Last of the Easy Riders Album Release

Golden Blue Presents

Last of the Easy Riders Album Release

The Guestlist, High Plains Honky

Sat, February 10, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Last of the Easy Riders
Last of the Easy Riders
From high in the Rocky Mountains, Last of the Easy riders descend with Unto the Earth, its new psych-infused country-rock long-player.

Like the Denver-based band's debut, a 2016 self-titled EP, the new full-length will be issued in January 2018 by Agitated Records on vinyl, CD and digital.

While the Easy Riders' first outing exhibited the band's kaleidoscope of trippy guitar sounds and production techniques, Unto the Earth unveils the band's earnest songwriting chops and knack for genuine Bakersfield-Sound country. Though, the guys certainly didn't abandon its lysergic-leanings, especially on the mind-warping title track - which also serves as the lead single.

With no shortage of jangly guitars, piano and pedal steel, the LP no doubt echoes Clarence White-era Byrds, but it doesn't stray far from the band's Southwestern-rock 'n' roll roots. The early-'70s AM rock sounds of Free Wheelin',' the opening track, reverberates the band's nomadic lyrical tendencies, while promptly setting up the sonic road trip Unto the Earth delivers. Turn the Tide,' which closes Side A, melds brilliantly modest Tom Petty-esque guitar riffing with the Easy Riders' signature vocal harmonies - which soar across both sides of the wax.

Being the first full-length for the band, the members - whom all share songwriting credits - were able to stretch out and laydown some lengthy and tastefully-stacked arrangements. From the fiery doors-esque jamming on Woodland Echoes' to the ominous western guitar lines of Shadow Cruiser,' numerous moods freely wander across the nine-song track list.

Almost all the lyrics are intended to paint vivid picture, and give listeners a sense of place,' says the band's co-founder Christopher Minarik (guitar/backing vocals). Certain songs and lyrics really lay it on the line and say exactly how the songwriter felt, or what they were going through. It's the most personal and honest songwriting I've ever done.'

Rounding out the lineup heard on the LP is bassist/vocalist Dan Duggan, guitarist Bradley Grear and drummer Mitch Mitchum. Unto the Earth was recorded in March 2017 in Lansing, Michigan by producer/songwriter George Szegedy - who also offered up his own song for the disc, the twangy-and-wistful It Won't Be Long' After five months of mixing and fine-tuning, the Last of the Easy Riders were ready to deliver the record.

In support of the album, the band's 2018 live shows will feature new bassist Gann Matthews and Hamilton Belk, who played pedal steel on the album.
The Guestlist
The Guestlist
The Guestlist has a hard time with genres.

Mostly stemming from roots in the blues, they have crossed many different genres and styles. Josh starting writing songs after the passing of his father in 2011. He wrote 40+ songs in a garage in the mountains of Colorado, came out of his reclusive state and formed Ashen Embers. After they put out an album, two members left to travel longterm and Josh developed serious medical issues that have not ceased but have inspired many songs.

After calling the band quits, Josh began to play solo. He then joined back with Cameron Wyman from Ashen Embers on bass. Cameron's friends from jazz school began jumping on board with the band like Zach Holcomb, a local coffee roaster and freelance jazz pianist. Then they had chosen a drummer from school, Tate Ignelzi. Ignelzi has been involved in several projects including : Drumming/producing with John Runnels, Signel-Z, Lily Fangz, and D-stylz. The band quickly started playing shows after the four first heard Josh's tunes in late 2013. Then, they added Eric Estrada on trumpet and Kyle Videtzky playing the saxophones.

Tate, Cameron and Josh live in a shanty ramblin' house ("The Bloodswamp") in downtown Denver that is scheduled to soon be demolished. They put on shows in the backyard where they built a crumbling, wooden stage next to graffiti'd walls, an abandoned house and a strangers boat. They have noise complaints to prove it.

With their new studio album coming out in the late spring, The Guestlist is pushing boundaries of the group's sound. They have partnered with multiple different names in Denver's rapidly expanding music scene (soon to be disclosed), and are trying to spread the passion they feel about life, music, class, as well as politics across the rocky, white and purple mountains and beyond.
High Plains Honky
High Plains Honky
Country music for cowboys, hippies, bikers, heads, freaks, wierdos, truckers and rockers.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/