Thu, 11/21/2013 - 3:45 pm

New Orleans’ super-group, New Orleans Suspects, featuring members of legendary veteran touring acts The Radiators and The Neville Bros., will perform at Quixote's True Blue on Monday, December 30th and New Years Eve, Tuesday, December 31st.   The ticket price for the Monday show is $15.00 and for Tuesday it is $20.00.  For more information http://www.quixotes.com or 303-861-7070.New Orleans Suspects formed in summer of 2011 in the wake of the breakup of The Radiators after 34 years.  The band comprises some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including:  Reggie Scanlan on bass (Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); Mean Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros. current drummer since 1981); Jeff Watkins (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band) on saxophone; Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (current member of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from Radiators, Nevilles and Dirty Dozen repertoire.   Fans of New Orleans’ music are raving about the band’s live show!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:45 am
New Orleans’ super-group, New Orleans Suspects, featuring members of legendary veteran touring acts The Radiators and The Neville Bros., will perform at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday, March 14th with Great American Taxi and Trevor Jones Band. Doors open at 8:00 PM.  Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 day of show.   This is an all-ages show.
For more information:   http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/
New Orleans Suspects formed in summer of 2011 in the wake of the breakup of The Radiators after 34 years.  The band comprises some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including:  Reggie Scanlan on bass (Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); Mean Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros. current drummer since 1981); Jeff Watkins (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band) on saxophone; Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (current member of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).
The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from Radiators, Nevilles and Dirty Dozen repertoire.   Fans of New Orleans’ music are raving about the band’s live show! 
JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic raves about New Orleans Suspects on Mo’ Boogie:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEHfo-NbC54
USA Today said this of their performance from NO Jazz Fest 2013:
On Friday, outstanding early sets came from New Orleans Suspects, a five-piece consisting of former members of some of the city's top rock/funk/R&B bands...proved adept at mixing swampy rock, funk and high-energy R&B into extended jams. It was a sound that could only have bubbled up from this city, and the Suspects put their own spin on the repertoire.”
Please check out this performance video for “36 Cars” live at Quixote’s in Denver:
Sun, 05/11/2014 - 3:05 pm

New Orleans’ super-group, New Orleans Suspects, featuring members of legendary veteran touring acts The Radiators and The Neville Bros., will headline Washington Park Grille's 20th Anniversary Bash on Saturday, May 24th.   The FREE outdoor concert is from 4:00 PM-10:00 PM and includes The Washington Park All StarsRobby and The Peoples, and Ignatius Reilly.For more infomation:  http://www.washparkgrille.com or call 303-777-0707New Orleans Suspects formed in summer of 2011 in the wake of the breakup of The Radiators after 34 years.  The band comprises some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans, including:  Reggie Scanlan on bass (Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); Mean Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros. current drummer since 1981); Jeff Watkins (James Brown BandJoss Stone Band) on saxophone; Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (current member of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from Radiators, Nevilles and Dirty Dozen repertoire.   Fans of New Orleans’ music are raving about the band’s live show! USA Today said this of their performance from NO Jazz Fest 2013:“On Friday, outstanding early sets came from New Orleans Suspects, a five-piece consisting of former members of some of the city's top rock/funk/R&B bands...proved adept at mixing swampy rock, funk and high-energy R&B into extended jams. It was a sound that could only have bubbled up from this city, and the Suspects put their own spin on the repertoire.”Please check out this performance video for “36 Cars” live at Quixote’s in Denver:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIQekdEw_Uo&feature=youtu.beHear a new song from their upcoming new studio recording:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BLRJ3yN-l0

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:16 pm

FRED TACKETT and PAUL BARRERE of LITTLE FEAT and New Orleans Suspects will perform at Cervantes' Other Side on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th.   Doors will open at 8:00 P.M.  Showtime is 9:00 P.M.   This is open to patrons 16 and over.   Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show.   A 2 day pass is also available for an early-bird price of $30.00, $35.00 in advance and $40.00 day of show.

This show will feature an acoustic set by Paul and Fred, a set by The New Orleans Suspects, followed by a 90 minute set featuring Paul and Fred backed by the New Orleans Suspects performing classic Little Feat songs as well as NOLA favorites!

For More Information:  http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/ or call 303-297-1772

New Orleans Suspects formed in summer of 2011 and is comprised of some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including:  Reggie Scanlan on bass (The Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); “Mean” Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros.); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).

Louisiana Red Hot Records will release Ouroboros from New Orleans Suspects on October 14, 2014, the band's third release and the follow up to their 2012 live CD, Caught Live At The Maple Leaf.  Featuring 10 original songs, Ouroboros defines the band’s sound, which is one that puts their own twist on the traditions of New Orleans music--fever-inducing funk, irresistible R&B rhythms, Longhair rhumbas, dancing-in-the-street second lines, jazzy soul-drenched horns, mind-melting swamp hoodoo, and feet-don’t-fail-me-now Carnivale music-- that takes the listener on a wild ride through the city’s musical history in a brand new vehicle.  The title of the recording was carefully chosen by the band.  The Ouroboros is a powerful symbol--an ancient circular icon of a serpent eating its own tail--that symbolizes cyclicality and things that begin anew as soon as they end. This idea perfectly describes New Orleans Suspects, a band that represents a second chance, or rebirth, for its veteran members.

FRED TACKETT is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter best known for his work as a member of the legendary band LITTLE FEAT, heralded for their swampy, bluesy Americana rock.  Paul Barrere has been the guitarist for LITTLE FEAT since 1972.  Additionally, he has recorded and performed with many notable musicians including Robert Palmer, Bonnie Raitt and Carly Simon.  Tackett and Barrere tour as an acoustic duo; the pair has been joining New Orleans Suspects on tour dates for the last two years.

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 7:25 am

One of pop music’s most critically acclaimed bands, 10,000 Maniacs, will perform at The Solaris Plaza during the Vail Snow Daze on Saturday, December 20th at 5:30 P.M.  Rusted Root will perform at 7:00 P.M.  This is a FREE show!

For more information:  
http://www.vail.com/events/snowdaze.aspx

For over 30 years, 10,000 Maniacs have won the hearts and ears of music fans around the world selling over 10 million records. The group was founded in the fall of 1981 in Jamestown, NY, by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant with the later addition of Jerry Augustyniak in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M. they helped define “college rock” and the first wave of “alternative rock” bands with their pop-conscious, literate and lush aesthetic.

10,000 Maniacs first gained widespread recognition with 1987’s In My Tribe (Elektra). The record featured the hit singles “Hey Jack Kerouac,” “Like The Weather,””Don’t Talk” and “What’s The Matter Here?” The album went to #37 on the Billboard Magazine Top 200 chart and sold over 2 million copies. Rolling Stone Magazine included the album in their “One Hundred Best Albums of the Eighties.”

The band sold 3 million copies in 1992 with the landmark Our Time In Eden (Elektra), bolstered by alt-rock radio mainstays “These Are Days” and “Candy Everybody Wants

10,000 Maniacs added backing singer/violist Mary Ramsey in 1991.  She performed on the band’s biggest selling record, 1993’s MTV Unplugged (Elektra), which featured the remake of the classic, "Because the Night.”   The CD sold over 4 million copies.

Merchant left the band in 1993 with Ramsey assuming the lead vocalist position.  According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, she “brilliantly rose to the occasion.”  In fact, the band’s top charting single on Billboard was the band’s cover of the Roxy Music song “More Than This,” featuring Ramsey on lead vocals, from their 1997 album Love Among The Ruins (Geffen).

In 2004, Elektra/Asylum/Rhino Records released Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings, a two CD set compilation featuring a broad array of their groundbreaking music including several unreleased tracks.

In 2013, 10,000 Maniacs released Music From The Motion Picture, their first full-length album in 13 years.  The album was completely crowd funded and produced independently by the group themselves. It was hailed as a beautiful affirmation of the band’s classic poetic lyrics and dreamy Americana blend.

Today, the band continues to stir up old memories and make new ones. 10,000 Maniacs are hard at work in the studio recording their new album, Twice Told Tales, another completely crowd-funded album through Pledgemusic.com.  A collection of traditional folk songs from the British Isles, this highly anticipated album is slated for release in 2015 and will be distributed worldwide via Cleopatra Records.

The band continues to tour incessantly in the U.S. and has made many new fans in Mexico, Germany, Japan, Portugal and Brazil with their Pledgemusic campaigns.  Their Pledgemusic campaign has also raised money for Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and The Robert Buck Memorial Scholarship fund in honor of the late guitarist who passed away in 2000.

