Music, Bringing People Together
Greener Grounds is a four piece jamtronica band based out of Denver, CO. They quickly gained momentum and secured a name for themselves in the highly competitive jam band music scene with performances at Backwoods Music Festival, Highberry Music Festival, SONIC BLOOM, and many more. Inspired by the likes of Lotus, STS9, the Disco Biscuits, Phish, and Umphrey’s Mcgee, they blend many styles including psychedelic funk, rock, trance fusion, and break beats. Their eclectic sound continues to take crowds by surprise ensuring a lively, danceable, and energetic vibe where ever the road takes them.
Greener Grounds features Joe Shur on guitar, Jimmy Charles Dunstan Jr. on keys and synth, Jay Rieder on bass, and AJ Gillman on drums.
Holding themselves to a high standard, Greener Grounds is comprised of passion, collective consciousness, environmental sustainability and unity, which is all expressed through their music. Constantly evolving in their sound, performance, and presence, they have caught the attention of sponsors, stages, and festivals all around the United States. Their “Practice makes perfect” mentality is visible in their connection to each other and their fans at each show. In the past year they have lit up the stage at Sonic Bloom, ARISE Music Festival, and Resonance Music & Arts Festival. Accompanied by performances with Perpetual Groove, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Kung Fu, the Main Squeeze, Consider the Source, the Magic Beans, the Mantras, YAMN, and many more!
Last year’s release of their first EP, Photosynthesis, has been praised and quoted as “Jamtronica Gold,” by The Untz, setting them up for a bright future in the studio world. Greener Grounds followed their debut EP with a full length album, Momentous, that was successfully funded by through their Kickstarter Campaign. Momentous was released on July 8, 2016 and became a groundbreaking force for both the jam band and livetronica music scenes. Please visit: www.GreenerGroundsMusic.com for the latest updates, tour dates, free downloads, videos, merchandise, and more!
Jaden Carlson Band
Jaden Carlson, the front of JCB, with her oft face-melting prowess on the guitar as well as thought-provoking lyricism, has led many to tag her as an “old soul” and “well beyond her years.” Just recently turned 16, but tour-mature, Jaden leads the music with the poise and character of a highly accomplished professional.
Chris Hunnicutt brings his low-end rhythm from years of gigging in the hotbed of Minneapolis gospel, funk, blues, jazz and hip-hop.
Eric Imbrosciano’s depth of experience in blues, hip-hop, funk and jazz stems from his early years beating his drums around the New York scene before making his musical home in Colorado.
Stephen Howell’s versatility from multi-genre influences and years of gigging with many different bands shines through in his playing the keys while providing soulful melodies.
The band has been appearing at some of the nation’s most notable festivals: Summer Camp, The Friendly Gathering, The Vertex Festival, 80/35, Bumbershoot, LEAF Festival, The Werkout Music and Art Festival, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, ARISE Festival, Bohemian Nights, and many others.
The Jaden Carlson Band has headlined major venues all over Colorado, as well as played direct support for national touring bands Twiddle, The Revivalists, The Werks, DeVotchKa, Robert Cray, Anders Osborne, and Marco Benevento just to name a few.
“Polychromatic”, an 11-song cd of all originals, is Jaden’s fourth album and was released in October 2014, to both highly regarded journalistic and musician/peer reviews.
Jaden is the youngest musician to legitimately play on the the Red Rocks Stage at age 11 with Michael Franti and Spearhead, and again the next night with Blues Traveler; and has also played numerous sit-ins with Umphrey’s McGee, The Revivalists, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, The Main Squeeze, The Nth Power, Twiddle, The Werks, TAUK, Zoogma, The Motet, Dopapod, members of Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, Big Gigantic, The String Cheese Incident and many more.
Foxfeather is a sultry, alt-americana band founded in 2013 in Boulder, CO . Beginning with a lyrical base, and bolstered by strong blues-rock instrumentals, Foxfeather’s unique sound captivates their audience. The band consists of Carly Ricks Smith (lead vocals), Laura Paige Stratton (acoustic/electric guitars, keys, vocals), Patrick Coleman (upright/electric bass, violin), Ben Batchelor (drums and percussion), and Ian Hendrick (electric guitar). Foxfeather is a local staple in the Colorado Front Range, and also tours nationally. The band released their EP, Foul Moon, in 2014. In response to this release The Marquee stated that “the group is overflowing with talent” and “Carly Ricks Smith has a spectacular voice which lies somewhere between the folky soprano of a young Joni Mitchell and the jazz-heavy range of Lake Street Dive’s Rachel Price. It’s powerful as well as delicate.” Andy Eppler of The Prairie Scholars said “it’s sexy. It’s original," they "have crafted something very special and instantly like-able on this album.” The BoulderBeat reviewed Patrick Coleman’s presence on bass as “one of the biggest treats of their performance,” with a “jazzy undertone that rightfully demanded its own attention.” The band is set to release their first full-length, self-titled album, paired with a Colorado release tour in October of 2016.
What to Expect
Rocky Mountain Tree Festival 2017
May 13th at Oskar Blues in Lyons, CO
- RMTF Lineup
- Greener Grounds, Jaden Carlson Band, Foxfeather, and a couple special guests will grace the stage on May 13th.
- When will tickets be on sale?
- Tickets are on sale now! Contact Us for more information
- I can't make it to the festival, can I still donate?
- Absolutely! Go to our Contact Us page to donate.
- Can I volunteer at the Festival for free admission?
- Yes! Volunteers that help plant trees on the day of the festival will receive free admission to the festival afterwards.
- When does the Festival start?
- The festival is on May 13th and times are TBA
- Will there be camping?
- Camping is now FULL so you'll want to find lodging or make plans to get a safe ride home!
- There are also local accommodations in Lyons.
- Can I bring my kid?
- Yes, RMTF is an all ages event.