The core of any rock band worth their salt is a deep respect for the fundamentals – a feel that’s redolent of the scare-the-parents, back country, wild juke joint origins – and an abiding drive to carve out one’s own unique territory. The friction between these impulses is where good things happen, and it’s the place San Francisco’s The Stone Foxes – spear headed by brothers Shannon Koehler (drums, harp, vocals) and Spence Koehler (lead guitar, vocals) ) – have resided since their 2008 debut, young men dedicated to keeping rock engaged and succulently alive.
1,2,3,4….here we go again! The boys are back! One of the Taverns absolute favorite people come back to try and burn the house down! Party Blues with a touch of Barefoot Boogie! This is one show that will be a party, that will be talked about and you will be sorry if you miss it!
$10 at the door
Canyon Kids now has two full length LPs under their belt, and according to Jackson Hole Music Blog they “embody a production aesthetic rare to the regional scene” and have “a vocal sound that equates to the smoothness of several coats of fine varnish on an old wooden boat.” It is this sound that has garnered Canyon Kids supporting slots with some of the country’s best national touring acts, including The Suffers, G Love & The Special Sauce, Euforquestra, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Lukas Nelson, and the Infamous Stringdusters. But don’t worry, the Canyon Kids are no strangers to some heavy rock n’ roll..because like the river they came from, it can be gentle, but it also has serious bite.”
Canyon Kids (WY)
Daisy O’Conner (TX)
Villa Harrington (SC)
Ed Said Ted Said (WY)
Its going to be hard to keep you guys and girls from getting up and dancing on the tables when you get this guy spinning! Playing all those super crunchy beats all night long plus special guest appearances!
Freekbass isn’t just another funk artist who regurgitates traditions. Despite growing up in the same Cincinnati/Dayton funk hotbed that produced James Brown’s pioneering King Records catalog and Bootsy Collins and the Ohio Players, he’s produced a 21st century style over the course of six releases that meshes traditional elements of funk with decidedly more modern soundscapes. “As much as I listen to Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, OutKast or George Clinton, I also listen to groove and feel groups such as Radiohead, Daft Punk, STS9 and DJ Shadow,” says Freekbass, whose current album, Junkyard Waltz, features guests like Mike Gordon, Buckethead, Bernie Worrell, Jen Durkin, and Gary “Mudbone” Cooper. “So, just like when P-Funk started and were influenced by groups like Zappa, Bowie, and The MC5, these groups of our era are what crawled into my funk.” Determined not to become a one-act show, he also plans to explore new dimensions of live electronica as a duo with turntablist Tobotius, contribute to the next Bootsy Collins record, release a third instructional DVD and develop a pilot for a children’s show.
Futurebirds are known for their high energy shows and country rock infused sound. Their music incorporates reverb-soaked four-part harmonies supported by pedal steel guitar, rhythmic percussion, banjo, mandolin, and acoustic and electric guitars with heavy feedback, and has been described as ‘psychedelic country’.The band has often shared the stage with Widespread Panic, Drive-By Truckers, Dead Confederate, The Whigs, Blitzen Trapper and Jonny Corndawg. During summer 2011 the group toured with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on the Bonnaroo Buzz Tour and performed twice during the Bonnaroo festival.
The Appleseed Collective is not a bluegrass band. It’s not The Hot Club of Paris. It’s not a ragtime cover band. The Appleseed Collective represents Americana music rooted in traditions from all over the world and from every decade, creating a live experience that welcomes every soul and is impossible to replicate.
You know em, you love em! Party time, let’s dance!