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
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
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.
GRAVY SUMMER 2015 COLORADO TOUR
Rocky Mountain Artists is very pleased to announce a summer Colorado tour for GRAVY out of New Orleans, LA. This is the third tour we have done for this great up and coming funk/soul and in conjunction with Venture Music out of Nashville, TN. The tour features the second straight year of the band performing the Telluride Jazz Festival closing late night show at Fly Me To The Moon in Telluride.
You can check out GRAVY in Colorado at the following dates:
7/24 (Fri) – Holy Mountain – Austin, TX
7/28 (Tue) – Agave – Avon, CO
7/30 (Thu) – Cruiser’s – Grand Junction, CO
7/31 (Fri) – The Eldo – Fort Collins, CO
8/1 (Sat) – Balcony Bar – Durango, CO
8/2 (Sun) – Fly Me To The Moon – Telluride, CO
8/3 (Mon) – Sancho’s – Denver, CO
8/5 (Wed) – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO
8/6 (Thu) – Schmiggity’s – Steamboat Springs, CO
8/7 (Fri day) – Winter Park Resort – Winter Park, CO
8/7 (Fri) – The Lazy Dog – Boulder, CO
8/8 (Sat day) – The Big Wonderful – Denver, CO
8/8 (Sat) – Cervante’s Other Side – Denver, CO (with Zobomaze and Whiskey Tango)
8/9 (Sun) – Owsley’s – Boulder, CO
8/10 (Mon) – Quixote’s – Denver, CO
8/12 (Wed) – Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS
8/13 (Thu) – The Bridge – Columbia, MO
8/15 (Sat) – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO (supporting Earphunk)
Gravy is the culmination of four distinct views of musical appreciation, quickly climbing the ranks of the New Orleans music scene, providing a mix of styles and genres that satisfy the most sophisticated palette and has cemented the band’s place in New Orleans music scene.
You may have caught them on WWOZ, playing the French Quarter Festival and Wednesday At The Square, at late night shows during New Orleans Jazz Fest, or rocking out at any number of local clubs and bars, such as Tipitina’s, The Blue Nile, and The Maple Leaf.
Gravy is fresh out of the studio, having just recorded their sophomore album, “The Hard Way”. It features guest appearances from some of New Orleans’ finest musicians like Johnny Vidacovich and CR Gruver, and has further established Gravy as a staying force in the New Orleans scene.
Gravy’s debut album, “Said & Done”, was recorded at New Orleans’ own Piety Street Studios, and saw the band collaborate with such icons as producer Mark Bingham, saxophonist Ben Ellman of Galactic, and Corey Henry of The Rebirth Brass Band and Galactic on trombone. Along with praising reviews from local magazines, Said & Done has become a local favorite, seeing extended air play on radio station WWOZ, which is widely known for it’s loyalty to maintaining a rich musical scene in New Orleans.
Along with “The Hard Way” and “Said & Done”, Gravy can be found on the Southern Comfort “Start The Music Up” Compilation CD, a tribute to New Orleans Musicians, alongside artists such as Galactic, Cowboy Mouth, Professor Longhair, Jon Cleary, Theresa Andersson, The Rebirth Brass Band, and Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes.
Gravy has also been featured in Relix Magazine, in the regular “Listen Up” section.
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.