Whitewater Ramble Will Perform Final Summer Concert Tonight At Ashley Pond Park

Whitewater Ramble. Courtesy of the band
 
By RUSS GORDON
Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Producer

Well friends of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series, we’re down to our last show of the year. I hoped you enjoyed the shows. Again, I’d like to thank our sponsors and especially Los Alamos County. They sure built a beautiful stage. Our sponsors are all listed at www.gordonssummerconcerts.com. Please acknowledge them when possible and do shop locally!  Our sponsors all pay taxes to the County and therefore help pay for the Concert Series.

Our final show of the 25th anniversary Series will be by the Fort Collins, Colo. band, Whitewater Ramble. (www.whitewaterramble.com.) The quintet play what they call “high-octane Rocky Mountain Dancegrass.”

They start with bluegrass instruments, guitar, stand-up bass, mandolin, fiddle and then add drums. They combine bluegrass, soul, funk, country, gospel, jazz, dance, salsa, disco, Caribbean, hip-hop, reggae and rock.

Whitewater Ramble has played every major venue in the Rocky Mountain region including the festivals in Telluride, Rocky Grass and Lyons. They’ve played all the “not necessarily bluegrass fests” plus the beer fests. On Thursday night before hustling down here for our gig, they’re playing the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon in Telluride where tickets are $10. Friday night’s show starts at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond and is free.

 “We play dance grooves, really high energy music. WWR’s mandolin player/singer, Patrick Sites said. “We span genres every night. From old-time jazz and swing to Celtic/Irish to even maybe dubstep. Our sound is based in bluegrass, but we try not to have any boundaries. It’s fun for us and people enjoy the diversity.” 

C’mon out and join us or else we’ll catch y’all next May.

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