Saturday, February 2, 2013 • Doors 8pm • Show 9pm • $8 Advance • $10 Day of Show • Over 18 Only
w/ The Get Down Boys
While Kansas and the Carolinas lay claim to their own variety of bluegrass music – The Hatrick sees fit to represent the sovereign state of Missouri with their own breed: Stompgrass. Every member of the Hatrick sings… every member plays percussion with their feet… and with their remaining limbs; they incorporate acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, drums, fiddle, hamonica, washboard, and whatever else they can fit in the trailer. Recently upgraded to a 4-piece with the addition of fiddle player Michael Schembre, members of this outfit hail from several other area bands, such as The Hipnecks, Bockman, The Schwag, Stickley & Canan, and The Kay Brothers. While their respective bands have enjoyed regional success, they still thought it prudent of them to assemble a rowdy party band the way they thought it should be done. On top of many new accomplishments, the group has recorded 2 albums and completed 5 successful Colorado front range tours where they played such highly regarded venues as the Sheridan Opera House (Telluride) and The Fox Theater (Boulder) and have shared the stage with Sam Bush, George Jones, Del MCoury, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Robert Earle Keen, The Avett Brothers, Vince Herman, and many more.
The HillBenders are a seasoned group of talented bluegrass musicians hailing from all over the country. With interests and influences as far-reaching as their hometowns, the sound they produce is unique and captivating. Drawn together by a mutual desire to write and perform original music, the HillBenders combine the traditions of bluegrass with a diversity of influences creating a sound unlike any you’ve heard before. Not only do all five members write and arrange their own music, they all sing incredibly well. Most songs boast 3 and or 4-part harmonies and the lead vocal role is shared among the group. Led by the formidable banjo playing of Mark Cassidy, and aggressive style of Chad “Gravy Boat” Graves the intricate instrumental parts in their music leave the crowd in awe. With tight arrangements and solo’s as well as commanding vocals and harmonies there is little left to be desired after watching the HillBenders in concert.