Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters), Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon), Greg Garrison (Leftover Salmon) and Alwyn Robinson (Leftover Salmon) TICKET AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

The Animas City Theatre & Cervantes' Present

Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters), Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon), Greg Garrison (Leftover Salmon) and Alwyn Robinson (Leftover Salmon) TICKET AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Sat · June 3, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Animas City Theatre - Music

$23 Early Bird until 5/31/17 // $28 Advance // $30 Day Of Show

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Jeremy Garrett
Jeremy Garrett
Jeremy Garrett is an innovative fiddle player, expressive singer and creative songwriter. He’s a founding member of the Infamous Stringdusters, who broke onto the national scene in 2007, scooping up 3 International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including Album and Song of the Year. Since then, the group has become a national ambassador for progressive bluegrass, playing to club, theater and festival audiences around the country, and hosting their own event, The Festy Experience—at which Jeremy’s production, the Garrett Grass Gospel Hour, offers a much-beloved highlight.

To fans of the Grammy-nominated Dusters, he’s known as “G-Grass” or “Freedom Cobra” for his dynamic stage presence, but to his fellow artists, the Stringdusters included, there’s another side, where songwriting and more intimate performances come to the fore. Working on his own and with a select group of collaborators, he’s been one of the group’s most prolific writers, contributing four songs to their latest release alone—one of them, the title track (“Let It Go”), won the USA Songwriting Competition’s Folk category in 2014—but he’s also scored cuts with artists ranging from Blue Moon Rising to Chris Jones & The Night Drivers to Sweden’s young G2 Bluegrass Band. And he’s been showcasing all of those songs, and more, in a growing number of concerts and showcases, both on his own and partnered with co-writer and soulful keyboards and vocals man Josh Shilling of Mountain Heart.

So it’s only natural that when Garrett’s thoughts turned to making a follow-up to 2005’s Garrettgrass Gospel, sung and co-produced with his father and an all-star supporting cast, and to 2009’s solo debut, I Am A Stranger (Sugar Hill), an all-original collection came to mind. The RV Sessions is just that, as well as a display of his increasing stature as a multi-instrumentalist capable of recording every note of the music by himself. With flavors ranging from straightforward bluegrass rhythms to rock and rhythm & blues, it serves notice that there’s another side of Jeremy Garrett to see and hear.
Drew Emmittt
Drew Emmittt
Revered as one of the most energetic and innovative mandolin players on the jamband/newgrass scene today, Drew Emmitt’s “inestimable talents” (An Honest Tune) don’t end with just the instruments that can be picked. Holding the wheel steady on acoustic and electric slide mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar and mandola, Emmitt’s superlative storytelling and versatile vocal abilities are incomparable. Following a decade of success with Leftover Salmon, Emmitt released his first solo effort, Freedom Ride, drawing on the talent of peers John Cowan, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Vassar Clements, Stuart Duncan and Randy Scruggs. Critics and fans loved the collaboration and Emmitt relished the chance to record with some of the giants with whom he’d shared festival stages. “It's amazing,” he said, “it's like walking in a dream….Standing on stage next to Sam (Bush) is pretty indescribable.” After touring as the Emmitt-Nershi band with Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident for the past few years and making several reunion appearances with Leftover Salmon, Drew Emmitt's solo work is rejuvenated and once again taking the contemporary, live gig, fresh every-time approach to bluegrass music.

