KGNU Radio Presents
FAT Tuesday Crawfish Boil - Celebration of NOLA Culture feat. Fat Tuesday House Band ft. Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Ryan Jalbert (The Motet), Casey Russell, Clark Smith, Will Trask, Sean Dandurand w/ Dave Jordan & The NIA
Tue, July 31, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmCervantes' Other Side
$8 Advance / $12 Day Of Show
This event is 16 and over
Fat Tuesday House Band:
Ryan Jalbert (The Motet), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Clark Smith (Dynohunter), Casey Russell (Magic Beans), Will Trask (Great American Taxi), Sean Dandurand (Dandu)
w/ special guests on the patio
Crawfish Boil and live music on the patio at 8pm
House Band indoors from 930pm - 12am
The Magic Beans are a traveling band from Denver, CO set out to bring their unique, genre-blending music to the masses and inspire a good time. Their diverse songs move your mind, while tight grooves move your booty when they come to town or through the speakers. Drawing from a wide range of influences, The Magic Beans leave nothing off the table as they combine americana, funk, rock, and electronica into a one sound and sometimes even one composition. Their sound has been described as space funk, ameritronica, and groove grass. The group uses no pre-recorded tracks or samples in favor of a more traditional approach to music: original songwriting, diverse instrumentation, and continually pushing the envelope are what have set this group apart. Seamlessly combining acoustic roots music and traditional instruments with modern technology and electric dance music, The Magic Beans are as unique as their place of origin, the Colorado Rockies.
The Magic Beans have shared the stage with an eclectic group of musicians: ranging from members of String Cheese Incident, Lotus, Leftover Salmon, ALO, The Motet, to acts like Eliot Lipp, Railroad Earth, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Great American Taxi, Zac Deputy, Elephant Revival, Greensky Bluegrass, Split Lip Rayfield, Juno What, Papadosio, & The Werks just to name a few. They’ve performed over 200 shows as group across the nation in venues like; Ogden Theater, Boulder Theater, Mishawaka Amphitheater, Bluebird Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Animas Theatre, Belly Up Aspen, the Cabooze, George’s Majestic, Parish austin, The Grenada, Gothic Theater, Funky Biscuit, State Bridge Amphitheater, Fox Theater, City Hall, 320South, The Eldo CB, Ghost Ranch Saloon, and many more across the country. The group has a full studio album and live shows available for free to fans at themagicbeans.bandcamp.com and has also put on two of their own festivals and participated in countless charity and benefit events. Look for the groups second studio effort, a double album, to be released early next year.
Scott Hachey – Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Casey Russell – Keyboards, Synth, Acoustic Banjo/Guitar, Vocals
Chris Duffy – Bass Guitar
Bryan LeFever – Drums
After the release of These Old Boots, and without a band, Jordan started a two year, at his neighborhood, corner bar, the Banks Street Bar. A rotating group of some of the best roots rock, funk, country and blues musicians in New Orleans would sit in, eventually leading to the formation of his current band, the Neighborhood Improvement Association. Described as "Southern roots rock with Louisiana soul', in just over 3 years the NIA has done multiple performances at the world famous Tipitina's; a monthly residency at the equally esteemed Maple Leaf Bar; San Francisco's Boom Boom Room; French Quarter Festival; LA Seafood Festival; multiple performances at Tab Benoit's Voice of the Wetlands Festival; headlined at New Orleans' esteemed Wednesday At The Square series; the New Orleans Museum of Art; Ogden Museum of Southern Art; as well as regular gigs at such stalwart New Orleans clubs DBA, the Rusty Nail, Le Bon Temps Roule, Rivershack Tavern and many more. Dave has also spent considerable time touring the Gulf Coast, including the Pensacola Beach Songwriter's Festival, as wells branching out as far as New Mexico and Colorado and Washington, DC and New York. The band has shared the bill with Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All Stars and Black Crowes), funk pioneer Bernie Worrell, Anders Osborne, drivin n cryin, Honey Island Swamp Band, New Orleans Suspects, Raw Oyster Cult and more.
In April 2013, Dave released Bring Back Red Raspberry- his first with the NIA- further blurring the lines of the rootsy Americana of These Old Boots, and the organic, greasy New Orleans funk he played for 15 years with Juice. Every record has a story and Bring Back Red Raspberry is no exception. Consisting of 12 original songs- all written or co-written by Jordan- it shows Jordan's transformation from the funk bass player, to acoustic Songsmith, with his rock and roll roots. Recorded at New Orleans Oak Street Studios, it comes across as a sort of Dr. John meets Tom Petty meets John Prine affair. It has been featured in multiple local, regional and national publications, including NPR; as well as various television, radio and internet media sites.
After many fits, starts and delays with funding, Jordan turned to Kickstarter and raised over $12,000 to complete the album. The support from his national fan base, but particularly his friends and fans in south Louisiana was tremendous, as only 20% of Kickstarter music projects with that level of funding goals are successful.
With the release of No Losers Tonight in 2016, the band was nominated for Best Roots Rock Artist and Roots Rock Band by Offbeat Magazine later that year. The band has witnessed month over month exponential growth in both their live and digital fan following as they continue to play build their tour history playing in new markets in myriad legendary music venues, notable clubs and festivals.
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205