WWR Hometown NYE DanceGrass in FoCo

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Submitted by Regan Manageme… on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 7:46 pm

Fresh off sold-out nights at Belly Up Aspen and Cervantes Denver, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) takes over Hodi’s in Ft. Collins this New Year’s Eve for a raging hometown throwdown. The band will be joined by special guests Whiskey Tango for a double dose of newgrass and jamgrass.

“After the reception we received at the Colorado Brewer’s Festival in June, we knew we wanted to come back for New Year’s Eve and do a hometown show,” says mandolin player Patrick Sites. “There’s no better place in the world to ring in the New Year than Colorado. We’ve got some special tricks and covers ready to go. We know audiences expect a bit more on this night and that’s what we plan to give them.”

Red hot and bringing an outrageous jamgrass party everywhere they go, 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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