0 GASLIGHT STREET summer 2017 Colorado tour

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GASLIGHT STREET SUMMER 2017 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce the summer 2017 Colorado tour for
GASLIGHT STREET (Charleston, SC)


GASLIGHT STREET returns to Colorado again in August for a series of dates marking the third straight summer the band has toured Colorado extensively. The band is still supporting their outstanding 2016 release “Ten Years Gone” and is preparing a new release for late 2017.

You can check out GASLIGHT STREET at the following dates:

7/28 (Fri) – Ashley Street Station – Valdosta, GA
7/29 (Sat) – Pirate’s Cove – Perdido Beach, FL
7/30 (Sun) – Hi Ho Lounge – New Orleans, LA
8/3 (Thu) – Schmiggity’s – Steamboat Springs, CO
8/4 (Fri) – Star Bar – Denver, CO
8/5 (Sat) – Star Bar – Denver, CO
8/6 (Sun) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO
8/9 (Wed) – Justice Snow’s – Aspen, CO
8/10 (Thu) – Home Team BBQ – Aspen, CO
8/11 (Fri) – Home Team BBQ – Aspen, CO
8/12 (Sat) – Black Nugget – Carbondale, CO
8/13 (Sun) – Your Mom’s House – Denver, CO*
8/15 (Tue) – Willie’s Locally Known – Lexington, KY
8/18 (Fri) – Clyde’s On Main – Chattanooga, TN
8/19 (Fri) – Clyde’s On Main – Chattanooga, TN

* = with Hail Cassius Neptune and Decatur

http://gaslightstreet.com/

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Soul music will never go out of style. Born in the musical bastion of Charleston, SC, Gaslight Street’s regional presence has grown behind their relentless tours throughout the Southeast and beyond. These three men – compiled from among the best all-around musicians Charleston has to offer – know how to blend swagger with humility and sweat with soul. Fresh on the heels of their fourth studio album, “Two Years Gone”, the band is back in the studio again and set to give their fifth effort by the end of 2017. Featuring the unmistakably soulful lyrics and vocal duo of Campbell Brown and Whitt Algar, the band strongly stakes it’s place as worthy inheritors of the Southern soul tradition.

“Gaslight Street have crafted a signature sound that is equal parts honey and moonshine, with soul-infused swagger.”
~ Jamie Lee of Honest Tune and Hittin’ the Note magazines

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0 CRANFORD HOLLOW SUMMER 2017 COLORADO TOUR

CRANFORD HOLLOW SUMMER 2017 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce the summer 2017 Colorado tour for
CRANFORD HOLLOW (Hilton Head Island, SC)


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CRANFORD HOLLOW returns to Colorado yet again this summer supporting their outstanding new Swampfire Records release “Color/Sound/Renew/Revive.” The band has toured Colorado regularly since late 2013 and this tour is highlighted by return appearances to the Belly Up in Aspen and Fly Me To The Moon in Telluride.

You can check out CRANFORD HOLLOW at the following dates:

7/19 (Wed) – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
7/20 (Thu) – Schmiggity’s – Steamboat Springs, CO
7/21 (Fri) – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
7/22 (Sat day) – The Madeline Hotel – Telluride, CO
7/22 (Sat night) – The Moon @ O’Bannon’s – Telluride, CO
7/26 (Wed) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO
7/27 (Thu) – Slow Groovin’ BBQ – Snowmass, CO
7/28 (Fri) – Snake River Saloon – Keystone, CO
7/29 (Sat) – Snake River Saloon – Keystone, CO
7/30 (Sun) – Your Mom’s House – Denver, CO
7/31 (Mon) – Taos Mesa Brewing – Taos, NM
8/2 (Wed) – Red Brick Bar, Norman, OK
8/5 (Sat) – Smoke and Barrel – Fayetteville, AR

http://www.cranfordhollowmusic.com/

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It’s a boot stomp on a dusty bar floor. It’s the clang of a whiskey bottle at last call. It’s grit. It’s the sounds of the South. It’s Cranford Hollow, a blended mix of Southern Rock, Appalachian Fiddle Music and American Rock and Roll.

