Musketeer Gripweed w/ Tenth Mountain Division and Bill Smith

Musketeer Gripweed w/ Tenth Mountain Division and Bill Smith

Sat, March 3, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 am)

Hodi's Half Note

Fort Collins, CO

$10 Advance / $12 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Musketeer Gripweed
Musketeer Gripweed
The Fort Collins-based, blues-fusion band Musketeer Gripweed simply explodes onstage with the energy and fervor of a revival preacher out to save a filthy sinner's soul. This group of highly accomplished musicians, however, isn't about pushing religion – unless your religion is drinking, dancing and some damn good music – they're about creating "American revival, stomp, shake and holla" music. With a passion influenced by modern and classic rock 'n' soul heroes, Musketeer Gripweed creates an extraordinarily powerful live energy, and the band's "gasoline intense vibe" manifests in spontaneous, uncontrollable dancing and a compulsion to stand up, run to the stage and testify.
Tenth Mountain Division
Tenth Mountain Division
"This bands ruminating respect for music of the past, and deep dedication towards the creative crafting of a new sound, sets Tenth Mountain Division apart in the Colorado music scene. Tenth Mountain Division speaks the language of Colorado, the language of the mountains.” (Noah Stein - CU Independent) Originating from Boulder, CO, founders Winston Heuga (Mandolin) and MJ Ouimette (Electric/Acoustic Guitar) originally sought to create an acoustic bluegrass outfit. After a few years dedicated to playing bluegrass, the duo transitioned to an electrified, rock’n’roll sound. Through out its preliminary years finding their roots in college and playing with an array of different line-ups, the band finally found their permanent line up in May of 2017 with the addition of bassist and vocalist Andrew Cooney. Drummer Tyler Gwynn and the ever-talented keyboard player Campbell Thomas form the quintet that creates a diverse soundscape combining soaring electric guitar leads and jabbing keys while retaining its roots in bluegrass with Heuga’s incomparable mandolin style. The rhythmic interplay of Cooney's driving bass fused with Gwynn’s incendiary drumming round out the unique sounding band that is truly a style of its own; what the band refers to as "Ski Rock". Tenth Mountain Division has evolved greatly since its inception but retains its roots in the American musical styles of rock, Americana, bluegrass, prog and the crossroads between them all. Since TMD’s first national tour upon earning a slot at the 2016 Summer Camp Music Festival with headlining acts like Tom Petty’s Mud Crutch, Moe, and Umphrey’s Mcgee, the band has embarked all across this country playing esteemed venues like Boulder's Fox Theater, Baton Rouge's Varsity Theatre, Austin's The Parish, Nashville's Acme Feed & Seed, Baltimore's 8X10, and many more; The band has played festivals including Summer Camp, Beanstalk, Head for the Hills, Pardee Palooza and after parties for the likes of Dead & Company, Twiddle, STS9, Moon Taxi, and Marcus King Band. TMD has shared the stage with artist such as Nicki Bluhm, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band/ Bela Fleck), Bill Payne (Little Feet), Jeff Austin ( Yonder Mountain String Band), Jeremy Garret ( Infamous String Dusters), Andy Thorn and Alwyn Robinson (Leftover Salmon), Jon Stickley Trio, and contemporaries such as The Magic Beans and Spafford. This is only the beginning, stay tuned for all thats to come!
Bill Smith
Bill Smith
Taking new steps on the grand musical journey, Bill Smith has found the ability to ferment futuristic songs with classic rock instrumentation and has been leaving music fans breathless with their heavy hitting sound. Featuring a repertoire of solid original songs seething with hooks and tastefully chosen covers, this is a band that holds a consistently high level of energy throughout their sets.

The tour de force that is Bill Smith can be seen playing shows in and around the Fort Collins, CO area where the band is now based. The versatility of their sound, which spans from jazz to electronica, appeals to a wide variety, while the band itself has a distinct identity that anchors their music.

Members of Bill Smith have performed with, or opened for such national acts as Galactic, Keller Williams, Grant Farm, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Steele Pulse, Donavon Frankenreiter, Jon Fishman, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Big Gigantic, The Motet, Billy Branch, M​erle Saunders, Maktub, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Cornmeal, Great American Taxi featuring Vince Herman, EOTO, Lotus.
Venue Information:
Hodi's Half Note
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.hodishalfnote.com/