Where the Groove Grass Grows

Fans of Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, and Bela Fleck would be missing out without sampling back porch bluegrass band Shanti Groove. Although originally from various places in the Midwest, the self-proclaimed Colorado band calls Boulder their hometown and have performed at the Fox Theatre over 12 times.

Shanti Groove have been together since 2000 and have endured lineup changes and countless hours on the road. Originally started by brothers Kalev and Juri Freeman, along with Jason Scroggins, the band is currently a five-piece group consisting of Juri Freeman on bass, John Heiland on mandolin, Larry Novissimo on percussion and drums, and Jason Flournoy on banjo.

This eclectic group can be labeled as bluegrass, rockgrass, and funkgrass, but labeling them wouldn't do them justice. Instead, Shanti Groove's nationwide fan base likes the fact that every show is not only unplanned, but the jams will never be heard twice. The unpredictability of their performances has given them the reputation as the groove grass band to see.

Catch Shanti Groove on the road this summer through all of June and July.

Tour Dates
6.07 | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO
6.08 | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO
6.18 | Wakarusa Festival | Lawerence, KS
6.19 | Wakarusa Festival | Lawerence, KS
6.24 | The Starlight| Fort Collins, CO
7.03 | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO
7.09 | Soporis | Carbondale, CO
7.10 | Lander Bar| Lander, WY
7.15 | Top Hat | Missoula, MT
7.16 | Sandpoint Festival | Sandpoint, ID
7.17 | The Goodfoot Lounge | Portland, OR
7.21 | Portland State University | Portland, OR<
7.22 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, OR
7.23 | Alice's | Homer, AK
7.24 | Moose's Tooth | Anchorage, AK
7.25-26 | Totem Inn Cafe | Healy, AK
7.29 | Knotty Pine | Victor, ID
7.30-31 | Oyster Ridge Music Fest | Kemmerer, WY

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[Published on: 6/15/04]

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