Elephant Revival followed Dangermuffin (acoustic) and warmed up for Leftover Salmon at Pisgah Brewing Company in Asheville, North Carolina on Sunday, May 26. The event was in part a fundraiser for a local nonprofit called FATE (Funding America Through Entertainment) with a portion of every ticket going to the organization. It was a great show in an almost hidden outdoor venue under beautiful skies with perfect spring weather. It is always a treat to see Elephant Revival play at the same venue with Leftover Salmon because you know the bands are going to mix it up a bit and join together on stage. Also joining Elephant Revival was Town Mountains fiddle player Bobby Britt. Here are some photos and a video from the event.
Thursday notes: Singing the Blues through Better with Sugar Blue on harmonica, Dance On Your Head through Better with Steve Berlin on sax
Friday Notes: Singing the Blues through Better with Sugar Blue on harmonica, Dance On Your Head through Better with Steve Berlin on sax Dave Bruzza sat in for encore. Saturday Notes: Who Stole My Monkey through Euphoria with Steve Berlin on baritone sax.
The Disco Biscuits came to Colorado last week in support of the the first ever Feed The Rocks Earth Day Celebration at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Biscuits kicked off the three day set of shows at the Boulder Theater on Thursday April 25. The band sold three day passes and the Boulder Theater shows sold out far in advance. Biscuits fans traveled from far and wide to see the only US shows on the books for the rest of this year other than their July Camp Bisco festival in Patersonville, NY.
The Boulder Theater shows were packed full of dancing and smiling fans. GratefulWeb.com did a great review here. This set list is courtesy of GW.
Set 1: Plan B, Voices Insane > Bernstein And Chasnoff1 > Little Betty Boop > Caterpillar > Voices Insane
Set 2: Little Lai, King Of The World > Abraxas1 > Story Of The World, Barfly, Shelby Rose, Mr. DonEncore: Home Again > Helicopters
Grammy award winning Steep Canyon Rangers performed to a packed Boulder Theater, March 9, 2013. From the bands website: ” The past year has taken the Steep Canyon Rangers to new heights. In March 2011, the band released its first collaborative record with Steve Martin, ”Rare Bird Alert” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and at #43 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2010, the latest solo record from Steep Canyon Rangers, ”Deep In The Shade”, remained in the Bluegrass Top 10 on Billboard for 18 weeks. While headlining festivals like MerleFest and Bonnaroo alongside Steve Martin for part each year, the Rangers continue to perform alone as a quintet on stages such as Telluride, RockyGrass, and ”A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor. Recent television appearances by Steve Martin with Steep Canyon Rangers include ”Late Night With David Letterman”, ”The Colbert Report” & ”Austin CityLimits.” With smooth vocals, smart songwriting, ferocious instrumentals and jaw-dropping harmony, the Rangers are bringing Bluegrass to music lovers across the USA and around the world.”
Fresh off of a Grammy win for “Nobody Knows You” the band is celebrating a well deserved place at the top of the bluegrass world. I know for one I plan to see them again and again. Check out his video by GratefulWeb.com of “Lovin Pretty Women.”
If you know anything about String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth, you know he loves music and beer. A couple of years ago Hollingsworth began teaming up with local breweries creating special batches of cooked, brewed and fermented concoctions. Not all of these combinations were hits, however some were really good. So now how do you share your brews and love of beer with other beer fans? Brew Fest!
Teaming up with SCI’s partner charity the Conscious Alliance, Hollingsworth has sold out three local beer festivals where attendees receive a limited edition Kyle’s Brew Fest logo pint glass, food and beer… yes lots of beer. At this year’s Kyle’s Brew Fest there were up to 30 breweries pouring 60 different beers. A treat at this years Brew Fest was the home brew tent where participants could taste various small batches of Kyle’s and others home brews, something you rarely get to do outside of some brewers inner circle.
Hollingsworth’s signature beer brewed by Boulder Beer, Hoopla Pale Ale came from Kyle’s desire to make a beer that would be a tasty craft brew that was not too heavy for a hot festival day. Now offered in cans the beer is more festival ready than ever.
The event is a benefit for the Conscious Alliance who offered up a silent auction for many cool rock collectables. You can still support their charity and score some cool rock art and gear at their online store www.consciousalliance.org.
We are fortunate here in Colorado to have so many craft brewers, beer festivals and great music. If you love beer, supporting charity events or great music this is the place to be.