FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2014
Todd Sadow, President
(520) 623-1584 / firstname.lastname@example.org
(Tucson, ARIZ.) June 10, 2014 - Epic Rides today announced the headlining musical act along with the complete four band lineup for the free community concert at the 2nd Annual Grand Junction Off-Road Presented by U.S. Bank; a mountain bike event taking place on August 29-31.
Imagine a three-day mountain bike event featuring some of the most scenic and breathtaking trails in the world, kicking back with friends for frosty post-ride libations and taking in a full day of free music as the sun sets behind expansive red rock mesas. For all attending "The Grand" on Labor Day weekend, it won't be a dream; they'll be living it.
Headlining The Grand this year, and coming off a successful summer tour including stops at Bonaroo Music Festival and the Hangout Music Fest is Jamestown Revival; a hardy duo from Austin, Texas who capture the essence of Western frontier living with foot-stomping rhythms and soothing harmonies. With recent appearances on Conan O'Brien and praise from both Rolling Stone and Last Call with Carson Daly, the Southern soul blended with Western rock sound of Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance is getting noticed on airwaves across the country.
Taking the stage at 6p on Saturday, August 30, Jamestown Revival will play a host of tunes off their first album, Utah, including "California (Cast Iron Soul)", a song that captures the essence of the bands influences including Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Everly Brothers and fellow Texans Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Guy Clark. Anchored by a big fat backbeat, the sounds of steel guitar and a warm Fender Rhodes keyboard will be a perfect pairing for Colorado's Western Slope city of Grand Junction.
Starting the day off at 10a, Grand Junction local Poke Squid will get a good reggae vibe flowing with some smooth and grooving sounds of the islands. Hailing from Hawaii, members of Poke Squid attend Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, performing at CMU events and local bars.
At Noon, the Williams Brothers Band takes the stage, bringing a blend of outlaw country, classic rock and high desert Americana sound that will get the crowd going as finishers of The Grand cross the line after an unforgettable day on the bike. The Williams Brothers Band is one of the most successful bands in the Western Colorado region, often being tapped to play with national acts and to headline the regions top festivals.
At 2p, Texas-based band Wild Party will bring a unique groove-infused indie rock sound to Grand Junction. Thrust into the spotlight after being offered a gig to support The Wombats UK tour in 2010, Wild Party took charge of their fate, building a sizable fan base through social media and inking a deal with indie/rock label Old Friends Records in late 2013. Their debut album, Phantom Pop, is due out later this summer featuring the single "When I Get Older".
For recent articles and performances regarding Jamestown Revival from major music media outlets, please see the following:
Performing live on "Last Call with Carson Daly"
Live on "Conan" on TBS
Artist spotlight video from Filter Magazine
Artist spotlight article from SXSW Music Festival
For more information on each of the performing acts and full community concert details, visit http://www.epicrides.com.
About Epic Rides
Founded in 1999, Epic Rides has become world famous for producing events that celebrate the many positive aspects of mountain biking. Events such as the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, Whiskey Off-Road, Grand Junction Off-Road presented by U.S. Bank and the Tour of the White Mountains are popular with participants because they offer challenging, fun riding and emphasize the joy and camaraderie inherent in the sport.
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