Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $10.00

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door

 

The Coloradas formed when Roy Davis and Bernie Nye, two songwriters with Waldo County roots, and a handful of virtuosic bluegrass musicians set out to create something meaningful in a gone-but-not-forgotten little apartment in Portland, Maine. The result was their self-titled debut, a collection of end-of-the-world bluegrass stomps and sad country ballads. Shortly after its release in the US, Germany-based label Hometown Caravan put it out on vinyl in Europe, and sent the band on two European tours. They haven't stopped performing, writing, and recording since.

“Big Empty” is the newest recording, released in 2013. It often sounds like the blues. It sometimes sounds like country music, back when country music sounded like itself. There are moments of mountain bluegrass, dark folk, and old time. The songs are written and earnestly delivered, re-interpreted as folk music, complete with fingerpicked guitars, clawhammer banjo, and soulful mandolin.

The Coloradas will be joined by Garrett Soucy of Tree By Leaf fame for this special performance. 

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Kelly Ravin, also a Waldo County native, honed his musical skills after his mother passed down his grandmother’s guitar on his ninth birthday. He has been on the road, writing, playing, living, and collecting stories turned songs along the way. Over the course of the years, he has been in numerous bands, most recently hard-driving, Burlington-based country rock group Waylon Speed. His solo material sums up his upbringing, and rural life as a whole, with a sound that is entirely relatable, whether you are hearing it at a bar in the city or in hay field.

Ravin’s most recent solo release, “Leathered, Weathered, Worn, and Wiser,” is a blend of twang, grit, and heartfelt storytelling with songs played in their rawest form, from the overdriven amplification, to the banter in between.

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All pre-ordered tickets are "will call" and will be available to pick up under the purchasers name the night of the show.  Tickets are general admission and are non-refundable.