Band: 

Mary Ramsey- Lead Vocals, Viola

Jerome Augustyniak-Drums

Dennis Drew-Keyboard, Vocals 

Jeff Erickson- Guitar, Vocals

Steven Gustafson- Bass Guitar

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 10:01 am

Since their inception in Portland, Oregon, in 2003, the group has become recognized as one of the nation’s busiest and best live touring acts playing close to 200 shows a year.   MarchFourth Marching Band (M4 for short) is much more than what its name might indicate.  The performance is a visual and aural feast, with around 20 performers including approximately 8 horn players, 5 drummers, bass guitar, and 5 dancers, stilt walkers and acrobats.  It fuses Vaudeville and high cinema, with a hint of Mardi Gras, anchored by groovy electric bass, rocking guitar, Eastern European Gypsy music, funk, rock and jazz.  M4 is 100% original, including the music, costumes, choreography, and merchandise.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution said “it’s the kind of spectacle that deserves the word ‘awesome.’”

M4’s song “Gospel” from their 2009 release, Rise Up, was prominently featured in the summer of 2013 Disney hit movie, “Monsters University.”  In 2011, the band released their third studio effort, Magnificent Beast, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, featuring the single “Shindig.” The ensemble recently completed a State Department-sponsored cultural exchange tour of China.  A documentary film of that tour is in the works for a spring of 2015 release.

M4 has performed at Bumbershoot, Voodoo Festival, Wakarusa, Telluride Jazz Fest, The Kennedy Center, EPSN’s Espy Awards, The Hollywood Bowl and so much more, winning audiences over with the kaleidoscope of visual energy that pours from the stage.

MarchFourth Marching Band will bring their breath-taking live show to Colorado!

Friday, 1/09/15 @ 8:00 PM

Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO

with Rowdy Shadehouse

Admission: $18.00 advance/ $20.00 DOS.  Age restrictions:  16 +

Saturday,1/10/15 @ 9:00 PM

Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO

with Faceman & Fuzz Nasty

Admission: $16.00 advance/$18.00 OOS. Age restrictions: All Ages

Sunday, 1/11/15 @ 8:00 PM

Barkley Ballroom, Frisco, CO

with Bonnie and The Beard

Admission: $10-15.00 Age restrictions: All Ages

Monday, 01/12/15 @ 7:30 PM

Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek, CO

Admission: $25.00 Age restrictions: All Ages

Tuesday, 1/13/15 @ 8:00 PM

Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, CO

Admission: $25-30.00 Age restrictions: All Ages

Friday, 1/16/15@  9:00 PM

Telluride Fire Festival, Telluride, CO

Admission:   $35.00 or $65.00 for VIP

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:52 pm

Legendary multi-instrumentalist EDGAR WINTER will perform with his band at The Reserve Casino & Hotel in Central City on Saturday, February 28th with two shows at 7:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M.  Tickets for $18.00 for general admission and $45.00 for VIP seating. In addition to Winter, the band includes Doug Rappoport on guitar, Koko Powell on bass and Jason Carpenter on drums.  For more information click here or call 800-924-6646.

By the time Edgar Winter left his hometown of Beaumont, Texas in the 1960's, he was already technically proficient in every aspect of music. A child prodigy who achieved international success early on, Edgar has found an audience in every major entertainment medium--music, film and television. A prolific writer, Edgar's music encompasses many different genres, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop. From his critically acclaimed 1970 debut release, Entrance, he has demonstrated his unique style and ability to cross the genre lines and do the unexpected. His early recording of "Tobacco Road" is a powerful, emotionally devastating masterpiece that propelled him into the national spotlight. Edgar followed Entrance with two hit albums backed by his group White Trash, a group originally comprised of musicians from Texas and Louisiana. White Trash enjoyed huge success, both with the 1971 release of the studio album, Edgar Winter's White Trash, and with 1972's follow-up live gold album, Roadwork.

In late 1972 Edgar brought together Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose and Chuck Ruff to form The Edgar Winter Group, the legendary band that created such hits as the number one “Frankenstein” and the ever popular “Free Ride.” Released in 1973, They Only Come Out at Night peaked at the number 3 position on the Billboard Hot 200 and stayed on the charts for an impressive 80 weeks. It was certified gold in April 1973 and double platinum in November 1986. Edgar invented the keyboard body strap early in his career, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage during his multi-instrument high-energy performances. He was also the first artist to feature a synthesizer as the main instrument in a song. Frankenstein revolutionized rock and roll and opened up a whole new world of possibilities with experimentation and sound.

After They Only Come Out At Night, Edgar released Shock Treatment, featuring guitarist Rick Derringer in place of Ronnie Montrose. Later albums included Jasmine Nightdreams, The Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer, a live album, Together Live With Johnny Winter, Recycled, a reunion with White Trash, Standing On Rock, Mission Earth, Live In Japan, Not A Kid Anymore, The Real Deal, and Winter Blues.

With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. Major national television and radio campaigns have relied on Edgar's music to advertise their products. Edgar has also made frequent television appearances, both to promote his music, and to give his opinions on everything from Politically Incorrect to a commercial with George Hamilton for Miller Lite beer. He has appeared in the film Netherworld and the TV shows "The Cape", "Mysterious Ways", "David Letterman", and "Jimmy Kimmel".

Edgar's music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects, including Netherworld, Air America, My Cousin Vinny, Encino Man, Son In Law, What's Love Got to do With It, Wayne's World 2, Starkid, Wag the Dog, Knockabout Guys, Duets, Radio, "The Simpsons," and "Queer as Folk."  Edgar's hauntingly beautiful song, "Dying to Live," is featured as "Runnin” (Dying To Live) in the film Tupac Resurrection, the biography on the life of rapper Tupac Shakur. Produced by Eminem, the song uses the vocal talents of the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, and Edgar Winter himself. "Runnin" is on numerous Billboard charts. It peaked at number 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Sales chart, and the soundtrack CD was number 1 for 8 consecutive weeks.

Edgar's CD and DVD, titled, Live At The Galaxy was recorded live at the Galaxy Theatre for Classic Pictures in 2003. It features the songs, "Keep Playing That Rock and Roll", "Turn On Your Love Light", "Free Ride", "Texas", "Show Your Love", "New Orleans", "Frankenstein" and "Tobacco Road". In addition, the DVD includes a 30 Minute Documentary, "Edgar Winter: The Man and His Music".

Edgar Winter's live shows consistently receive rave reviews. His music is always evolving and he is a master at stretching his skill and imagination to produce amazing results. He continues to thrill audiences with his live performances, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style. Edgar is now at the very top of his game, and his future looks even brighter than his past.

 

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:24 pm

New Orleans Suspects & Friends featuring JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic) will perform at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom & The Other Side on Friday, June 26th & Saturday, June 27th after the Widespread Panic Red Rocks shows.

Special Guests include: Oteil Burbridge (Allman Bros), Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), Col Bruce Hampton (Aquarium Rescue Unit), DJ Logic, Chris Stillwell (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), Big Chief Juan Pardo (Golden Commanches), Chadzilla (Polytoxic) and more tba.   Doors open both nights at 10:00 P.M.  These shows are open to patrons 16 and over.  Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show.

For more information click here.

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 9:32 am

TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYS WITH BILL NERSHI, NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS and HOT BUTTERED RUM will headline the 10th ANNUAL RHYTHMS ON THE RIO, an intimate music festival in South Fork, Colorado, from Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th.  The event is hosted by the South Fork Music Association, a non-profit entity; it raises money for organization’s Children’s Music Program.

Travelin’ McCourys are known as the sons and the backing band of legendary bluegrass singer/guitarist Del McCoury.  For this festival only, the band will include Bill Nershi, co-leader of String Cheese Incident. 

New Orleans Suspects are current and former members of The Neville Bros., The Radiators, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Outformation as well as last band leader for the James Brown Band.  Music critic Brett Milano called them “the last living link to traditional New Orleans R&B, blues and funk.”  

Hot Buttered Rum String Band is a crowd favorite throughout the Rockies and the Front Range. They will be returning to their roots and performing traditional bluegrass and folk styles on acoustic instruments, which will be a treat for long-time fans of the band.   

Other featured acts include: Euforquestra, Dead Winter Carpenters, Grant Farm, Coral Creek, Big Medicine Gang, Shawn Nelson, That Damn Sasquatch and Big River Band.  Regional favorites The Scrugglers will host late night jam sessions on Friday and Saturday.  The South Fork Music Association will also present the winner of their 2015 Singer/Songwriter competition as well as a children’s music recital featuring students from their educational program.

The members of SFMA pride themselves on presenting a family friendly musical experience with limited tickets and ample facilities.  In addition to the music, on-site activities and amenities include: camping, river tubing, yoga, games and top-quality food and beverages.

