Photo: The Dinner Party Association
Photo: The Dinner Party Association
We met Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons opening for him at Cervantes here in Denver. Rad dude...Jerry invited us out to play his festival in Sandy Oregon on an organic farm outside of Portland Sunday July 24th with rippers Steve Kimock, Patterson Hood, Cris Jacobs +
More West Coast dates TBA
For tickets: http://www.dixiemattressfest.com
Cool piece in Denver's Westword about Dragondeer recording in Topanga Canyon with Grammy-winning record producer, engineer, and mixer Mark Howard a few months back. We talked a little bit about the recording session and some key songs that have influenced the band. Click HERE to read the full article
So grateful to Richard and everyone involved with Kulturring Schöppingen for having us out to play the 24th Annual Grolsch Blues Festival. We met amazing people and bands and couldn't have had a radder time. Much love. Danke! Back soon!
Great photos and review from our show in Germany at the 24th Annual Grolsch Blues Festival from the Netherlands based BluesMagazine
From google translator:
"To close the festival, the psychedelic blues band Dragondeer from Denver. For them also the first time in Europe and what a discovery. They have completely their own style that alternates between symphonic rockblues and psychedelics. Fantastic!! They turn the music into sound pictures, atmospheric, catchy. Very, very original. Casey Sidwell, bassist plays and grooved as if his life depends on it, he sends his bass lines to the whole band. Singer Eric Halborg has a beautiful voice and plays particularly well on the harmonica. This instrument has an important role, but does not dominate. Cole Rudy gets the most strange sounds from his electric mandolin and lap steel, plaintive and sometimes screaming. Although they occur at the end and many festival goers are tired (the festival began at 14:00), they keep everyone who hears them there till the very end. One of the most surprising bands of the entire festival. Hats off !! "
Happy to announce Dragondeer will be playing the ARISE Music Festival in August along side Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zerose, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Shook Twins, Gipsy Moon, The Haunted Windchimes and many other great artists. Yoga, music, and camping on an organic farm in Loveland Colorado hell yes!
Thank to Westword and the fine folks of Denver for voting us best Blues Rock band 2015. xo!
Dragondeer is stoked to be playing our first overseas show at the 24th Annual Grolsch Blues Festival May 23-24 in Schöppingen, Germany. Honored to play with this collection of international roots and blues artists Heartless Bastards, Bassekou Kouyaté, little hurricane, Nick Moss Band, Carolyn Wonderland, The Homemade Jamz Blues Band (Official Site), BabaJack, Jarekus Singleton, Genevieve Chadwick, Eddie Cotton, Jr.
Dragondeer is playing a private party March 15th for Wellspring Collective's 1st Annual Patient Appreciation Pizza Party. Incredible line up with Dean Ween and Glenn McClelland of Ween playing with Brothers Keeper, Meat Puppets and The Vandals. Stop in to WellSpring in Denver to get on the list for this one #legalgrassrules
Honored to be collaborating with Coda Brewery on a beer dubbed "Dragondeer Beer". It's a tart saison perfect for spring/summer boozin and we will play a live set and tap the inaugural keg of Dragondeer on stage before our set at Coda Brewery March 6th at 6PM. Read Westoword's article on the colaboration HERE
Update: Oh man this beer came out good. We drank through two cases right quick. Thanks Coda! You guys make REALLY good beer. Check out the rad bottles as well:
So happy Alligator Mike invited us to play this blues festival that's located on a gator and crawdad farm in Larose Louisiana. Good eatin' and good roots blues down on the bayou. Hell yes! Check it out T-Bois Blues Festival
Happy to announce that Dragondeer is now part of the RedBull Sound Select Family. RedBull has a long history of supporting musicians through their Sound Select program as well as RedBull Music Academy and we very much appreciate their support. Our first show through them is Feb 24th at Hi-Dive in Denver with our buddies The Yawpers and Brownout from Austin TX rocking their killer Sabbath alter ego Brown Sabbath. RSVP HERE for $3 tickets to the show
CBS Denver: "This psych-blue quartet creates music that is most easily compared to The Black Keys’ early work. Earlier this year, Dragondeer released a five-song EP titled “Don’t That Feel Good,” and have been performing as much as possible. In their inaugural year, Dragondeer has made quite a name for themselves. It won’t be long before Dragondeer grabs national attention."