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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0 GASLIGHT STREET summer 2016 Colorado tour

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GASLIGHT STREET SUMMER 2016 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a summer 2016 tour for
GASLIGHT STREET out of Charleston, SC


GASLIGHT STREET will return to Colorado for a series of dates in July. The band is touring off of its strong new album “Two Years Gone” which was released in February 2016…

You can check out GASLIGHT STREET at the following dates:

7/14 (Thu) – My Father’s Moustache – Mt. Pleasant, SC
7/15 (Fri) – The Loft – Columbus, GA
7/16 (Sat) – Ole Tavern on George Street – Jackson, MS
7/21 (Thu) – Balcony Bar – Durango, CO
7/22 (Fri) – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
7/23 (Sat) – Ajax Tavern @ The Little Nell – Aspen, CO
7/24 (Sun) – Ajax Tavern @ The Little Nell – Aspen, CO
7/27 (Wed) – Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO
7/28 (Thu) – Snake River Saloon – Keystone, CO
7/29 (Fri) – Winter Park Resort – Winter Park, CO
7/30 (Sat) – Star Bar – Denver, CO
7/31 (Sun) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO
8/02 (Tue) – Pop’s Blue Moon – St. Louis, MO
8/03 (Wed) – Willie’s Locally Known – Lexington, KY*
8/05 (Fri) – Clyde’s – Chattanooga, TN
8/06 (Sat) – Clyde’s – Chattanooga, TN


* = supporting Susto

http://www.gaslightstreet.com/


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. 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 melds pure Southern rock with charismatic vocals, traipsing the boundaries of blues and funk.

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

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0 JOSH ROBERTS & THE HINGES summer 2016 Colorado tour

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JOSH ROBERTS & THE HINGES SUMMER 2016 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a summer 2016 tour for
JOSH ROBERTS & THE HINGES out of Charleston, SC


Josh Roberts & The Hinges will be return to Colorado for a series of dates in July. The band’s forthcoming new album was produced by Ryan Monroe of Band of Horses and the band will be gaining momentum nationally leading up to its release…

You can check out Josh Roberts & The Hinges at the following dates:

7/8 (Fri) – The Hummingbird – Macon, GA
7/9 (Sat) – Clyde’s On Main – Chattanooga, TN
7/14 (Thu) – Taos Mesa Brewing – Taos, NM
7/15 (Fri) – Star Bar – Denver, CO
7/16 (Sat) – Bohemian Biergaten – Boulder, CO
7/20 (Wed) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO
7/21 (Thu) – Vail Brewing – Vail, CO
7/22 (Fri) – Star Bar – Denver, CO
7/23 (Sat) – Old Town Pub – Steamboat Springs, CO
7/27 (Wed) – Cervante’s Other Side – Denver, CO
7/28 (Thu) – Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS

http://www.joshrobertsandthehinges.com/


“Josh Roberts & The Hinges formed in early 2005 in Columbia, SC and immediately began touring and recording. Embedded in their style of rock and roll are blues, country, punk and soul influences that link elegant harmonies with the raunchy guitar work of Josh Roberts. Their powerful sound is raw and uncompromising, creating new rock and roll anthems that leave their dedicated fans speechless…and sometimes exhausted, yet always wanting more.

The band has released 3 excellent studio albums including 2012’s “Mighty Old Distance and Murky Old Time” which has garnered excellent reviews. The band’s sound has been compared to Band of Horses and My Morning Jacket, which is not surprising given that Josh played with Band of Horses member Ryan Malone in his previous band Captain Easy and has co-written several songs with him.

Josh Roberts has performed across the country from Denver to D.C. and has shared stages with artists as diverse as Band of Horses, Drive by Truckers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Billy Joe Shaver, Dead Confederate, Robert Earle Keen, 2 Skinee J’s, JGB, Moonshine Still, Robert Randolph, Patrick Davis, Stockholm Syndrome, Angie Aparo, Leon Russell, Sevendust, Acoustic Syndicate, moe., 7 Mary 3, Five Eight, and many more.