The festival site is at 28091 U.S. Highway 160, South Fork, CO.  Private land for the event is provided by Kurt and Lea Carlton.  Advance tickets for the three days are $50.00 without camping and $60.00 with camping.  Tickets at the gate will be $65.00 and $75.00 for the three day pass.  Day passes will be available at the gate only and are $20.00 for Friday, $40.00 for Saturday and $15.00 for Sunday.  

Tickets are on sale now at rhythmsontherio.com and eventbrite.com.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:11 pm

New Orleans Suspects & Friends featuring JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic) will perform at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom & The Other Side on Friday, June 26th & Saturday, June 27th after the Widespread Panic Red Rocks shows.

Special Guests include: Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), Col Bruce Hampton (Aquarium Rescue Unit), DJ Logic, Chris Stillwell (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), Big Chief Juan Pardo (Golden Commanches), Chadzilla (Polytoxic), Todd Smallie (Mofro) and more tba.   Doors open both nights at 10:00 P.M.  These shows are open to patrons 16 and over.  Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show.  For more information click here.

New Orleans Suspects have the following shows in Colorado:

Friday, July 3rd @  5:00 P.M.

Howelson Hill

Steamboat Springs, CO

Free Concert

 

Saturday, July 4th @  8:00 P.M.

State Bridge Lodge

Bond, CO

w/Leftover Cuties, tix $15.00/$20.00

 

Thursday, August 6th @  5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.

Historic Park Gazebo and Lawn

Frisco, CO

Free Concert

 

Friday, August 7th @  6:00 P.M./doors, 8:00 P.M./show

Zephyros Farm Bash

Paonia, CO

tix $17.00 adv., $20.00/door

 

Saturday, August 8th @  6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Rhythms On the Rio

South Fork, CO

tix $50.00 earlybird w/o camping, $60.00 earlybird w/ camping

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:19 pm

TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYS WITH BILL NERSHI, NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS and HOT BUTTERED RUM will headline the 10th ANNUAL RHYTHMS ON THE RIO, an intimate music festival in South Fork, Colorado, from Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th.  The event is hosted by the South Fork Music Association, a non-profit entity; it raises money for organization’s Children’s Music Program.

Travelin’ McCourys are known as the sons and the backing band of legendary bluegrass singer/guitarist Del McCoury.  For this festival only, the band will include Bill Nershi, co-leader of String Cheese Incident. 

New Orleans Suspects are current and former members of The Neville Bros., The Radiators, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Outformation as well as last band leader for the James Brown Band.  Music critic Brett Milano called them “the last living link to traditional New Orleans R&B, blues and funk.”  

Hot Buttered Rum String Band is a crowd favorite throughout the Rockies and the Front Range. They will be returning to their roots and performing traditional bluegrass and folk styles on acoustic instruments, which will be a treat for long-time fans of the band.   

Other featured acts include: Euforquestra, Dead Winter Carpenters, Grant Farm, Coral Creek, Big Medicine Gang, Shawn Nelson, That Damn Sasquatch and Big River Band.  Regional favorites The Scrugglers will host late night jam sessions on Friday and Saturday.  The South Fork Music Association will also present the winner of their 2015 Singer/Songwriter competition as well as a children’s music recital featuring students from their educational program.

The members of SFMA pride themselves on presenting a family friendly musical experience with limited tickets and ample facilities.  In addition to the music, on-site activities and amenities include: camping, river tubing, yoga, games and top-quality food and beverages.

The festival site is at 28091 U.S. Highway 160, South Fork, CO.  Private land for the event is provided by Kurt and Lea Carlton.  Advance tickets for the three days are $50.00 without camping and $60.00 with camping.  Tickets at the gate will be $65.00 and $75.00 for the three day pass.  Day passes will be available at the gate only and are $20.00 for Friday, $40.00 for Saturday and $15.00 for Sunday.  

Tickets are on sale now at rhythmsontherio.com and eventbrite.com

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 12:41 pm

GEORGE WINSTON, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will perform at The Boulder Theater on Wednesday, December 23rd.  Doors open at 7:00 P.M.  Showtime is 8:00 P.M.  This is open to patrons of all ages.  Tickets are $25.00, $35.00 and $45.00.   The venue is located at 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO.  For more information call 303-786-7030 or visit http://www.bouldertheater.com

Since 1986, George has been raising money for food banks and service organizations and will continue to do so by working with a local food bank in every tour market to hold a canned food drive at the show and also by donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of his merchandise to the organization.  The food bank for this show is Community of Faith United.

Since 1972, George Winston has released thirteen solo piano albums. His most recent albums are Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2–A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit (2012) and Love Will Come-The Music of Vince Guaraldi Vol 2 (2010). His next solo piano album, Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, will be released in 2015.  These solo piano melodic songs were composed in 2013 while George was recovering from his bone marrow transplant at the City of Hope Village; he is dedicating 100% of his artist royalties to benefit cancer research. A 3 song preview EP is currently available exclusively on iTunes for a limited time to benefit City of Hope.

 
In December of 2013, George released the digital single “Silent Night—A Benefit for Feeding America,” which is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.  100% of the proceeds are donated to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that feeds 37 million people.
 
George’s show in Boulder will feature his “Winter Show,” which will include melodic fall and winter type songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts® pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions, and new songs from his upcoming new recording, Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, which will be released in 2016.

 

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:53 pm

NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS will perform at Cervantes Other Side on Friday, February 19th with SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS and MAMA MAGNOLIA.  Doors open at 8:00 P.M.  Showtime is 9:00 P.M.  This event is open to patrons 16 and older.  Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show. For more information, call 303-297-1772 or visit http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/.

The band has 3 other shows in Colorado including:  Saturday, February 20th, Burning Stones Event Plaza, Copper Mountain; Saturday, February, 20th, Old Town Pub, Steamboat Springs; and Sunday, February 21st, Crested Butte Center for The Arts, Crested Butte.

New Orleans Suspects brings together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including:  Reggie Scanlan on bass (The Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); “Mean” Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros.); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).  

The band is revered in New Orleans and is building a loyal audience with year-round touring.  San Diego Union Tribune called them “a rollicking blend of funk, jazz, blues, rock and vintage N’awlins R&B, designed to fill dance floors with gyrating celebrants.” 

The band's 2014 release Ouroboros (Louisiana Red Hot Records) features 10 original songs that define the band’s sound, which is one that puts their own twist on the traditions of New Orleans music--fever-inducing funk, irresistible R&B rhythms, Longhair rhumbas, dancing-in-the-street second lines, jazzy soul-drenched horns, mind-melting swamp hoodoo, and feet-don’t-fail-me-now Carnivale music.  The highly-acclaimed CD received substantial airplay on 3 SiriusXM stations:  Bluesville, Jam_ON and The Loft.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches on a new recording with a plethora of special guests.

For more information: www.neworleanssuspects.com

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 2:32 pm

Daniel Hutchens, one of the most respected songwriters in Athens, Georgia, will release his third solo effort, The Beautiful Vicious Cycle Of Life, on April 22, 2016, on Pretty Mean Records.

Hutchens has been writing, recording and touring since 1994; he is best known for his work with his rock band Bloodkin.  With a catalogue of over 500 songs, he has co-written with Widespread Panic, Jerry Joseph, David Barbe (Sugar, Drive-By Truckers) and more. He has recorded with Barbe, Johnny Sandlin, John Keane (REM, B-52s) and David Hood of Muscle Shoals fame. He has toured and recorded with Moe Tucker and Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground and appeared onstage with Lou Reed, Mike Mills, Gov’t Mule, Allen Ginsberg, Drive-By Truckers and Widespread Panic, who have recorded and regularly perform several of Hutchens’ compositions.

Justin Gage of AQUARIUM DRUNKARD has written of Hutchens, "I put his catalog right up there with the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Alejandro Escovedo and Steve Earle in terms of truly capturing the nuances of humanity, both the light and the dark, in song...[Hutchens] is a national treasure." 

The 11 original songs on The Beautiful Vicious Cycle Of Life capture Hutchens’ ability to create emotive vignettes, replete with catchy lyrics and thoughtful imagery that invites the listener to join the journey of the characters he creates.  From the toe-tapping “Pretty Girls In Summer Dresses” to the Petty-esque “Epitaph Town,” the recording feels like a classic slice of Americana.

