Greg Garrison Trio +2 feat. Andy Hall & Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters 7.10.13

Denver, CO

Words By J-man
Photos By Kevin Hahn (Split Open & Melt Photography)
Video By Carly Marthis
Audio By Kind Recordings

It was another packed Wednesday at Armoury in Denver, CO. In fact, Armoury was the only happening place on the block for the majority of the evening, as folks had turned out in force to catch Greg Garrison Trio +2 featuring Andy Hall and Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters. That night would begin with Greg (Bass), Dave Devine (Guitar) and Marc Dalio (Drums) performing some interesting covers that included the music of Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and more! Dave Devine may be one of the most underrated guitarist on the Denver scene. The magnificence of his playing came to the forefront that evening on the Armoury stage. Following a short but sweet first set, the trio took a short break only to return with the evening's plus two in Andy (Lap Steel) and Chris (Banjo).

Greg Garrison Trio Live at Armoury on July 10, 2013.

The "band" wasted no time in diving right into the material of The Allman Brothers, with soaring slide work and bright notation from Dave, Andy and Chris. The rhythm section was tight as the crowd danced to the low end and sang to the familiar words of the classic songs like "Ramblin' Man, "Blue Sky," "Midnight Rider" and more. At several points in the set Chris brought out what he was calling a "Banjocaster," which was a banjo/electric guitar hybrid. It was fantastic to watch such a great collection of musicians smile at one and other as they nailed the material... or missed notes. There was a very light, joyous vibe in the room and there was an apparent connection between the band and the crowd in the intimate space. As the night got later, the band ripped harder and for the closing song, they invited singer Daniella Katzir to the stage on "Whipping Post." Join Greg Garrison Trio on Wednesday July 17th at Armoury with special guest Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon) as they perform the music of Bob Marley!

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