ON A MOUNTAIN HIGH WITH PERPETUAL GROOVE

Perpetual Groove is slated to bring their show back to the Rockies, their first time through the region since their Colorado debut last July. Quickly becoming one of the fastest growing acts out of the South, Pgroove will be hitting the road for a two-week ski tour in Colorado and Idaho beginning on February 10 with a date in Aspen at the newly re-opened The Grottos.

"We're very happy to be returning," commented keyboardist Matt McDonald. "Our last trip to Colorado (which was also our first) was almost seven months ago, so we are itching to get back to the mountains. Our last tour out to Colorado was immediately following High Sierra, so it will be nice to actually see some snow this time."

If you are not familiar with the Perpetual Groove sound, then the description is best left to your own ears. The quartet's catalog is easily divided between instrumental and lyrical based compositions, with a cover or two thrown in here and there. Their style and genre-crossing songs range anywhere from the balladesque "Sweet Oblivious Antidote" to the jam-gem "Teakwood Betz," which on any given night can be a launch pad for some serious musical exploration. For those looking for a true southern experience, look elsewhere. "They are not a your typical southern band, in fact, no one in the band is even from Georgia, except our front-of-the-house engineer," joked manager Ben Ferguson. "We get asked all the time what we sound like, and frankly, it's pretty difficult to expound upon. Yes, we are a jamband. Yes, there is some trance, there is some rock 'n' roll, there is a bit of reggae, there is some jazz, you know how it goes, there is a little bit of everything thrown in the mix. Some of the songs have lyrics, some don't, but the music is refreshing and inspirational."


By Adam Gulledge
"As is the case with most bands on our circuit, we try to mix up the shows as much as possible, we have a lot of fans that are traveling to see us now on a regular basis and they expect to hear something different at every show," said bassist Adam Perry. When asked about any special surprises the band might have in store for the upcoming shows, he added, "We have a lot of new material, some of which is not even road tested yet, so I imagine we'll be working a lot of those songs into the set lists on this run."

Recently named the Best New Home Grown Act by the Home Grown Music Network, Perpetual Groove has been polishing their unique blend of live improv-rock on the road now for about three years. Their debut studio album, which was also named Customer's Choice of 2003 by HGMN, was released almost a year ago to much acclaim and word is a follow-up album is due later this spring.

Colorado Tour Dates

February 10th | Aspen, CO | Grottos
February 11th | Boulder, CO | The Fox Theater (opening for Vinyl)
February 12th | Winter Park, CO | The Hideaway
February 13th | Vail, CO | Half Moon Saloon
February 14th | Frisco, CO | Barkley's West
February 15th | Denver, CO | Dulcinea's 100th Monkey
February 16th | Ft. Collins, CO | The Starlight Theatre

Idaho Tour Dates

February 18th | Hailey, ID | The Mint
February 19th | Boise, ID | PI
February 20th | Jackson, WY | The Mangy Moose
February 21st | Victor, ID | The Timberline Bar & Grill

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[Published on: 1/20/04]

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