The recording was produced by Widespread Panic's bassist Dave Schools and engineered by David Barbe at Chase Park Transduction Studios in Athens.  It features a plethora of guest musicians including: Schools, Barbe, Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), Jesse Aycock (Todd Snider), Todd Nance (Widespread Panic), William Tonks (Bloodkin, Jack Logan), Eric Carter (Bloodkin), and singer Thayer Sarrano.  It was mastered by Joe Lambert (Warren Haynes, Kanye West, The Black Crowes) at JLM Sound in Brooklyn, New York.  This project was made possible by Havin’ A Ball Productions in Houston, Texas.

David Barbe, whose production work with Drive-By Truckers, Betty LaVette and Patton Oswalt, among others, has received Grammy Award ® nominations says of the new recording, "I have made 9 or 10 albums with Danny Hutchens. This is one of my favorites."

Track listing:

1.      Jack Nicholson Grin

2.      American Country Ghosts

3.      The Beautiful Vicious Cycle of Life

4.      Pretty Girls in Summer Dresses

5.      Wings And A Walking Cane

6.      Touch Up Time

7.      Tearing Up The Tiles

8.      One Bird Shy

9.      Spend It All

10.     Epitaph Town

11.     All Golden Traces

For more information:  http://www.bloodkin.net

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:26 am

NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS will return to Denver with two shows at Cervantes. The band will perform in The Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday, June 24th with special guests Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), Eric McFadden (Anders Osborne) and DJ Logic.  Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show.   They will perform in The Other Side on Saturday, June 25th with special guests Eric McFadden, Tori Peter, Chadzilla and more.   Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 day of show.  Both shows are open to patrons 16 and older.  For more information call 303-297-1772 or visit http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/.

New Orleans Suspects bring together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including:   “Mean” Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros.); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (Dirty Dozen Brass Band); CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation); and Charlie Wooten on bass (Royal Southern Brotherhood, Bonerama, Zac Brown Band).

The band is revered in New Orleans and is building a loyal audience with year-round touring.  San Diego Union Tribune called them “a rollicking blend of funk, jazz, blues, rock and vintage N’awlins R&B, designed to fill dance floors with gyrating celebrants.” 

The band's 2014 release Ouroboros (Louisiana Red Hot Records) features 10 original songs that define the band’s sound, which is one that puts their own twist on the traditions of New Orleans music--fever-inducing funk, irresistible R&B rhythms, Longhair rhumbas, dancing-in-the-street second lines, jazzy soul-drenched horns, mind-melting swamp hoodoo, and feet-don’t-fail-me-now Carnivale music.  The highly-acclaimed CD received substantial airplay on 3 SiriusXM stations:  Bluesville, Jam_ON and The Loft.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches on a new recording, Kaleidoscoped, which features a plethora of special guests including members of Little Feat, Tower of Power and "The Tonight Show" band.  The CD is tentatively scheduled for release for late summer or early fall of 2016.

For more information: www.neworleanssuspects.com

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 5:10 pm

LIVE AT THE FILLMORE, the definitive tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, will perform two shows in Colorado.  They will perform at Quixote's True Blue, 314 13th Ave, Denver, on Friday, June 17th with Shakedown Street and Calliope Musicals.  Doors open at 8:00 P.M. Showtime is 9:00 P.M.   This is open to patrons 18 and older.  Tickets are $20.00.  For more information call or visit http://www.quixotes.com.

They will also perform at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre in Dillon on Saturday, June 18th at 7:00 P.M. This is a FREE show. For more information visit http://www.townofdillon.com.

This Philly-based septet includes:  Lou Maresca, guitars and vocals; Barron Chandler, acoustic guitars, harmonica and vocals; Rick Baldassari, guitar and vocals; Jeff Quattro, organ, piano and vocals; Mike Mahomet, bass guitar; Dennis Barth, drums and percussion; and Don McCormick, drums and percussion.

Founding member Lou Maresca was in the audience on June 26, 1971, at the Fillmore East for the Saturday night late show, the last public concert at Fillmore East, the one the ABB band calls ‘THE SHOW,’ the one they feel is the greatest performance they ever gave. He says, “I’ve never heard them or any other band give a better performance before or since. Sadly, the next time I heard the band was a few months later at New York’s Academy of Music. It was without its leader, Duane Allman, who had died only weeks before in a motorcycle accident near his home in Macon, Georgia. His guitar was onstage on a stand and it was the most solemn rock concert I have ever attended. I had already formed ‘Skydog,’ what may have been the very first Allman Brothers tribute band earlier that year. These shows left an indelible impression on me and others in LIVE AT THE FILLMORE.”

LIVE AT THE FILLMORE is devoted to performing the music of the original Allman Brothers Band as it was in the early years before the untimely deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley and the departure of Dickey Betts. The band strives to authentically bring back the performances of the original Allman Brothers Band for those who were there to hear it the first time around and for those who love the music but are too young to have seen the band in its original incarnation.   They continue to build a larger and loyal audience on the Eastern seaboard as the word of mouth buzz is generated from their blazing live performances.

For more information:  http://www.liveatthefillmoreband.com/

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:15 pm

New Orleans Suspects will release their third full-length studio recording, Kaleidoscoped, on September 16, 2016, on Louisiana Red Hot Records. The release date for the vinyl edition is September 30, 2016.

New Orleans Suspects brings together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including: Reggie Scanlan on bass (The Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); “Mean” Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros.); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation). Scanlan, who recorded the bass tracks on Kaleidoscoped, recently announced that Charlie Wooton (formerly of Royal Southern Brotherhood) would replace him in the touring entity of the band.

Kaleidoscoped is the follow up to the 2014 release Ouroboros (Louisiana Red Hot Records) that helped define the band’s sound, which is fever-inducing funk, irresistible R&B rhythms, Professor Longhair rhumbas, and jazzy soul-drenched horns.  The highly-acclaimed CD received substantial airplay on 3 SiriusXM stations:  Bluesville, Jam_ON and The Loft.  The new recording is again produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Suspects’ Jake Eckert and Jeff Watkins at Eckert’s own Rhythm Shack Studio in New Orleans.  The 8 tracks include a plethora of special guests including:  Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat; Golden Commanche “Big Chief” Juan Pardo; “Big Ike” Kinchen; Lee Thornburg; Ian Smith; and Paulie Cerra.

Kaleidoscoped takes a variegated look at roots music, funk and traditional New Orleans music through a colorfully distorted lens, creating a sound some radio programmers are already calling "psychedelic funk."  The opening tracks, "Let's Get it Started" and "Cocaine Jane" feature Jeff Watkins and Grammy Award ® winner Jake Eckert at the peak of their powers of studio wizardry.  On these tracks, they utilize Tower of Power horn veterans as well as a Leslie speaker cabinet and newer, electronic effects to great advantage.  The album sequencing devolves into twisted looks at such traditional Louisiana genres as Cajun swamp pop ("You Got the Fire" and "Creole Hannah"), Mardi Gras Indian Funk ("Round Up Dem Suspects," with call and response led by Pardo), plus a trip through a pastiche of Southern rock, Dr. John-style R&B and traditional jazz.  A slight outlier of a track, "Dixie Highway" was written by Paul Barrere for Little Feat; he and Fred Tackett add guitar/vocals and mandolin, respectively, for a New Orleans feel the listener might imagine Little Feat having searched for, but never located.  The cover art by Craig Young of a prismatic eye is apropos given the many genres of music embraced by the band on Kaleidoscoped.

Track listing:

  1. Get It Started
  2. Cocaine Jane
  3. Dixie Highway
  4. You Got The Fire
  5. Round Up Dem Suspects
  6. Creole Hannah
  7. Whatcha Gonna Do?
  8. Neighborhood Strut

The local CD release shows will be at The Maple Leaf in New Orleans on October 14-15, 2016.   Their tour itinerary is as follows with all shows subject to change:

Sat, July 30 -- Maple Leaf Bar -- New Orleans, LA

Sun, July 31 -- Paradise Bar & Grill -- Pensacola Beach, FL

Fri, Aug 19 -- Edmonton Blues Festival -- Edmonton, AB (Canada)

Sat, Aug 20 -- Salmon Arms Roots & Blues Festival -- Salmon Arm, BC (Canada)

Sun, Aug 21 - Salmon Arms Roots & Blues Festival -- Salmon Arm, BC (Canada)

Fri, Aug 26 -- VFW Post 4031 -- Durango, CO

Sat, Aug 27 -- I Bar Ranch -- Gunnison, CO       

Sun, Aug 28 -- Old Town Pub -- Steamboat Springs, CO 

Thurs, Sept 8 -- The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge -- Portland, OR

