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When TROUT STEAK REVIVAL won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition in 2014, they emerged on the roots music scene to listeners anticipating the often–heard dose of progressive bluegrass with a hint of jam. Their unique brand of mountain music stood out, though, and quickly the band caught the attention of fans and folk radio DJs alike. Over the last three years, the Colorado quintet has further refined its style and, with SPIRIT TO THE SEA, delivers a mesmerizing and soul-quenching array of original songs resonating with the finer points of folk and Americana. Produced by Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters, the new album is a reflection of the depth and honesty of songwriting that is possible when a trusting and encouraging band of friends grows together into a band of musicians.
With each individual contributing lead vocals and instrumentation to the band’s collaborate songwriting process, TROUT STEAK REVIVAL is more than a sum of its five parts. BEVIN FOLEY (fiddle), STEVE FOLTZ (guitar & mandolin), CASEY HOULIHAN (bass), WILLIAM KOSTER (guitar & dobro), and TRAVIS MCNAMARA (banjo) take turns singing lead and harmonies throughout the album, and such sharing of the vocal ensemble roles creates a diverse and satisfying blend of musical offerings to listeners. Most of the band members of TROUT STEAK REVIVAL originally hail from the Midwest, but their lives, their musical endeavors, and the band’s identity now hold roots in Colorado. Inspired by and embodying the popular live music scene in Denver and Boulder, TROUT STEAK REVIVAL is emerging as the quintessential Colorado band. Named by Denver Westword as “Best Bluegrass Band” in 2016 and 2017, and chosen by the State of Colorado to represent the culture of its citizens on a Today Show appearance, the band draws constant recognition for its wholesome message and down-to-earth sound.
To succeed, though, a band must grow, and SPIRIT TO THE SEA expands TROUT STEAK REVIVAL’S repertoire beyond Colorado bluegrass without leaving behind the communal nature of the band’s origins. The new album is more diverse and inviting than their past albums, rolling out the carpet for new fans with many different tones, vibes, and topics underlying the songs. Whether listeners are in search of a deep connection with lyrics or simply need a good melody to dance to, SPIRIT TO THE SEA provides a mix of music that is a pleasure to relate to. Songs crafted out of love, fear, heartbreak, wonder, joy, and freedom provide a glimpse into the soulful depth of the individual members of TROUT STEAK REVIVAL and hearken back to emotions all our own.
Trout Steak Revival Announces Spring 2018 Tour Dates
Colorado’s Trout Steak Revival has announced dates for their 2018 Spring Tour.
The tour will take them from coast to coast. Some highlights include stops at Folk Alliance, in Kansas City, WinterWonderGrass in Steamboat, the Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival, as well as dates in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Chicago and New York.
Trout Steak Revival is a band that is defined more by expressive songwriting and heartfelt harmonies rather than any one genre, Trout Steak Revival crosses over and blends the bounds of folk, indie, bluegrass, and roots, and in doing so, evokes its own style of Americana. With five band members all contributing unique lyrics, lead vocals, acoustic instrumentation, and harmonies, Trout Steak Revival crafts memorable tunes and delivers them to an energetic fanbase that grows hand-in-hand with the band.
From sweat-soaked clubs to mountain festivals, the five-piece has shown a tenacity for quick-picking and all the right polish without sacrificing the raw feeling of well-executed bluegrass.
Ever since winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Trout Steak Revival has quickly become a quintessential Colorado band. The band won an Emmy Award for a soundtrack they contributed to a Rocky Mountain PBS web documentary. They’ve collaborated with school children in mentoring programs in Denver and Steamboat Springs. Their music is featured on Bank of Colorado’s radio and television advertisements. Most recently, Westword named them Denver’s Best Bluegrass Band, and they were nominated as a Momentum Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
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2/9-2/10 Big Sky Big Grass Festival, Big Sky, Montana
2/15-2/16 Folk Alliance, Kansas City, MO
2/17 The Slowdown, Omaha, NE w/ Kuinka
2/22-2/23: Winterwondergrass Festival, Steamboat Springs, CO
3/8: Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
3/11: Celebration Foundation Concert Series, Kissimmee, FL
3/23: Mystic Hot Springs, Monroe, UT
3/24: Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival, Las Vegas, NV
3/27: Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA
3/29: The Atrium at the Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
3/30: Cornerstone, Berkeley, CA
4/1: The Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA
4/4 State Room, Salt Lake City, UT w/ Jon Stickley Trio
4/6 Crested Butte Performing Arts Center, Crested Butte, CO
4/18: High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI w/ Old Salt Union
4/19: Schuba’s, Chicago, IL
4/20: Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI
4/21 Otus Supply, Ferndale, MI
4/22: Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
4/24 Barrel 21, State College, PA
4/25: Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY
4/26: Sellersville Theater 1894, Sellersville, PA
4/28: Charm City Bluegrass Festival, Baltimore, MD
4/29: Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House, Richmond, VA
5/2 Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY
5/4 Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy, St. Louis, MO
5/5 The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS
5/12 Estes Park Mountain Festival, Estes Park, CO
6/8 Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival, Palisade, CO