Wed, 02/29/2012 - 11:53 am
The internationally renowned guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy is releasing his long-awaited fifth full-length studio album, Elephant King. With a return to the raw acoustic clarity of Adapt and the mature melodic writing of Missile Bell, Elephant King is an intimate collection of eleven new songs that feature his best work to date. The album contains a bonus DVD of live songs from his latest concert in Boulder, Colorado, filmed at the majestic Boulder Theater.
 
Trace drew upon his childhood interest in elephants, as well as his unique personal experiences: “I was fascinated with elephants when I was a kid, and I’ve had a few run-ins with them. I was chased by them - twice actually,” says Bundy, “once while hiking in Gabon, and once on a South African safari.” Bundy has since developed a reverence for their power and humility.
 
Known to his fans as “The Acoustic Ninja,” Trace Bundy sells out shows across twenty countries with his rare combination of his jawdroppingly difficult arrangements with expert capo and fingerpicking techniques. His success was built upon connecting with fans: his videos attract over 22 million YouTube views and counting, and Trace enlisted his fans' help in naming a song off the new album ("Traverse"), posting a sample of the song online and receiving over 300 suggestions in days. Trace has also garnered the critical acclaim of major media outlets like 'Acoustic Guitar Magazine,' earning the title "Most Promising New Talent," and has sold over 67,000 albums worldwide.
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TOUR DATES
 
03/21/12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Compound Grill
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04/26/12 - Denver, CO - ELEPHANT KING CD RELEASE at The Soiled Dove
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04/27/12 - Fort Collins, CO - Everyday Joe's
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04/28/12 - Buena Vista, CO - Orpheum Theatre
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04/29/12 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Loft
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05/03/12 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
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05/04/12 - San Diego, CA - Anthology
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05/06/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Live at the Lounge
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05/09/12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
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05/10/12 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
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05/30/12 - Nashville, TN - Music City Roots at the Loveless Cafe Barn
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06/01/12 - McMinnville, TN - Cumberland Caverns - Volcano Room
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For more detailed show info, visit: http://tracebundy.com/shows.php

 

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:40 am
The internationally renowned guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy is releasing his long-awaited fifth full-length studio album, Elephant King. With a return to the raw acoustic clarity of Adapt and the mature melodic writing of Missile Bell, Elephant King is an intimate collection of eleven new songs that feature his best work to date. The album contains a bonus DVD of live songs from his latest concert in Boulder, Colorado, filmed at the majestic Boulder Theater.
 
Trace drew upon his childhood interest in elephants, as well as his unique personal experiences: “I was fascinated with elephants when I was a kid, and I’ve had a few run-ins with them. I was chased by them - twice actually,” says Bundy, “once while hiking in Gabon, and once on a South African safari.” Bundy has since developed a reverence for their power and humility. 
 
 
Known to his fans as “The Acoustic Ninja,” Trace Bundy sells out shows across twenty-one countries with his rare combination of his jawdroppingly difficult arrangements with expert capo and fingerpicking techniques. His success was built upon connecting with fans: his videos attract over 23 million YouTube views and counting, and Trace enlisted his fans' help in naming a song off the new album ("Traverse"), posting a sample of the song online and receiving over 300 suggestions in days. Trace has also garnered the critical acclaim of major media outlets like 'Acoustic Guitar Magazine,' earning the title "Most Promising New Talent," and has sold over 67,000 albums worldwide.
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TOUR DATES
 
04/26/12 - Denver, CO - ELEPHANT KING CD RELEASE at The Soiled Dove
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04/27/12 - Fort Collins, CO - Everyday Joe's
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04/28/12 - Buena Vista, CO - Orpheum Theatre
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04/29/12 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Loft
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05/03/12 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
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05/04/12 - San Diego, CA - Anthology
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05/06/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Live at the Lounge
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05/09/12 - Portland, OR - Alberta Rose Theatre
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05/10/12 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
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05/12/12 - Ellensburg, WA - Central Washington University
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05/30/12 - Nashville, TN - Music City Roots at the Loveless Cafe Barn
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06/01/12 - McMinnville, TN - Cumberland Caverns - Volcano Room
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06/03/12 - Paragould, AR - Collins Theater
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06/05/12 - Vienna, VA (DC area) - Jammin' Java
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06/06/12 - Somerville, MA (Boston area) - Johnny D's
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06/07/12 - New York, NY - Canal Room
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06/08/12 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
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Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:53 am

Having gotten word that their Red Rocks show with Trampled by Turtles and Shakey Graves (August 29th) sold out, Colorado sweethearts, Elephant Revival, are ready to announce two upcoming shows at the Ogden Theatre—Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th. Also being announced is the release date of their very first live CD/DVD, Sands of Now, recorded at their two-night stand at the Boulder Theater, last November. The 19-song compilation will be released on Friday, July 24th, the same day they perform at the venerable Newport Folk Festival.

ELEPHANT REVIVAL UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

June 18 – Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
June 19 – Fairfest, Fairfield, IA
June 20 – Founders Fest, Grand Rapids, MI
June 21 – Taste of Randolph, Chicago, IL
July 3 – Sunset Concert Series, Telluride, CO
July 10 – Red Wing Roots Music Festival, Mount Solon, VA
July 11 – All Good Music Festival, Summit Point, WV
July 12 – Green River Festival, Greenfield, MA
July 16-19 – Northwest String Summit, North Plains, OR
July 21 – Hudson Square Music and Wine Fest, New York, NY
July 24 – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI (sold out)
July 25 – Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Hiram, ME
Aug. 6 – Breckenridge Music Festival, Breckenridge, CO
Aug. 9 – Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Alta, WY
Aug. 14 – Bohemian Nights, Fort Collins, CO
Aug. 15-16 – Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Aug. 29 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (sold out)
Sept. 1 – Lander Live, Lander, WY
Sept. 2 – Faultline North, Bozeman MT
Sept. 3 – Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT
Sept. 4 – Top Hat, Missoula, MT
Sept. 5 – Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
Sept. 11 – El Korah Shrine, Boise, ID
Oct. 24 – Art Outside Festival, Rockdasunle, TX
Dec. 4 – Ogden Theater, Denver, CO
Dec. 5 – Ogden Theater, Denver, CO
Wed, 12/09/2015 - 7:14 am

Fresh off two successful homecoming shows at The Ogden Theatre this past weekend, Colorado quintet Elephant Revival announce their first ever headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, presented by KBCO. Joining the band are their good friends Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band and Rising Appalachia, who will both be performing at Red Rocks for the first time.