Fri, Sept 9 -- Sisters Folk Festival -- Sisters, OR

Sat, Sept 10 --  Sisters Folk Festival -- Sisters, OR

Fri, Sept 23 --   Jannus Live -- St. Petersburg, FL

Sat, Sept 24 --   The Funky Biscuit -- Boca Raton, FL

Sun, Sept 25 -- Bradfordville Blues Club -- Tallahassee, FL

Fri, Sept 30 --   Meeting of the Minds -- Schuylkill Haven, PA

Fri, Oct 14 -- Maple Leaf Bar -- New Orleans, LA

Sat, Oct 15 -- Maple Leaf Bar -- New Orleans, LA

Thurs, Oct 27 -- Broadway Oyster Bar -- St Louis, MO

Fri, Oct 28 -- Fitzgerald’s -- Berwyn, IL

Sat, Oct 29 -- Bunker's Music Bar & Grill -- Minneapolis, MN

Fri, Nov 11 -- City Winery --Atlanta, GA

Sat, Nov 12 -- Grey Eagle -- Asheville, NC

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:38 am
GEORGE WINSTON, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will perform three shows in Colorado including:

Tuesday, Dec. 27th 2016, 7:30 PM
The Rialto Theater
228 E. 4th Street, Loveland, CO 80537
SOLD OUT

Thursday, Dec. 29th 2016, 7:30 PM
Vilar Performing Arts Center
68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek CO 81620
Tickets- $48.00

Saturday, Dec. 31st 2016, 5:00 PM
New Year's Eve
Center for the Arts Crested Butte
606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Tickets- $35.00

On the piano George plays three styles of music: melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. He also incorporates a few pieces on solo guitar (mainly Hawaiian Slack Key pieces & Appalachian tunes) and solo harmonica (mainly Appalachian tunes) into his live performances.
 
Since 1972, George has released thirteen solo piano albums including,the beloved December; Autumn, Winter Into Spring, Summer, Forest; and Plains, which was inspired by his Eastern Montana upbringing, Linus & Lucy-The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Love Will Come-The Music Of Vince Guaraldi Vol 2, Night Divides The Day–The Music of the Doors, Montana-A Love Story, Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions-A Hurricane Relief Benefit, and Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions Vol 2-A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit.  He also recorded the solo piano soundtrack for the children’s story The Velveteen Rabbit narrated by Meryl Streep.  He is currently putting the finishing touches on two new full-length recordings: Bay Of Gold-The Music of Vince Guaraldi and Spring Carousel-A Cancer Research Benefit.
 
George’s shows in Colorado will all feature his WINTER SHOW, which will include melodic fall and winter type songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions, and songs from his upcoming releases.
 
Since 1986, George has been raising money for food banks and service organizations and will continue to do so by working with a local food bank in every tour market to hold a canned food drive at the show and also by donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of his merchandise to the organization.  There will be a canned food drive at all of George's shows in Colorado.
 
For more information and to hear music: www.georgewinston.com
Tue, 01/31/2017 - 1:49 pm

NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS will perform at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder, on Wednesday, March 8th with NEW MASTERSOUNDS for the Fox 25th Anniversary Show.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Showtime is 9:00 p.m. This event is open to patrons of all ages.  Tickets are $20.00-$22.00. For more information call 720-645-2467 or visit www.foxtheatre.com.

They will also perform at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton Street, Denver, with NEW MASTERSOUNDS on Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Showtime is 9:00 p.m.  These events are open to patrons 16 and older.  Tickets are $22.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show. A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to The Payback, helping Denver's homeless youth. For more information call 303-297-1772 or visit www.cervantesmasterpiece.com.

New Orleans Suspects brings together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including; “Mean” Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros.); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (Dirty Dozen Brass Band);  CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation) and Charlie Wooton (Royal Southern Brotherhood) on bass guitar.

New Orleans Suspects released their third full-length studio recording, Kaleidoscoped, in September 2016 to rave reviews and substantial airplay on four stations on Sirius/XM Radio. It was added into rotation on neary 170 non-commercial AAA, blues and jazz stations.  

Kaleidoscoped takes a variegated look at roots music, funk and traditional New Orleans music through a colorfully distorted lens, creating a sound described as "psychedelic funk."  The 8 tracks include a plethora of special guests including:  Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat; Golden Commanche “Big Chief” Juan Pardo; and more. The opening tracks, "Let's Get it Started" and "Cocaine Jane" feature Jeff Watkins and Grammy Award ® winner Jake Eckert at the peak of their powers of studio wizardry.  On these tracks, they utilize Tower of Power horn veterans as well as a Leslie speaker cabinet and newer, electronic effects to great advantage.  The album sequencing devolves into twisted looks at such traditional Louisiana genres as Cajun swamp pop ("You Got the Fire" and "Creole Hannah"), Mardi Gras Indian Funk ("Round Up Dem Suspects," with call and response led by Pardo), plus a trip through a pastiche of Southern rock, Dr. John-style R&B and traditional jazz.  A slight outlier of a track, "Dixie Highway" was written by Paul Barrere for Little Feat; he and Fred Tackett add guitar/vocals and mandolin, respectively, for a New Orleans feel the listener might imagine Little Feat having searched for, but never located. 

Known for their blazing live performances,  New Orleans Suspects continue to excite audiences around the country and are revered in their hometown of New Orleans.

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:30 pm

New Orleans Suspects brings together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including: “Mean” Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros.); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (Dirty Dozen Brass Band); CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation); and Eric Vogel (Tony Hall Band) on bass guitar.  Founding member Reggie Scanlan (The Radiators, Professor Longhair) still performs at select shows. The band has seven shows in Colorado including:

Thursday, June 15th @ 7:15 p.m.
FIBArk Whitewater Festival
Riverside Park
Salida
FREE & all ages

Friday, June 16th @ 6:00 p.m.
Colorado BBQ Challenge
Frisco
FREE & all ages

Saturday, June 17th @ 6:00 p.m.
Lone Tree Summer Concert Series
Sweetwater Park
Lone Tree
FREE & all ages

Saturday, June 24th @ 10:00 p.m.
Cervantes’ Other Side (Panic After Show)
Denver
$15/$20 & 16 and over

Wednesday, July 19th @ 6:00 p.m.
TMVOA Sunset Concert Series
Mountain Village/Telluride
FREE & all ages

Thursday, July 20th @ 6:30 p.m.
Snowmass Free Concert Series
Snowmass Village
FREE & all ages

Friday, July 21th @ 8:00 p.m.
Crested Butte Center for the Arts
Crested Butte
$15/$20 & all ages

 
New Orleans Suspects released their third full-length studio recording, Kaleidoscoped, in September 2016 to rave reviews and substantial airplay on four stations on Sirius/XM Radio. It was added into rotation on neary 170 non-commercial AAA, blues and jazz stations.  Kaleidoscoped  encompasses traditional Louisiana genres such as Cajun swamp pop, Mardi Gras Indian Funk, a pastiche of Southern rock, Dr. John-style R&B and traditional jazz all with a colorfully distorted lens. The band's sound is often described as "psychedelic funk." A slight outlier of a track, "Dixie Highway," was written by Paul Barrere for Little Feat; he and Fred Tackett (also of Little Feat) add guitar/vocals and mandolin, respectively, for a New Orleans feel the listener might imagine Little Feat having searched for, but never located.
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:59 pm
Socks in the Frying Pan, an award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, will perform at The Colorado Irish Festival at Clement Park in Littleton on Friday, July 14th at 6:30 p.m. (main stage); Saturday, July 15th at 4:30 p.m. (main stage); and Sunday, July 16th at 3:45 p.m. (Clontarf stage) . Festival pricing applies. For more information visit coloradoirishfestival.com.
 
Formed in 2009, Socks in the Frying Pan has become one of the most sought after groups in Irish music. The group comprises Aodán Coyne on guitar, Shane Hayes on accordion, and Fiachra Hayes on fiddle and banjo. Their youthful blend of Irish traditional melodies with dynamic 3 part vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences around the world and has earned them much critical acclaim.  They were named “New Band of the Year” in 2014 by the Irish Music Association.
 
Their 2015 sophomore release The Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space continued the rave reviews generated with their 2013 debut, with the Irish American News saying, “This is a great album by three extremely talented young artists.  It has been a while since we have enjoyed a new group as much as this.”
 
In 2016, the band released Without A Paddle to coincide with their 2016 U.S.summer/fall tour, which commenced late July and through mid-September and included performances at some of the biggest Celtic and Irish festivals in the U.S. and a smattering of club shows.
 
