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Arkansauce!! At 9 Pm bring your dancing shoes!!!
Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.
The third album (If I Were You, released April 2017) of all original material finds the palate expanded with more complex melodies, intriguing rhythms, and hard-hitting hooks that leave the songs whirling around your head long after the listening experience.
The hard-working musicians are filling the calendar with upcoming appearances at premiere music festivals and venues in and around Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Colorado, New Mexico, and Missouri.
The band’s roots go back to 2011 when founding members Ethan Bush, Zac Archuleta, and Stephen Jolly began writing together after becoming acquainted through mutual connections in the close-knit Fayetteville music scene. After a couple of years building a repertoire of original music and releasing their first album (Hambone) as a trio, they were joined by Tom Andersen on the upright bass and Adams Collins on the five-string banjo. The road-tested chops Andersen and Collins brought to the table helped to cultivate the mature, well-rounded sound needed to accommodate their sophomore release “All Day Long.”
An Arkansauce show is riddled with improvisational guitar, banjo, and mandolin leads, paired with powerful harmonies and heart-felt songwriting, all held together by deep foot-stompin’ bass grooves. There’s an undeniably intimate connection between the band and their fans that’s contagious and leaves everyone in front of, and on the stage wanting more. Arkansauce holds their head high, as they look forward to enjoying everything life and music has in store for them and their fans.
Inspired by the lonely, the downtrodden, and the insane– the voices of Von Stomper, a Colorado based five piece, reach into the expansive lexicon of American roots music and make it howl. Their high energy live show has left boots tattered and dance floors torn time and time again.
Since August of 2013 Von Stomper has played over one hundred shows in thirteen states and counting – sharing the stage with acts such as The Dirty River Boys, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Swear & Shake, Uncle Lucious, Wood & Wire, The Yawpers, Local H and many more. With their self-titled debut studio album-recorded at UI Soundstudios – they continue to pave their way through America’s countrysides and city skylines.
“With vintage sound and modern swagger, Von Stomper excellently couples old-time folk Americana with some rock attitude and almost vaudevillian flair. The self-titled debut shows a new band that is already chiseling its name into the American songbook with a rootsy, bluesy style and a little bit of circus freak panache.”
Marquee Magazine 6.1.14
Born and raised in Ghana West Africa, Selasee’s pursuit of music eventually led him to the United States. Selasee’s music is a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music. Bright with color, his music threads together English and West African lyrics for a captivating sound. His current band is known as Selasee and the FaFa Family. Selasee and the Fafa family has Zacharry Flynn on Bass, Alex Bloomfield on Lead Guitar, Atta Addo on backup vocal Kit drum, Alex Cazet on Sax, Mark Glenn on second Guitar and Selasee Atiase on Lead Vocal and rythmn guitar.
As a young child in Accra, Ghana, Selasee realized his passion for music and understood at this early age how music can affect people. Selasee developed his musical talents through school and church. From his involvement with church music groups, Selasee formed a gospel group. Selasee recorded his first two albums with this group in 1997 entiled,”Love For All” and 1998″Heart to Heart”. He also recorded another album with his African Pop group in 1997, the group know as “Makuma” with their debut album”Makuma”.
Selasee continued to pursue his music in the US where he began his solo career in 2003. During this time, Selasee also started working with Running Dreams Records with Sean Cassidy acting as his manager. In 2005, Selasee recorded his debut album as a solo artist, entitled “Run.”
His title track “Run” won first place in the World Music genre of the International Song Writers Competition in 2005. “Run” and another track “Makuma” were featured in the 2006 FIFA Soccer and 2007 Cricket video games by EA Sports. In 2006, Selasee performed at a showcase during MIDEM 2006 in Nice, France and MUSEXPO 2006 in Los Angeles, California. In 2009 he won the “Best World Fusion Song” during the Independent Music Awards.
Selasee has worked the stage along with reggae legends like Might Diamonds, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy ,King Yellowman,and Steel Pulse, and keeps busy playing at venues and festivals around Boulder and Denver and western United States,where he connects with people who love his music.
Recently, Selasee finished recording his latest album named “African Gate.” With 10 new tracks, ranging from complex and uplifting to sad and beautiful, this recording marks an evolution in Selasee’s sound. Selasee says of his new album, “I think this record has a lot of depth…true highs and lows that I hope people who listen will feel.”
“Humility is power!”
Welcome Colorado Bicycle Tour! At 7 p.m. we have local Rhythm and Blues band Mo’ Champipple.Crafted especially for your indulgence, we present this colossal concoction of players from The Lazy Aliens Blues Band and Groove Farmers.
|Starting at 5 P.M. right after the Brewer’s Rendezvous! Alexander Kofi, started the JAH KINGS Reggae Band back in 1992 and has opened up for the Four Tops, Journey, Foreigner and top Reggae Acts Culture, Yellowman, and Everton Blender, as well as toured nationally and internationally specifically Ghana West Africa. “Because of my strong desire to recapture my culture, my music has lead me back to Africa, Ireland, and even the Sundance at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota as I also have Blackfoot Lakota in my family. It was such and Honor to perform my song Wounded Knee for Chief Gerald Ice and the family there last year”, said Alexander.
As a result of work on both the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Hopi Reservation, the JAH KINGS music is a blend of Funky Roots Reggae with Strong Native American undertones. Accompanied by Bryn Jungwirth on the drums, Mihran Queen on the bass, Andrew Davis on percussion, and the newest and youngest member Donavon Gonzalez on keyboards, the JAH KINGS will bring their refreshing and relevant music to the Victoria Hotel and Tavern
June 13 and 14 2012!!
Join us for the 2012 FIBArk kickoff party. Full Belly brings the funky reggae dance party to Salida, CO for the late night FIBArk celebration – 2012 marks the 64th anniversay of FIBArk, the nation’s oldest whitewater festival and Salida’s signature event. Since 1949, every June during the Spring snow runoff, Salida has hosted FIBArk, “First in Boating on the Arkansas.” Live music with Full Belly Wednesday and Thursday nights. Breaking the sound barrier with their funk, rock, reggae sounds, Full Belly plunges into the collective conscious with more songs from the big round world. Full Belly brings the gift of reggae wrapped in a box of funk. From their recent studio album “New Voice”, the singles “Too Blessed to be Stressed featuring Subcon” and “.45 & a Guitar” are receiving air time on Clear Channel 93.3 KTCL. One Love, One Vibe, One Tribe…keep your eyes and ears open for Full Belly!