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0 CRANFORD HOLLOW summer tour 2016

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CRANFORD HOLLOW SUMMER TOUR 2016


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce the summer 2016 tour for
CRANFORD HOLLOW out of Hilton Head, SC


Cranford Hollow has been one Rocky Mountain Artist flagship roster bands since early 2014 and will be releasing their fifth studio album “Color/Sound/Renew/Revive” in early September.

You can check out Cranford Hollow all over the United States at the following dates:

7/9 (Sat) – Martin’s Downtown – Roanoke, VA
7/11 (Mon) – Barley’s – Knoxville, TN
7/12 (Tue) – Bear’s Den Pizza – Conway, AR
7/13 (Wed) – Waxy O’Shea’s – Branson, MO
7/14 (Thu) – Waxy O’Shea’s – Branson, MO
7/15 (Fri early) – Winter Park Resort – Winter Park, CO
7/15 (Fri late) – Ullr’s Tavern – Winter Park, CO
7/16 (Sat) – Ajax Tavern – Aspen, CO
7/17 (Sun) – Ajax Tavern – Aspen, CO
7/18 (Mon) – Turk’s – Snowmass, CO
7/19 (Tue) – Turk’s – Snowmass, CO
7/20 (Wed) – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO
7/21 (Thu) – Schmiggity’s – Steamboat Springs, CO
7/22 (Fri) – Snake River Saloon – Dillon, CO
7/23 (Sat) – Snake River Saloon – Dillon, CO
7/24 (Sun) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO
7/27 (Wed) – Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO
7/28 (Thu) – Vail Brewing – Vail, CO
7/31 (Sun) – Duffy’s – Lincoln, NE
8/3 (Wed) – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
8/4 (Thu) – The House Pub – St. Charles, IL
8/5 (Fri) – The Mouse Trap – Eau Claire, WI
8/6 (Tue) – The Mouse Trap – Eau Claire, WI
8/9 (Tue) – The Red Herring – Duluth, MN
8/12 (Fri) – The Gatehouse – Mackinac Island, MI
8/13 (Sat) – The Gatehouse – Mackinac Island, MI
8/17 (Wed) – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
8/18 (Thu) – Park Tavern – Columbus, OH
8/19 (Fri) – Crazy Bull – Macon, GA
8/22 (Mon) – Georgia Theatre rooftop – Athens, GA

http://www.cranfordhollowmusic.com/


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 guitarist Yannie Reynecke 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 as far afield as Eau Claire, WI, Livingston, MT and Taos, NM and has played well over 100 shows in Colorado alone.

“St. Telluride”, Cranford Hollow’s fourth studio album, was released on August 18, 2015 and the band is preparing its forthcoming album “Color/Sound/Renew/Revive” for late summer release.

““Cranford Hollow is the epitome of the working band… a blaze of scratchy vocals and fiddle-drenched melodies.”. – Josh Peacock, DO Savannah

Cranford Hollow summer 2016

0 Gravy winter 2016 Colorado tour

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GRAVY WINTER 2016 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a winter 2016 tour of Colorado
for GRAVY out of New Orleans, LA


You can check out the band at the following dates:

2/16 (Tue) – Agave – Avon, CO
2/18 (Thu) – Fly Me To The Moon – Telluride, CO
2/19 (Fri) – Black Nugget – Carbondale, CO
2/20 (Sat) – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
2/22 (Mon) – Sancho’s – Denver, CO
2/23 (Tue) – Quixote’s – Denver, CO
2/24 (Wed) – Sancho’s – Boulder, CO
2/25 (Thu) – Old Town Pub – Steamboat Springs, CO
2/26 (Fri) – Vail Ale House – Vail, CO
2/27 (Sun) – Quixote’s – Denver, CO

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 new found 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.Gravy winter 2016 tour

 

 

 

1 CRANFORD HOLLOW summer 2015 national tour

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CRANFORD HOLLOW SUMMER 2015 TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce an extensive summer tour for CRANFORD HOLLOW out of Hilton Head, SC. The tour is in support of their forthcoming release, “St. Telluride” that will be released nationally on August 11.

