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06jun(jun 6)8:00 pm08(jun 8)11:00 pmTwisted Pine

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Anticipating three glorious nights of shows June 6-8 in Boulder and Denver, Twisted Pine releases the first single June 5th from their forthcoming summer full of releases. June 6 is in Boulder at Velvet Elk with Tonewood; June 7-8 is at Cervantes Masterpiece as a guest of the Bluegrass Generals.  The single “Lonestar” is a high and lonesome beauty with a haunting bridge. 

June 6: Boulder – Velvet Elk at 8pm w/ Tonewood 

Thursday June 6 – Boulder @ Velvet Elk


June 7&8: Denver – Cervantes Masterpiece as a guest of the Bluegrass Generals ft. Chris Pandolfi & Andy Hall, Jarrod Walker, Cris Jacobs, Emma Rose [both shows at 8pm]


Friday June 7- Denver @ Cervantes Masterpiece



Saturday June 8 – Denver @ Cervantes Masterpiece


About the song: 


American epic, Western, cosmic, lonesome 

“Lonestar” is one of the most explicitly bluegrass-influenced songs on Twisted Pine’s forthcoming album, drawing on the spiritual and mystical end of the bluegrass spectrum. Bill Monroe used to talk about the influence of the ancient tones on his music, which Twisted Pine understands to be a certain mysterious quality or sound or vibe as old as the mountains, timeless and universal across humanity. Monroe would write songs around heavy themes like mortality and the afterlife. Sonically and lyrically, Twisted Pine was  going for their own take on that expansive, cosmic quality Monroe was able to evoke on songs like “My Last Days on Earth” or “Walls of Time,” which he wrote with Peter Rowan.  The influence of Rowan’s hauntingly peaceful West Coast howl can be felt in the vocals of Twisted Pine’s lead singer and fiddler Kathleen Parks. 


About Twisted Pine: 

Praised by National Public Radio for their “upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms; and virtuosic solos,” Twisted Pine [Boston] takes traditional music in exhilarating directions. “We’re rooted in bluegrass,” writes bassist Chris Sartori, “continually inspired by explorers like Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, and Sierra Hull. Our bluegrass is jazzy, our indie folk is poppy, our grooves are funky.”  Twisted Pine is Kathleen Parks on fiddle and lead vocals, Dan Bui on mandolin, Sartori on bass, and Anh Phung on flute. Coloradans may have caught Twisted Pine at Telluride, RockyGrass, MeadowGrass, WinterWondergrass. Their most recent release is the cosmic full-length Right Now [Signature Sounds Recordings], which The Boston Herald called “progressive bluegrass or maybe chamber folk, or prog rock, or jazz fusion or just pop with an experimental bent. Whatever the genre, give the group a bluegrass Grammy for good measure.”  The single “Lonestar” is a hint of more music to come in 2024.




6 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 8 (Saturday) 11:00 pm

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