Whitewater Ramble


Whitewater Ramble

Whitewater Ramble

The Sheridan Arts Foundation celebrates the end of the ski season at the historic Sheridan Opera House with a foot-stomping bluegrass dance party featuring Whitewater Ramble, the Magic Beans and the Kitchen Dwellers. The fun takes place Friday, April 5 with doors at 7:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. (right as KOTO’s Street Dance is wrapping up around the corner on Colorado Avenue). The  party is for ALL AGES.

Whitewater Ramble is known for its foot-stomping, high-octane Rocky Mountain dancegrass. The band uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. For more than 10 years, Whitewater Ramble has captivated audiences across the U.S. with an engaging stage presence and insightful and poignant lyrics.

Whitewater Ramble is in town to celebrate the release of its second studio album, Roots & Grooves.

WWR’s new album Roots & Grooves showcases the band’s strengths as songwriters and musicians. Produced by Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone, it features an array of special guests such as Andy Hall on dobro (of the Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Thorn on banjo (of Leftover Salmon), Grammy Award winner John Macy on pedal steel and Bill McKay on piano.

Expect a number of tracks to be showcased during the show, which should be powerful.

The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, Whitewater Ramble delivers a memorable live performance.

Whitewater Ramble is Patrick Sites (mandolin/vocals), Patrick Latella (acoustic guitar/vocals), Howard Montgomery (upright bass/vocals), Zubulon Bowles (fiddle/vocals) and Paul Kemp (drums). Based in Fort Collins, CO, WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. With over 900+ performances under their belt, the group has truly established themselves as one of the hardest working in the jam scene today.

Joining Whitewater Ramble on this special night will be the Magic Beans from Nederland, Colorado. A perfect match to Whitewater Ramble, the Magic Beans bring a wild blend of groovegrass, space funk, and Ameritronica.

Since establishing itself just two years ago, the Magic Beans have become known as one of the most prominent and original acts in the perpetually flooded Colorado music scene and beyond. The Magic Beans’ style floats effortlessly between folk, funk, rock, and electronica – in a single composition.

Special guests, the Kitchen Dwellers from Bozeman, Montana, will open the show. The Kitchen Dwellers feature Shawn Swain, a Telluride native, and they’ve been gaining notoriety for combining elements of intergalactic space travel, bluegrass, blues, psychedelic rock and roll, and picking that resembles the sound of laser beams being fired at your head.

Tickets are $16 (plus a $3 ticketing fee) but use our “Spring2013” coupon code when purchasing online at sheridanoperahouse.com. for a $5 discount or by call 970-728-6363 ext. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Any music fans visiting from out of town can save 15 percent on lodging thanks to our generous lodging sponsor Telluride Alpine Lodging with the code 15Show at Telluridehotels.com. Find rooms starting as $89 a night!

For a preview of what’s in store, check out this video.

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