Music :: Bluegrass
9:00 PM Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Friday, June 22nd
Bluegrass Fusion - Good Gravy – www.goodgravygrass.com
Tix $5 @ door
There's something in the Gravy.
Colorado-based bluegrass-fusion band Good Gravy takes a familiar, and somewhat
overdone, genre and bends and blends it any way it can into something innovative,
exciting and tremendously entertaining. It’s five members have become virtual masters of
using bluegrass instrumentation, along with percussion, to push its bluegrass roots to new
musical horizons and create an innovative mix of bluegrass, funk, rock and psychedelic
dance beats complete with imaginative improvisational jams and intricate compositions.
No matter what you call it, Good Gravy’s no-boundaries, always-evolving music creates
a high-energy experience and elicits such an enthusiastic response from both fans and
new listeners alike, its music is dubbed “party-grass.” Packed venues and dance floors
also leave little doubt the band knows how to get people engaged and moving with its
progressive, bluegrass-based grooves. Its members have an unnatural ability to make
acoustic instruments soar with such energy that electric instrumentation is not necessary,
but still used in small doses to create its signature sounds. With surprises around every
corner, phenomenal energy levels and an uncanny ability to effortlessly and fluidly shift
from one groove and genre to the next, it’s obvious why the band’s popularity is growing
While influences like the popular Colorado acts String Cheese Incident and Leftover
Salmon are immediately evident in the band’s sound, unexpected inspiration from bands
like STS9 and Disco Biscuits can easily be heard as well. Either way, the band's members
are equality as comfortable with a more traditional approach to bluegrass as they are with
a jam-band/rock-fusion approach to the genre.
Following a strong 2011, in which the band was named “Best Jam Band” by the Fort
Collins Musicians Association and included multiple appearances at music festivals in
Colorado, Utah, Tennessee and Iowa; the infamous Red Lady Ball in Crested Butte; Fort
Collins Music Experience; and numerous, well-attended gigs in Colorado and across the
country, Good Gravy is set to break out as a nationally touring act in 2012.
In addition to its live act, the band has released its music on a self-titled, studio album
and on a live recording featuring more recent live performances. Another studio effort is
on the way in 2012. Both currently available efforts easily prove the band’s talents and,
according to the Scene Magazine, “has a little something to please any breed of hippie,
Kentucky bootlegger or drunken wanderer…[and] rambles between bluegrass, jam,
electronica, and world music like a hillbilly Phish fan at a Zambian nightclub."
Age Group: 21+
Venue: Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Address: 321 E Main St
Phone: 406 585 8851