The Colorado-based, blues-fusion band Musketeer Gripweed simply explodes onstage with the energy and fervor of a revival preacher out to save a filthy sinner’s soul. This group of highly accomplished musicians, however, isn’t about pushing religion – unless your religion is drinking, dancing and some damn good music – they’re about creating “American revival, stomp, shake and holla” music.
With a passion influenced by modern and classic rock ‘n’ soul heroes, Musketeer Gripweed creates an extraordinarily powerful live energy, and the band’s “gasoline intense vibe” manifests in spontaneous, uncontrollable dancing and a compulsion to stand up, run to the stage and testify.
Jason Downing – guitar, dobro, harmonica, vocals
Lance Ruby – guitar
Ben Hockett – bass, vocals
Matt Goldberg – keys
Stu Crair – drums, percussion, vocals
Los Lobos, Anders Osborne, Trampled By Turtles, North Mississippi All-Stars, The Revivalists, John Brown’s Body, The Big Wu, Dumpstaphunk, Pimps Of Joytime, Steve Kimock Band, Dead Floyd, Useful Jenkins, The Grant Farm with Keith Moseley (SCI), Garaj Mahal
and music festivals including:
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, South By Southwest (Austin, TX), FoCoMX, YarmonyGrass, Oregon Country Fair (Eugene, OR) , BandSwap – Portland (Portland, OR), Joshua Tree (CA) Music Festival, Lander Brewfest (Lander, WY), Bark and Bluegrass, Westword Music Showcase, O’Dells Small Batch Festival, What Fest