Whitewater Ramble

  1. Ft. Collins, CO - DanceGrass masters Whitewater Ramble have revisited some of their more “traditional” roots with the release of their new video “Dear Mr. Bankman” from their 2013 release Roots & Groove.

    “I love this video but it makes you think,” says Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth who produced the band’s album. “We went for a "vintage" sound on this cut. Wouldn't it be nice if the sentiment of the song was "vintage" too? Unfortunately "Dear Mr. Bankman" could be sung by many family farmers today with the same conviction Patrick sings it here. This is a fun video about a not so fun truth. Great job guys!”

    September of 2013 marks the five year anniversary of the start of the “Great Recession.” Whitewater Ramble wraps their own narrative over this difficult time with honest and thoughtful lyrics accompanied by a light “gee golly” knee-slapping feel. The result is a “fusion of bluegrass and roots music into the 21st century.” Since its release, “Bankman” has been picked up by over 100 stations across the US. Canada and Europe for airplay.

    Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana.

    Whitewater Ramble is now on tour behind Roots & Groove. The album showcases WWR’s growth as songwriters and musicians. Produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, the album features an array of special guests such as Andy Hall on dobro (Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Thorn on banjo (Leftover Salmon), Grammy Award winner John Macy on pedal steel and Bill McKay on piano (formerly of Leftover Salmon, Derek Trucks Band).

    9/19 - Cervantes' Other Side “Grass for That Ass” - Denver, CO w/ Tallgrass and Gipsy Moo
    9/20 - Last Chance - Gunnison, CO
    9/21 - Eldo - Crested Butte, CO - Post-Vinotok Party
    9/27 - Sweetwater Grill - Steamboat Springs, CO
    10/1 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH *
    10/2 - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH *
    10/3 - 20th Century Theater - Cincinnati, OH *
    10/4 - Bells Brewery - Kalamazoo, MI *
    10/9 - Aggie Theater - Ft. Collins, CO * - co-bill
    10/10 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO *
    10/11 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO *
    10/16 - Old St. Francis - Bend, OR
    10/17 - Cozmic - Eugene, OR w/ Alder Street All Stars
    10/18 - Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA w/ Buzz Brump and Warren G Hardings
    10/19 - Good Foot - Portland, OR w/ Sugarcane - co-bill
    10/31 - Bones Brewing - Billings, MI ^
    11/1 - Zebra - Bozeman, MT ^
    11/2 - Top Hat - Missoula, MT - ^
    11/3 - White Front - Phillipsburg, MT
    11/7 - Cubby Bear - Chicago, IL +
    11/8 - Miramar Theater - Milwaukee, WI w/ Horseshoes & Hand Grenades - co-bill
    11/9 - 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN - +

    * w/ Tea Leaf Gree
    ^ w/ Lil' Smokies
    + w/ The Ragbirds

    WWR has had the privilege of supporting, touring with and sharing stages with Railroad Earth, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dark Star Orchestra, Little Feat, Papa Mali, The New Mastersounds, The Gourds, The David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Lotus, Splitlip Rayfiled, Members of the String Cheese Incident, Particle, Hot Buttered Rum, DJ Logic, Donna The Buffalo, The Contribution, The Motet, Tea Leaf Green, Henry Butler, Vince Herman and Great American Taxi, Peter Rowan, Tony Furtado and many more.

    Based in Fort Collins, CO, WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. With over 1000 performances under their belt, the group has truly established themselves as one of the hardest working groups in the jam scene today.

    A diverse festival resume has helped bring WWR to stages at events like the Northwest String Summit, Wakarusa, Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, 80/35 Festival, Nedfest, Bohemian Nights NewWestFest, The Wildflower Pavilion at RockyGrass, Copper Mountain Sunsation, Desert Rocks Music Festival, Love Your Mother Earth Music Festival, Keystone Bluegrass and Brews, The Denver People's Fair, South Park Music Festival, Westword's Music Showcase, numerous Brew Festivals, and their own annual two day music and camping festival, Ramble on the River.

    "Whitewater Ramble effortlessly shifts scenery: just when you think you’re nicely settled in on a hay bale at the hoedown, there’ll be a hint of Latin-flavored vibe eased into the mix … and then they flip the blinker on to make a hard left into Memphis – or throw on their RayBans and get all late-night jazzbo on you." – Relix

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  2. In early January of 2013, Whitewater Ramble gathered at Silo Sound in Denver, CO for a marathon recording session that took place over 8 days. The band then immediately hit the road with Railroad Earth for a five-night run across the Midwest before heading to New Jersey to mix the album,

    "Guilty As Charged" features footage from the Solo Sounds recording session plus live footage from Belly Up in Aspen, The Eldo in Crested Butte and Planet Bluegrass' Wildflower Pavilion in Lyons, CO.