Cranford Hollow has toured Colorado extensively the past 2 years and this tour will return the band for several weeks of dates in the state including a return July 4 appearance at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon in Telluride.  The tour also features several southeastern stops, a return to New Mexico and the bands first ever Montana shows as well as a showcase in John Cranford’s hometown of Eau Claire, WI.

You can check out the band in Colorado and nationally into early August at the following dates:

6/17 (Wed) – Martin’s Downtown – Roanoke, VA
6/18 (Thu) – Sugarlands Distilling – Gatlinburg, TN
6/19 (Fri) – Soulshine Pizza – Nashville, TN
6/20 (Sat) – Blue Canoe – Tupelo, MS
6/21 (Sun) – Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
6/23 (Tue) – Bear’s Den Pizza – Conway, AR
6/24 (Wed) – George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR (supporting Band of Heathens)
6/26 (Fri) – Pumphouse – Wichita, KS
7/1 (Wed) – Taos Mesa Brewing – Taos, NM
7/2 (Thu) – Marble Brewing – Albuquerque, NM
7/3 (Fri) – Balcony Bar – Durango, CO
7/4 (Sat) – Fly Me To The Moon – Telluride, CO
7/5 (Sun) – Madeline Hotel – Telluride, CO
7/6 (Mon) – Southern Sun – Boulder, CO
7/8 (Wed) – Schmiggity’s – Steamboat Springs, CO
7/9 (Thu) – Vail Brewing – Vail, CO
7/10 (Fri) – Little Nell – Aspen, CO (afternoon show)
7/10 (Fri) – Black Nugget – Carbondale, CO (night show)
7/11 (Sat) – Little Nell – Aspen, CO (afternoon show)
7/12 (Sun) – Little Nell – Aspen, CO (afternoon show)
7/16 (Thu) – Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO
7/17 (Fri) – Snake River Saloon Keystone, CO
7/18 (Sat) – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
7/24 (Fri) – The Murray Bar – Livingston, MT
7/25 (Sat) – Wild West Saloon – West Yellowstone, MT
7/28 (Tue) – Mousetrap Bar – Eau Claire, WI
7/31 (Fri) – Bill Drake Amphitheater – Spartanburg, SC
8/1 (Sat) – The Family Dog – Atlanta, GA

http://cranfordhollowmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/cranfordhollow

Cranford Hollow – St. Telluride pre-order

Cranford Hollow summer 2015 one sheet

Americana rock band Cranford Hollow has received widespread acclaim in their hometown of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and has steadily been gaining a following in the Southeastern U.S. over the past four years.  While building this fan base in places like North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, Cranford Hollow has also struck out to reach new markets in an unexpected area: Colorado.

After partnering with Denver-based booking agency Rocky Mountain Artists, Cranford Hollow launched their first national tour in December of 2013, promoting their self-titled album released two months previously.  Notable shows included the Black Nugget in Carbondale, Carl’s Tavern in Steamboat Springs, and Sancho’s in Denver.  A venue that really reverberated with the band, however, was the Telluride watering hole known as the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon.

Cranford Hollow returned to the West in the summer of 2014, selling out Fly Me to the Moon with a raucous Fourth of July concert.  The band also expanded into New Mexico, with shows at Taos Mesa Brewing and Albuquerque’s Marble Brewery.  Another western run this past winter saw another sold out Fly Me to the Moon concert, this time for New Years’ Eve, as well as a return to Carbondale’s Black Nugget and a rowdy get-together with Whitewater Ramble at Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver.