The group has been embraced in the United States, praised for their modern traditional style and energetic approach to music.  Boston Irish Reporter said, "It’s not hard to discern why they’ve become so popular among audiences, in the U.S. and elsewhere: tip-top musical ability by all three – Coyne on guitar, Shane on accordion, and Fiachra on fiddle and banjo – and polished, sweet-voiced singing to match, plus a stage presence that rides on showmanship, humor, and, above all, an ability to connect with audiences."
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:19 am
THE MACHINE, America’s top Pink Floyd show, will perform as part of the Wyoming Eclipse Festival 2017 at Mike Lansing Fields, 330 Kati Lane, Casper, on Friday, August 18th at 9:30 p.m.   Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Easyside will open the show at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $35.00 in advance and $45.00 at the gate.  VIP passes are sold out.  For more information visit http://eclipsecasper.com
 
This show will feature a full-on laser light show by Lightwave International, the company that provides the laser show for Roger Waters and David Gilmour. For close to 30 years, The Machine has forged reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo's Artpark, and Germany’s Rock of Ages. Additionally, the quartet has shared the stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh and San Diego Symphonies.
 
The New York based band focuses on making every show an authentic experience performing a diverse mix of Pink Floyd’s extensive 15-album repertoire complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems. The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery set them above and beyond the rest. Lead singer and guitarist Joe Pascarell's knowledge of the Pink Floyd catalog, as well as his passion for live performance, is unparalleled; his ability to accurately sing both the Waters and Gilmour parts is uncanny. Rolling Stone Magazine once said, “The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy.”
 
The Machine comprises Joe Pascarell  (lead guitar and lead vocals), Tahrah Cohen (drums), Ryan Ball (bass guitar and vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keyboards and vocals).
For more information:  http://www.themachinelive.com/ 
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 7:57 pm

WE BANJO 3, a virtuosic, innovative quartet from Galway, Ireland, will perform at Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs on the main stage on Sunday, September 3rd at 3:30 p.m. Festival pricing applies. For more information call 877-472-4672 or visit https://www.folkwest.com/fourcornersfolkfestival.

We Banjo 3 blend traditional Irish Music with Americana and Bluegrass affectionately described as “Celtgrass.”  Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion, We Banjo 3 includes two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley. Collectively they are among the most celebrated and distinguished musicians in Ireland today and considered one of the best live bands in the country. The Galway Advertiser recently named them “Galway Band Of The Year 2016.”

The band is so revered in Ireland that in March of 2016, We Banjo 3 was selected to perform at the annual “Friends of Ireland” luncheon on Capital Hill. Former President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Paul Ryan, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny were all in attendance.

We Banjo 3 released their fourth album, String Theory, in the summer of 2016 to coincide with their U.S. summer and fall tours.  The CD received rave reviews, with Elmore Magazine saying, "It’s as if the Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and the Chieftains all got together for a battle of the bands but decided to pool their resources instead. The future of World Music has arrived." The 12 tracks, half of them instrumentals, seamlessly blend traditional and original songs-some new and some ancient-redefining the boundaries of tradition and in the process, transcending genre and showcasing the technical talent of these players.  From the deliciously infectious "Happiness," to the pyrotechnical mastery of "Kentucky Grind" and the powerful emotive "This is Home," String Theory is an exploration of the timeless interaction of Irish and American music; Ireland entwined with the Appalachian Hills.

String Theory went to # 1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart on August 20, 2016.

We Banjo 3 tours year-round, including Ireland, U.S., Japan, Europe and Australia.

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 2:30 pm

Skerryvore, an award-winning band from Scotland, will perform at The Soiled Dove, 7401 E. 1st Ave, on Sunday, October 8th at 3:00 p.m. This event is open to patrons of all ages (under 21 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian). Tickets are $20.00-$25.00. For more information call 303-830-9214 or visit http://www.tavernhg.com/soiled-dove.

Hailing from the island of Tiree, Skerryvore (pronounced Sker-ee-vore) formed in 2005 and includes brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards), Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and recent addition Scott Wood (bagpipes).  The band took their name after the lighthouse that sits on a remote reef of the same name off of Tiree; it is the tallest in Scotland.

Skerryvore’s eclectic fusion of rock, pop and traditional music has pleased audiences not only throughout Scotland and the UK, but also worldwide, having performed in over 25 countries worldwide and in cities such as Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Madrid, Munich and New York City. With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmerizing voice of award-winning singer-songwriter, Alec Dalglish, Skerryvore has become an international sensation.

The band entered 2017 having, once again, been recognized as the “Live Act of the Year 2016” at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards, an award they previously won in 2011.

Skerryvore has released 6 albums, selling close to 60,000 physical CDs and well over a million streams.  Their most recent release was 2015’s Decade, a mix of live recordings, live studio sessions and the single “Happy to be Home” featuring the legendary Irish musician, Sharon Shannon.  “Happy To Be Home” topped the iTunes World Music Charts in May of 2015.

When not touring the different corners of the globe, the band performs relentlessly, contributing to projects by Live Music Now (LMN), The Royal Blind School, Artlink Central and HMP Cornton Vale, as well as special needs and mainstream schools throughout the UK. They were also recently featured in a Visit Scotland TV commercial aimed at international audiences.

Skerryvore is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album, which they hope to release in conjunction with their 2018 U.S. tour.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:02 am

Award-winning guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL, specialized in the Django Reinhardt style, will release The Django Experiment III on his own Water Is Life Records on January 23, 2018, which marks the 108th anniversary of the birth of Reinhardt, who is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.

Wrembel is most known for his Grammy Award winning composition “Bistro Fada,” the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar Award-winning movie, Midnight In Paris (2012 Grammy Award winner for best soundtrack).  Subsequently, Wrembel was hand-selected by award winning composer/producer Hans Zimmer to perform at the 2012 Academy Awards® as part of his “All Star Band.”  Wrembel has contributed music to two other Allen films, commercials, and TV and has both a Clio Award and Grammy Award under his belt.

In March of 2017, Wrembel released two new recordings, The Django Experiment I and The Django Experiment II, in conjunction with the Wrembel-produced Django A Gogo, which was held at Carnegie Hall on March 3, 2017! Other performers included Al Di Meola, Larry Keel and Stochelo Rosenberg. Both recordings primarily feature Wrembel’s interpretation of the songs of Reinhardt as well as original compositions by Wrembel and a few other writers in the same vein of music. The two CDs earned rave reviews in Jazz Times, Acoustic Guitar, New York City Jazz Record, Jazz Weekly and more!

On The Django Experiment III, Wrembel is once again accompanied by long-time collaborators Thor Jensen (guitar), Ari Folman Cohen (bass), Nick Anderson (drums) and special guest Nick Driscoll on saxophone and clarinet. In addition to 3 songs composed by Django Reinhardt, the 9 songs include compositions by Joseph Reinardt, Titi Winterstein, Georges Ulmer, Tony Murena and 2 traditional songs.  The Django Experiment III was recorded, and mastered by Eric Ritter at The Windmill Recording Studio in New York City.

Wrembel and his band will celebrate the release of The Django Experiment III with a performance at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 for patrons of all ages and on sale now. For more information call 212-967-7555 or visit www.publictheater.org.

Wrembel’s itinerary includes:

Sun, Dec 10—HGRNJ Holiday Special—Garwood, NJ

Friday, Jan 12—Winter Jazzfest—New York,NY

Tues, Jan 23—Joe’s Pub—New York, NY

Thurs, Jan 25—Pale Fire Brewery—Harrisonburg, VA

Sat, Jan 27—9th Annual Django Reinhardt’s Birthday Party—Asheville, NC

Sun, Jan 28—1st Annual Django Fest/Cat’s Cradle—Carrboro, NC

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:23 pm

WE BANJO 3 will kick off their "Earth & Sky" tour in the U.S. on February 9th in Kent, Washington, culminating with a two night stint at The Ark in Ann Arbor in late March.  Beginning March 8th, We Banjo 3 will be joined by Scottish band TALISK, who were recently named “Folk Band Of The Year 2017” at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

We Banjo 3 is one of most innovative and highly respected bands in Ireland today and includes two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and vocals, their sound is an infectious blend of traditional Irish Music with Americana, bluegrass, and a hint of pop, affectionately described as “Celtgrass.”

The crossover appeal of We Banjo 3 to fans of many genres of music and the intensity of the their live show have made them a staple headlining act at some of the biggest Irish and music festivals around the world.  Barry Stapleton of the Milwaukee Irish Fest comments, "We Banjo 3 hit the sweet spot of where Irish, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana meet.  A WB3 show is always 'in the moment' and each show brings a surprise or two...they are musically creative, spontaneous and fun, and always engage their audience."