    The band’s second studio album showcases WWR’s growth as songwriters and musicians. Produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, the album features an array of special guests such as Andy Hall on dobro (Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Thorn on banjo (Leftover Salmon), Grammy Award winner John Macy on pedal steel and Bill McKay on piano.

    Roots & Groove showcases a roots influenced band blending the traditions of early American music with a newgrass flair and a groovegrass twist. Roots & Groove is storytelling through nefarious narratives, murderous ballads, devilish villanelles, scorned lover’s laments and intoxicant-infused ramblings blended with mystical visions and instrumental journeys. Through blistering picking, engaging harmonies and alluring grooves, the ensemble burrows flagrantly into tragedy, comedy, redemption, overindulgence, morality and shady dealings as the backdrop for their genuine and eccentric style of writing.

    Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. For over ten years, WWR has been captivating audiences across the U.S. with an engaging stage presence and insightful and poignant lyrics.

    WWR has had the privilege of supporting, touring with and sharing stages with Railroad Earth, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dark Star Orchestra, Little Feat, Papa Mali, The New Mastersounds, The Gourds, The David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Lotus, Splitlip Rayfiled, Members of the String Cheese Incident, Particle, Hot Buttered Rum, Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon, DJ Logic, Donna The Buffalo, The Contribution, The Motet, Tea Leaf Green, Henry Butler, Vince Herman and Great American Taxi, Peter Rowan, Tony Furtado and many more.

    Based in Fort Collins, CO, WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. With over 900+ performances under their belt, the group has truly established themselves as one of the hardest working groups in the jam scene today.

    A diverse festival resume has helped bring WWR to stages at events like the Northwest String Summit, Wakarusa, Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, 80/35 Festival, Nedfest, Bohemian Nights NewWestFest, The Wildflower Pavilion at RockyGrass, Copper Mountain Sunsation, Desert Rocks Music Festival, Love Your Mother Earth Music Festival, Keystone Bluegrass and Brews, The Denver People's Fair, South Park Music Festival, Westword's Music Showcase, numerous Brew Festivals, and their own annual two day music and camping festival, Ramble on the River.

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  3. In early January of 2013, Whitewater Ramble gathered at Silo Sound in Denver, CO for a marathon recording session that took place over 8 days. The band then immediately hit the road with Railroad Earth for a five-night run across the Midwest before heading to New Jersey to mix the album,

    The band’s second studio album showcases WWR’s growth as songwriters and musicians. Produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, the album features an array of special guests such as Andy Hall on dobro (Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Thorn on banjo (Leftover Salmon), Grammy Award winner John Macy on pedal steel and Bill McKay on piano.

    Roots & Groove showcases a roots influenced band blending the traditions of early American music with a newgrass flair and a groovegrass twist. Roots & Groove is storytelling through nefarious narratives, murderous ballads, devilish villanelles, scorned lover’s laments and intoxicant-infused ramblings blended with mystical visions and instrumental journeys. Through blistering picking, engaging harmonies and alluring grooves, the ensemble burrows flagrantly into tragedy, comedy, redemption, overindulgence, morality and shady dealings as the backdrop for their genuine and eccentric style of writing.

    Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. For over ten years, WWR has been captivating audiences across the U.S. with an engaging stage presence and insightful and poignant lyrics.

    WWR has had the privilege of supporting, touring with and sharing stages with Railroad Earth, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dark Star Orchestra, Little Feat, Papa Mali, The New Mastersounds, The Gourds, The David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Lotus, Splitlip Rayfiled, Members of the String Cheese Incident, Particle, Hot Buttered Rum, Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon, DJ Logic, Donna The Buffalo, The Contribution, The Motet, Tea Leaf Green, Henry Butler, Vince Herman and Great American Taxi, Peter Rowan, Tony Furtado and many more.

    Based in Fort Collins, CO, WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. With over 900+ performances under their belt, the group has truly established themselves as one of the hardest working groups in the jam scene today.

    A diverse festival resume has helped bring WWR to stages at events like the Northwest String Summit, Wakarusa, Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, 80/35 Festival, Nedfest, Bohemian Nights NewWestFest, The Wildflower Pavilion at RockyGrass, Copper Mountain Sunsation, Desert Rocks Music Festival, Love Your Mother Earth Music Festival, Keystone Bluegrass and Brews, The Denver People's Fair, South Park Music Festival, Westword's Music Showcase, numerous Brew Festivals, and their own annual two day music and camping festival, Ramble on the River.