As if that wasn’t already enough of a reason to celebrate, this Red Rocks date will be the first Colorado concert in support of Elephant Revival’s upcoming new album and Josh Ritter’s recently released Sermon on the Rocks.

Elephant Revival’s previous two Red Rocks appearances were sold out shows with Devotchka and the Colorado Symphony in 2014 and Trampled by Turtles this past summer. 

A fan pre-sale will start on Wednesday, December 9th. More information at www.elephantrevival.com.

Tickets will be on sale to the general public on Friday, December 11th: bit.ly/ERRedRocksPR.

The venue will open its doors at 4:30pm for an early 5:30pm show. Fans are encouraged to bring their families for a late afternoon picnic. 

Elephant Revival is also touring with Josh Ritter this January. Dates below.

ELEPHANT REVIVAL UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

12/30  Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard

12/31  Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge

1/2  Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing

1/14  Austin, TX @ ACL Live - Moody Theater *

1/15  Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre *
1/17  Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre *
1/18  San Diego, CA @ The Observatory *
1/19  Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda *
1/20  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
1/21  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
1/22  Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall *
1/23  Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall *
1/24  Seattle, WA @ The Moore *
1/27  Minneapolis, MN @ The Pantages Theatre *
1/28  Madison, WI @ The Barrymore Theatre *
1/29  Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre *
2/27  Costa Rica @ Envision Festival
2/28  Costa Rica @ Envision Festival
4/2  Squaw Valley, CA @ WinterWonderGrass
4/3  Squaw Valley, CA @ WinterWonderGrass

5/22  Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/30  Floyd, VA @ Floydfest
7/31  Floyd, VA @ Floydfest

 

* = Sermon on the Rocks Tour w/ Josh Ritter

 

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 2:00 pm

Ethereal folk-rock band, WE DREAM DAWN, will be returning to Colorado for the release of their new EP titled The Return of the Light.

The Return of the Light, plays with the themes of love, hope, death, and rebirth. One of the tracks was inspired by Sage Cook’s aunt who had requested he write music for her funeral. “I wasn’t going to let her down,” says Sage. “Morning Sun” was finalized and recorded two days after her passing. The group is also excited to include an older song of Sage’s, “Eventide,” which includes violin and electronic production by LAPA (Ilya Goldberg). The entire album was written and produced by Sage and a limited number of unique, zodiac-inspired packages are available.

Sage Cook, founding member of Elephant Revival, decided that after eight years of touring internationally it was time to take a break and start an artist community in his native Kansas. His goal was “to pursue permaculture style homesteading adventures and attempt to find symbiosis between art and sustenance,” and the group is now growing their own food.

Subsequently, WE DREAM DAWN was born. Sage (vocals) will be playing a few select shows with two others, Aera Fox (bass, synth) and Weston Hill (drums), to create what Sage describes as “happy, sad, and hopeful dance music”. Utah State Fiddle Champion, Amanda B. Grapes will be joining the band for a string of Front Range dates in March.

WE DREAM DAWN” developed out of the idea that we can consciously realize our dreams or sleep them away, and it dawned on us later that we all really love each other. So here we are. We play what some may call dreamy post folk music. We like to watch plants grow. We have hope for the future. WE DREAM DAWN!

Fort Collins @ Downtown Artery
Wednesday, March 2nd
w/ Laura Goldhamer and Xerephine
 
Denver @ Cervantes Other Side
Thursday, March 3rd
w/ White Water Ramble
 
Boulder @ Shine
Friday, March 4th
w/ Bridget Law of Elephant Revival & Tierro and Lyndsey McGuire

 

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 8:23 am

Elephant Revival's dream continues with the announce of their second headlining Red Rocks show. The Nederland quintet plans to return to one of the nation's most beautiful stages with The Oh Hellos and Mandolin Orange. Tickets are now on sale via AXS. VIP and Backstage Experiences via CID Entertainment will also be available for this special show. More information here.

Elephant Revival would like to thank their fans for all of their support. Every person who purchase a ticket to this show from now through Wednesday, December 14th will be honored with an unreleased song from the Petals studio sessions. More info here.
 
Music will start early, at 5:30pm and end by 10:00pm. Fans are encouraged to bring their families for a picnic dinner under the stars.
 
Elephant Revival will also be departing for their Winter Tour, starting in February. Dates below.
 
Feb 9-10  Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Feb 11  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Feb 12  Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
Feb 15  Grass Valley, CA @ Center For The Arts
Feb 16-17  San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Feb 18  Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club
Feb 19  Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Feb 25-26  Steamboat Springs, CO @ WinterWonderGrass
Mar 2  Grand Junction, CO @ Avalon Theatre
Mar 3  Crested Butte, CO @ Center For The Arts
Mar 4  Aspen, CO @ Wheeler Opera House
Mar 7-8  Durango, CO @ Animas City Theatre
Mar 9  Park City, UT @ Park City Live
Mar 10  Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
Mar 11  Bozeman, MT @ Eagles Lodge Ballroom
Mar 12  Jackson, WY @ Jackson Hole Center For The Arts
Apr 21  Forth Worth, TX @ Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival
Apr 22-23  Driftwood, TX @ Old Settler's Music Festival
May 21  Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jun 16  Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 4:35 pm

Colorado band Elephant Revival releases a new music video for their song "Petals", the title track of their latest studio album.

