Whitewater Ramble to Perform the Music of Jerry Garcia

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Submitted by Regan Manageme… on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:35 am

Whitewater Ramble (WWR) has announced a special show on Thursday October 2, 2014 at Cervantes Other Side presented by WinterWonderGrass. The band will take on the music of Jerry Garcia including his bluegrass roots plus his work with Old & in the Way, the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band an more.

“This is going to be a very special night,” says mandolin player Patrick Sites of the band’s special show. “We have such an amazing catalog of music to pick from. While we know that Jerry is most closely associated with the Grateful Dead, we think people will love hearing his music which spanned so many genres and styles. While we’ve covered the Dead plenty, we’ve never quite taken on something like this. This is one not to be missed.”

Award-winning Whitewater Ramble is currently on tour behind their sophomore release Roots & Groove which was 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, Bill McKay (Leftover Salmon, Derek Trucks Band) on piano and Tim Carbone on electric guitar and vocals.

Described as "High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass", Whitewater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft it's 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.  

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.

A diverse festival resume has helped bring WWR to stages at events like Winter WonderGrass, 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 and many more.

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