Cranford Hollow will be embarking on their fourth journey to the Mountain West this summer, playing their first of 22 shows in Roanoke, Virginia on June 17. Over the span of seven weeks and 7,000 miles, the band will make their way through Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Kansas before returning to Taos Mesa Brewing July 1 and Marble Brewery in Albuquerque July 2.  Cranford Hollow will be making their fourth appearance at Telluride’s Fly Me to the Moon Saloon with their second consecutive Fourth of July concert.  The band will tour the west for the remainder of July, heading up to West Yellowstone, Montana for a show at the Wild West Saloon July 25.

The band will be promoting their fourth studio album St. Telluride, which was partially produced just outside of Telluride, Colorado, as well as in St. Augustine, Florida. The ten-track album will be released on August 11, 2015 on the band’s record label Swampfire Records.  Check out Cranford Hollow’s full tour schedule and preorder St. Telluride today at https://cranfordhollow.bandcamp.com.

 

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0 The Deer Run Drifters summer 2015 Colorado tour

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THE DEER RUN DRIFTERS 2015 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a late spring season Colorado tour for THE DEER RUN DRIFTERS out of Floyd, VA, an outstanding up and coming Americana/bluegrass act.  The band just released their new album “Restless Youth” in May and will be touring nationally behind the album for the rest of 2015 including the upcoming Colorado dates.

You can check out the band in Colorado this May and June at the following dates:

5/27 (Wed) – Zio’s Alley Bar – Denver, CO
5/28 (Thu) – Stem Ciders – Denver, CO
5/30 (Sat) – The Big Wonderful – Denver, CO
5/31 (Sun) – Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids – Longmont, CO
6/4 (Thu) – Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO
6/5 (Fri) – Ullr’s Tavern – Winter Park, CO
6/6 (Sat) – The Big Wonderful – Denver, CO
6/7 (Sun day) – Cactus Jack’s – Evergreen, CO
6/7 (Sun eve) – Mountain Sun Brewery – Boulder, CO
6/10 (Wed) – Cruisers – Grand Junction, CO
6/11 (Thu) – Currents – Salida, CO
6/12 (Fri) – Black Nugget – Carbondale, CO
6/13 (Sat) – The Eldo – Crested Butte, CO
6/14 (Sun) – Vail Brewing – Vail, CO
6/17 (Wed) – Steamboat Smokehouse – Steamboat Springs, CO
6/18 (Thu) – High Alpine Brewing – Gunnison, CO
6/19 (Fri) – Tommyknocker Tavern – Creede, CO
6/20 (Sat) – Vail Brewing – Vail, CO

http://www.thedeerrundrifters.com/

What do you get when you take two sets of brothers, the broken remnants of an unheard Alt-Country band, and the skills of a veteran bassist? Is it countless cases of beer? Maybe it’s endless amounts of broken guitar strings, or perhaps more simply, it’s those late night practices in an empty wood shed knowing you have to drag your ass into work the next morning. Well, it’s all of those things. More importantly, it’s the perfect combination of those things. It’s none other than a genuine love for music that has forged The Deer Run Drifters. With one half of the band influenced by the sounds and lyrics of Alt-Country, and the other half deeply rooted in a more modern folk, The Deer Run Drifters have quickly carved themselves out a perfect spot in Americana music.

Nearly four years ago after their recent musical venture had fallen through, Chris Link and Shane Edgell were left busking on the streets of Floyd, Virginia. The two had nothing more than a guitar and a banjo, a few old-time covers and a handful of originals penned by Link. All it took was a few passers-by to stop and lend an ear and the rest is history. From that day forward, what is now known as The Deer Run Drifters started taking form. The band is composed of Chris Link (guitar, vocals), Joe Link (mandolin), Shane Edgell (banjo), Sean Edgell (guitar, harmonica), and Will Norton (Bass). In May of 2012 on a goose-neck trailer stage, The Deer Run Drifters made their debut In Willis, Virginia, for the first ever Talford Rodeo. Fast forward to 2015, the band has over 200 shows beneath its belt, has traveled up and down the East Coast, has been in every dive bar Virginia has to offer and has successfully released their debut album, Appalachian Blues.

