Kitchen Dwellers and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Sun. Oct 1, 2017 at 7:00pm EDT
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Price: $12.00
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Kitchen Dwellers and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades with Kitchen Dwellers Sunday October 1, 2017 7PM. 



In 2010, the five Wisconsinites that make up Horseshoes &

Hand Grenades found themselves in a living room in the college town of Stevens Point, WI,

holding acoustic instruments and enjoying a hodgepodge of fermented

beverages. Music and revelry ensued that evening and, while many of the party

guests eventually bid their goodbye well into the morning hours, Horseshoes &

Hand Grenades wasn’t ready to let the get together fade. Many years later, the

music still hasn’t stopped and the party is still going strong, from the mountain

west to the river towns of the Midwest that the quintet calls home, and all across

America. While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old

time, and folk music, the band produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn’t lend itself well to

categories or boundaries. One could possibly be formed, but the boys seem to generally prefer fishing a river, or enjoying the company of friends and barley beers.

With their music well defined or not, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has begun to

form a place in the American music scene, gaining recognition on both a regional

and national scale. The band took 3rd place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s

Band Competition in 2012 and has since shared the stage with Trampled By

Turtles, The Travelin’ McCourys, Railroad Earth, Merle Haggard, The Infamous

Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Marty Stuart, and many more. The

group’s third full length Middle Western was released in March of 2015 and

another record is expected in 2017. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good

friends, and good drink, this five piece is as sturdy as any Midwest riverbed and

will make your toes tap from sundown to sunrise.




Kitchen Dwellers formed three years ago below the Bridger Mountains with the sizzle of afternoon breakfast and the warmth of Irish coffee brewing in the kitchen. What began as a trio, Shawn Swain, Joe Funk, and Kyle Shelstad began writing music and playing traditionals searching for originality and occasionally, other life forms. Torrin Daniels was quickly added on Banjo and the band began playing shows around Bozeman, Montana. They added Jesse Bulter on fiddle just in time to hit the road for Colorado and complete their sound. The Kitchen Dwellers have shared the stage with high profile artists like Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, the Deadly Gentlemen, Head for the Hills , Town Mountain, Pete Kartsounes, and WhiteWater Ramble.
The band has played many high profile venues in the west such as The Bluebird Theater, The Mishawaka Amphitheater, The Oriental Theater, and The Emerson Theater. They continue to master their sound, create original work, and foster their live performances.

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123 Pleasant St. 123 Pleasant St.
Morgantown, WV 26505
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