Wood & Wire w/ Pick & Howl, Jimi Mittens

Grass For That Ass & Be Hippy Present

Wood & Wire w/ Pick & Howl, Jimi Mittens

Thu, February 28, 2019

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

$15

This event is 16 and over

Wood & Wire
Wood & Wire
The Texas songwriter tradition casts a long shadow today, and Austin-based Americana roots juggernauts Wood & Wire could easily rattle off a long list of songwriters that inspire them from Willie Nelson to James McMurtry, and everyone in between. But ask them about what it is about Texas that brought us so many great songwriters, and they stop cold. That’s because they don’t romanticize their culture or their past, they’re too busy working their asses off making new music, writing new songs. This isn’t a land made for quiet reflection, it’s a land made for hard work. Respect for honest labor is a central theme in Wood & Wire’s 2018 GRAMMY Nominated album for “Best Bluegrass”, North of Despair ( Blue Corn Music), with songs populated by people like songwriter Tony Kamel’s own grandfather, who built the family’s hunting lodge in Llano, Texas with his own two hands. The characters on the album live large, and aren’t afraid to share their opinions about the modern world. This kind of vivid, haunting songwriting focused on lives spent deep in the countryside is a hallmark of Texas songwriting. But it’s the melding of this hard country songwriting with high-octane bluegrass instrumentation that makes for Wood & Wire’s signature sound. Artists like John Hartford have trod this ground before, mixing up great songs, bluegrass virtuosity, and a strong sense of place, and Wood & Wire aim to pave the way for Austin’s roots scene, bursting out of the giant expanses of the state with a fully-fledged vision for a new Texan sound. On North of Despair, they bring the ferocity of their live shows to the studio, whipping through barn-burning anthems about hard people in hard times.
Jimi Mittens
Jimi Mittens
Jimi Mittens calls Denver, Co. his home. His music is for sure Americana, Blues Folk And From The Heart. He was originally the Frontman, Lead Singer And Songwriter For Denver's "Hank And The Hankstirs". With (5) Cds under their belt Jimi Mittens wanted to go solo and have the freedom and not be so tied down. Highlights of his career include appearing on the David Letterman Show, Folkfest In Seattle and being selected and appearing on PBS TV for their series "Colorado Rocks".
Pick & Howl
Pick & Howl
Pick & Howl is an acoustic string band from Denver, CO playing a mix of traditional bluegrass, jamgrass, americana, and everything in-between. They combine original songwriting with high energy bluegrass guaranteed to get feet tappin', and the dance floor shakin'!
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
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/