The video was directed by Laura Goldhamer (the woman behind Gregory Alan Isakov's video for "Amsterdam"). This painstakingly intricate piece or work incorporates Goldhamer's signature mix of techniques, intertwining stop motion animation with live action filming, using original sculptures and paintings. Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival was also a major driving force in bringing this passion project to fruition.

When someone I love has died, I find an insatiable wonder of what they have become without their body and a deep desire to recognize whatever new form of presence might be there, be it a warmth reminiscent of the nearness of them or a kind of wind I can almost touch. So in short, this song is a search for that presence in others and in my own self through a kind of letting go." --Bonnie Paine

The "Petals" video is overflowing with Colorado creativity. Among Elephant Revival and Goldhamer, all of the hands that helped put together each piece of artwork are Colorado-based. The video also features the PlentyWolf singers, a Colorado Lakota group, drumming in the ballroom of the infamous Stanley Hotel.

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:57 pm
We Dream Dawn and Taarka are slated to play The Caribou Room Friday April 14th 2017. Long time friends and collaborators, the bands are sure to offer an evening steeped in both deep musical kinship and new explorations. Colorado drummer Mark Levy (Phil Lesh and Friends, Circles Around the Sun, Bonfire Dub) along with Enion Pelta-Tiller (Taarka) will be augmenting the sonic breadth of WE DREAM DAWN and Taarka will have plenty of new musical morsels to share. The Caribou Room, perched on a mountain outside of Nederland, is the mountain region's newest and possibly most sustainable music venue. The new room boasts over 600 hp of solar powered subs, 4,200 sq ft of dance floor and locally sourced food!  Come check it out!
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:52 am
VuHaus, non-profit music video aggregator and music discovery platform, premiered Elephant Revival's 2016 Red Rocks performance of "The Garden" in the launch of their VuHaus Colorado page, two weeks ago. "The Garden" was also featured as the VuHaus Song of the Day, last Tuesday, March 14th. See the video on VuHaus here.
 
This video captures Elephant Revival's performance of “The Garden” during their very first time headlining the nationally infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2016. The band is thrilled to share this experience with the world—an experience that every Colorado band dreams of and only some have the very special opportunity to achieve. For this concert, Elephant Revival was pleased to bring Josh Ritter and Rising Appalachia on as support at the Morrison venue. Accompanying Elephant Revival in this performance are spectacular aerialists and fire dancers from Colorado-based theatrical circus group Fractal Tribe. Guest musicians include Leah Song and Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia and Laurie Shook of the Shook Twins. “The Garden” was written by Daniel Rodriguez and has only previously been released as a live recording on Elephant Revival’s 2015 CD/DVD Sands of Now.

Playing ‘The Garden’ live invites an exhilarating atmosphere, uninhibited, mysterious, with no looking back. And what a place to play it—at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. ‘The Garden’ beholds one of my favorite lyrics that has fallen upon the pages: ‘The leaves become the soil, and then become the garden. In death how men do toil, a flower for the departed.’ Thanks for listening!" --Daniel Rodriquez
Fractal Tribe’s talents, kindness, and aesthetic awareness is amazing! They work as a team to combine the best of all their skills, and they all shine so bright! They are such a pleasure to collaborate with; always open to ideas while contributing their tricks in uniquely gorgeous ways. They express joy in performing with us and a special connection to the music, which has supported them both as a tribe and as individuals. Within this mutual curiosity, each show we share dives deeper in connection between their art and ours. Big thanks to Lunar Fire for sharing the display of the Dreamcatcher for this performance!” --Bridget Law
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:02 am

Elephant Revival's performance of "Hello You Who" at Red Rocks perfectly captures Bonnie Paine's haunting vocals and intimacy with her cello, intertwined with scenes of intricate acrobatic performances by Colorado-based theatrical circus group Fractal Tribe. Watch "Hello You Who" here.

"Hello You Who" was written by Bonnie Paine and appears on Elephant Revival's studio album, Petals. “Hello you who moves with me in a dance/Hello you who moves me like the sea/…Who loves me love loves me just to be.” This hello is both a celebration of unconditional love and an invitation to join Elephant Revival in its wayfaring. This live video is the second to be released from Elephant Revival's first time headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2016. The first video released from this performance was of their song "The Garden," which can be viewed here.

Many of the songs I’ve written belong to a story I’ve been working on with my mom. “Hello You Who” is a part of the beginning of that tale. It is the recognizing and welcoming of a vast and unconditional love that opens the journey. I have hopes to someday perform the entire story, about 24 songs, with a symphony and dance performance. This has been a dream and a kind of imaginative game I’ve played since I was a very young child. To have gotten to play this piece with the real dance performance of the Fractal Tribe at such a phenomenal amphitheater as Red Rocks gave an exhilarating sense of many long-time dreams coming to fruition.” —Bonnie Paine
 Fractal Tribe’s talents, kindness, and aesthetic awareness is amazing! They work as a team to combine the best of all their skills, and they all shine so bright! Within this mutual curiosity, each show we share dives deeper in connection between their art and ours.” —Bridget Law
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:44 am
As Elephant Revival gears up for their upcoming show at Red Rocks, they have decided to release their cover of Jefferson Airplane’s classic, "White Rabbit”. The psychedelic tune is perfectly suited by Bonnie Paine's signature vibrato as the rest of the band trades in their acoustic instruments for ones accompanied by electric distortion effects.
 