With simply too many awards and accolades to list, the band continues to draw attention from music journalists as well as from their peers. 2016 found the band performing for President Barack Obama and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and their 4th album, String Theory, going to # 1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart. Galway Advertiser named them “Galway Band Of The Year 2016.”  In December of 2017, Songlines, a highly regarded world music magazine based in the U.K., included the band’s 2014 release, Gather The Good, in their list of “Top 10 Essential Irish Albums”. 

We Banjo 3’s “Light In The Western Sky” U.S. tour in 2017 took the band from coast to coast and was dedicated to spreading the word about suicide prevention and mental health issues.  The band wrote and performed a song, “Don’t Let Me Down”, dedicated to this, and spoke to audiences about the importance of acknowledging those who suffer.  Proceeds from the sales of a special t-shirt raised funds for Pieta House West in Galway.  Subsequently, the band was awarded the “Musician’s Humanitarian Award” by the Irish American News.

The focus of the “Earth & Sky” tour is for the band to bring as much joy and happiness to their audiences in the turbulent times in which we live.  Martin Howley comments, “Every human, regardless of status, creed or color, lives between the earth & sky. More than ever we need some joy and harmony, so hopefully we're coming to a venue near you and we can spread a little banjo happiness! And we're delighted to welcome Scottish super group Talisk to the tour.”

The itinerary for We Banjo 3 is as follows (with all dates subject to change):

Fri, Feb 9 -- Kent, WA – Kent Meridian High Schoolt,

Sat, Feb 10 -- Bellingham, WA – Mount Baker Theatre

Sun, Feb 11 -- Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre

Mon, Feb 12 -- Sisters, OR – Sisters High School

Wed, Feb 14 -- Tucson, AZ – Berger Performing Arts Center

Thurs, Feb 15 -- Flagstaff, AZ – Sinagua Middle School

Fri, Feb 16 -- Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum

Sat-Sun, Feb 17-18 -- Pleasanton, CA – Firehouse Arts Center

Sun, Feb 18 -- Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall

Thurs, Mar 1 -- Old Saybrook, CT – Katharine Hepburn Arts Center

Fri, Mar 2 -- Boothbay Harbor, ME – Opera House

Sat, Mar 3 -- Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center

Sun, Mar 4 -- Somerville, MA – The Rockwell

Tues, Mar 6 -- Washington, DC – The Hamilton

Wed, Mar 7 -- Frederick, MD – Weinberg Center for the Arts

Thurs, Mar 8 -- Peninsula, OH – G.A.R Hall*

Fri, Mar 9 -- Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre*

Sat, Mar 10 -- Madison, WI – Wisconsin Union Theatre*

Sun, Mar 11-- Green Bay, WI – Meyer Theatre*

Tues, Mar 13 -- Stevens Point, WI – UW at Stevens Point*

Wed, Mar 14 -- Chicago, IL – City Winery*

Thurs, Mar 15 -- Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center*

Fri-Sat, Mar 16-17 -- St Cloud, MN – Paramount Theatre*

Sun, Mar 18 -- Nashville, TN – Music City Irish Festival*

Wed, Mar 21 -- Port Clinton, OH – The Listening Room*

Thurs, Mar 22 -- Muncie, IN – Ball State University*

Fri, Mar 23 -- Cincinnati, OH – Live at Ludlow Garage*

Sat-Sun, Mar 24-25 -- Ann Arbor, MI –The Ark*

*with TALISK

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:44 am

Hudson resident Tommy Stinson, best known for his work with The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses and Bash & Pop, has organized Safe At Home--A Benefit For Hudson Little League.  The two events will include live music from a plethora of national and regional musicians with all proceeds raised going to the Hudson Little League Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

The first event will be held at Hudson Brewing Company, 99 S 3rd Street, on Saturday, May 5th at 12:00 p.m.  The line-up includes: Cowboys In the Campfire (Stinson & Chip Roberts), Elvis Perkins, Brian Dewan, Chops and Sauerkraut, Magic Stones, Rebecca Borrer and special guests. Patrons must be 21 and older unless accompanied by an adult. The suggested minimum donation at the door is $15.00. For more information call 518-610-4091 or visit https://www.hudsonbrew.com/.

The second event will be held at Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia St, on Saturday, May 12th at 5:00 p.m. The line-up includes: Alejandro Escovedo, Elvis Perkins, Bash & Pop, Jesse Malin, and special guests.  There will also be a silent auction with local wares, art, and music memorabilia.  Patrons must be 21 and older unless accompanied by an adult.  The suggested minimum donation is $25.00 for general admission and $35.00 for reserved seating and can be made in advance to secure entrance via Ticketfly. For more information call 518-828-4800 or visit https://helsinkihudson.com/

Little League is a program of service to youth geared to provide healthful activity and training under good leadership in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation; it is dedicated to helping children become good and decent citizens.  It strives to inspire them to set goals and to enrich their lives towards the day when they must take their places in the world by establishing the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.  It also encourages players to challenge their physical skills, while having fun, and to gain a knowledge and appreciation for the game of baseball. 

Hudson Little League President Mike Pizza comments, “With the 2018 season upon us, we hope to raise $20,000, with approximately $10,000 of those funds being directed to the purchase of a new Zero Turn mower and push mower for field maintenance. The remainder of the funds raised will be used to pay bills for such as the electric bill …our field is the only field in Columbia County with field lights… umpires, baseballs ($70 per dozen) and bats plus the ability to stock our concession stand. Our 11 volunteer board members are extremely active within the league and often use out of pocket money to help meet expenses. The Hudson Little League is completely not for profit so we rely solely on public support to maintain our program.” Hudson Little League aligns itself fully with the rules, regulations and policies of Little League Baseball.

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:44 pm

We Banjo 3, an award-winning band from Galway, Ireland, will release their fourth studio recording, Haven, on July 27, 2018, in conjunction with their upcoming U.S. and Canada tours. 

Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and vocals, We Banjo 3’s sound is an infectious blend of traditional Irish Music with Americana, bluegrass, and a hint of pop, affectionately described as “Celtgrass.”  

We Banjo 3 comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, who are among the most celebrated and distinguished musicians to come out of Ireland in recent years.  Martin Howley is a 7-time “All Ireland” banjo and mandolin champion. Enda Scahill, an author on Irish banjo techniques, holds 4 “All Ireland” titles.  Multi-instrumentalist Fergal Scahill is one of the most acclaimed fiddlers in Irish music, with a growing international reputation, and “All Ireland” titles on fiddle and bodhran.  David Howley, with “All-Ireland” titles on guitar and banjo, is the group's vocalist and guitarist known for his showmanship and deeply emotive vocals.  Both Howleys now call Nashville home.

We Banjo 3 has developed a loyal following in the U.S., Ireland and other parts of the world, winning over audiences at major music and Irish festivals and prestigious venues with their joyous live show. In fact, in 2016, We Banjo 3 was selected to perform at the annual “Friends of Ireland” luncheon attended by House Speaker Paul Ryan, President Barack Obama and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.  When the band reached out to their loyal fanbase with a crowd-funding campaign via Pledge Music to fund Haven, the members were pleasantly surprised to reach their goal amount in less than 36 hours!

Their crossover of many genres of music is beautifully reflected on Haven, which is the fifth and most fully realized release from the group. Haven is the follow up to String Theory, which went to # 1 on Billboard’s World Music Chart in August of 2016, practically an unheard feat for a self-released album. The 11 original compositions on Haven take the listener an exploratory, honest and uplifting musical journey. Martin Howley explains, “This album is a mix of songs and instrumental that is informed by a core idea of haven - the idea that music provides a safe space in this increasingly maddening world. We’ve been told repeatedly that people who come to our shows feel we provide an escape and we love the idea of hope and peace being a message, so that became our central theme.”

Haven was produced by We Banjo 3 and co-produced with Frank Marchand (Bob Mould, Gaelic Storm) and Grammy-winning guitarist, Bryan Sutton (Ricky Skaggs, Dixie Chicks, Béla Fleck).  Marchand recorded and mixed the record at Waterford Digital Studios in Millersville, MD. It was mastered by Eric Boulanger (Green Day, Neil Young, Selena Gomez) at The Bakery in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to Sutton on guitar, additional guest players include: Scott Mulvahill, Mark Fain and Trevor Hutchinson, upright bass; Jodie Bremaneson, bass guitar; Jeff Taylor, piano, organ; Erin Snedecor, cello; Jon Lampley, trumpet; Dan White, saxophone; Chris Ott, trombone; and Grammy-nominated Sierra Hull, vocals.

Haven will be distributed via Amped, a division of Alliance Entertainment. The digital distribution partner is Kobalt. It is available now for pre-order via Pledge Music.

