Fruition

On the heels of two big weekends at Northwest String Summit, and Sawtooth Valley Gathering, Fruition is pleased to announce their return to Colorado this fall.
The band will be joined by Mama Magnolia at the Belly Up Aspen on September 29th, and by Heavy Diamond Ring (featuring former members of Paper BIrd) at the Boulder Theater on September 30th. The weekend will wrap up with an evening with Fruition at the Lariat in Buena Vista on October 1st.

Three years in the making – thanks Covid for putting it on hold – The Hog Farm Hideaway, featuring two improvisational sets from The String Cheese Incident each night, passed its inaugural undertaking with flying colors, so to speak.

Beer, Bluegrass, Mountains: The WinterWonderGrass-Tahoe festival’s first venture in three years – thanks, COVID — succeeded with flying colors, April 1 to 3. The fest location, adjacent to Olympic Village, which was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, was the first festival of the year for many, and brought a distinctive assemblage of mountaintop adventure-seekers for a sweet conglomeration of jam-happy roots and bluegrass music, pleasing craft brews, and mountain views.

Northwest String Summit is one of the most well-known festivals of the Pacific Northwest. It has deep roots in family and bluegrass that have extended, intertwined, and grown deep over the last 20 years. We had the opportunity to chat with one of the founders of the festival Skye McDonald about the festival and what the last 20 years have meant to him and the other founders.

Fruition is happy to mark the release date for their first ever live album, “Live, Vol. 1” which is out today.  Originally timed to release around the band’s January California tour, “Live, Vol. 1” was pushed back when Covid forced the band to move their California run back to August. The band’s next two shows are at the Mission Ballroom in Denver, with support from The Record Company, and DJ Sleepy, and Beaver Creek’s Vilar PAC which will host an evening with the band.

Fruition is happy to announce their first visit to the East Coast in 2 years. Four shows in the Northeast with support from Tommy Alexander will go on sale this Friday. The band has also set a new release date for their first ever live release, “Live, Vol. 1” which is now due out February 25th, 2022.

WinterWonderGrass is set to return to California over April 1–3, 2022 at Palisades Tahoe resort. Today, the festival shares its larger-than-ever Grass After Dark late night series, offering ten distinct shows over five venues throughout the weekend.

Fruition is happy to announce their first ever live release, “Live, Vol. 1” which is due out January 7th, 2022. Drummer and Mixing Engineer Tyler Thompson shares "This album is a recording of a show at Visual Arts Collective in Boise, ID on February 10th, 2019. It was the end of a long tour, so we were definitely firing on all cylinders. Luckily, we didn't even know the show was being recorded to multitrack, so the energy couldn't be more honest and rowdy.

Fruition is happy to announce their biggest headline show to date, a return to Denver’s Mission Ballroom on March 11th. Colorado has been a home away from home for the band, who played their album release show for Wild As The Night, Broken At The Break Of Day on January 17th, 2020. The co-billed show with the California Honeydrops was sold out in advance and celebrated the release of their latest album which reached top 5 on both the Americana radio album and singles charts and was received to critical acclaim.

Let’s look at the creativity and courageousness exposing the truths, the deep meaning underfoot, like bugs after the rain, this past year has been insane. Rearranged and renamed, complaints unrestrained, this is the new normal. I’d wanted to write scripture about Shoe Fest, some sort of article of faith, a declaration of devotion to what made me fall in love with festivals in the first place… Alas, this is my iconoclast blast that shall be touted on Facebook groups across America, the finest in toilet reading material.

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