The Hilton Head Island quintet, comprised of vocalist and guitarist John Cranford, bass man Phillip Sirmans, drummer Randy Rockalotta, fiddler and vocalist Eric Reid and newest member guitarist Yannie Renencke, have won over thousands of loyal fans with what they call Lowcountry Stomp, a sound that is at once eclectic but uniquely their own. Elements of Blues, Old-Time Country, and Southern Psychedelic Rock come together with ancient mountain melodies in an energetic, engaging musical root bag sprinkled with some Sea Island hoodoo. Since 2011 Cranford Hollow has been playing upwards of 200 shows a year, steadily expanding from the South Carolina Lowcountry to places far afield including multiple western tours. The band’s most recent Swampfire records release “Color/Sound/Renew/Revive” has the band poised to break nationally in 2017 as they tour to support.

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0 THE AQUADUCKS spring 2017 Colorado tour

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THE AQUADUCKS SPRING 2017 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a June Colorado tour for the
THE AQUADUCKS (Nashville, TN)


The AQUADUCKS out of Nashville will be touring Colorado for the first time this June. The tour is highlighted by an appearance at the FIBARK music festival in Salida as well as several other Front Range and prominent ski market shows.

You can check out THE AQUADUCKS at the following dates:

6/8 (Thu) – Slow Groovin’ BBQ – Snowmass, CO
6/9 (Fri) – Slow Groovin’ BBQ – Snowmass, CO
6/10 (Sat day) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO
6/10 (Sat night) – Ullr’s Tavern – Winter Park, CO
6/11 (Sun) – Your Mom’s House – Denver, CO*
6/13 (Tue) – Cervante’s Other Side – Denver, CO**
6/15 (Thu) – FIBARK Whitewater Festival – Salida, CO+
6/16 (Fri) – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
6/17 (Sat) – Lazy Dog – Boulder, CO

* = with Legato
** = with Struttin’ Tribute to NOLA Funk
+ = with The New Orleans Suspects

http://theaquaducks.com/

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The Aquaducks have been making waves in and around Music City as a high octane funk and soul band with a live energy that is rarely matched. The Ducks’ first two singles “Nightlife” and “Bill’s Toupée” immediately caught the attention of local radio station Lighting 100, and have continued to receive regular air play. Described by Brooklyn, NY blog Pancakes and Whiskey as “Dripping with enough funk to fill several swimming pools,” The Aquaducks have created a new sound with influences ranging from Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to Lettuce and James Brown.

The Fall of 2016 has seen The Aquaducks’ song “What’s Goodington” featured the movie trailer for “Baked in Brooklyn” as well as the release of their debut full length live album “Live at the Beast.” Fans new and old are now able to experience the high energy show that has critics calling them “probably one of the best duck-themed funk bands of all time.” In the meantime, if The Aquaducks are playing in your town, put on some dancing shoes and go see one of the best live bands that Nashville has to offer.

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0 CRANFORD HOLLOW SPRING 2017 COLORADO TOUR

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CRANFORD HOLLOW SPRING 2017 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce an early spring Colorado tour for
CRANFORD HOLLOW (Hilton Head Island, SC)


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CRANFORD HOLLOW returns to Colorado for a late ski season tour in late March and early April supporting their outstanding new Swampfire Records release “Color/Sound/Renew/Revive.” The band has toured Colorado regularly since late 2013 and this tour is highlighted by the bands first appearance at the Belly Up in Aspen as well as a return to Fly Me To The Moon in Telluride on the resort closing Sunday.

You can check out CRANFORD HOLLOW at the following dates:

3/23 (Thu) – Blue Canoe – Tupelo, MS
3/24 (Fri) – Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
3/25 (Sat) – Smoke and Barrel – Fayetteville, AR
3/29 (Wed) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO
3/30 (Thu) – Schmiggity’s – Steamboat Springs, CO
3/31 (Fri) – Snake River Saloon – Keystone, CO
4/1 (Sat) – Snake River Saloon – Keystone, CO
4/2 (Sun) – The Moon @ O’Bannon’s – Telluride, CO
4/3 (Mon) – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
4/5 (Wed) – Globe Hall – Denver, CO*
4/6 (Thu) – Historic Brown Hotel – Breckenridge, CO
4/7 (Fri) – Black Nugget – Carbondale, CO
4/8 (Sat) – Bohemian Biergarten – Boulder, CO

* = with Augustus

http://www.cranfordhollowmusic.com/

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It’s a boot stomp on a dusty bar floor. It’s the clang of a whiskey bottle at last call. It’s grit. It’s the sounds of the South. It’s Cranford Hollow, a blended mix of Southern Rock, Appalachian Fiddle Music and American Rock and Roll.

