Jeremy Garrett (a bluegrass fiddler at heart) visits the musical ground on which his career was born with River Wild, his new album out now from Organic Records. Jeremy will be bringing his fiddle science to Denver's Ophelia's this Sunday, June 26 in celebration of his new album. His ever-evolving band will feature Cody Kilby (the Travelin McCourys), Ryan Cavanaugh and local pickers Sam Parks and Denton Turner (Buffalo Commons).
At heart, Jeremy Garrett is a bluegrass fiddler. Even with his explorations of the genre’s edges as a member of The Infamous Stringdusters — not to mention the boundary-breaking, technology-enhanced solo recordings and performances on his first two projects for Organic Records, Circles (2020) and Wanderer’s Compass (2021) — Garrett has always kept his bluegrass tools sharpened and at the ready.
The Infamous Stringdusters Release Third Single “I Didn’t Know” From Forthcoming Album Toward the Fray
It could be argued that the very best art is a reflection of the times—and reflect is exactly Jeremy Garrett, the Infamous Stringdusters’ fiddle player, did when he sat down to write “I Didn’t Know” with legendary bluegrass songsmith Jon Weisberger. “This song was written during the pandemic and just after George Floyd was murdered,” says Garrett.
When two masterful performers come together in the studio, the results can be magic, and that’s certainly true of the latest single from Organic Records’ Jeremy Garrett, a blistering duet that features the talented fiddler/singer/songwriter and his labelmate, guitarist Jon Stickley. Written by Garrett and acclaimed songwriter John Pennell (“Every Time You Say Goodbye,” “Meat And Potatoes Man”) during the former’s years-long residence i
Blue skies, incredible musicians, great friends, and a postcard backdrop were all on tap at this much needed mountain music festival. Todd Sheaffer, lead singer and guitar player with Railroad Earth, headlined the first day of the festival. Music echoed through the valley as laser lights bounced off the hills in perfect harmony. There were plenty of happy folks and plenty of room to spread out and dance. Day number two was perfect sun-soaked bliss in the shadow of Horsetooth Mountain.
Crossing genres may be more popular than ever these days, but even so, it takes a confident, creative musician to go deeper than a superficial mash-up, especially when it comes to blending traits from fundamentally different realms like acoustic roots music and amplified pop-rock. For Organic Records’ Jeremy Garrett, it’s an ongoing process — not the only, but a persistent thread in his work — and his growing mastery is evident in his latest single, “Magic.”