GRAVY WINTER TOUR 2015
Rocky Mountain Artists in conjunction with Venture Music out of Nashville, TN is very pleased to announce a winter tour for GRAVY out of New Orleans, bringing the band back to Colorado for a series of dates in late February and early March. The band is touring leading up the the highly anticipated release of their new album “Get Busy Living” later this spring.
You can check out the band in February and March at the following dates:
02.27 (Fri) Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing
02.28 (Sat) Telluride, CO – Fly Me To The Moon
03.01 (Sun) Winter Park, CO – Ullr’s Tavern
03.04 (Wed) Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’s
03.05 (Thu) Denver, CO – Mile High Spirits
03.06 (Fri) Aspen, CO – Belly Up (supporting Robert Randolph)
03.07 (Sat) Boulder, CO – The Lazy Dog
03.08 (Sun) Boulder, CO – Mountain Sun
Infusing musical aspects from all walks of life, Gravy’s brand of progressive funk rock has garnered a solid fan base, firmly cementing the band as a fixture in the New Orleans music scene. Touring consistently since their inception, Gravy has established itself as one of the Southeast’s rising acts. In addition to accepting an invitation to perform at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Gravy has shared the stage with George Porter Jr., Johnny Vidacovich, The New Orleans Suspects, Rebirth Brass Band, Good Enough For Good Times (featuring members of Galactic), Bonerama, Cyril Neville, and Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes. Gravy has released two albums, 2008’s “Said & Done”, and their follow up effort, The Hard Way”, in 2011. In the studio, Gravy has collaborated with musicians such as Ben Ellman and Corey Henry of Galactic, and the iconic New Orleans drummer, Johnny Vidacovich. Gravy is currently finishing up their third release “Get Busy Living” for release in spring 2015.
Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a February and March tour for THE LAST REVEL “front porch Americana” out of Minneapolis. The band will be making a run through Colorado before heading up to Montana for a series of dates.
You can check out the band in February and March at the following dates:
02.26 (Thu) Denver, CO – Cervantes Other Side
02.27 (Fri) Aspen, CO – Chair 9/Little Nell
02.28 (Sat) Aspen, CO – Chair 9/Little Nell
03.01 (Sun) Carbondale, CO – Steve’s Guitars
03.02 (Mon) Denver, CO – Sancho’s
03.05 (Thu) Choteau, MT – private event
03.06 (Fri) Whitefish, MT – Crush Wine Bar
03.07 (Sat) Livingston, MT – Murray Bar
03.08 (Sun) Big Sky, MT – Gallatin Riverhouse Grill
Consisting of three members, The Last Revel uses traditional folk-minded three part harmonies with honest and meaningful lyrics to deliver a passionate and soul stirring performance. On a backbone of rebellious rock attitude and raw traditional instrumentation, band members pride themselves on an unrelenting work ethic and a deep hunger to write, perform, and entertain.
The Last Revel is known for crafting a rowdy live performance that inspires crowds to move to every tune. The Last Revel honed their style at a weekly open mic night at a dive bar in Southern Minnesota. Their performance spread by word of mouth until the bar was at maximum capacity every Thursday. When the dance floor was full, folks danced on tables. The Last Revel strives for such wild performances at every show. The Last Revel received great response from press and fans alike from their first official recording entitled, “The Mason Jar EP” in February of 2013.
With their debut full-length release entitled “UPROOTED” in February of 2014, The Last Revel’s momentum continues to grow and The Band is poised to take their sound to anywhere that welcomes their own brand of lyric driven, foot moving, folk music.
Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a February Colorado tour for AFRO ZEP out of Chicago. Featuring members of KAVA, Afro Zep puts a fresh new twist on Led Zeppelin’s catalog, recreating the songs with African musical influences and featuring horns and percussion. You can check out the band in February at the following dates:
02.06 (Fri) The 1 Up – Denver (co-bill with Springdale Quartet)
02.07 (Sat) Aztec, NM – Crash Music
02.08 (Sun) Boulder, CO – Mountain Sun
02.09 (Mon) Boulder, CO – Southern Sun
02.11 (Wed) Breckenridge, CO – Gold Pan Saloon
02.12 (Thu) Steamboat Springs, CO – Old Town Pub
02.13 (Fri) 1860 Tavern – Empire, CO
02.14 (Sat early) Winter Park Resort – Winter Park, CO
02.14 (Sat late) Keystone, CO – The Goat
AfroZep is a band that plays high-energy afro-beat and afro-pop versions of Led Zeppelin songs, complete with horns and percussion. Wilson, Marshall and Ryan conceptualized the idea in the Summer of 2009. Less than 6 months later they were touring the Midwest performing in St. Louis, Iowa City, Kansas City, Madison and Rock Island. Their first hometown performance was a few months later at the Bottom Lounge and a few months after that AfroZep was being recognized by critics from the Chicago Reader and were voted Best Led Zeppelin Cover Band. The band hit the studio shortly after that and quickly gained the attention of Richard Milne at WXRT where they were listed as ‘Our Led Zeppelin Cover Band of Choice’. Less than two years later AfroZep has headlined clubs such as the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Quixoes in Denver and Lincoln Hall in Chicago; performed at Universities, festivals and private parties and opened for national and international touring acts such as Cornmeal and Tinariwen.
Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to be bringing some outstanding Nashville bluegrass to Colorado to ring in 2015 with Johnny Campbell & the Bluegrass Drifters. The band will be pickin’ through Colorado throughout January so check them out at these dates:
01.09 (Fri) Crested Butte, CO – The Eldo
01.10 (Sat) Evergreen, CO – Little Bear Saloon
01.12 (Mon) Boulder, CO – Southern Sun
01.13 (Tue) Laporte, CO – Swing Station
01.14 (Wed) Steamboat Springs, CO – Carl’s Tavern
01.16 (Fri) Grand Junction, CO – Cruiser’s
01.17 (Sat) Carbondale, CO – Black Nugget
01.18 (Sun) Aspen, CO – Justice Snow’s
01.21 (Wed) Frisco, CO – Barkley Ballroom
Johnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers. Johnny’s long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late, great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe. To Johnny, Bluegrass is not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle. Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an oft mislabeled musical category. Johnny has won several fiddle competitions over the years, including Uncle Dave Macon Days, LaGrange Fiddle Competition, and Yeehaw Junction. He is a founding member of the Volunteer String Band (a Nashville Jamgrass band), has toured with James Monroe and helped San Francisco based band Windy Hill win several band competitions, including Emerging Artist in The California Bluegrass Association, First Place at Yonder Mountain String Band’s String Summit and Second Place at Rocky Grass. He currently plays with Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass and David Davis & The Warrior River Boys. After 35 years as a sideman Johnny is now up front. In the oft’ heard words of Johnny himself, “Let’s Pick!” Johnny started the Bluegrass Drifters in Santa Cruz, California with his wife Whitney. The band has gone through some changes since moving back to Nashville and Johnny’s really excited about the current line-up.
CRANFORD HOLLOW out of Hilton Head, SC returns to Colorado to ring in 2015 with another extended run of shows. This will be the band’s third tour of Colorado since early 2014 and they have made some great strides in building a loyal fanbase here. The tour will be highlighted by a New Years Eve show at the legendary Fly Me To The Moon Saloon in Telluride. Following the release of their latest album “Spanish Moss & Smoke” in October, the year 2015 is set up to be a big one for Cranford Hollow. Check them out in Colorado at the following dates:
CRANFORD HOLLOW WINTER TOUR 2014-15:
12.26 (Fri) Preservation Pub – Knoxville, TN
12.29 (Mon) Ajax Tavern – Aspen, CO
12.30 (Tue) Barkley Ballroom – Frisco, CO
12.31 (Wed) Fly Me To The Moon Saloon – Telluride, CO
01.01 (Thu) Balcony Bar – Durango, CO
01.02 (Fri) Black Nugget – Carbondale, CO
01.03 (Sat) The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
01.08 (Thu) Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO
01.09 (Fri) Little Bear Saloon – Evergreen, CO
01.11 (Sun) Ullr’s Tavern – Winter Park, CO
01.14 (Wed) The Loft – Columbus, GA