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  4. In early January of 2013, Whitewater Ramble gathered at Silo Sound in Denver, CO to record their sophomore album Roots & Groove. The album showcases Whitewater Ramble’s growth as songwriters and musicians. Produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, the album features an array of special guests such as Andy Hall on dobro (Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Thorn on banjo (Leftover Salmon), Grammy Award winner John Macy on pedal steel and Bill McKay (Leftover Salmon, Derek Trucks Band) on piano.

    Roots & Groove showcases a roots influenced band blending the traditions of early American music with a newgrass flair and a groovegrass twist. Roots & Groove is storytelling through nefarious narratives, murderous ballads, devilish villanelles, scorned lover’s laments and intoxicant-infused ramblings blended with mystical visions and instrumental journeys. Through blistering picking, engaging harmonies and alluring grooves, the ensemble burrows flagrantly into tragedy, comedy, redemption, overindulgence, morality and shady dealings as the backdrop for their genuine and eccentric style of writing.

    Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, WWR uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. Festival appearances include Wakarusa, HarvestFest, 80/35, NedFest, Bohemian Nights NewWestFest and appearances at Planet Bluegrass’ Wildflower Pavilion.

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  5. We could not be more pleased to announce the national release of Roots & Groove, our second studio album on March 26, 2013. We want to give special thanks to all who have supported us over the years which made this album possible. We could not be more proud of the final product and hope you enjoy it too.

    Check here for links to order the album on iTunes, CD Baby, Spotify and other national outlets. For now, you can order a hard copy of the album at our online store: whitewater.storefrontier.com/

    Join us at noon on March 26th as we play a full hour set on KRFC in Ft. Collins during their "Live At Lunch" program. Details are here: facebook.com/events/471935056189211/

    Join us later that evening for a special intimate listening party at Avogadro's Number in Ft. Collins, CO where we will play the album in its entirety and do a few stripped down acoustic songs from the album. For more info, please see here: facebook.com/events/537037762995322/

    And of course our HUGE Front Range album release party is 3/29 at Wildflower Pavilion with Carnival of Thieves. Details are here: facebook.com/events/471935056189211/

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    The band’s second studio album Roots & Groove showcases WWR’s growth as songwriters and musicians. Produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, the album features an array of special guests such as Andy Hall on dobro (Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Thorn on banjo (Leftover Salmon), Grammy Award winner John Macy on pedal steel and Bill McKay on piano.

    Roots & Groove showcases a roots influenced band blending the traditions of early American music with a newgrass flair and a groovegrass twist. Roots & Groove is storytelling through nefarious narratives, murderous ballads, devilish villanelles, scorned lover’s laments and intoxicant-infused ramblings blended with mystical visions and instrumental journeys. Through blistering picking, engaging harmonies and alluring grooves, the ensemble burrows flagrantly into tragedy, comedy, redemption, overindulgence, morality and shady dealings as the backdrop for their genuine and eccentric style of writing.

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Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana.

Whitewater Ramble is now on tour behind Roots & Groove. The album showcases WWR’s growth as songwriters and musicians. Produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, the album features an array of special guests such as Andy Hall on dobro (Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Thorn on banjo (Leftover Salmon), Grammy Award winner John Macy on pedal steel and Bill McKay on piano (formerly of Leftover Salmon, Derek Trucks Band).

WWR has had the privilege of supporting, touring with and sharing stages with Railroad Earth, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dark Star Orchestra, Little Feat, Papa Mali, The New Mastersounds, The Gourds, The David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Lotus, Splitlip Rayfiled, Members of the String Cheese Incident, Particle, Hot Buttered Rum, DJ Logic, Donna The Buffalo, The Contribution, The Motet, Tea Leaf Green, Henry Butler, Vince Herman and Great American Taxi, Peter Rowan, Tony Furtado and many more.

Based in Fort Collins, CO, WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. With over 1000 performances under their belt, the group has truly established themselves as one of the hardest working groups in the jam scene today.

A diverse festival resume has helped bring WWR to stages at events like the Northwest String Summit, Wakarusa, Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, 80/35 Festival, Nedfest, Bohemian Nights NewWestFest, The Wildflower Pavilion at RockyGrass, Copper Mountain Sunsation, Desert Rocks Music Festival, Love Your Mother Earth Music Festival, Keystone Bluegrass and Brews, The Denver People's Fair, South Park Music Festival, Westword's Music Showcase, numerous Brew Festivals, and their own annual two day music and camping festival, Ramble on the River.

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