Jeff Austin Band w/ Old Salt Union, Ghost Town Drifters - THURSDAY

Jeff Austin Band w/ Old Salt Union, Ghost Town Drifters - THURSDAY

Thu, April 18, 2019

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

$20 Advance / $25 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.”
Old Salt Union
Old Salt Union
A great band is more than the proverbial sum of its parts, and in the pursuit of becoming something that can cut through the clutter of YouTube stars and contest show runner-ups, a great roots music band must become a way of life. Less likely to rely on production or image, they’ve got to connect with their audience only through the craftsmanship of their songs, the energy they channel on the stage and the story that brings them together.

Old Salt Union is a string band founded by a horticulturist, cultivated by classically trained musicians, and fueled by a vocalist/bass player who is also a hip-hop producer with a fondness for the Four Freshmen. It is this collision of styles and musical vocabularies that informs their fresh approach to bluegrass and gives them an electric live performance vibe that seems to pull more from Vaudeville than the front porch.
Ghost Town Drifters
Ghost Town Drifters
Ghost Town Drifters is made up of four core members. Scott Vincent, Oren Paisner, Joey Purmort, and Tom Mueller. Having previously played together in various projects since 2013, a strong musical bond was formed. Ghost Town Drifters incorporates original song writing paired with concise musical arrangements to create a unique blend of high energy bluegrass. Since the bands formation in 2018 they have opened for such acts as Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jeremy Garret (Infamous Stringdusters) and Friends featuring Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) and were finalists in the 2019 UllrGrass Band Competition judged by Timothy Carbone (Railroad Earth). Ghost Town Drifters is making great strides in the local Colorado bluegrass scene and is a must see live act.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/