Thunder and Rain w/ very special guests Bridget Law (of Elephant Revival), Hawthorne Roots, Jackie & the Racket, Grace Clark - Americana Queens (celebrating women in the Front Range music scene)

Grass For That Ass & Be Hippy Present

Thunder and Rain w/ very special guests Bridget Law (of Elephant Revival), Hawthorne Roots, Jackie & the Racket, Grace Clark - Americana Queens (celebrating women in the Front Range music scene)

Thu, October 25, 2018

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

$5 Adv / $10 DOS /UNDER 21 =$15 /// OVER 21 =$5 Before 8PM / $10 Between 8PM and 9PM / $15 After 9PM

Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

TICKET PRICE - ADVANCE: - $5 Advance / $10 Day Of Show // TICKET PRICE - WALK UP: UNDER 21 = $15 /// OVER 21 = $5 Before 8 PM / $10 Between 8 PM and 9 PM / $15 After 9 PM

Thunder & Rain
Thunder & Rain
Thunder and Rain is an alternative country band from Golden, CO. They released their debut album Holler Out in 2015 and have since been touring and introducing their music to fans all over the United States. They will be releasing the Run With You EP in the summer of 2016 in anticipation of their sophomore album coming this winter.
Originally started in 2013 as the duet of Erinn Peet-Lukes (Guitar) and Pete Weber (Mandolin), the band now includes two Wisconsin natives, Ian Haegele (Bass) and Rachel Reichert (Fiddle). With the use of bluegrass instruments and Erinn's powerful vocals, the band has captured a sound that accentuates their talents and is accessible to fans both young and old. Thunder and Rain's depth and unforgettable melodies are putting meaning back into modern country music.
Bridget Law
Bridget Law
That simple line atop Elephant Revival's Facebook page contains only five words, but reveals volumes about the band's reason for being. Music unites us in ways that no other medium can. Even when we don't understand one another's languages - we can be moved by a rhythm, soothed by a song. Brought together by a unified sense of purpose - the spirit of five souls working as one, in harmony, creating sounds they could never produce alone.

The five souls in Elephant Revival are Sage Cook (banjo, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass and fiddle); Bridget Law (fiddle, octave fiddle); Bonnie Paine (washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox); Daniel Rodriguez (guitar, banjo, bass); and Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo). All share vocals and write songs. Paine delivers additional beats via footstomps on plywood, her stockinged feet doing near jigs as her hands, encased in antique leather gloves, rub silver nickel against corrugated metal.

This Nederland, Colorado quintet are, needless to say, quite a sound to be experienced - especially when they fall into the pocket of a groove containing elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk.

The Indie Acoustic Music Project simply labeled their sound "progressive edge." At least, that's the category in which it placed the band when it gave their Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records release, BREAK IN THE CLOUDS, a best CD of 2011 award. It's as good a label as any to convey what Rose has described as their mission: "to close the gap of separation between us through the eternal revelry of song and dance."

Elephant Revival also shares a commitment to responsible stewardship of the planet and its inhabitants, working with organizations such as the Conscious Alliance, Calling All Crows, Trees Water & People, and other nonprofits supporting humanitarian causes. Their very name was chosen out of empathy for a pair of zoo pachyderms who, upon being separated after 16 years, died on the same day. The band related that heart-rending story during their April 2012 debut on fellow Coloradoans Nick & Helen Forster's internationally syndicated "eTown" radio show - like Elephant Revival, a blend of music and social consciousness.

Sitting in the audience during their performance, one music blogger was moved to write, "Elephant Revival serenaded the crowd with arabesque melodies, harmonies and rhythms that braided and coiled into a sublime aural tapestry. Their instrumental dynamics, verse, and even the harrowing story that inspired their appellation, invoked the majesty, mystery and sorrow of Mother Earth."

Campout for the Cause festival organizers put it this way in an affectionate shoutout on their Facebook page. "We love Elephant Revival so much," they wrote, "not just for their incredible music and conscious lyrics, but for their commitment to living up to the standards they set forth and setting positive examples."

It's a paradigm worth spreading, and that's what Elephant Revival members intend to continue doing as they carry their music around the world, speaking one song at a time.
Hawthorne Roots
Hawthorne Roots
"The Hawthorne Roots are a 4-time award winning, sister fronted roots rock band from Bozeman, Montana. The group brings a soulful and energetic performance to the stage, every lyric sung with passion and authenticity. Their genre defying original material is built off of soulful vocals, three part harmony and guitar riffs reminiscent of bands like The Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks, and Fleetwood Mac. Their uniquely branded "Revved Up Roots Rock" genre has gained momentum and admiration within the northwest community and beyond.

