Grant Farm / Helen Rose Band
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017
(Doors open at 7:45 PM)
21 & over
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Cosmic-Americana band Grant Farm has entertained an ever-growing fan base since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the free-spirited, creative group is comprised of “some of the ablest musicians not only in the state of Colorado, but in the nation,” wrote Daniel Mescher, of Colorado Public Radio. Players include Grant (“The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keys and vocals).
The group calls its latest release, Kiss the Ground (June 10, 2016), an “ode to the working people.” It sends a positive message while acknowledging real hardship in a society that expects too much. Highlights of the band-written LP include Grant’s “Get In Line,” which discusses the high price we pay for the life we want and “Fill Your Cup,” a call to make the most of life. Kiss The Ground is currently charting on JamBand Radio Chart.
The band has also created the exciting Meeting on the Mountain LIVE, a collaborative live webcast concert experience featuring Grant Farm as the house band and Tyler Grant as host. GrantFarm.net
Their brand of “Cosmic Americana” evokes the Grateful Dead’s rootsy side, coupling searing telecaster with swirling organ, country drum shuffles and big three-part vocal harmonies. Their energetic, danceable mix has made them a staple of the Northwest festival circuit, but their third studio album, Kiss the Ground, falls a little short of capturing the group’s onstage energy.-Missoula Independent
“Kiss the Ground, … tunes shifted to the rock end of the spectrum. Colors is a sweetly twangy number that evokes Luther Perkins or Chet Atkins for the guitar solos”-Twangville.com
Helen Rose Band
There are many facets to the prism of Helen Rose. Blues Rock, Country Soul, Helen Rose's musical influences rise from the Bayou of New Orleans to the rockabilly and country serenades of Nashville and many other genres. Get ready to rock and roll, move your body and soul. Helen was recently selected as one of NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest’s favorite California entries. She recently toured as an opening act for Patrick Sweany (Dan Auerbach, The Black Keys). She has shared the stage and recording studio with musical legends such as Jerry Donohugh (Fairport Convention, Joan Armatrading, The Proclaimers), James Gadson (Marvin Gaye, D'angelo, Ryan Adams, Bill Withers), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Eric Heywood (The Pretenders, Ray Lamontagne), Ben Peeler (Shelby Lynne, The Wallflowers) and many other legendary musicians… Debut album coming soon!
"The future ain’t what it used to be. Stand back, lean in, she’ll tear your heart out with her voice and horn playing. She is a wonder to behold. After all SHE IS…LITTLE HELEN ROSE”
-Marvin Etzioni (Producer, Lone Justice)
Helen Rose Band