As March dawns and spring skiing gets in full swing at resorts across the West, The McCloskey Brothers Band has announced its 2003 Snowdown Throwdown Tour, which will take the band's unique blend of Americana, known simply as "Grassid Rock," to some of the hottest snowriding towns across the intermountain West.
Highlights of the tour include a two-night stand at Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum, ID, stops in Bozeman, MT and Park City, UT, and closer-to-home stops in Denver, Aspen, Vail, Dillon and Steamboat Springs, CO. There will be a number of special guests on this tour including Free Peoples, and don't miss the massive spring break blowout co-bill at the Lake Dillon Pub with new monsoon on March 22nd.
2003 Snowdown Throwdown dates include:
03.12 | Whiskey Jacques | Ketchum, ID
03.13 | Whiskey Jacques | Ketchum, ID
03.15 | Plan B | Park City, UT
03.19 | Quixote’s True Blue | Denver, CO | with Free Peoples
03.20 | Half Moon Saloon | Vail, CO | with Free Peoples
03.21 | Double Diamond | Aspen, CO | with Free Peoples
03.22 | Lake Dillon Pub | Dillon, CO | with New Monsoon
03.23 | Gondola Plaza | Steamboat, CO | FREE show!
Keep checking JamBase for additional dates!
Fresh off of more than 125 performances in 2002, its first year on the road, The McCloskey Brothers Band is arguably one of the hottest up-and-coming touring bands in the country today, quickly developing a solid reputation for their inimitable songwriting skills, superb picking ability and energetic and impassioned live performances. In fact, Dirty Linen magazine says that The McCloskey Brothers Band "displays a winning combination of instrumental chops, powerful voices and a knack for writing substantial and engaging original material that recalls the glory days of New Grass Revival," while Jambands.com says TMBB "will knock you winded with their perfect vocal harmonies and songwriting intensity."
The McCloskey Brothers Band is brothers Todd McCloskey on mandolin and David McCloskey on banjo and keyboards, and the rhythm section of Steve Roseboom on bass and Dan Menchey on drums.
new monsoon is a prominent San Francisco band that blends vibrant percussion with acoustic and electric instruments. Melding a world of rhythm, jazzy melodies and romping fingerstyles, the band draws appreciative comparisons to the Allman Brothers, Santana and Dave Matthews Band. Inspired by Latin, Indian, funk and bluegrass music, new monsoon spans the globe in its musical influence and charges the atmosphere with positive energy and good vibes.
photos by Susan Weiand
new monsoon is Jeff Miller (electric guitar and vocals), Bo Carper (acoustic guitar and banjo), Heath Carlisle (bass and lead vocals), Phil Ferlino (keyboards and vocals), Marty Ylitalo (drums and didgeridoo), Brian Carey (Latin percussion), and Rajiv Parikh (Tabla, North Indian percussion).
Free Peoples is a Bay Area-based band playing a style fusing bluegrass, folk and jazz. The members come from various projects local to Los Angeles and San Francisco, most notably, Trichromes, Buzz, Spirit Level and Top Four Flights.
Free Peoples is Tim Sawyer on lead vocals and guitar, Johnny Downer on lead guitar and vocals, Michael DiPirro on bass and vocals and, the most recent addition to the band, Bradley Leach on drums.