The Hilton Head Island quintet, comprised of vocalist and guitarist John Cranford, bass man Phillip Sirmans, drummer Randy Rockalotta, fiddler and vocalist Eric Reid and newest member guitarist Yannie Renencke, have won over thousands of loyal fans with what they call Lowcountry Stomp, a sound that is at once eclectic but uniquely their own. Elements of Blues, Old-Time Country, and Southern Psychedelic Rock come together with ancient mountain melodies in an energetic, engaging musical root bag sprinkled with some Sea Island hoodoo. Since 2011 Cranford Hollow has been playing upwards of 200 shows a year, steadily expanding from the South Carolina Lowcountry to places far afield including multiple western tours. The band’s most recent Swampfire records release “Color/Sound/Renew/Revive” has the band poised to break nationally in 2017 as they tour to support.

0 LOWDOWN BRASS BAND WINTER 2017 COLORADO TOUR

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LOWDOWN BRASS BAND WINTER 2017 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a winter Colorado tour for
LOWDOWN BRASS BAND (Chicago, IL)


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LOWDOWN BRASS BAND out of Chicago will be coming to Colorado for a ski season tour in late February and early March centered around several ski resort appearances for Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday.

You can check out LOWDOWN BRASS BAND at the following dates:

2/24 (Fri) – Globe Hall – Denver, CO*
2/25 (Sat) – The Goat – Keystone, CO
2/28 (Tue) – Breckenridge Resort Fat Tuesday celebration – Breckenridge, CO
2/28 (Tue) – Barkley Ballroom – Frisco, CO
3/1 (Wed) – Justice Snow’s – Aspen, CO
3/2 (Thu) – The Moon @ O’Bannon’s – Telluride, CO
3/3 (Fri) – Bohemian Biergarten – Boulder, CO
3/4 (Sat) – Winter Park Resort – Winter Park, CO

* = with Krewe de Groove

https://www.lowdownbrassband.com/

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The Lowdown Brass Band, hailing from Chicago, is a horn-driven tour de force. From street beat to metal, the LDB showcases their unique high-energy style on their latest release “Lowdown Sounds,” which includes their version of Roy Ayers’ R&B classic “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” featuring the soul legend himself on vocals and vibraphone.

The LDB breaks the barrier between audience and performer with their live show, which features dynamic vocalists, hip-hop MCs, and body movement that gets any wallflower up and on their feet. The Lowdown Brass Band has performed at some of the premier venues and festivals in Chicago, throughout the United States, and across the globe, including: The Metro, Double Door, Lincoln Hall, Schuba’s, House of Blues, Cubby Bear, The Promontory, Hideout, Andyʼs Jazz Club, Cliff Bell’s, Taste of Chicago, Wakarusa, Meijer Gardens, and the Cotai Jazz and Blues Festival. The LDB has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such artists as: Lake Street Dive, G Love and the Special Sauce, Dumpstaphunk, The Stooges Brass Band, Ricky B, Wycliffe Gordon, Bonerama, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The O’ Myʼs, and The Drastics.

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0 C2 & THE BROTHERS REED winter 2017 Colorado tour

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C2 & THE BROTHERS REED WINTER 2017 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a winter Colorado tour for
C2 & THE BROTHERS REED (Lexington, KY)


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C2 & THE BROTHERS REED have been doing some great things in the southeastern US and are now coming to Colorado for the first time for a series of shows.  Their single “Stereo” off their most recent record “Weigh Station Exit B” is in the top 30 on the FMQB adult contemporary charts.

You can check out C2 & THE BROTHERS REED at the following dates:

2/15 (Wed) – Knuckleheads – Kansas City, MO*
2/16 (Thu) – Globe Hall – Denver, CO
2/17 (Fri) – Cruiser’s – Grand Junction, CO
2/18 (Sat) – Black Nugget – Carbondale, CO
2/20 (Mon) – Turk’s/Slow Groovin’ BBQ- Snowmass, CO
2/21 (Tue) – Turk’s/Slow Groovin’ BBQ- Snowmass, CO
2/22 (Wed) – Justice Snow’s – Aspen, CO
2/23 (Thu) – Owsley’s Golden Road – Boulder, CO
2/24 (Fri) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO
2/25 (Sat) – Star Bar – Denver, CO


