Friday, January 19, 2007

In House #1789: Colorado's Whitewater Ramble Live

Fort Collins-based jamgrass (dancegrass? technograss?) quintet Whitewater Ramble return to the show today, in town for a performance tonight at Portneuf Valley Brewing in Pocatello. Relative newcomers to the scene having formed in 2004, the band has steadily gained a following through heavy touring and opening slots for names like the Dark Star Orchestra, Jerry Douglas, and the David Grisman Quintet. While the band's live show tends toward a progressive form of bluegrass, complete with electric mandolin shredding solos, they're not afraid to strip down (instrumentally speaking, of course) and bring out the classics with gusto. Case in point: today's set sees them performing high energy renditions of a genre standard, a Stanley Brothers classic, and a rootsy original. The band will be touring Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Colorado through the end of February, with a trio of DVD release shows at the end of the month as the band issues its first audio/visual product, commemorating a hometown show on Halloween of last year.

Whitewater Ramble

In House #1789.
Airdate: 1/19/07
Focus: Whitewater Ramble live In House and in Pocatello tonight, plus music from the Old Crow Medicine Show, Cracker, Railroad Earth, and more.

BONUS MP3s from today's in studio with Whitewater Ramble-
1- "Purgatory Shuffle" (MP3)

2- "Sitting On Top of the World" (MP3)

3- "Clinch Mountain Backstep" (MP3)

BONUS in-studio vid-



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