Whitewater Ramble Performs The Grass Waltz (A Tribute to the Band) w/ Lil Skoops (PATIO SET), Haymakers, Robert Mabe Band (PATIO SET)

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Whitewater Ramble Performs The Grass Waltz (A Tribute to the Band) w/ Lil Skoops (PATIO SET), Haymakers, Robert Mabe Band (PATIO SET)

Thu, June 14, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:15 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

WhiteWater Ramble
WhiteWater Ramble
Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary- less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. For over ten years, WWR has been captivating audiences across the U.S. with an engaging stage presence and insightful and poignant lyrics.

Whitewater Ramble is now on tour behind their second studio release Roots & Groove. The album showcases WWR’s growth as songwriters and musicians. Produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, the album features an array of special guests such as Andy Hall on dobro (Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Thorn on banjo (Leftover Salmon), Grammy Award winner John Macy on pedal steel and Bill McKay on piano. Roots & Groove showcases a roots influenced band blending the traditions of early American music with a newgrass flair and a groovegrass twist.

Roots & Groove is storytelling through nefarious narratives, murderous ballads, devilish villanelles, scorned lover’s laments and intoxicant-infused ramblings blended with mystical visions and instrumental journeys. Through blistering picking, engaging harmonies and alluring grooves, the ensemble burrows flagrantly into tragedy, comedy, redemption, overindulgence, morality and shady dealings as the backdrop for their genuine and eccentric style of writing.

The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, Whitewater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance.

Their debut studio album All Night Drive was released in the summer of 2010 to rave reviews and critical acclaim. Also produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, the album featured 12 original genre-bending tracks and firmly cemented Whitewater Ramble as a band on the rise.

WWR has had the privilege of supporting, touring with and sharing stages with Railroad Earth, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dark Star Orchestra, Little Feat, Papa Mali, The New Mastersounds, The Gourds, The David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Lotus, Splitlip Rayfiled, Members of the String Cheese Incident, Particle, Hot Buttered Rum, Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon, DJ Logic, Donna The Buffalo, The Contribution, The Motet, Tea Leaf Green, Henry Butler, Vince Herman and Great American Taxi, Peter Rowan, Tony Furtado and many more.

Based in Fort Collins, CO, WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. With over 900+ performances under their belt, the group has truly established themselves as one of the hardest working groups in the jam scene today.

A diverse festival resume has helped bring WWR to stages at events like the Northwest String Summit, Wakarusa, Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, 80/35 Festival, Nedfest, Bohemian Nights NewWestFest, The Wildflower Pavilion at RockyGrass, Copper Mountain Sunsation, Desert Rocks Music Festival, Love Your Mother Earth Music Festival, Keystone Bluegrass and Brews, The Denver People's Fair, South Park Music Festival, Westword's Music Showcase, numerous Brew Festivals, and their own annual two day music and camping festival, Ramble on the River.
Lil Skoops
Lil Skoops
Lil Skoops & The Great Family Reunion is Denver's newest, up and coming Soul Explosion, Roots Rock Band. Led by singer/ guitarist Jonathan "Skippy" Huvard of Denver Rock Band Fox Street, Lil Skoops features a rotating cast of the finest musicians in the region. The Skoops line ups vary for show to show, and at times has included members of: JJ Grey & MoFro, The Motet, Ryan Bingham Band, Fox Street, The Congress, Yamn, Analog Son, The Drunken Hearts & More... Check out our FB page, official media content coming soon!