* = with Gravy

http://c2andthebrothersreed.com/

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Hailing from the Bluegrass with a sound as unique and smooth as the regions’ beloved bourbon, C2 & The Brothers Reed’s authenticity shines in their studio debut Weigh Station Tour. After the independent release of their first EP “Hot Mess”, along with an extensive tour schedule (250+ shows in 2014-15) traveling mainly in the southern part of the country, they took to the studio less than a year later to cut their new record Weigh Station Tour. Split into sides, ‘Exit A’ ‘Exit B’, Weigh Station Tour explores gritty rock and roll while referencing 60’s and 70’s era soul music, embracing a style that is nearly lost but deeply needed in the surge of modern sound and technology. The band – singer/bassist Cameron Clark, guitarist Kelly Reed, drummer Kody Reed, and keyboardist James Weishar – hide behind nothing on their records, with a ‘realness’ that has been constantly attributed to their live performance.

Since forming in 2013, C2 & The Brothers Reed have made some notable appearances across the board with acts such as Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland, Moon Taxi, Eddie Money, Warrant, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, 23 String Band and jam bands The Werks and Dopapod. “Weigh Station Tour: Exit A” was released in January 2015 and the followup “Exit B” released summer of 2016.

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0 GRAVY winter 2017 tour

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GRAVY WINTER 2016-17 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a run of winter Colorado and western dates for
GRAVY out of New Orleans, LA


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Gravy will be returning to Colorado as part of their national “Get Busy Living” tour.  In addition to dates in some of Colorado’s major markets, this run also includes dates in Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Kansas and Missouri.

You can check out GRAVY at the following dates:

1/27 (Fri) – Last Concert Cafe – Houston, TX*
1/28 (Sat) – LA Music Factory – New Orleans, LA
2/3 (Fri) – Taos Mesa Brewing – Taos, NM
2/4 (Sat) – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
2/6 (Mon) – Turk’s/Slow Groovin’ BBQ- Snowmass, CO
2/7 (Tue) – Turk’s/Slow Groovin’ BBQ- Snowmass, CO
2/8 (Wed) – Be On Key – Denver, CO
2/9 (Thu) – Owsley’s Golden Road – Boulder, CO
2/10 (Fri) – Globe Hall – Denver, CO
2/11 (Sat) – Town Square Tavern – Jackson, WY**
2/12 (Sun) – Trap Bar – Alta, WY
2/14 (Tue) – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS+
2/15 (Wed) – Knuckleheads – Kansas City, MO
2/17 (Fri) – Broadway Oyster Bar – St. Louis, MO*


* = with Naughty Professor
** = with Kitchen Dwellers
+ = with Brothers Gow

http://www.gravymusic.com/


Gravy has successfully “created their own very original sound with their latest album Get Busy Living – a bit of neo-soul mixed with some indie rock smothered in a whole bunch of New Orleans funk” according to producer of Gravy’s latest album and founding member of Galactic, Robert Mercurio. Inspired by a cultural renaissance and newfound clarity of vision; Gravy preaches the gospel of New Orleans funk while maintaining a creative voice steeped in the time-honored traditions of The Crescent City. Quickly making a name for themselves by paying homage to influences as varied and vast as the city they call home, the four members of Gravy came together as a band of experienced and working musicians hailing from different parts of the country with an unquenchable thirst to make it in the Big Easy.

The ability to express a mastery of style across-the-board is quite possibly the most alluring quality of Gravy. They took their unique blend of influences and artfully crafted an infectious style capable of blending genres and (in a word)”redefining” what is possible for the band, according to co-producer and fellow Galactic member, Ben Ellman.

On the heels of their most formative album to date, Gravy takes the helm on Get Busy Living and navigates within their respective terrain in innovative and exciting ways that make a bold statement about the future of this band. This latest album, now road tested with an added element of spontaneity encouraged by the live setting, has become an artistic achievement that serves as a testament to their hard-work, dedication, and unwavering devotion to their craft. Gravy has elevated their creative vision above the contemporary quagmire and gained a musical perspective that is inspired by ingenuity and fueled by a passionate presentation of their eclectic influences. Excited to pursue a fresh set of tour dates and festival spots, Gravy is on a mission to bring their message to music fans hungry for something that challenges, inspires, and satisfies the soul.

 

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TRAVERS BROTHERSHIP WINTER 2016-17 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a run of winter Colorado dates for
TRAVERS BROTHERSHIP out of Asheville, NC


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Travers Brothership will be touring to Colorado for the first time since summer 2015 for a series of dates to ring in 2017 as part of their national “A Way To Survive” tour. The Colorado run is highlighted by a big New Years Eve show in Winter Park.

