Last Reminder: TH 11/14 Head For The Hills at Nectar w/ Lil' Smokies and Steep Ravine
We are thrilled to announce that this Thursday at Nectar Lounge we will be hosting HEAD FOR THE HILLS w/ support by Lil’ Smokies and Steep Ravine!
HEAD FOR THE HILLS
The Lil' Smokies
$7 adv / $10 dos
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HEAD FOR THE HILLS
Head for the Hills is pleased to announce the upcoming release of their third studio album, Blue Ruin, on July 9, 2013... think Meta-fictional sea shanties, pop-infused newgrass murder ballads and urbane lyricism, twang and punch.
On Blue Ruin, Head for the Hills fuses bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop and indie rock into songs inspired by love and misery and comic books. It was recorded and mixed in Fort Collins, Colorado at Swingfingers Studios with ace engineer and banjoist Aaron Youngberg (Hit and Run, Martha Scanlan, Cahalen Morrison and Eli West). Blue Ruin features guest musicians: resophonic guitarist Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters), cellist Kathleen Starr, electric pianist James Thomas, trumpeter Gabe Mervine (The Motet), vocalist Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl), and Youngberg on banjo and pedal steel. Head For The Hills is Adam Kinghorn on guitar, Michael Chappell on mandolin, Joe Lessard on fiddle, and Matt Loewen bass. Read on here.
THE LIL’ SMOKIES
Hailing from the utopian garden city, known as Missoula, MT, The Lil’ Smokies exploded onto the acoustic/bluegrass scene, back in the winter of 2009, and haven’t shown any signs of fatigue since. Sharing the stage with heavyweights like, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Keller Williams, Greensky Bluegrass, The Emmit-Nershi Band and dozens of others, The Lil’ Smokies have no problem captivating large audiences. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, unique original compositions and sheer raw energy, The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving something for everyone.
The Smokies have played the Trap Bar at Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival (2011), the Bozeman Bluegrass Fest (2011), Sandpoint Summer Fest (2013), Art in The Park in Kalispell, MT (2013), Love Your Mother Earth Festival (2010), Babb Fest (2009), River City Roots Festival (2011, 2013), the Northwest String Summit's Further Stage and Main Stage (2013), and they won the 2013 Northwest String Summit Band Competition. This six-piece bluegrass ensemble features, Pete Barrett on guitar, Andy Dunnigan on dobro, Scott Parker on upright bass, Matt Cornette on banjo, Cameron Wilson on mandolin, and Jesse Brown on Fiddle.
Steep Ravine's sound conjures up an authentic slice of Northern California spirit, combining the energy and drive of bluegrass with the heart and soul of folk and roots music. The band features the string-playing ingenuity of guitarist Simon Linsteadt, violinist Jan Purat, mandolinist Andy O’Brien, and upright bassist Alex Bice.
Steep Ravine, which gets its name from a favorite hiking trail on Mt. Tamalpais, draws its influences from far and wide, including David Grisman, Bill Monroe, Neil Young, James Taylor, Tony Rice, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The band’s collective abilities cross multiple musical genres, bringing a fresh, distinctive sound to original tunes and arrangements alike. Linsteadt and Purat started a folk band together in high school and later moved on to study music at UC Santa Cruz, where they fortuitously met O’Brien and Bice at a bluegrass jam session in the sleepy coastal town.
The band’s recently released four-track debut EP pairs two originals with two renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes, offering a glimpse of the quartet’s musical prowess. Stay tuned: Steep Ravine is currently in the midst of composing a full-length album of new original music, to be released this fall.
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Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at the show!
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