Opera House: Trout Steak Revival, 1/5

Opera House: Trout Steak Revival, 1/5

Telluride’s  Sheridan Arts Foundation presents Trout Steak Revival live at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Saturday, January 5, 2019, 9 p.m.; doors 8 p.m. Tickets are $26 general admission on the floor; $36 reserved seats in the balcony. (A $4 ticketing fee is charged at all ticket outlets.) Tickets can be purchased at www.sheridanoperahouse.com or 970.728.6363 ext. 5.

Telluride’s own Cottonwood Trio play the AfterSHOW in the SHOW Bar immediately following Trout Steak Revival.  Admission to AfterSHOWs is free with priority given to ticket purchasers for the main stage show. Public will be allowed in (no cover) if space permits.

Scroll down for a taste of Trout Steak.

After Trout Steak Revival won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition in 2014, the group emerged on the roots music scene to listeners anticipating a healthy but often-heard dose of progressive bluegrass with a hint of jam. However, their unique brand of mountain music stood out and Trout Steak revival quickly caught the attention of fans and folk radio DJs alike.

Over the last three years, the Colorado quintet has further refined its style and, with Spirit of the Sea delivers a mesmerizing, soul-soaking array of original songs that resonate with the finer points of folk and Americana. Produced by Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters, the new album is a reflection of the depth and honesty of songwriting that is possible when a trusting and encouraging band of friends grows into a band of musicians.

With each individual contributing lead vocals and instrumentation to the band’s collaborative songwriting process, Trout Steak revival is more than a sum of its five parts. Bevin Foley (fiddle), Steve Foldtz (guitar & mandolin), Casey Houlihan (bass), William Koster (guitar & dobro), and Travis McNamara (banjo) take turns singing lead and harmonies throughout the album. That sharing of the vocal ensemble roles creates a diverse and satisfying blend of musical offerings to listeners.

Most of the band members of Trout Steak Revival originally hail from the Midwest, but their lives, their musical endeavors, and the band’s identity now hold roots in Colorado. Inspired by and embodying the popular live music scene in Denver and Boulder, Trout Steak Revival is emerging as the quintessential Colorado band. Named by Denver Westword as “Best Bluegrass Band” in 2016 and 2017, and chosen by the State of Colorado to represent the culture of its citizens on a Today Show appearance, the band draws constant recognition for its wholesome message and down-to-earth sound.

To succeed, though, a band must grow, and Spirit of the Sea expands Trout Steak Revival’s repertoire beyond Colorado bluegrass without sacrificing the communal nature of the band’s origins. The new album is more diverse and inviting than past efforts, rolling out the carpet for new fans with many different tones, vibes, and topics underlying the songs. Songs crafted out of emotions like love, fear, heartbreak, wonder, joy, and freedom provide a glimpse into the soulful depth of the individual members of Trout Steak Revival.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation, CCAASE and Colorado Creative Industries.

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