Trout Steak Revival
NBC’s "TODAY Show" host Al Roker will broadcast live from Four Corners Monument on Monday, Nov. 9, as part of “Rokerthon 2: Taking America by Storm.” Roker will attempt The Guinness World Records™ title for the fastest time to report a weather forecast from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over the course of a week.Roker will provide weather forecasts live from Four Corners Monument every half hour during the first half of the "TODAY Show" on Nov. 9 and will feature musical and cultural highlights from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
From Trout Steak Revival’s beginning as an informal jamming unit during treks through the Front Range, this Denver-based roots quintet has evolved into one of Colorado’s most tightly-knit bluegrass bands. Their brand of heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies, all tied together with the unmistakable sound of their years of friendship.
Historically, mountain ranges have been formidable barriers for civilization. But for the first settlers who passed through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, those features gave way to a unique sense of independence and became insulators from the rest of civilization, with collaboration, rather than competition, as the prime virtue. Flash forward to 2015, and you can hear this dynamic at play on BRIGHTER EVERY DAY, the newest album from Denver indie-mountaingrass quintet TROUT STEAK REVIVAL.
Catch Trout Steak Revival live and you can’t help but notice the band’s gift to thrive in the moment. In 2009 the band formed, sparked by jam sessions with close friends during backpacking trips and backyard parties. The sounds of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, dobro, and accordion blend in TSR’s bluegrass-inspired mountain music. While each member of the band composes original tunes, harmonic contributions are added by the entire band, following the bluegrass tradition and creating a unique sound.