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Monocle Band - CD RELEASE PARTY- 10/20/17 - Wildflower Pavilion

Date - Friday, October 20, 2017
Time - 7pm doors / 8pm show
Price - $15 ADV - $20 Door
Location - Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons, Colorado
With special guests -Jon Stickley Trio

  • All shows are General Admission
  • Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.
  • All Wildflower Pavilion tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. No exceptions.

Monocle Band:
“Tunes that genuinely possess the kind of pastoral charm that so many others seem to be striving for these days but rarely achieve." (Denver Westword Magazine)

The angelic voice of a Colorado choir girl turned earthy roots songstress. The gritty stories of an intellectual outlaw who has found a home in folk music. The pulse and flow of a seasoned five-piece band that can turn from yearning country ballad to electrified rock soundscape to stomping bluegrass romp in the drop of a downbeat. This is the sound of Monocle Band.

Flash forward to 2017 - past a well-received debut CD and hundreds of performances around Colorado and beyond - and Monocle Band headed into the studios of Boulder’s eTown Hall to begin work on their second full-length record. Joined by acclaimed producer John McVey, the band grew from their bluegrass and folk roots to embrace an approach to Americana that is as varied and striking as their Colorado home. The result - “The Clearing” - is an earnest collection of songs destined to enchant Monocle Band’s longtime fans and turn the ear of a new crop of listeners. The characters who populate these songs are as evocative a cast as one will find in the world of contemporary music. Townspeople cling to hope as wildfire rages around them. Lovers’ prayers are answered on a rain-soaked creekside. A hapless romantic finds hard truth on the streets of the old west. Nameless figures meet with wonder in a moonlit clearing. And through all these tales floats Monica Marie’s crystalline voice, soaring above the grounded upright bass of Dave Weinand, darting through the playful lines of violinist Emily Lewis, dancing with the crisp beats of drummer Todd May and Huston’s impassioned guitar. What emerges is a glimpse of the depths and heights of the human spirit, a roots music portrait of our hardest struggles and our dearest hopes. And, in the unfiltered earnestness and shimmering arrangements of these tunes there is a glimmer of something else: the chance that pure melody, the ability to look to the sky and lend our voices to song, might yet lead us home.

Jon Stickley Trio:
Jon Stickley Trio has been making waves with the independent and fan-funded release of their 2nd album, Lost at Last, this past October. The originality and sheer energy of this genre-bending ensemble serves as a welcome wake up call for those who experience it. With roots in gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop in an “exhilarating all-acoustic swirl” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine), Jon Stickley Trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums. The three have fused their collective styles into a repertoire of exciting and innovative original music along with some captivating covers. Lost at Last was recorded in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC at the iconic Echo Mountain Studios under the watchful eye of producer Dave King (The Bad Plus).

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