This cover of “White Rabbit” was taken from Elephant Revival’s 2016 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Previously released videos from this show include "The Garden" (watch here), and "Hello You Who" (watch here).
 

TOUR DATES
5/21 Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO
5/24 Belly Up - San Diego, CA
5/24-29 Lightning in a Bottle - Bradley, CA
5/25 The Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
5/25-29 Strawberry Music Festival - Grass Valley, CA
5/26-28 BottleRock Music Festival - Napa Valley, CA
5/31 Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
6/1 191 Toole - Tucson, AZ
6/2-4 Music on the Mesa Festival - Taos, NM
6/2-4 Iowa Arts Festival - Iowa City, IA
6/15 The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
6/15-18 Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO
6/16-18 Mountain Jam - Hunter, NY
7/7-8 80/35 - Des Moines, IA
7/13-16 Northwest String Summit - North Plains, OR
8/10-13 Summer Meltdown Festival Darrington, WA
8/17-23 Oregon Eclipse Festival Crook County, OR
8/24-27 Fayetteville Roots Festival - Fayetteville, AR
8/31-9/3 Floyd Yoga Jam - Willis, VA
9/22-24 Utopia Fest - Utopia, TX
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:56 pm
When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.
 
“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”
 
The band will be touring nationally to support Changing Shades, including Campfire Caravan from September 26 through November 18—a tour with The Brothers Comatose and Mipso, where all three bands rotate in lineup with no single ensemble acting as the headliner. Dunnigan reflects, “Last year, we did 175 shows and lived on the road. We eat, sleep and breathe music. We’re road warriors – mobile, sonic proselytizers with banjos.”
 
The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup - Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 6:49 pm

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.

“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”

The band will be touring nationally to support Changing Shades, including Campfire Caravan from September 26 through November 18—a tour with The Brothers Comatose and Mipso, where all three bands rotate in lineup with no single ensemble acting as the headliner. Dunnigan reflects,“Last year, we did 175 shows and lived on the road. We eat, sleep and breathe music. We’re road warriors—mobile, sonic proselytizers with banjos.”

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup—Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.

THE LIL SMOKIES TOUR DATES

SEP 13 NASHVILLE, TN AMERICANA FEST SEP 15-17 NORTH ADAMS, MA FRESH GRASS SEP 16 FLAGSTAFF, AZ PICKIN’ IN THE PINES SEP 20 LOUISVILLE, KY ZANZABAR

SEP 20-24 CHAMPAIGN, IL PYGMALION FESTIVAL SEP 20-24 WINONA, MN BOATS AND BLUEGRASS SEP 21 ST. LOUIS, MO THE STAGE @ KDHX

SEP 26 BILLINGS, MT PUB STATION*

SEP 27 BOZEMAN, MT THE EMERSON CENTER FOR ARTS & CULTURE* SEP 28 MISSOULA, MT THE WILMA*

SEP 29 PORTLAND, OR CRYSTAL BALLROOM* SEP 30 SEATTLE, WA NEUMOS*

OCT 1 EUGENE, OR HIFI MUSIC HALL* OCT 3 SACRAMENTO, CA HARLOW’S*

OCT 4 PASO ROBLES, CA BARRELHOUSE BREWING CO* OCT 5 LOS ANGELES, CA BOOTLEG THEATER*

OCT 6-7 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL* OCT 8 FELTON, CA DON QUIXOTES

OCT 10 BOISE, ID NEUROLUX*

OCT 11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUNGE* OCT 12 DENVER, CO OGDEN THEATRE*

OCT 13 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO IVYWILD SCHOOL* OCT 14 FORT COLLINS, CO AGGIE THEATRE*

NOV  2  MINNEAPOLIS,  MN  THE  CEDAR* NOV 3 MADISON, WI HIGH NOON SALOON* NOV 4 CHICAGO, IL LICOLN HALL*

NOV 5 FERNDALE, MI OTUS SUPPLY*

NOV 7 PITTSBURGH, PA JAMES STREET BALLROOM* NOV 9 CAMBRIDGE, MA THE SINCLAIR*

NOV 10 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM*

NOV 11 PHILADELPHIA, PA ARDMORE MUSIC HALL* NOV 12 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 CLUB*

NOV 14 CHARLOTTE, NC NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE* NOV 15 NASHVILLE, TN MERCY LOUNGE*

NOV 16 ATLANTA, GA TERMINAL WEST* NOV 17 RALEIGH, NC LINCOLN THEATRE* NOV 18 ASHEVILLE, NC ORANGE PEEL*

* Campfire Caravan with The Brothers Comatose and Mipso

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:31 pm

Elephant Revival announces their return to Red Rocks. The May 20th show will be the local Colorado band's third year in a row headlining the prestigious venue. Portland band, Blind Pilot, is confirmed as main support.

"We were introduced to Blind Pilot’s music through Chad Stokes of Dispatch, when he spontaneously hopped on a leg of our tour once. Blind Pilot ended up being the theme music for those drives with Chad through the Sawtooth Mountains. I love the song 'One Red Thread'. Stoked to have these guys join us and to get to hear them at Red Rocks!"

Bonnie Paine

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 15th at 10am MST through AXS. VIP and Backstage Experiences will also be available at that time through CID Entertainment.

"In the height of Spring we return again, with all the love of a budding rose. The great Blind Pilot will be main support. How wonderful this all is, to conspire on Bonnie Paine's birthday. What a magical way to celebrate such a beloved soul."

