO) and The Highline Ballroom (NYC).

2008 saw Montrey collect his considerable experience and prowess to complete the debut solo album, "A Perfect Reality", consisting of 11 original Montrey compositions ranging from rock to country to experimental soundscapes. The album features fellow Samples and MMB member Karl Dietel on keyboards, as well as a slew of talented guests. Grammy Award-winner Mike Tarsia (Patti LaBelle, Joe Pass, Billy Preston) acted as engineer and co-producer. Within months of its release in April 2008, the album debuted at #29 on the Jambands.com radio charts. The single "Take Me Down Mississippi" was featured as a Garageband.com track of the week, and "Tin Can" was a Relix Magazine Jam Off! selection. Montrey celebrated the release with a performance at a packed Sullivan Hall in NYC.

“A Perfect Reality” has enjoyed a nomination for Top Release of 2008 by the Asbury Music Awards.

Montrey soon formed the nexus of what would become The MMB. Following their inception, The College of New Jersey's weekly publication, The Signal, spoke of their live show: "The audience sat mesmerized by the explosive energy of the music and the enthusiasm and passion of the band members." Following suit, Relix Magazine published a feature about the band that November.
On January 1, 2011 at Quixote's True Blue in Denver, CO Montrey received the esteemed honor of being asked to be the guitarist for the Everyone Orchestra. That night he joined Steve Molitz (Particle, Phil Lesh and Friends), Dave Watts (Motet), Garrett Sayers (Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Motet), Wally Ingram (Stockholm Syndrome) and others under the conducting wizardry of Matt Butler.
The current line-up and manic tour schedule of MMB, propelled by the achievements and industry recognition afforded to Montrey during his young yet lustrous career, is sure to catapult these talented musicians to the summit of distinction. Come and see what all the fuss is about.
Grass For That Ass
Grass For That Ass
Live Bluegrass Every Thursday at Cervantes' Other Side
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Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/