Salt Lake City-based purveyors of bluegrass, skiing, and silly outfits, Pixie and The Partygrass Boys, have announced the release of a brand new album The Chicken Coop, Vol. 1, the first on indie label Americana Vibes. Set for release on May 19th, the band continues their upward trajectory with guest appearances from Jeremy Garrett and Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters further solidifying being touted as “the hottest band in the Wasatch” by Intermountain Acoustic Music Association and earning coveted slots on festival lineups including Northwest String Summit, DelFest, Peach Fest, Jam Cruise, WinterWonderGrass. The lead single “Don’t Leave Me This Way” is out today accompanied by a disco-themed visualizer directly mirroring the vibes of the somber verses, victorious choruses, and impassioned gospel-choir-inspired outro.
Featuring soulful, often harmonic vocals and solid strings and rhythm, this tight-knit crew was born out of the belly of a warm cabin after a long day on the slopes drinking whiskey and singing into the night. Drawing influence from the bluegrass roots of Appalachia and transporting it straight to the Western edge of the Rockies, Pixie and The Partygrass Boys create a uniquely American sound. Inspired by landscapes from coast to coast, the group combines classical training with jazz, Broadway, pop-punk, and having a damn good time. The band is comprised of Katia "Pixie" Racine (Vocals, Ukulele), Amanda Grapes Dellinger (Fiddle, Vocals), Andrew Nelson (Guitar, Vocals), Ben Weiss (Mandolin, Vocals) & Zach Downes (Bass, Vocals). With a high-energy sound and a love for silly outfits, they travel the land spreading the gospel of whiskey, chickens, and fun for everyone.
The band will embark on a spring tour ahead of the album’s release with key performances at WinterWonderGrass Tahoe (Lake Tahoe, CA), Coca-Cola’s Last Chance Beach Bash (Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT), and Cave Fest (Pelham, TN). Full dates can be found below:
3/29 - Amado's - San Francisco, CA
3/30 - Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
3/31 - WinterWonderGrass - Tahoe, CA
4/27 - Velvet Elk Lounge - Boulder, CO
4/28 - The Lariat - Buena Vista, CO
4/29-30 - Devil's Craft - Winter Park, CO
5/13 - Brues Alehouse - Pueblo, CO
5/14 - Tico Time Bluegrass Festival - Aztec, NM
6/3 - Kerrville Folk Festival - Kerrville, TX
6/4 - Ogden Music Festival - Ogden, UT
6/8 - Fort Desolation - Torrey, UT
6/10 - Bluegrass & Brews Festival - Loveland, CO
6/22 - Blue Ox Music Festival - Eau Claire, WI
6/23 - Weekend At The Cave - Murphysboro, IL
7/7 - RiverWonderGrass - Vernal, UT
10/6 - Cave Fest - Pelham, TN
10/12 - Bushyhead Farm Fall Festival - Kansas, OK
For more information and to learn more, please visit: pixieandthepartygrassboys.com.