Justice Snow’s continues the September Americana Music Series with house band Nate Hancock and the Declaration and opening act special guest Dan Sheridan. This is a no cover live music performance on Wednesday night, September 20th at 9pm.
Winner of the Telluride Troubadour Contest, Winner of the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriter’s Contest, and had songs featured on Network T.V. shows Ally McBeal, Ed and MTV.
When an artist truly has something to say, others easily recognize it. This is the case with the most recent collection of songs by Dan Sheridan on his new release, Recycle.
Beyond the strong melodies and the effortless flow of words is a simple feeling that these songs may have always existed, and Sheridan’s deft touch as a songwriter merely uncovered them. This is the magic of Sheridan’s work, and what has made him one of today’s most artistic singer-songwriters.
Never resorting to shock value or falling back on time worn cliches, the beauty of Sheridan’s work lies in the longing and detachment of his characters in these pastoral landscapes.
More at: dansheridan.com
Fayetteville, Arkansas’ Nate Hancock and the Declaration consistently deliver soul, blues, funk, hip-hop and rock to Aspen, Colorado.
Steeped in the blues of the Muddy Mississippi, a few hours from where Nate grew up, marinated in traditional soul-gospel of one of his first musical mentors, Joey Williams, guitarist for The Blind Boys Of Alabama and Robert Randolph, and in-fused with the So-Cal funk/ska styling’s of more recent co-conspirator Norwood Fisher of Fishbone/Trulio Disgracious. Throughout this entire interstellar musical trip, Hancock ended up working with Neil Young as the Location Manager on his new “Monsanto Years” album and DVD.
The later inspired Nate to record an entire LP, live to 2”/16 track tape, whilst filming the experience, and adding social activism to the cause.
“When I was twelve years old, my mom got me my first three records for Christmas, one of them was “Americana” by The Offspring, along with “Nevermind” and “Highway to Hell”.. It’s an honor and a privilege to be working with Dave (Jerden), the man who not only produced “Americana”, he also mixed one of my favorite all time jams: “Rock-it” by Herbie Hancock.”
“Jimmy (Sloan) united the vibes of Norwood (Fisher), Edwin Birdsong (“Cola Bottle Baby”, ”Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” Daft Punk/Kany West) and David Palmer (Rod Stewart, ABC, The The) for my first release on Modern Roots: “Country Funk”. This time around, Jimmy and I knew that we had to go above and beyond after we finished working with Neil (Young) on “The Monsanto Years.”
With Dave Jerden at the helm, and Jimmie Wood injected into the sonic stew, Modern Roots Music ups the ante.
This is Nate Hancock’s ode to Mother Earth: from the up and coming full length album NO PLACE QUITE LIKE HOME.
More at: www.natehancock.net