Thursday Sep 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Rock | Rockabilly | Blues
VPAC and Riverwalk at Edwards present The Patti Fiasco
Official Launch Party of the Fall 2019 Underground Sound Series
VENUE: Riverwalk Backyard Amphitheater, 225 Main Street, Edwards, CO.
ADMISSION: FREE! 4:30pm gates open, 5:30pm showtime
Entering its 10th Anniversary season, the Underground Sound series celebrates a decade of musical discovery during the valley’s fall shoulder season. The series presents a diverse, underground talent, many who go on to become celebrated luminaries of their respective genres. Notable artists of the series’ last ten years include Brandi Carlile, Jerry Douglas, Mandolin Orange, Colin Hay, Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson, Leon Redbone, Gregory Alan Isakov, Chris Thile, and The Motet. DISCOVER NEW ARTISTS this fall, as SEVEN pioneers of contemporary music are revealed on the VPAC stage.
JOIN US ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH at 5:30pm for the Official Launch Party of the Fall 2019 Underground Sound Series. The VPAC and Riverwalk at Edwards will present a FREE concert and in the Riverwalk Backyard Amphitheater, featuring Fort Collins-based rock band The Patti Fiasco. Led by jet-fueled front woman Alysia Kraft, the band delivers a fiercely soulful brand of rock and roll with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues, and ballads.
Purchase your Underground Sound pass before or at the September 26th Launch Party and receive a FREE DRINK at the bar that night!
About Patti Fiasco: The Patti Fiasco rides the edge of emotional extreme, delivering a brash yet fiercely soulful brand of rock and roll with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues, and ballad. At times raw and volatile, and at others, sweet and lilting, the band fuses a hard-rock swagger with the two-step of its Wyoming roots. It’s the attitude of Joan Jett with a Steve Earle twang, the soul and slide of Bonnie Raitt, Black-Keys-style dirty blues-rock, and the lyric edginess of Shovels and Rope.
In 2017, the band won a nationwide contest sponsored by Live Nation and Bon Jovi’s management to open for the rock icon at The Pepsi Center before a sell-out crowd in March of 2018. Alysia Kraft’s unrelenting energy, inspired songwriting, and vocals “as pure and clean as they are powerful” (Westword) earned her FoCoMA’s 2013-15 Best Front Person award. The dobro, handmade and electrified—literally—by band member and 2007 RockyGrass dobro competition winner Ansel Foxley, builds the band’s signature blend of rock, country, and Americana. Lead guitarist Dee Tyler’s riffs range from gritty and driving to pensive and melodic, and his backing vocals add warmth to Kraft’s pointed lyrics. On bass, Niles Mischke anchors the sound with solid, feel-good grooves, delivering an irresistible dance-floor appeal. Formidable drummer/percussionist Peter Knudson’s smart yet gut-driven rhythms drive the group with a primal energy tempered by subtle sophistication.
Conceived at a Wyoming open mic in 2008, The Patti Fiasco quickly earned wide critical acclaim, a devout fan base spanning the West and Midwest, and radio play across the nation. The band has shared the stage with legends Bon Jovi and Blondie, renowned acts Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Justin Townes Earle, Great American Taxi, Cracker, Greensky Bluegrass, The Futurebirds, Born in the Flood, and Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real.
Their 2016 release, “Saved By Rock and Roll” was SCENE MAGAZINE’S Album of the Year. Their 2013 release, “Small Town Lights,” has garnered multiple accolades, including Wyoming Public Radio’s Best Regional Album award, FoCoMA’s Best Album award, and high positioning on the Colorado charts. It finished in the top 10 most-played Colorado records of 2013. The single of the same name received national radio play and was featured in the film “Whensday.” “Nobody’s Girl,” from the band’s self-titled 2011 debut, was that year’s top-spun single in Colorado.
Learn more about this artist at: www.pattifiasco.net
You may love this show if you also like: Brandi Carlile, Indigo Girls, Amanda Shires, Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, Steve Earle, Bonnie Raitt, Black-Keys
A special thank you to our Underground Sound lodging partner:
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
More about the UNDERGROUND SOUND SERIES:
7 Shows & 7 Drinks $125
We’re once again featuring SEVEN diverse performances from across the musical spectrum in our FALL Underground Sound Series. Also known as the “Love for the Locals Series,” we feel nothing is better than sharing in the discovery (and re-discovery) of NEW sounds. Come have a drink and discover the music! Pass Perks:
- Transferable—share it among friends & family
- General Admission to each performance
- Your choice of ONE FREE beverage at the Pass Bar during each show
- A SAVINGS of over $150!
FALL Underground Sound Lineup:
- Ranky Tanky | SAT OCT 5
- Todd Snider with very special guest Ramblin’ Jack Elliott | FRI OCT 11
- The Small Glories | SUN OCT 20
- The Burroughs | THURS OCT 24
- Las Cafeteras | FRI NOV 1
- Covey | WED NOV 6
- Brent Cobb | MON NOV 11
*Passes will be available for pick-up at the Box Office
*Single tickets do NOT include a beverage offering.
*Ticket prices subject to change
Thursday Sep 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Thursday Oct 3, 2019 10:00 am
Saturday Oct 5, 2019 7:30 pm