Head For The Hills with The Grant Farm feat. Benny Galloway & Gipsy Moon 5.17.14
Words, Photos & Video By Nicholas Stock (Fat Guerilla Productions)
Gipsy Moon continues to spread the their brand of foot-stomping; jazz-inspired bluegrass up and down the Front Range and well beyond. With sets at Palisade Bluegrass, Northwest String Summit, and Arise Music Festival, this summer alone it’s obvious that this band will stop at nothing to spread the ‘Gipsygrass.’ I originally took notice of this band given the fact that Vince Herman’s progeny, Silas, was playing mandolin. However over the last few years, I have seen this band grow and their focus on the music is evident with every performance. Their opening set at Mishawaka had everything I’ve come to expect from these Nederlanders. The more recent addition of Andrew Conley on cello elevated their sound to a new level as he utilized his bow to great effect. In honor of the precipitation Gipsy Moon performed a beautiful, driving pair of originals “Spring Rain” and “Rain Song.” Their vivacious style of jazz infused string music is infectious plain and simple. As they played on the skies cleared and the venue filled with happy music fans.
“This one goes out to all of you, especially… all of you.” –Benny “Burle” Galloway
Galloway is a Colorado legend who has lent his picking and songwriting services to just about everyone of note in this picturesque state. Most famously with Yonder Mountain String Band’s album Old Hands on which he wrote all 13 tracks. He was a welcomed addition to the night’s festivities.
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