Appalachian Blues has gained the band local acclaim for its collection of sad stories and rootsy instrumentals. Link utilizes weathered and often heartbreaking lyrics fused with his “high and lonesome” twang to draw listeners in. There’s desperation in his voice that’s both alluring and bleeds honesty. However, it’s the clever arrangements and focus on dynamics that brings this band to life. They have a knack for showcasing the lyrics of each song and reinforcing them with the music. It’s not uncommon to hear an eerie 4-string banjo roll over top of a wailing harmonica or over driven Mandolin within the mix, only to be tied perfectly together by Norton’s foot tapping bass lines.

The band has found itself gearing up for the release of its second full-length album, Restless Youth. With the new addition of percussion and a rockin’ electric guitar, the record is the first step in a new direction for the band. “We wanted to stay true to our roots as we did with our first album,” said Link. “But, at the same time we wanted to intertwine some of the music we’ve grown up on. The new record, all the way down to the writing process, has been much more of a collaboration among all of us. I think this collection of songs has captured who we are perfectly.”

Restless Youth continues what the band is known for: themes of life, heartbreak, and of course drunken mishaps. With the band’s new sound in place, it creates something that represents their intent perfectly. The Deer Run Drifters are here, and ready to take 2015 by storm.

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0 CRANFORD HOLLOW ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF “ST. TELLURIDE”

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CRANFORD HOLLOW ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF “ST. TELLURIDE”

Americana rock band CRANFORD HOLLOW has received widespread acclaim in their hometown of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and has steadily been gaining a following in the Southeastern U.S. over the past four years. While building this fan base in places like North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, Cranford Hollow has also struck out to reach new markets in an unexpected area: Colorado.

After partnering with Denver-based booking agency Rocky Mountain Artists, Cranford Hollow launched their first national tour in December of 2013, promoting their self-titled album released two months previously. Notable shows included the Black Nugget in Carbondale, Carl’s Tavern in Steamboat Springs, and Sancho’s in Denver. A venue that really reverberated with the band, however, was the Telluride watering hole known as the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon.

Cranford Hollow returned to the West in the summer of 2014, selling out Fly Me to the Moon with a raucous Fourth of July concert. The band also expanded into New Mexico, with shows at Taos Mesa Brewing and Albuquerque’s Marble Brewery. Another western run this past winter saw another sold out Fly Me to the Moon concert, this time for New Years’ Eve, as well as a return to Carbondale’s Black Nugget and a rowdy get-together with Whitewater Ramble at Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver.

Cranford Hollow will be embarking on their fourth journey to the Mountain West this summer, playing their first of 22 shows in Roanoke, Virginia on June 17. Over the span ofseven weeks and 7,000 miles, the band will make their way through Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Kansas before returning to Taos Mesa Brewing July 1 and Marble Brewery in Albuquerque July 2. Cranford Hollow will be making their fourth appearance at Telluride’s FlyMe to the Moon Saloon with their second consecutive Fourth of July concert. The band will tour the west for the remainder of July, heading up to West Yellowstone, Montana for a show at the Wild West Saloon July 25.

The band will be promoting their fourth studio album St. Telluride, which was partially produced just outside of Telluride, Colorado, as well as in St. Augustine, Florida. The ten-track album will be released on August 11, 2015 on the band’s record label Swampfire Records. Check out Cranford Hollow’s full tour schedule and preorder St. Telluride today at https://cranfordhollow.bandcamp.com.

0 Rocky Mountain Artists welcomes James and the Devil to our roster

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Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a new addition to our roster…

JAMES AND THE DEVIL
(Denver, CO)


James and The Devil perform their own brand of music, described as Rocky Mountain Fiddle Rock. They create an odd assortment of song writing, equipped with an intense, quick-tempo ed, vocal performance. The Electric Guitar and Fiddle take turns facing off, above a Rock-Solid Drum and Bass Section.

James & the Devil is a ying-yang concept representing people with enough open-mindedness to see it for what it really is- A normal man versus his personal demons. We believe it is healthy to always ask questions, and equally important to receive truthful non-skewed answers, to help guide us in the decisions we make as Earthlings. We promote Love and Unity through the stories we tell.