Daniel Rodriguez

This winter, Elephant Revival will be making their way to RCA Studio A to record their new album with renowned producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile). The timing of the album release is expected to coincide with their upcoming Red Rocks performance.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

2017

December 29-30 - Telluride, CO - Sheridan Opera House

December 31 - Colorado Springs, CO - Stargazers Theatre

2018

January 31 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory

February 1 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

February 2 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall

February 3 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox

February 4 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial

February 7 - Bozeman, MT - The Emerson

February 8 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma

February 9 - Jackson, WY - Pink Garter Theatre

February 10 - Park City, UT - Park City Live

February 23-25 - Steamboat, CO - WinterWonderGrass

April 5 - Santa Cruz - The Catalyst

April 6 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

April 6-8 - Olympic Valley, CA - WinterWonderGrass Tahoe

April 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

April 12 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up

April 13 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre

April 14 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater

April 26-29 - Wilkesboro, NC - MerleFest

May 20 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 1:33 pm

It’s been a difficult decision, but Elephant Revival is going on hiatus after our Red Rocks show on May 20th. We will also be appearing at a few select festivals and canceling all other shows.

The band has been dealing with some family matters that have led us to reassess and realize that, while we’ve all been putting so much energy into Elephant Revival, we need some time to reconnect with our loved ones and focus on personal growth.

Please know that we will continue to advocate for public lands and other causes dear to our hearts. We’re very proud of our annual Trail Revival project, which works in conjunction with the state of Colorado to clean up and restore trails within the state’s public lands. This year’s Trail Revival will happen around the second annual Colorado Public Lands Day on May 19th. Details will be released soon. We hope you’ll join us.

It’s been an incredible 11 years making music and touring together as Elephant Revival. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you, our fans, our friends, our family. We’d love to leave on a high note before we take our break and can’t wait to celebrate with you at Red Rocks on May 20th.

Love Always,
Elephant Revival

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 4:53 pm

Colorado, how do we show our boundless love for you? You brought us sold out shows in Denver, Boulder, Steamboat, and Crested Butte. We even got the chance to share the stage with Sam Bush at his sold-out show in Keystone. Special shoutouts also go out to Greensky Bluegrass and The Infamous Stringdusters for their support. Having Anders Beck, Paul Hoffman, and Chris Pandolfi with us on stage in Denver was one hell of a time. Last but not least, thank you to WinterWonderGrass Festival for being such a huge catalyst in our success in this remarkable state. Without further ado, here’s our new video for “Feathers”, filmed at WinterWonderGrass Steamboat. Who will we be seeing at WinterWonderGrass Tahoe, coming up?

Upcoming Tour Dates

Mar 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge  
Mar 29 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah  
Mar 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater  
Mar 31 - Morro Bay, CA - The Siren  
Apr 3 - Chico, CA - Sierra Nevada   
Apr 4 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s  
Apr 5 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent  
Apr 6-8 - Squaw Valley, CA - WinterWonderGrass Tahoe  
Apr 10 - Bend, OR - Domino Room  
Apr 11-12 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern  
Apr 13 - Portland, OR - Aladdin 
Apr 12-15 - Las Vegas, NV - Bender Jamboree  
May 4 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre 
May 5 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle 
May 8 - Athens, GA - The Foundry  
May 9 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House  
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde House
May 11-12 - Aiken, SC - Aiken Bluegrass Festival 
May 18-19 - Kansas City, MO - Bluegrass in the Bottoms
May 19 - Lincoln, NE - Pre-Party for The Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival 
May 24-27 - Cumberland, MD - Delfest  
May 25-27 - Thornville, OH - Dark Star Jubilee  
June 1-3 - Ogden, UT - Ogden Music Festival 
June 1-3 - El Padro, MN - Music On The Mothership 
June - Haugan, MT - Silver Cloud Campout 
June 14-16 - Eau Claire, WI - Blue Ox Festival  
June 21 - Bonner, MT - Kettlehouse Amphitheater  
June 22 - Bozeman, MT - Bridger Brewing
July 26-29 - Floyd, VA - FloydFest 
Aug 2-5 - Darrington, WA - Summer MeltDown
Aug 3-5 - Loveland, CO - Arise Music Festival
Dec 7-11 - Puerto Morelos, Mexico - Strings & Sol

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 6:01 pm

On May 18th, The Mighty Pines will release their first live album, The Mighty Pines Live. Derived from two performances in St. Louis, the album captures their passionate live show in a 13-song compilation. A summer tour will support the release. Track listing and upcoming tour dates are listed below.

About The Mighty Pines

The Mighty Pines are a soul-inspired roots rock band influenced by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis. With soaring vocals and thoughtful composition, the two principle songwriters shift the band’s sound from catchy rock ‘n’ roll to earthy instrumentals. The Riverfront Times heralds the band as “a talented young quartet engaged in the roots and rhythms of bluegrass but mixed with a more contemporary ear for harmony and production.”

Timothy Carbone will join The Mighty Pines on May 12th for their Live Album Release Show!

The Mighty Pines formed in 2012 and is made up of Neil Salsich (vocals, guitar), Gerard Erker (mandolin, banjo, vocals), John Hussung (bass, vocals) and Mike Murano (drums). They have released three studio albums, played hundreds of live shows and shared bills with renowned acts such as Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth and Fruition across the country.

In February, the band recorded two singles with Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. The first of which, “Farmer Song”, was recently released as the theme song to 2018’s Farmers United Tour, a three-stop tour across Missouri in support of local farms and healthy soil. They also won the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival’s King of the Roots Competition last month.

