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The story of Midnight River Choir is proof that sometimes great bands just happen. One night, four strangers ended up on a late night float trip down the Guadalupe River. As they made their way down the river singing songs, the beautiful harmonies floated into the heads of sleeping campers. The next morning, the boys overheard a man telling a friend that he was “awakened by a midnight river choir.” That was all it took. Eric Middleton (lead singer and guitarist), Justin Nelson (lead guitarist), Jeromy Yager (former bassist), and Mitchell Pyeatt (drummer), realized the magic of their combined talents and began writing and performing together under that River-God given name.
The formation of Midnight River Choir was nothing short of a force of nature that now translates seamlessly during their live shows. This band needs no labels or comparisons. Their music speaks volumes about who and what they are. Their lives have been woven together by a strong thread of energy both on and off stage. That energy is raw and natural and soaked up from the earth through their bare feet. They believe that what you get is what you give and they give everything they have to their crowds. When that kind of energy lands back at the feet of the boys it is something of supreme intensity. And no one ever forgets it.
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The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts and music souls of fans in Colorado and beyond. The band, formed in November of 2013, credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting of all four of its members. The magnetic combination of Julie Gussaroff on the upright bass, Becca Bisque on the viola, Danjo Lynn on the banjo and Melly Frances on percussion and guitar–together with powerful three-part female harmony–give this band a rare and alluring sound. As testament to their appeal, The Sweet Lillies have already shared the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, Vince Herman, Kyle Hollingsworth, Andy Hall, Rob Eaton, Bill McKay, Jake Wolf, Dave Abear, Yarn, and Drunken Hearts. Based out of Colorado’s Front Range, The Sweet Lillies are continually expanding their audience and reach, building fan and critic support through an unwavering commitment to creativity, a contagious love of music, and a get-up-and-dance attitude that spreads lots of love and smiles.
Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining elements of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, World Music and Psychedelic Jam with a Reggae foundation to form a positive musical fusion that is uniquely their own. With thought-provoking lyrics, infectious grooves and high-energy live performances, Sol Seed creates an unforgettable live-music experience for people of all ages to enjoy.
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“The Kitchen Dwellers, formed only three years ago in Bozeman, are quickly emerging as one of the best bluegrass bands in the country.”
Rich Ledoux – The Moose 95.1 FM
“For [Andy] Thorn, playing and hanging with the ‘Dusters and Kitchen Dwellers was equally enjoyable as playing with heroes like Sam Bush and Tony Trischka.”
Maria Wyllie and Tyler Allen – Explore Big Sky
“Summer music” in this Northern Rockies town pretty much translates to outdoor bluegrass. Our community is blessed with talented musicians, and though it was hard to choose just one, we’re currently partial to these local stars rocking the banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and bass. The Kitchen Dwellers, formed about 3 years ago by 3 young gents in Bozeman, are increasingly well-known for their foot-stomping, fiddle-infused good tunes. Expect to hear Celtic, rock, psychedelic, and acoustic influences mixed in with the seriously fast pickin’.
The Bozeman Magpie
“The Kitchen Dwellers are authentic and talented musicians; they play because they like to, and their passion is evident even when playing for a one-person audience. Shelstad belts out lyrics with the power of a bullfrog (a self-proclaimed influence of his), Swain and Daniels bust out solos with lightning-fast finger-picking, and Funk jams with complex bass lines and deep solos.”
Karen Wilson – MSU Exponent
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Kitchen Dwellers formed three years ago below the Bridger Mountains with the sizzle of afternoon breakfast and the warmth of Irish coffee brewing in the kitchen. What began as a trio, Shawn Swain, Joe Funk, and Kyle Shelstad began writing music and playing traditionals searching for originality and occasionally, other life forms. Torrin Daniels was quickly added on Banjo and the band began playing shows around Bozeman, Montana. They added Jesse Bulter on fiddle just in time to hit the road for Colorado and complete their sound. The Kitchen Dwellers have shared the stage with high profile artists like Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, the Deadly Gentlemen, Head for the Hills , Town Mountain, Pete Kartsounes, and WhiteWater Ramble.
The band has played many high profile venues in the west such as The Bluebird Theater, The Mishawaka Amphitheater, The Oriental Theater, and The Emerson Theater. They continue to master their sound, create original work, and foster their live performances.
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Amoramora is a traveling, working, multipurpose rock and jazz fusion quartet from Boulder, Colorado. With members from Chicago, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and Boulder, the band formed after crossing paths in 2015 and has been performing, as well as expanding their extensive catalog with original material ever since. After gaining traction amongst the legendary students at the University of Colorado, the group of composers and multi-instrumentalists quickly jumped from packed house parties, to small bars, and then to bigger stages. An Amoramora experience is an eclectic mix of improvisational musical gumbo, blending and stirring together integral aspects of Progressive Funk, Psychedelic Rock, African High Life, Jazz, Bluegrass, and Soul. Astronomic compositions take the listener on an engaging journey while whimsical and captivating lyrics fuel the fire of musical imagery. The instrumentation of guitar, bass, percussion, trumpet, and EWI mixed in with vocal harmonies add up to truly original and endless musical possibilities – and have been proven to create large dance parties in cities like Denver, Boulder, Chicago, Breckenridge, Vail, Crested Butte, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Fort Collins, Durango, Nederland, and more.
The quartet, two of which are formally trained jazz musicians from University of Colorado at Boulder & University of Miami (FL), create a fresh and different set list every night to keep their audience engaged and returning to listen to what the four have to offer. Often creating intriguing theme nights for audiences members, in 2016 the band hosted a ‘Big Lebowski Night’ in their hometown, complete with two sets of original material, costumes, extensive production, and musical teases with covers tied into the selection inspired by the feature film. The group has also played as ‘Smoked Gouda: A Tribute to the String Cheese Incident’ multiple times, paying homage to a group from their home state. Adding to the history of themes the boys also concocted an 80’s-themed Halloween show in late 2016, featuring their first ever ‘Wheel of Fortune Set’ where they had audience members spin the wheel in order to select an improvisational idea from it, and the band would then play it