Described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass”, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft it’s sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana.
2018 – Westword Magazine – Named One of the 10 Best Colorado Bluegrass Artists alongside the legendary Hot Rize and Leftover Salmon.
“Whitewater Ramble effortlessly shifts scenery: just when you think you’re nicely settled in on a hay bale at the hoedown, there’ll be a hint of Latin-flavored vibe eased into the mix … and then they flip the blinker on to make a hard left into Memphis — or throw on their RayBans and get all late-night jazzbo on you.” — Relix
Extra Bio for the “Best of” Artist Tribute Cover Set
From 2014 to 2016 WhiteWater Ramble took on a monthly residency across Colorado performing Artist Tributes and of course taking on each artist in their own way. They attempt to stay true to the roots of the original artist but re-interpret in their own unique style using their bluegrass instrumentation but dance, jam and improv influences. Some of the Artists include: Led Zeppelin, The Band, Paul Simon, 90s Greatest Hits, Woodstock, Bob Marley, The Grateful Dead and Bob Marley. WWR’s Cover Set features a “best of” their Tribute show material.
Enjoy a sampling of each below:
Stuck in the Middle with You (Stealer’s) | Super Bad (James Brown) | Billie Jean (Michael Jackson): https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Summertime (Gerschwin/Joplin) | Whippin Post (Allman Brothers) | Doin’ Time (Sublime): https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The Band – Highlight Reel – Shape I’m In, This Wheel’s On Fire, The Weight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?