U.S. TOUR DATES (that can be announced at this time):

Thurs, 6/28--Lakeside, OH--Hoover Auditorium  
Fri, 6/29--Owensboro, KY--Romp Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival
Mon, 7/2--Reno, NV--Artown Art Festival
Tues, 7/3--Sacramento, CA--Sofia Center For The Arts
Sun, 7/8--Chicago, IL--Irish Fest Chicago
Fri, 7/27--Frankfort, NY--Great American Irish Festival
Sat, 7/28--Dayton, OH--Dayton Celtic Festival
Sun, 7/29--Dayton, OH--Dayton Celtic Festival
Fri, 8/3--Dublin, OH--Dublin Irish Fest
Sat, 8/4--Dublin, OH--Dublin Irish Fest
Sun, 8/5--Dublin, OH--Dublin Irish Fest
Thurs,8/9--Marshfield, WI--Chestnut Center for the Arts
Fri, 8/10--La Crosse, WI--La Crosse Irish Festival
Sat, 8/11--St. Paul, MN--Irish Fair of Minnesota
Sun,8/12--St. Paul, MN--Irish Fair of Minnesota
Fri, 8/17--Milwaukee, WI--Milwaukee Irish Fest
Sat, 8/19--Milwaukee, WI--Milwaukee Irish Fest
Sun, 8/19--Milwaukee, WI--Milwaukee Irish Fest
Wed, 8/22--Spring Lake, MI--Seven Steps Up
Sun, 9/2--Pagosa Springs, CO--Four Corners Folk Festival
Fri, 10/5--Skokie, IL--North Shore Center
Sat, 10/6--Janesville, WI--Janesville Performing Arts Center
Sun, 10/7--Denver, CO--Oriental Theatre**
Wed, 10/10--Edmonds, WA--Edmonds Center for the Arts**
Thurs, 10/11--Port Angeles, WA--Port Angeles PAC**
Fri, 10/12--Tacoma, WA--Broadway Center**
Sun, 10/14--Portland, OR--Portland 5 Center for the Arts**
Wed, 10/17--Saratoga, CA--Montalvo- Carriage House**

**Co-bill with SKEERYVORE (from Scotland)

CANADA TOUR DATES: 

Fri, 7/6—Oakbank, MB—Winniepeg Folk Festival
Sat, 7/7—Oakbank, MB—Winniepeg Folk Festival
Thurs, 8/23--Toronto, ON--Hugh's Room
Fri, 8/24—Keene, ON—Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest
Sat, 8/25—Keene, ON—Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest
Tues, 109—Vancouver, BC—St James Hall

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:06 pm

Award-winning guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL will release The Django Experiment IV on his own Water is Life Records on January 23, 2019, the 109th anniversary of the birth of French guitarist Django Reinhardt, who is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century. Wrembel, most known for his Grammy Award ® winning composition “Bistro Fada” from the Woody Allen movie, "Midnight In Paris," is one of the preeminent guitarists in the world specialized in the Reinhardt style. 

The Django Experiment IV is the fourth in a series of recordings Wrembel in tribute to Reinhardt.  The Django Experiment I & The Django Experiment II were released simultaneously in March of 2017 in conjunction with the Wrembel-produced Django A Gogo at Carnegie Hall to rave reviews for the CDs and the festival.  The Django Experiment IV was recorded and mastered by Eric Ritter at The Windmill Recording Studio in Scranton, PA. Once again Wrembel is accompanied by long-time collaborators Thor Jensen (guitar), Ari Folman Cohen (bass), Nick Anderson (drums) and special guest Nick Driscoll on saxophone and clarinet. In addition to one song composed by Django Reinhardt, the 9 songs include compositions by "Kamlo", Renee Lebas, Gerald Marks/Seymour Simons, Isham Jones/Gus Kahn, Edgar Battle/Eddie Durham, Mongo Santamaria and 2 traditional songs.

Wrembel’s Django A Gogo 2019 includes performances from April 24th-26th at The Woodland in Maplewood, N.J., and April 27th at The Town Hall in New York City. Presenting some of the best guitarists in the world, Wrembel will be joined by Raphaël Fays, Serge Krief, Lior Krief, Ezeckiel Krief, Simba Baumgartner (Django’s grandson), David Gastine, David Langlois, Julian Smith, Scott Kettner, Daisy Castro, Thor Jensen, Ari Folman-Cohen, and Nick Anderson. A very special guest performer will be announced at a later date. Wrembel is also in the process of producing a series of Django A Gogo festivals in select markets on the East Coast, Canada and France.

Confirmed tour dates thus far include (with all dates subject to change):

Wed., Jan. 23--Joe's Pub--New York, NY (CD Release Show)

Sun., Jan. 27--The Parlor Room--Northampton, MA 

Fri., Feb. 15--Regatta Bar--Boston, MA 

Sat., Mar. 2--Towne Crier Cafe--Beacon NY 

Sat., Mar. 9--The Knickerbocker--Westerly, RI

Fri., Apr. 5--Green Mill--Chicago, IL

Sat., Apr. 6--Green Mill--Chicago, IL

Wed., Apr. 24--The Woodland--Django A Gogo--Maplewood, NJ

Thurs, Apr. 25--The Woodland--Django A Gogo--Maplewood, NJ

Fri., Apr. 26--The Woodland--Django A Gogo--Maplewood, NJ

Sat., Apr. 27--Town Hall/Django A Gogo-New York, NY

Sun., Apr. 28--Barbes/Django A Gogo--Brooklyn NY

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 5:38 pm

Grassroots crossover sensation We Banjo 3 will perform at Rialto Theater, 228 E 4th St, Loveland, CO, 80537 on Tuesday, February 25th at 7:30 p.m. This event is open to patrons of all ages. Tickets are $45.00 for standard and $60.00 for VIP.  For more information call (970) 962-2120 or visit rialtotheatercenter.org.

Rolling right out of 2019's highly successful "Roots To Rise" tour and the eponymous chart topping live record, Roots To Rise Live, We Banjo 3’s "Rise & Shine" winter/spring 2020 U.S. tour  kicked off in New York City on January 10th and will hit, in total, 30 markets in the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, East Coast and Midwest before concluding in St. Louis at the end of March.  

Debuting in the U.S. in 2012, We Banjo 3 has since emerged as fast-rising touring darlings in the country that two of the members now call home. The Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet––comprised of two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley––continually push musical boundaries while maintaining an un-wavering devotion to the essential audience experience. WB3 seamlessly converge the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with pop-sensible songcraft to create a truly unique and gratifying signature sound. Brilliantly commanded instruments––banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion––effortlessly elevate lead singer David Howley’s propulsive voice.  Live on stage, their songs carry the listener along until, at the perfect moment, the band crescendos into catchy choruses with pitch perfect harmonies. We Banjo 3 deliver their music with such palpable rapport, stunning precision, and infectious energy, it’s impossible to pigeonhole what kind of listener might suddenly consider themselves a WB3 fan.  With recent stunning performances at such broad ranging festivals Merlefest, BottleRock, Summercamp, ROMP, Wintergrass and others, enthusiasts of almost every genre of music are taking notice. The band’s fall 2019 tour hit 13 U.S. markets over 18 days, with most shows sold out in advance. 

We Banjo 3 released their 6th CD, Roots To Rise Live, in July of 2019 in conjunction of the band’s summer and fall 2019 U.S. tours. Recorded at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the CD features a mix of original material, traditional compositions, select cover songs, and two previously unreleased tunes.  The CD debuted at the beginning of August at # 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart spending 4 weeks in the peak position.  The band’s 2018 studio recording, Haven, spent 3 weeks at # 1 on that chart, marking the first time an Irish band held the # 1 position on this chart.  When Haven re-entered the chart at # 5 in August 2019, joining Roots To Rise Live at the #1 position, WB3 made history again as the only Irish band to hold two top-5 chart positions simultaneously.  Of Roots To Rise Live, Songlines Magazine reviewed “…this album by Celtgrass pioneers We Banjo 3 scorches its way through a rollercoaster set colliding their native Galway heritage with liberal helpings of blistering bluegrass and a telling nod to pop music.”

We Banjo 3 is committed to giving back to the community, and raising awareness around the issue of mental health is a cause that is dear to their hearts.  Toward this effort, We Banjo 3 donate $2.00 for every t-shirt and CD sold on their U.S. tours to organizations that work to provide mental health resources.  In 2019, WB3 raised $7500.00 for Mental Health America, the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the mental health of all Americans.  For 2020, We Banjo 3 is pleased to partner with start-up not-for-profit Backline. Backline works to support the mental health of music industry professionals and their families by providing streamlined access to mental health and wellness services and educational resources specific to the work and lifestyle of the music industry community. For more information on Backline, visit www.backline.care.