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Multi-platinum country star, Dierks Bentley, at Boulder Theater this week!

Not so many years ago, he was singing for tips in Second Avenue bars and soaking up country music history at his day job working in the video tape library of the late, great Nashville Network. Today he's among the most successful and relevant country singers in the business. They say Nashville doesn't work like this anymore - that talented strivers with no connections don't stand a chance. But Dierks Bentley proved that Music City's engine still runs and that as a place for education, inspiration and validation, it has no parallel. Critics find him credible. Fans pack his shows. There are precious few new artists recording hits today about whom that can be said. Bentley's kind of country has never been straight-up-the-middle. Instead, the Arizona-native grew up on a potent hybrid of honky-tonk, bluegrass, singer/songwriters, classic country and modern rock & roll, forging his own sound along the way.

The Travelin' McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road and online entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It's always different, always exciting, and always great music. No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father's work a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people's lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating. It's that attitude, backed up by talent, that marks great musicians, traditional or progressive. The Travelin' McCourys are twenty-first century musical pilgrims and adventurers. They're onto something new, just like Bill Monroe was in the 1940s, but now we can see and hear that adventure live or online.

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Nathan Moore "Travelin' On" This Fall

Nathan Moore is back on the road in September for the third leg of his "Travelin' On" 2009 tour supporting his latest release, Folk Singer. Upcoming dates include both headline performances and opening slots with the likes of Assembly Of Dust, Shemekia Copeland and Marco Benevento Trio.

 

folk-singer"Since the economy has turned and with the state of the world, people are looking closer to home for things to sustain us. In that sense, the folk singer thrives," says Moore. "I seem to catch people off guard when I am performing, in how they are reacting to me. I think people are poised. Our culture is so accustomed to not having direct connection, people are just jaded enough to be pleasantly surprised by a little folk singer. They come up to me after the show and say 'I wasn't expecting to feel any of that stuff, thank you!'"

 

Nathan Moore has logged many miles since May, toting his bag of tricks from coast-to-coast and giving thousands a peek inside. The Staunton, VA-based singer-songwriter, who's known to also perform magic tricks onstage, and who also fronts the the indie roots band Surprise Me Mr. Davis, performs solo acoustic in the pure folk tradition with just voice, guitar and harmonica at his own shows. The eight tracks on Folk Singer were recorded in the same manner.

 

"Every song I've ever written started with just me and my guitar. It's the point of origin and, in that sense, the purest form of my songs," says Moore. "My reality is, these days, I'm mostly touring alone and it's great to have an album that represents this side of me."

 

Nathan Moore's Travelin' On Tour continues with more dates to be announced shortly:

September 14 |  | Iota Club & Cafe | Arlington, VA
September 18 | Clementine Cafe | Harrisonburg, VA
September  24 | Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA (w/ AOD/Emmitt Nershi)
September  25 | 92Y Tribeca | New York, NY (w/ Marco Benevento Trio)
September 26 | Narrows Center | Fall River, MA (w/ Shemekia Copeland)
September  27 | The Iron Horse | Northampton, MA (w/ Emmitt Nershi)
September  28 | Stone Church | Newmarket, NH
September  29 | Langdon Street Cafe | Montpelier, VT (w/ Joe Adler)
September  30 | Parima | Burlington, VT (w/ Bryan Elijah Smith & Joe Adler)
October 2 | The Note | West Chester, PA (w/ AOD/Emmitt Nershi)
October 4 | Crozet Music Festival | Crozet, VA
October  15 | Purple Fiddle | Thomas, WV
October  28 | Conneticut Yankee | San Francisco, CA
October  29 | Las Tortugas, Dance of the Dead Festival | Groveland, CA
October 13 | Bear Creek Music Festival | Live Oak, FL
November 27 | Mockingbird | Staunton, VA

Hot Buttered Rum & The Travelin' McCourys @ Boulder Theater

HBR - photos by Sanjay Suchak- for the Grateful Web

Hot Buttered Rum, one of the hardest-working and fastest-rising stars in the musical firmament, has become, over the last five years, a group that is infinitely greater than the sum of its parts. Often described as a rock band playing bluegrass instruments, the band melds blues, folks, bluegrass, jazz, and rock, and the members' varying degrees of classical training lead them to invest heavily in group composition. The widespread appeal of HBR's music stems not only from the band's musical versatility and prolific songwriting, but also from the magnetic chemistry the group creates onstage together. It is this chemistry that is propelling the band to ever greater success.

The Travelin' McCourys, Ron McCoury on mandolin, Rob McCoury on banjo, Jason Carter on fiddle, and Alan Bartram on bass, with featured guests on guitar and vocals, is the latest incarnation of the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass -The Del McCoury Band. Known for their individual prowess on their instruments and their rapidly expanding reputation as collaborators with the members of numerous musical icons from Vince Gill to the Allman Brothers and Phish, this touring unit blends the best of the Appalachian tradition with the improvisational magic of jazz. Unique live collaborations are the hallmark of their performances, and demonstrates why critics and musicians across the country hail them as the best bluegrass band in the world.

HOT BUTTERED RUM & THE TRAVELIN' McCOURYS
Thursday, April 9
doors 7:30pm, show 8:30pm

Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.786.7030
www.bouldertheater.com