Following a decade of success with Leftover Salmon, Emmitt released his first solo effort, Freedom Ride, in 2002 drawing on the talent of peers John Cowan, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Vassar Clements, Stuart Duncan and Randy Scruggs. Critics and fans loved the collaboration and Emmitt relished the chance to record with some of the giants with whom he’d shared festival stages. “It's amazing,” he said, “it's like walking in a dream….Standing on stage next to Sam (Bush) is pretty indescribable.” In 2005 he followed up with Across The Bridge, an equally impressive effort showcasing Emmitt’s bluegrass chops and songwriting talents as a straight-ahead bluegrass man. After touring as the Emmitt-Nershi band with Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident for the past year and making several reunion appearances with Leftover Salmon, Long Road finds Emmitt rejuvenated and once again taking the contemporary, live gig, fresh every-time approach to bluegrass music.
Greg Garrison
Greg Garrison
Greg Garrison has strong connections to the musical worlds of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and rock, and has been able to work with a wide range of musicians including John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Ron Miles, Del McCoury, Jayme Stone, Art Lande, Fred Hess, Rudy Royston, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton, and Vassar Clements.
From 2005 until 2008, Garrison toured with mandolin virtuoso and composer Chris Thile, and along with Thile, was a founding member of the critically acclaimed chamber-bluegrass ensemble (and Nonesuch recording artist) Punch Brothers. Garrison is featured prominently as a performer and writer on Punch, the band's 2008 debut release, as well as Thile's solo record How to Grow a Woman from the Ground. During Garrison's tenure with Thile and Punch Brothers, he performed at Carnegie Hall, on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, at the Grand Old Opry, and garnered two Grammy nominations.
Denver based trumpeter/composer Ron Miles features Garrison as part of his groups, and his bass playing can be heard on the "Blossom" side of Miles's 2006 Sterling Circle release Stone/Blossom.
Juno award winning banjoist Jayme Stone (www.jaymestone.com) featured Garrison on his recent critically acclaimed and Juno nominated album "Room of Wonders" along with guitarist Grant Gordy and fiddle whiz Casey Driessen.

Greg has also been a member of Colorado bluegrass/rock band Leftover Salmon since 2000, recording three albums with the band and performing at venues and festivals across the U.S. like Red Rocks, Telluride Bluegrass, High Sierra, and Bonnaroo.

Garrison continues to maintain an active performing and recording schedule with several regional and national artists in addition to his teaching duties at Metropolitan State College and the University of Colorado at Denver. He received his MM in Double Bass Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, and his BM from the University of Illinois. He also holds a DMA in Jazz Studies from the University of Colorado, where he explored the common roots of all forms of American improvised music.
Alwyn Robinson
Alwyn Robinson
Alwyn is a dexterous drummer whose musical background enables him to comfortably transition through various playing styles with ever-changing tempos. This experience makes him a natural fit for a band like Leftover Salmon who effortlessly moves from bluegrass to rock to a Cajun-tinged, high-octane party.

Growing up in Texas found Alwyn playing drums in rock and country bands while in middle school, earning accolades in high school that made him an award-winning percussionist, and continuing his music interest into his college years at Texas Tech where he sharpened his jazz and improvisational skills to a fine edge. By the end of his college years, Alwyn had earned an undergraduate degree in Music from Texas Tech University and a Master's degree in Music from University of Colorado at Boulder.

His emergence into the Colorado music scene was followed by an introduction to Leftover Salmon bassist Greg Garrison. Garrison recommended Robinson for Salmon’s vacant drum seat, which he filled in 2013, playing his first show with the band at Delfest that year. Alwyn remains an active part Leftover Salmon and many other projects including the self-titled band named, ALWYN, as well as a jam band side project with Jake Joliff (Yonder Mountain String Band) named Alwyn & Joliff.

Alwyn has had the pleasure of sharing the stage and recording with musicians such as: Jackson Browne, Oteil Burbridge, Bill Payne, Benny Golson, Jeff Coffin, Sam Bush, Mike Gordon, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Rachael Price, Bridget Kearney, Phil Lesh, Tim Carbone, John Bell, Taj Mahal, Nikki Bluhm, Andy Hall, Karl Denson, Jake Jolliff, Fruition, Margaret Glaspy, Rob Eaton Jr., Jeff Jenkins and many others.


Early bird ticket price ends at 5:00 5/31/17 & will increase to $28 Presale & $30 day of show
Venue Information:
The Animas City Theatre - Music
128 E College Drive
Durango, CO, 81301
http://www.animascitytheatre.com/