Pulling in familiar elements and irreverently scrambling and recombining them, Lake Street Dive is a jazz-schooled band playing mostly acoustic, groove-driven indie pop. Drummer Mike Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, vocalist Rachael Price and trumpet-wielding guitarist Mike “McDuck” Olson make up the band.
“It seems the only limitation we have,” Kearney explains, “ is that we try to make music that we would like listening to.”
THE TELLURIDE AMERICANA MUSIC WEEKEND, July 21-24
TELLURIDE – Barbed Wire Productions and the Sheridan Arts Foundation bring Americana singer-‐songwriters to the Opera House for three nights, beginning Thursday, July 21.
The weekend will kick off on Thursday, July 21, with Robison brothers Bruce and Charlie, an acoustic duo from Bandera, Tex., who have written for the Dixie Chicks and Beautiful Day.
Friday, July 22, features The Trishas, whose sound has been described as what would happen if “Texas dirt, Mississippi River Water, City Lights, and Apple Pie sat down for a picking',” playing soul, bluegrass, Americana and everything in between, followed by The Greencards, an acoustic band fronted by Australians Kym Warner and Carol Young, who have toured with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson and have appeared on the Telluride Bluegrass stage. Their new release, The Brick Album, came out last month.
Next up are Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt, whose Call It My Garden was No. 1 on the folk charts earlier this year. Saturday features Radney Foster, a singer/songwriter bridging the gap between country and Americana, who will play a solo acoustic show.
In addition to these nights in The Sheridan, Ashleigh Flynn plays a sold-out VIP event Wednesday night.
All shows are at the Sheridan Opera House; doors open at 7:15 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m.; a three-day pass costs $90, and tickets cost $30-35. Tickets are available through the Sheridan Opera House at www.SheridanOperaHouse.com.
Sons of the Addicted at Bubble Lounge
TELLURIDE – Sons of the Addicted, who first publicly performed as Fractalia in Telluride in 2002, are coming to the Bubble Lounge on Saturday, July 23.
“Through our musical exploration we've discovered that there's nothing more gratifying as artists than a receptive audience,” they wrote in an e-mail announcing their return. “That communal exchange between fan and performer is what fuels the passion which inspires us to create music. In this manner the audience-member is just as important and vital to the interaction as the performer. For us and for our musical expression, it seems the people most receptive to what we do are those on the Western-Slope of Colorado. To perform here amongst the community which nurtured and encouraged our development is where we feel most at home. Though the Sons of the Addicted have no more shows on the books, the Fractal-Flame burns bright.”
To hear their new music, visit reverbnation.com; for more information, visit
Deer Tick Sunday at the Sheridan Opera House
TELLURIDE – “With the harmonies of Mumford and Sons, the soul of Bob Dylan and the rock and roll of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Deer Tick is sure to knock you off your feet,” writes one fan, “this will be one of the best shows of the summer, sure to leave an impression on all attendees.”
Deer Tick, an American indie folk band from Providence, R.I., led by guitarist and singer-songwriter John McCauley, has been described as a combination of folk, blues, and country; it originated as a McCauley solo project in December 2004.
McCauley, who began his touring career with the help of Brendon Massei/Viking Moses, released three cassettes and numerous CD-Rs in those early years, as the project eventually evolved into what is now known as Deer Tick. After almost one year of continuous touring, McCauley returned to Providence with a new found confidence and a number of songs, including "Dirty Dishes," "Art Isn't Real (City of Sin)" and "Ashamed."
Deer Tick was soon earning comparisons to such pioneering indie and alt-country acts such as Bright Eyes, Modest Mouse and Uncle Tupelo.
Deer Tick currently consists of bassist Christopher Dale Ryan; lead guitarist Andrew Grant Tobiassen and Rob B. Crowell, on keyboards and saxophone, who joined the band in the spring of 2010.
The group's debut studio album War Elephant was released on September 4, 2007, on Feow! Records.
Their second album, for Partisan Records, titled Born on Flag Day, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim, including Rolling Stone's proclamation that it was "Country-Rock break-through of the Year." Their third album, The Black Dirt Sessions, was released on Partisan Records in June 2010.
According to British music journalist and editor Allan Jones wrote in UNCUT Magazine that "Deer Tick noisily essayed the kind of rock 'n' roll you don’t hear these days as often as you’d maybe like, the sort that lights up everything around it like a burning house..."
The group performed at Bonnaroo in June of this year and has been invited back for Bonnaroo 2012; the band also played at the Newport Folk Fest, and is scheduled to play at the sold-out Edmont Folk Music Fest in California next month. With the harmonies of Mumford and Sons, the soul of Bob Dylan and the rock and roll of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Deer Tick is sure to knock you off your feet.
Deer Tick plays at the Sheridan Opera House on Sunday, July 24; doors open at 7:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets cost $23. For tickets and more information, please visit www.SheridanOperaHouse.com or call 970/728-6363 x5.