The Hawthorne Roots have shared the stage with many bands including Grace Potter, Nicki Bluhm, Fruition, Scott Pemberton, Tauk, Rising Appalachia, Polecat, Kitchen Dwellers, Lee Brice, The Wailers and more. Their sound pairs well with many different genres. In Montana the band performs at premier mid-sized venues including The Top Hat Lounge and The Pub Station. Their festival lineup includes: Headwaters Country Jam, Red Ants Pants, Moods of the Madison, Silver Cloud Campout and more!

In 2017 The Hawthorne Roots toured heavily in Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho and Oregon. In Portland the Hawthorne Roots were joined by Mimi Naja and Jay Cobb Anderson of Fruition at McMenamins. In Denver the band collaborated with Kellen Asebroek of Fruition at Cervantes Other Side. The band has also recently collaborated with Grant Farm and shared the stage with Kuinka, The Shook Twins, The Infamous String Dusters, White Water Ramble, Dumpstafunk, and Spafford.

The group tours heavily in the western region, working tirelessly to build their brand and expand their audience. The band is on tour promoting their debut EP, "On Second Thought" released June 2018. The music of The Hawthorne Roots comes straight from the heart. Stay tuned and keep in touch."
Jackie & the Racket
Jackie & the Racket
Jackie & The Racket is an Americana band out of Boulder, CO. The Racket is influenced by traditional Bluegrass, Out Law Country and The Grateful Dead. Jackie's original music has a dark brassy feel with a hint of Honky Tonk. The Racket is high energy Colorado Cuntry not to be missed. Stay tuned for her album GoalDigger, this winter.
The Racket at "Americana Queens," is composed of Bonnie Simms(Bonnie & The Clydes), Erin Pete-Lukes(Thunder & Rain), Michelle Pietrafitta(Banshee Tree), Emily Yates(Emily Yates Eventual Uke Superstar), and Francisco Prado(Dorado). 
 Jackie & The Racket  -   "Americana on the Rockies with a twist of sass." 
Grace Clark
Grace Clark
As far back as she can remember, Grace has loved to sing. Her very first performances were given in her family’s kitchen, accompanied by various pots and pans and baking utensils. At the age of 16, Grace moved away from home to attend the prestigious arts boarding school, Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studied vocal performance under renowned musician and actor Jeffrey Norris. While at Interlochen, Grace was exposed to musicians, painters, writers and filmmakers. It was these brilliant artists that fueled her passion for the arts and fostered her appreciation for collaboration.

Grace then continued on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree of Music through the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, where she studied opera under Cathy Kasch. During her time in college, Grace participated in the operas and musicals as well as groups such as The Ghanaian Drumming Ensemble and the Indian Kathak Dance Ensemble. Her desire to learn more about different styles of music paved the way for her discovery of the bluegrass and acoustic music scene in Colorado. Grace describes attending her first bluegrass show as “absolute magic.” While Grace had always loved performing classical music, she remembers rushing back to her apartment after that first show, opening up her journal, and writing, “this music feels like home.”

Today, Grace performs regularly throughout Colorado. Her deeply expressive vocals and commanding stage presence have the ability to not only captivate her audience, but to transport them. She notes, “I have my classical training and technique to thank for where I am today. No matter what genre of music we go into, if we know how to properly use the voice, we can succeed.” While Grace is a self-proclaimed beginning songwriter, her melodies are hauntingly beautiful and her lyrics have the unique power of leaving her listeners feeling like they were a part of the song itself. Some of her musical songwriter heroes include Gillian Welch, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Bob Dylan.

You can find Grace performing with her band The Grace Clark Band, as well as in collaboration with Meadow Mountain (45th Rockygrass Band Competition Winners). Grace has performed in a number of venues including the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Belly Up, Stem Ciders, Warren Station, Ophelia's, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Samadhi Center for Yoga, and more.

When Grace isn't performing, she spends her time teaching music education at the Denver Language School to 3rd-5th grade students. She also teaches private voice lessons to ages ranging from 8-20 years old with a focus in pop, folk, classical, and musical theatre.
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