TICKETS AVAIL @ DOOR! HERMAN'S OPENING OF THE NEW OPEN AIR PATIO ON BROADWAY FOR THE RAILBENDERS!!
Tramps & Theives, Elliott Moonshine & the Ghost, Gabriel Kelley
Fri, July 20, 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmHerman's Hideaway
$12.00 - $150.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.hermanshideaway.com/event/131695/
but the phrase that might best describe the Railbenders is "hard
country." This Denver, Colorado band has been playing unabashed,
straight-no-chaser music that pulls no punches since 2000. Their music
and dynamic live shows have made them one of the top draws in
Colorado, bringing in a diverse fan base of all ages.
Formed by Jim Dalton (vocals, guitar) and Tyson Murray (upright bass),
the Railbenders took a mutual love of Johnny Cash, Waylon, Hank
Williams, rock 'n' roll, punk, whiskey, and threw it all together to
create their own sound. Powered by the steady rolling' drums of Graham
Haworth and the blazing guitar picking of Tony Nascar ("The Fastest
Guitar in the West"), the band has garnered local awards, including
"Top Country Band" by the Rocky Mountain News (2004 & 2005), and "Best
Country/Roots Band" five years in a row (2002 to 2006) in the annual
Westword Music Showcase.
The Railbenders have opened for country greats Willie Nelson, Dwight
Yoakam, Charlie Daniels, and David Allan Coe. As well, they've shared
bills with rock legends like ZZ Top, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, the
Doobie Brothers and .38 Special. The Railbenders won a multi-year
sponsorship from Coors Brewing Company in 2004, and in 2007, they had
the honor of performing at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in
Indio, CA, where they opened a stage that featured Emmylou Harris,
Kris Kristofferson, Junior Brown, John Doe, Drive-By Truckers, and
Alejandro Escovedo. And in 2008, the band played in the inaugural year
of the Mile High Music Festival in Denver, sharing the spotlight with
national headliners like the Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty & the
With their unique southwestern sound, Tramps & Thieves have become a cherished staple in the Arizona music scene. The band is current...ly working on their fourth independent release, following up previous efforts Mill Ave. Cowboys, Spittin’ Into the Wind, and Perennials. Tramps & Thieves continue to play to packed audiences around the Valley, including shows with Jason Isbell, Los Guys, Shurman, Ghetto Cowgirl, and Arizona’s other treasured rock band, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers.
Tramps & Thieves remain one of the few Arizona bands that release authentic, independent music with their original line-up. Fusing rock n’ roll with alternative, folk, americana and country music, Tramps & Thieves have developed a sound that fits in well in the southwest. Taking their name from the hit, "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves," Tramps & Thieves count Tom Petty, Black Crowes, The Jayhawks, Waylon Jennings, The Band, Wilco, and others as influences. If they sound familiar, you might have heard their hit, “Porcupine Jacket,” in the 2008 teen comedy major motion picture release, Sex Drive.
Although they are based in Tempe, AZ, Tramps & Thieves are a band committed to making their way to as many people and places as they can. For more information including booking, please visit www.aztrampsandthieves.com. You can also follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/TrampsThieves.
The band has played numerous shows and continues to work in the studio after releasing a solid EP only a few months after forming.
Hailing from across the globe, each member has settled in Denver, Colorado but pay homage to their original stomping grounds and deliver their gritty and intense music to the masses.
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210