You can check out Travers Brothership at the following dates:

12/27 (Tue) – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
12/29 (Thu) – The Lazy Dog – Boulder, CO
12/30 (Fri) – Black Nugget – Carbondale, CO
12/31 (Sat) – Ullr’s Tavern – Winter Park, CO
1/2 (Mon) – Turk’s/Slow Groovin’ BBQ- Snowmass, CO
1/3 (Tue) – Turk’s/Slow Groovin’ BBQ- Snowmass, CO
1/4 (Wed) – Justice Snow’s – Aspen, CO
1/5 (Thu) – Tony P’s – Denver, CO
1/6 (Fri) – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
1/7 (Sat) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO

http://www.traversbrothership.com/


Twin Brothers, Eric and Kyle Travers, have been brewing soul stew since they first began performing together at 13 years old. In 2012 the brothers formed their latest project, Travers Brothership, a 7-Piece Neo-Soul, Funk, and Rock n’ Roll ensemble based out of Asheville, NC.

Travers Brothership performs a wide variety of music, making each concert a unique experience. Utilizing the the band’s eclectic songwriting, they provide a live atmosphere that turns the audience into a community embracing musical fulfillment. Providing soulful grooves that insist on dancing shoes, Travers Brothership is sure to get you up on your feet to absorb their high energy performance.

In 2013, Travers Brothership released the “I Don’t Mind” EP. It reached the Top 20 spot in Reverb Nation’s National Charts, and peaked at the number 1 spot in the Asheville chart. In support of the EP, Travers Brothership began touring nationally and has since performed 300+ concerts across the United States. The band has shared the stage with many acomplished acts such as: String Cheese Incident, Taj Mahal, Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph, Charles Bradley, Leftover Salmon,Traveling McCourys, Moon Taxi, Pimps of Joytime, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Dr. John, and many more.

​Over the course of two national tours, the band began to work on a full-length album with Grammy award winning producer, Juan “Pericles” Covaz, in Winter Park, FL, and Grammy nominated engineeer, Matt Willams in Asheville, NC. After deciding to fund the album independently, the band raised $5,000 with a Kickstarter campaign, and finished recording in the winter of 2015.

Travers Brothership’s debut LP, “A Way to Survive”, was released in 2016 on CD, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and most other online distributors. The album has already received very positive reviews, and instantly recieved airplay on radio stations throughout the Southeast. Travers Brothership is currently touring the U.S. in support of thir debut album “A Way To Survive”.

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COLD RIVER CITY FALL TOUR 2016


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce the fall 2016 tour for
COLD RIVER CITY out of Boulder, CO


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Cold River City will be touring to the northeast and back through the month of November.  The band released a new EP “Thank You. Sorry. Love You.” earlier in 2016 and just released a new single “New Orleans” just prior to the tour. 

You can check out Cold River City all over the United States at the following dates:

11/2 (Wed) – Willie’s Locally Known – Lexington, KY
11/3 (Thu) – Wilbert’s – Cleveland, OH
11/4 (Fri) – Cafe Nola – Frederick, MD
11/5 (Sat) – The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ
11/6 (Sun) – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT*
11/8 (Tue) – American Beauty – New York, NY
11/9 (Wed) – Funk N Waffles – Syracuse, NY
11/10 (Thu) – Stella Blues – New Haven, CT
11/11 (Fri) – The Waterhole – Saranac Lake, NY
11/12 (Sat) – Iron Works – Buffalo, NY**
11/14 (Mon) – The Tonic Room – Chicago, IL
11/16 (Wed) – The Social Room – Columbia, MO
11/17 (Thu) – DG’s Tap House – Ames, IA
11/18 (Fri) – IC Yacht Club – Iowa City, IA***
11/19 (Sat) – Amsterdam Bar – St. Paul, MN
11/20 (Sun) – The Tank Room – Kansas City, MO

* = supporting Mike Love
** = with Randall & The Late Night Scandals
*** = supporting Matt Cox & Coyote

http://coldrivercitymusic.com/


Born to groove, Cold River City is the love child of funky soul and dirty blues. Fronted by Emma Fields and Brian Hubbert, the six piece live band features seductive vocal harmonies, screaming slide guitar, and a tight rhythm section guaranteed to make you get down with your bad self. The band draws their sound from a variety of genres, creating a fun and danceable style they call Psychedelic Groove Soul.

