The sound



Thankful Dirt and WhiteWater Ramble
Feb. 11, Vaudeville Mews

A small but energetic crowd was witness to a bit of knee slapping, foot stomping jamgrass, courtesy of Colorado’s own WhiteWater Ramble. Thankful Dirt opened the show. The duo, Darren and Molly Matthews, continues to impress. The love between these two makes Molly’s lyrics more personal and Darren’s guitar riffs more complementary. They are a perfect pair — her voice of honey is more powerful than expected from her small frame, and he shreds his acoustic guitar with ease and precision. Their original songs have great depth, and I especially enjoyed “Carnivores,” “Fireworks” and “Mortgage Day.” I’m looking forward to their upcoming album, which will be released this spring. WhiteWater Ramble followed with their self-described “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass” sound. The five piece tore through a fun-filled set of originals and covers. Patrick Sites strummed like a mad man, even breaking out an electric mandolin that resembled a child’s guitar — but there was nothing childish about his skills. Adam Galblum also shined, sawing his fiddle ferociously. The band mixed fun snippets of cover songs into their set, but my favorite moment came when they played the classic Jimmy Cliff tune “The Harder They Come.” It’s safe to say that this won’t be the last time WhiteWater brings its eclectic bluegrass based sound to town. CV — Jared Curtis


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