The Mighty Pines Live Track Listing

1. Satan’s Word

2. One of Those Days

3. Drivin’

4. No Particular Place to Go

5. Western Kentucky Blues

6. Great Divide

7. Home

8. Girl from South America

9. Ashtray

10. Fly

11. Eastern Heart, Western Soul

12. Snow Falls Down

13. Shakedown Street

Upcoming Tour Dates

May 11 - Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall*

May 12 - St. Louis, MO - Atomic Cowboy Pavilion*

May 17 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre

May 18 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up

May 19 - Poncha Springs, CO - Elevation Brewing Company**

May 24 - Kansas City, MO - 

May 25 - Wichita, KS - Central Standard Brewing

June 1-2 - Bean Blossom, IN - John Hartford Memorial Festival

June 8 - Hannibal, MO - Brew Skies Music Festival

June 21 - Effingham, IL - Moccasin Creek Festival

June 22 - Fayetteville, AR - Homegrown Music & Mountain Sports Festival

June 29 - Chicago, IL - Schubas

July 6 - St. Clair, MO - Pickin’ on Picknic Festival

July 12 - Fayetteville, AR  - Gulley Park Summer concert Series

July 25-26 - Nantucket, MA - Cisco Brewers

July 28 - Edgartown, MA - The Port Hunter 

Aug 23 - Concordia, KS - Broadway Plaza Concert Series

Aug 24-25 - Boulder, CO - Grapes & Grass Festival

Sept 28-30 - Columbia, MO - Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

Oct 11-14 - Eureka Springs, AR - Hillberry Festival

*with special guest Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth

**opening for Trout Steak Revival

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:56 am

Nashville’s up-and-coming Roots Pop band, Front Country, release their rendition of Grateful Dead’s “Tennessee Jed”. This video is the fourth in a series of covers that Front Country has dubbed their Kitchen Covers. To add some culinary flare to this release, Front Country also took some time on this Taco Tuesday to share a recipe for their signature Banh Mi tacos, which Melody gives viewers a peek of at the start of their video. Watch “Tennessee Jed” here.

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 6:20 pm

Front Country released a brand video covering k.d. lang’s cowgirl poetry classic, “Pullin’ Back the Reins." It’s the fifth release in their Kitchen Covers video series, in which they’ve also done covers of Tom Petty, Tina Turner, Grateful Dead, and tUnE-yArDs. Front Country is excited to share their version of “Pullin’ Back the Reins” as their appearance at Calgary Folk Fest in Alberta, Canada approaches next week. What better way to celebrate than by covering a song from an Alberta’s own k.d. lang?

Following Calgary Folk Fest, Front Country will be headed out on their little tour of Alaska for Salmonfest, Anchorage Folk Festival’s Summer Fundraiser, and a couple of shows at Quiet Place Lodge in Homer.

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 8:10 am

When people see The Lil' Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their latest album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band. “We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.

DATES

Thursday, November 29th

Tickets

Friday, November 30th

Tickets

Saturday, December 1st

Tickets

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 8:09 am

The Mighty Pines, soul-inspired roots rock band, are excited to announce they are releasing their latest single titled “Heart of Steel” on Sept. 21.

“Heart of Steel” will be The Mighty Pines’ second single recorded with Tim Carbone and was recorded in Denver in February.

“We recorded this song in the heart of Denver with producer Tim Carbone (of Railroad Earth). It may be a new sound for our fans, but it's a sound that has been living in the band for a long time. The Mighty Pines are the sum of diverse musical influences and we wear those influences on our sleeve, proudly. This song was inspired by the moody soundscapes of The Head and The Heart, but with the muscular rhythmic backbone that The Pines are known for,” said Neil Salsich (vocals, guitar) of The Mighty Pines.

Keep up with The Mighty Pines by following on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or by visiting https://www.themightypines.com/. Follow them on Spotify to stay on top of the release. Their EPK is linked here.

The Mighty Pines are a soul-inspired roots rock band influenced by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis. With soaring vocals and thoughtful composition, the two principle songwriters shift the band’s sound from catchy rock ‘n’ roll to earthy instrumentals. The Riverfront Times heralds the band as “a talented young quartet engaged in the roots and rhythms of bluegrass but mixed with a more contemporary ear for harmony and production.”

The Mighty Pines formed in 2012 and is made up of Neil Salsich (vocals, guitar), Gerard Erker (mandolin, banjo, vocals), John Hussung (bass, vocals) and Mike Murano (drums). They have released three studio albums, played hundreds of live shows and shared bills with renowned acts such as Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth and Fruition across the country.

On May 18th, The Mighty Pines released their first live album, The Mighty Pines Live. Derived from two performances in St. Louis, the album captures their passionate live show in a 13-song compilation. The band also recorded two singles with Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. The first of which, “Farmer Song”, was recently released as the theme song to 2018’s Farmers United Tour, a three-stop tour across Missouri in support of local farms and healthy soil.

Tour Dates

9.15 Lesterville, MO @ Bearcat Getaway w/ Aaron Kamm & the One Drops

9.19 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

9.20 Denver, CO @ Ophelia’s - Great American Beer Festival Opening Night Party

9.21 Montrose, CO @ Intrinsik

9.23 Silverton, CO @ Grand Imperial Hotel

9.29 Columbia, MO @ Roots n Blues n BBQ Festival

9.29 Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall - Roots n Blues n BBQ Official Afterparty

10.4 Asheville, NC @ The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

10.12 Eureka Springs, AR @ Hillberry Festival

10.19 Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC

w/ The Dead South, Split Lip Rayfield & Whiskey Shivers

11.21 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

1.25-1.27 Golden, CO @ Ullrgrass Festival

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:25 pm

The Lil Smokies’ “Rocket Man” is the first of the SnowGhost Singles, which were recorded in a single day session at SnowGhost Music with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson).

The series represents the most requested covers from the band’s live show. Each single will remain unknown until released digitally every six weeks between October 2018 and May 2019.

