Five-piece, Colorado-based Americana roots troubadours, Von Stomper, will release their second full-length album, Américado, on September 19, 2015. The all-original 12-song LP brings the band’s latest musical revelations and “circus-freak panache” (Marquee Magazine) to a growing catalog of American roots revival music. Von Stomper will tour the nation this fall throughout September and October. Full list of tour dates below.
“We’ve grown as musicians, roadies, and greasy gear techs over the past year,” says guitarist Wolf van Elfmand. “We’ve learned from every broken string mid-set, all the well-worn backstage digs, all the dust we’ve kicked up on the road--not to mention our fans. It all gives the songs on Américado grit and twang.”
Wolf van Elfmand (guitar/vocals), Luke Callen (guitar/vocals), Mark Austin (banjo/harmonica/vocals), Taylor Shuck (upright bass), and Dane Mark (drums/percussion) came together via connections in the Fort Collins music scene, notably the monthly Black Mountain Ramble, hosted by Elfmand and Callen. “The Ramble’s like busking for an audience of musicians,” says Callen. “We all essentially met there, heard each other’s songs, got hungry to collaborate.” The rest is two years of history in the studio and on the road.
Von Stomper’s following has bloomed since the band’s first album arrived in April of 2014.The band has played alongside lodestone performers in the Americana/Country scene, including the Turnpike Troubadours, Whiskey Shivers, and Roadkill Ghost Choir.
Von Stomper’s influences stretch from Sonny Boy Williamson to Screamin' Jay Hawkins, from Woody Guthrie to John Hartford. Elements of each seep into the band’s music and stage presence, giving Von Stomper an old-timey feel and collaborative, contemporary drive comprised of harmonies, chants and anthems.
Date | City | Venue
9/9 Laramie, WY Griphon Theater featuring Black Lillies
9/12 Guffy, CO Black Mountain Family Reunion
9/17 Denver, CO Cervantes
9/18 Laramie, WY Street Festival
9/19 Fort Collins, CO Hodi’s Half Note
9/22 Kearney, NE Gillies
9/23 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s
9/24 Minneapolis, MN 331 Club
9/25 Lacrosse, WI The Rote Note
9/26 Eau Claire, WI The Mouse Trap
9/27 Bangor, WI Leo and Leona’s
9/29 Madison, WI The Frequency
9/30 Chicago, IL The Redline Tap
10/7 Bilings, MT The Garage
10/8 Livingston, MT The Murray
10/9 Bozeman, MT Eagles
10/10 Missoula, MT The Palace
10/11 Spokane, WA The Checkerboard
10/13 Seattle, WA The High Drive
10/14 Portland, OR The Secret Society
10/16 Boise, ID Pengilly’s
10/24 Fort Collins, CO Hollerween
10/29 Amarillo, TX Leftwoods
10/30 Lubbock, TX The Bluelight with Taddy Porter
10/31 Marfa, TX Padres
11/14 Emporia, KS Brickyard 20 Ale House