Pandas & People (Album Release Party) w/ Venture Still & Hawthorne Roots

Pandas & People (Album Release Party) w/ Venture Still & Hawthorne Roots

Fri, January 19, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Hodi's Half Note

Fort Collins, CO

$10 Advance / $12 Day Of Show

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

Pandas & People
Pandas & People
Pandas & People may call Colorado home, but the music transcends geographical borders. Since the band’s inception, founding member Joshua Scheer has carried the torch, attracting the attention of famed artists, diehard fans, and national radio, all in a matter of a couple years. With a unique sound blending traditional folk and hook laden songwriting, P&P’s recorded material continues to become more eclectic with each release.

Their latest single, “Find You,” showcases a new venture into the alternative rock realm, crafting an earnest and personal blend of sound, with gripping melodies, moving lyrics and edgy rhythms sections, or as 9 News in Denver describes it, “music that actually makes you smile….and dance with your iPhone as if you’re starring in an Apple commercial”. Currently working with Warner/Chappell producer and songwriter, Zac Maloy, the excitement is building for their debut album release set for the fall of 2017.

The group’s blend of indie pop and folk bridges the subtle gap between energy and introspection, with lyrics that are warm, uplifting and joyful, yet personal and insightful. Pandas & People debuted in late 2013 with their single “On My Way”, and went on to play shows frequently, including opening for well-known acts like Twenty One Pilots, The Doobie Brothers, The Oh Hellos and more. The band also received several accolades, including being named “Best New Artist” by the The Colorado Sound, “Best Folk Band in Colorado” by Westword Magazine in 2016 and have placed in the top 3 for 93.3 KTCL’s renowned competition “Hometown for the Holidays” in two of the past three years. With singles “On My Way” and “Find You” hitting the top 10 in the Denver Metro Shazam charts, they’ve also found their way to regular airplay from iHeart Radio stations in both Colorado and New Jersey.

The live band is accompanied by Conrad Marshall, Tucker Ewing, Dave Brown and Michael Kinney, bringing an energetic and moving live performance to the stage, urging their audience to experience “the moments in between”. As a whole, the band continues to thrive not only in the Colorado music scene, but all over the country, with fans latching on to that unique energetic folk music with a twist.
Venture Still
Venture Still
Hawthorne Roots
Hawthorne Roots
Montana had a need for soul music. The Hawthorne Roots took their passion and talent and revved up the genre to another level. The original songs by sisters Emma and Madeline Kelly and Michael DeJaynes have garnered this five piece Bozeman group positive attention and a loyal fan base. Defined by their tightly woven harmonies and relentlessly catchy melodies, The Hawthorne Roots bring a distinctly unique and exciting sound to the Montana music scene. In 2015 The Hawthorne Roots were voted Bozeman’s best new local band and best folk act. In 2016 they received the award for best folk act again. The singers are backed by bassist Dustin Crowson, guitarist Lucas Mace, and drummer/vocalist Michael DeJaynes. Their live performances channel positive energy that connects with the audience and makes for an unforgettable show.

The Hawthorne Roots’ story begins with Emma, born in 1986, and Madeline born in 1989. They entered the 90’s and early 2000’s as young girls living on the East Coast. Their musical lives began at birth with both mother and father heavily involved in the classical music community in Boston. The two sisters explored different musical genres growing up. Madeline began writing songs at the age of 16 leaning on inspiration from folk artists like Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, and Neil Young. The two sisters forged separate paths for many years, Madeline moving to Bozeman, Montana in 2008. Emma made her way west in 2013. It was not until 2014 they decided to team up for Madeline’s first recording session with Preston White of Boxwood Studios. Michael DeJaynes came to Bozeman in the early 2000s and has been performing and writing his high energy feel good songs for the last 20 years with multiple bands including Bumpkin, Tomorrow's Today, One Leaf Clover and Solidarity Service.

In 2014, Madeline and Emma paired up with Bozeman bassist Casey George and Bozeman drummer Michael DeJaynes to form The Hawthorne Roots. In 2015 the Kelly sisters teamed up for the first time and wrote the song “Keena” together (the featured video on their facebook page: www.facebook.com/hawthorneroots. Since then, the band has been joined by numerous Bozeman musicians including Mike Koziel for their 3 track EP recorded at Low Country Studios, Alex Koukov and Bridger Dunnegan from Hollowtops, Haley Ford from The Vibe Quartet, Hemingway and the Organix, and John Shirrell from Doctors of Geography. John Sherrill officially joined The Hawthorne Roots in July of 2015. Casey George left in September of 2015 and Haley Ford took his place, forever changing the female to male ratio and of course - the bass lines. In 2016 lead guitarist Lucas Mace of Fresh off the Vine and Human Lab joined, followed by bass player Dustin Crowson of Electric Sunday.

Today The Hawthorne Roots bring a soulful and energetic performance to the stage, every lyric sung with true passion and genuine elegance. The new repertoire explores different emotions and pushes the boundaries of what is known as The Americana genre of music. Their unique style of Revved Up Soul Music has gained momentum and admiration. They do not write by the rules. The music of The Hawthorne Roots comes from nowhere else, but the heart. Stay tuned as this fresh Montana band continues to spread roots.
Venue Information:
Hodi's Half Note
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.hodishalfnote.com/