“The thread of commonality is the power to provoke,” said Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. “We’ve been playing “Rocket Man” for several years now and regardless of where we are in the country, what time it is, and how old or young the crowd is, everyone joins in for the sing-along. It’s a testament to Elton John and how treasured he and his art are. He’s one of the undisputed greats of all time and I still love playing and singing this song every time we do it. Thanks for listening.”

The announcement of the six covers comes just in time for The Lil Smokies’ fall tour with Greensky Bluegrass and their partnership with Subaru for Subaru’s WinterFest in early 2019.

The Lil Smokies blend excellent songwriting, bluegrass roots and the sheer raw energy of a rock band. They have built a solid fan base across the country through hard touring and high-energy performances at major festivals such as: High Sierra, Telluride Bluegrass, DelFest & FloydFest.

Keep up with The Lil Smokies by following on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or by visiting http://thelilsmokies.com/.

Stream & buy Rocket Man: http://smarturl.it/RocketManTLS

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When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their most recent album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at High Sierra, Telluride Bluegrass, DelFest & FloydFest, to name a few.

Upcoming Tour Dates

10.31 - 11.1 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater*

11.2 - 11.3 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*

11.4 Bend, OR @ Domino Room

11.7 Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club - Crown Room*

11.8 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre*

11.9 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park*

11.10 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre*

11.12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren*

11.14 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Jones Assembly*

11.15 Houston, TX @ House of Blues*

11.16 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ*

11.17 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater*

11.29 - 12.1 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater

12.7 - 12.11 Puerto Morelos, MEX @ Strings & Sol

12.27 - 12.28 Whitefish, MT @ Great Northern

12.29 - 12.30 Bozeman, MT @ Rialto Bozeman

12.31 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma

2.22 - 2.24 Steamboat, CO @ WinterWonderGrass

4.11 - 4.14 Las Vegas, NV @ Bender Jamboree

 

*Opening for Greensky Bluegrass

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:48 am

The Lil Smokies just released their cover of The Beatles’ "Paperback Writer", the second cover from the SnowGhost Singles. Stream and buy here.

The SnowGhost Singles were recorded in a single day session at SnowGhost Music with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson).

The Lil Smokies blend excellent songwriting, bluegrass roots and the sheer raw energy of a rock band. They have built a solid fan base across the country through hard touring and high-energy performances at major festivals such as: High Sierra, Telluride Bluegrass, DelFest & FloydFest.

Keep up with The Lil Smokies by following on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or by visiting http://thelilsmokies.com

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their most recent album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at High Sierra, Telluride Bluegrass, DelFest & FloydFest, to name a few.

Upcoming Tour Dates

12.7 - 12.11 Puerto Morelos, MEX @ Strings & Sol

12.27 - 12.28 Whitefish, MT @ Great Northern

12.29 - 12.30 Bozeman, MT @ Rialto Bozeman

12.31 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma

1.17 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

1.18 Evanston, IL @ S.P.A.C.E.

1.22 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel

1.23 Ferndale, MI @ Otus Supply Parliament Room

1.24 Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern

1.25 Washington, DC @ Union Stage

1.30 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore

1.31 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

2.1 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

2.2 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

2.5 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

2.6 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room

2.7 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle

2.8 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

2.9 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

2.22 - 2.24 Steamboat, CO @ WinterWonderGrass

4.11 - 4.14 Las Vegas, NV @ Bender Jamboree

5.24-5.26 Thornville, OH @ Dark Star Jubilee

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 12:29 pm

Nationally touring quintet, The Lil Smokies reveal their third single from the SnowGhost Singles, a series of the band’s most requested covers. The Smokies’ all-strings rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Going to California” is set to release on January 11, but fans can pre-save or pre-add the group’s latest single on Spotify and Apple Music starting today until the release date at the following link, https://ffm.to/goingtocaliforniatls.opr.

The Lil Smokies also recently announced their partnership with Subaru for Subaru WinterFest 2019, which kicks off on January 12 at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. As the fest continues, The Smokies will hit up some of the country’s top mountain resorts, for live music and one-of-a-kind interactive activities. For more information, go to www.subaru.com/winterfest or follow #SubaruWinterFest.

Stay tuned for the final three SnowGhost Singles and find out where you can catch The Lil Smokies’ next live show by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at thelilsmokies.com.

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 6:29 pm

The Lil Smokies are excited to announce their fourth release from the SnowGhost Singles, a series of the band’s most requested covers. Ahead of the release on March 8, fans can pre-save the Smokies’ cover of The New Basement Tapes’ “Kansas City” on Spotify and Apple Music at https://ffm.to/kansascity.opr.

Stay tuned for the final two SnowGhost Singles and find out where you can catch The Lil Smokies’ next live show by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at thelilsmokies.com.

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 12:21 pm

The Lil Smokies release their fourth single from the SnowGhost Singles, a series of the band’s most requested covers. The Smokies’ rendition of The New Basement Tapes’ “Kansas City” is now available to buy and stream at http://smarturl.it/KansasCityTLS.

“Kansas City” was originally written by Bob Dylan and recorded by The New Basement Tapes. T-Bone Burnett gathered the supergroup (Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Elvis Costello and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) to bring life to some of Dylan’s shelved lyrics.

“I wanted to learn this one the second I heard it, and it was a pleasure to record with the Smokies,” said The Lil Smokies fiddle player Jake Simpson. “I hope you enjoy our version of Kansas City.”

Stay tuned for the final two SnowGhost Singles and find out where you can catch The Lil Smokies’ next live show by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at thelilsmokies.com.

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:36 am

The Mighty Pines are a soul-inspired roots rock band influenced by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis. With soaring vocals and thoughtful composition, the two principle songwriters shift the band’s sound from catchy rock ‘n’ roll to earthy instrumentals. The Riverfront Times heralds the band as “a talented young quartet engaged in the roots and rhythms of bluegrass but mixed with a more contemporary ear for harmony and production.”