The band’s versatile sound has given them the opportunity to share the stage with a diverse list of acts that include The Revivalists, Matisyahu and Elephant Revival and have played an impressive list of Colorado venues including the Fox Theatre, Boulder Theater, Ogden Theater, Bluebird Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece and The Belly Up Aspen.

Having traveled coast to coast and played shows in twenty-five states, Cold River City is no stranger to road life. However, the band has also taken time to hit the studio and try to capture the magic that happens live.

“Thank You. Sorry. Love You.” is the most recent release from Cold River City. The EP “features five songs that offer all the dance-inducing and soul-yearning sounds that fans have come to admire. Highlights include the catchy chorus of the opening track, ‘Burn the Money,’ and the sprinting lust song ‘Could It Be’. Throughout is singer Emma Fields’ unmistakable pixie-timbred soul delivery. Fields’ voice is like a Deringer — dollish but dangerous” (Second Story Garage).

Through the coming months you can find Cold River City rocking out around the Front Range and through the mountains of Colorado as they continue to push the boundaries of rock n roll. Through the rest of 2016 the band will be returning to some of their favorite spots nationwide to keep the groove alive and get people moving.

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0 BILLY IUSO & THE RESTLESS NATIVES summer 2016 Colorado tour

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BILLY IUSO & THE RESTLESS NATIVES SUMMER 2016 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a summer 2016 tour for
BILLY IUSO & THE RESTLESS NATIVES out of New Orleans, LA


Billy Iuso & the Restless Natives will be returning to Colorado for a series of dates in late July highlighted by a headlining appearance at the Crested Butte Alpen Glow concert series and 3 Front Range shows with Melvin Seals & JGB.

You can check out Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives at the following dates:

7/28 (Thu) – Barkley Ballroom – Frisco, CO
7/29 (Fri) – Quixote’s True Blue – Denver, CO+
7/30 (Sat) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO (afternoon show)
7/30 (Sat) – Quixote’s True Blue – Denver, CO+
7/31 (Sun) – Owsley’s Golden Road – Boulder, CO+
8/1 (Mon) – Alpen Glow Concert Series – Crested Butte, CO

+ = w/Melvin Seals & JGB

http://www.billyiuso.com/


“It’s a tribute to his growth as a musician that this much firepower could appear on an album that stays resolutely in service to the song.” — John Swenson, Offbeat Editor-at-Large

When New Orleans guitarist Billy Iuso changed his musical course on 2013’s “Naked,” his newly sharpened focus on singing and lyric writing received critical acclaim — and plenty of love from his national fan base. Now front and center in a way they’ve never been before, Billy’s earthy vocal tone and the disarmingly raw sentiments embedded in his lyrics lend a richer dynamic to the muscular fretwork that’s always powered his performance. Combined with shifting blues-rock textures, echoes of psychedelia and soulful New Orleans funk rhythms, the results paved the way for a reinvigorated, more song-centric direction in Billy’s artistic output.

In 2014, he took those concepts a step further, returning to the studio to record “Overstanding” with an all-star cast of special guests including George Porter and Art Neville.  Citing Porter and Neville as well as Bob Marley, Paul Weller, Steve Winwood and Traffic among his many muses, Billy explains that as he matures, inspiration comes from a mix of words, sounds and musicians.  “I’m writing more songs as I get older,” he says. “Sometimes a new song comes from a story, sometimes from a guitar riff – each one has its own life.”

A New York native who formed the funky, psychedelic guitar-fronted Brides of Jesus in the early ‘90s, Billy quickly developed a strong following on the Wetlands scene alongside Warren Haynes, Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors. As the Brides’ popularity continued to soar, they shared bills with Widespread Panic and the Dave Matthews Band. While touring and collaborating with a host of key members of the jam band community, Billy explored the roots of the bands that influenced him most – including Little Feat, whose music turned him on to the Meters. Eventually, he opened for the Funky Meters at shows across the country. It wasn’t long before George Porter and Art Neville were encouraging him to relocate to New Orleans permanently, which he did in 1996.

Billy quickly established himself on the live music scenes, forming the Restless Natives in 2002 and performed regularly with the Wild Magnolias, Anders Osborne and as an original member of Dead Feat alongside Grateful Dead alum Bill Kreutzmann and Little Feat’s Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett.

Today, the Restless Natives remain a local music scene staple, along with Billy’s acoustic performances he also frequently can be found on the guitar with old friends like Porter and Neville amongst many others.

 

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