"Every little thing I do gonna be funky, from now on" - Allen Toussaint
Haymakers
Haymakers
Call it roots or Americana but the music made by Kansas-based band
Haymakers is the intersection of blues, folk, bluegrass, country and more. The
outfit’s origins run back more than a decade when vocalist/harmonica player
Dustin Arbuckle and guitarist/vocalist Tom Page began performing duo gigs.
Arbuckle served as vocalist for roots and blues act Moreland and Arbuckle,
recording six albums (including one as Moreland, Arbuckle & Floyd) between
2005 and 2016, culminating in the Alligator Records release, Promised Land
or Bust. With a touring scheduled that carried the band across the United
States and Canada as well as Europe and Australia, sharing the stage with
Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and Johnny Lang, Moreland & Arbuckle called it a
day in 2017.
Page was no stranger to the road either, having spent time in the acoustic duo
Grandpa’s .38 with the late songwriter and guitarist Pat McElmurry. The duo
gigged in a variety of settings, including loud bars and nursing homes. Each
stop, Page adds, was another chance to expose audiences to the vitality of folk
music. “The venues didn’t matter as much as being able to reach people with
our songs,” says Page, who grew up in the Kansas folk music scene.
When McElmurry passed in 2005, Page and Arbuckle forged a new unit,
playing duo shows in between Moreland & Arbuckle dates. By 2012 the pair
had recruited bassist Mark Foley, Principal Double Bass with the Wichita
Symphony, Professor/Director of Jazz Studies at Wichita State University, and
also a veteran of rock bands going back to the Minneapolis punk scene.
“Having Mark in the band has been great,” enthuses Arbuckle. “He
understands music on such a high, formal level. He’s helped us perfect our
harmonies and lend this other sensibility to a band of guys who mostly picked
up music on back porches and living rooms.”
The outfit is rounded out by mandolinist Ted Farha and multi-instrumentalist
Dennis Hardin, both mainstays of the Kansas bluegrass scene. “Ted played in
a classical mandolin quartet but also understands bluegrass and Dennis can
play just about anything made of wood,” says Page.
If the backgrounds of the individual players is diverse so are Haymakers sets.
Traditional material such as “Deep Ellum Blues” and “I Know You Rider” rub
elbows with originals from Arbuckle and Page as well the Lefty
Frizell/Johnny Cash favorite “Long Black Veil.”
With all members adding to the vocal blend of the group, the Haymakers’
unmistakable appeal rests in its universality and diversity. “It’s really music
for everyone,” says Arbuckle. “A lot of the songs we play are ones that
everyone knows because they’re so embedded in the culture. And the ones
that aren’t still have that spirit to them.”
With several regional tours behind them, the band released its self-titled debut
recording in 2017 featuring live favorites such as “Spent The Rent,”
“Moonlight on the Mountain” and “Across the Great Divide”. “We've been
building this band and refining our sound for a long time,” says Arbuckle. “It's
exciting to finally be in a position hit the road more and try to turn on more
folks outside our hometown.”
A Haymakers show is like a high-speed joyride down the highways of
American music. Don't miss them when they come to your town!
Robert Mabe Band
Robert Mabe Band
Robert Mabe is a stellar banjo player, singer/songwriter, from the hills of North Carolina.
As a young banjo player in North Carolina, Robert had the opportunity to learn from and perform with many great bluegrass and old time banjo players as the area was and still is a hot-bed of musicians.
His unique style cover a wide range of music from straight ahead buegrass to jazz, irish, and roots music.
In 2016 Robert released his latest album, "Somewhere in the Middle". The album, written and produced by Robert, showcases Roberts versitile songwriting skills and includes an all star cast of musicians.
"Somewhere in the Middle" also caught the attention of Bluegrass Today and Bluegrass Unlimited who both published rave reviews and high praise of the project.
Robert has been touring steadily for several years both in the US and abroad. He has recorded and shared the stage with some of the greats in bluegrass music.
In addition to playing dozens of festivals each year, Robert has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Canadian Embassy, IBMA 2016, and private events for Secretary Madeline Albright.
Be sure to visit www.robertsbanjo.com for music, videos, tour dates, and the latest news on Roberts banjo adventures!
Grass For That Ass
Grass For That Ass
Live Bluegrass Every Thursday at Cervantes' Other Side
Blackspy Marketing
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Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/