The Mighty Pines formed in 2012 and is made up of Neil Salsich (vocals, guitar), Gerard Erker (mandolin, banjo, vocals), John Hussung (bass, vocals) and Mike Murano (drums). They have released three studio albums, played hundreds of live shows and shared bills with renowned acts such as Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth and Fruition across the country.

All tour dates

4/4 Denver, CO - Globe Hall w/ Sixty Minute Men

4/6 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre w/ Front Country and Wood Belly

4/25-4/27 Steelville, MO - MO Roots Festival

5/2 Ottawa, IL - Tangled Roots Brewing Company

5/3 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge

5/4 Tulsa, OK - The Shrine

5/5 Springfield, MO - The Outland @ The Outland Ballroom

5/9 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews w/ Arkansauce

5/10 Jefferson City, MO - The Bridge

5/11 Wichita, KS - Central Standard Brewing

5/17 Benton, IL - Midwest Vanlife Gathering

5/24-5/27 Thornville, OH - Dark Star Jubilee

5/29-6/1 Bean Blossom, IN - John Hartford Memorial Festival

6/7 Conway, AR - Kings Live Music

6/22 - Tupelo, MS - The Blue Canoe

8/9 Lesterville, MO - Bearcat Getaway w/ Jake’s Leg

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:57 am

Folk rock quintet The Lil Smokies release their cover of The Barr Brothers’ haunting ballad, “Even the Darkness Has Arms”. This release is the fifth single from the SnowGhost Singles, a series of the band’s most requested covers. Listen here. Streaming link here.

“I first met Brad Barr in a dimly lit corner of the campground at High Sierra Music Festival in 2012,” said The Lil Smokies guitarist and vocalist Matt (Rev) Rieger. “He was kind enough to share some songs and laughs with me in the early morning hours. I doubt he remembers it, but I carry that memory with me everywhere I go. There has been no greater influence on my career than The Barr Brothers, and no song I hold more dear than ‘Even the Darkness Has Arms’. It was my pleasure to record our humble take on such a beautiful story of hope, love, and doubt. I hope it offers you the same comfort that it has given me.”

The Lil Smokies release “Even the Darkness Has Arms” ahead of their West Coast tour and jam-packed summer schedule, which includes shows/fests such as LOCKN’, High Sierra, and Red Rocks and KettleHouse Amphitheater (support for Greensky Bluegrass). The band recently wrapped up a concert series at mountain resorts across the country in partnership with Subaru and Harman Kardon for Subaru WinterFest. 

Stay tuned for the final SnowGhost Single and find out where you can catch The Lil Smokies’ next live show by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at thelilsmokies.com.

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:41 pm

On the heels of a packed nationwide tour that included numerous sold-out shows, The Lil Smokies announce their new album, Live at the Bluebird.  

Recorded at the historic Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO, Live at the Bluebird delivers the group’s dynamic live show experience and captures their high-energy, all-string performance.

“We’ve been grinding really hard for the last few years,” said lead singer and dobro player Andy Dunnigan. “This live album really captures the spirit and culmination of an immeasurable amount of growing, learning and distilling on stage. Unbridled songs from the previous albums, special guests and a couple surprises await your ears. This is our way of thanking you all for coming out and creating the space for us to create in every night.”

The Lil Smokies release Live at the Bluebird ahead of a full summer festival schedule including High Sierra, LOCKN’ and Bourbon & Beyond. This fall, the group is supporting Greensky Bluegrass at multiple shows including Red Rocks in September.

Pre-order packages for Live at the Bluebird are available on the album’s official website and fans can pre-save the album on Spotify and Apple Music later this month.

Find out where to catch The Lil Smokies’ next live show by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at thelilsmokies.com.

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:20 pm

The Lil Smokies round out their SnowGhost Singles series with a cover of Tom Petty’s “Learning To Fly”, out today. Listen/Stream here.

“Some artists, even after their time to move on has come, never die,” said guitarist Matthew Rieger (Rev). “Tom Petty is certainly one of them. We hope you'll enjoy our take on one of our favorite tunes of his."

The six SnowGhost Singles can be found on all streaming platforms and on The Lil Smokies’ SnowGhost Singles playlist on Spotify.

The Lil Smokies live album, Live at the Bluebird, out June 7!

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 11:45 am

The Lil Smokies just released their video for “Gone at Last” featuring Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass and Jay Cobb Anderson of Fruition. This is the third video from The Lil Smokies’ latest live album Live at the Bluebird. The videos were all recorded in Denver, Colorado at the Bluebird Theater in late 2018. 

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 10:59 am

The Mighty Pines take on The Rolling Stones’ classic in their latest single, “Wild Horses”. The roots rock quartet release “Wild Horses” just ahead of their headlining East Coast tour, where they will visit cities such as Nashville, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Boston. They will also be opening for The Commonheart at Mercury Lounge in New York City.

Listen to “Wild Horses” here and find tour information here.

The Mighty Pines are a soul-inspired roots rock band influenced by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis. With soaring vocals and thoughtful composition, the two principal songwriters shift the band’s sound from catchy rock ‘n’ roll to earthy instrumentals. The Riverfront Times heralds the band as “a talented young quartet engaged in the roots and rhythms of bluegrass but mixed with a more contemporary ear for harmony and production.”

The Mighty Pines is made up of Neil Salsich (vocals, guitar), Gerard Erker (mandolin, banjo, vocals), John Hussung (bass, vocals) and Mike Murano (drums). They have released three studio albums, played hundreds of live shows across the country and shared bills with renowned acts such as JJ Grey & Mofro, The Dead South, Fruition, Sam Bush and Railroad Earth.