While merging acoustic rock, fiddle, modern pop, rap, and dance; J&theD has logged over 100,000 touring miles with a proclivity to consistently perform unforgettable genre-bending shows. Whether playing theaters or festivals, J&theD’s high energy original music is poised to redefine Rock&Roll!

James and the Devil has been growing recognition and achieving success in the Colorado music scene since 2009. They recently released a recorded set at Red Rocks Amphitheater, and a live CD/EP titled “Sample This”. In 2013 they we’re named Best “Avante-Pop” Band by the Denver Westword, and also Herman’s Hideaway’s Best of the West IV contest winners. They have proven time and again to be the victors of the Road to Summer Camp and Wakarusa Winter Classic battles, earning them performance slots at Wakarusa in 2011 & 2014; and at Summer Camp in 2012 and 2013. J&theD also won the title of Best Band in Denver by the CO Music Buzz in 2011.

J&theD has released 3 studio albums, and are about finish their 4th; dropping in the Spring of 2014, tentatively titled, “Checking For Signs Of Life”. They are already working on their next big project and intend to continue work on yet another record.

Formed in Denver, Colorado, James and The Devil perform their own brand of music, best described as rocky mountain fiddle rock. Rhythm guitarist & lyricist, Jim Campbell, brings a unique element, providing a clever assortment of song writing, rapidly delivering intense vocal performances. Leading the band on the violin, David Ross, takes a progressive approach to his fiddle-style, drawing from years of traditional experience, and sawing on the strings to whatever genre is thrown his way. J & the D, Bassist, Adam Carpenter, holds down the low-end, with an extensive background in music theory, punching in, and pushing out sound- A slapping, singing, and dancing, machine. J&theD, drummer, Matt Stoner, keeps the thunder thumping, metal crashing, and the people moving. A former producer, writer, and composer of the rock style. On lead guitar, Brian Knapp, joined the lineup to complete the 5-piece! Their songs are for every demographic, old and young. Their fans are made up of dreamers, drinkers, thinkers, smokers, and rebel-rousers.

http://www.jamesandthedevilmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/JamesAndTheDevil
https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesandtheDevil

0 Gaslight Street winter 2015 Colorado tour

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GASLIGHT STREET WINTER 2015 COLORADO TOUR


Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a late ski season Colorado tour for GASLIGHT STREET
out of Charleston, SC, bringing the band to Colorado for the first time.

You can check out the band March at the following dates:

3/13 – Stillwater Taproom – Augusta, GA
3/18 – Schmiggity’s – Steamboat Springs, CO
3/19 – Mile High Spirits – Denver, CO
3/20 – Cruiser’s – Grand Junction, CO
3/21 – Black Nugget – Carbondale, CO
3/22 – Quixote’s True Blue – Denver, CO
3/23 – Owsley’s – Boulder, CO
3/25 – Cervante’s Other Side – Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Artists showcase)
3/26 – Rock Island Live – Wichita, KS
3/27 – The Crying Wolf – Nashville, TN
3/28 – Clyde’s – Chattanooga, TN
3/29 – Surf Bar – Folly Beach, SC

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Soul music will never go out of style. Just like Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers spawned from the same bluesy roots, Gaslight Street melds pure Southern rock with charismatic vocals, traipsing the boundaries of blues and funk.

Too many bands know how to rock but rarely take the time to roll. Gaslight Street isn’t one of those. These four men — compiled from among the best all-around musicians Charleston has to offer — know how to blend swagger with humility and sweat with soul. With the release of 2013’s Heavy Wind, their third full-length album, lead singer Campbell Brown‘s songwriting has fully matured, delivering concise grooves with rib-stickin’ imagery. Somewhere between classic Southern rock and a swampy blues band, Gaslight Street manages to keep the kids’ hips moving, while also delivering a sound that makes their mamas smile.

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

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