Oakhurst at Stanley’s Pub with Rumpke Mountain Boys
323 Stanley Ave, Cincinnati, OH
doors 8:30 pm, $7, All Ages
Rumpke Mountain Boys will be play an opening set at 9 pm outside on the patio (weather permitting), then Oakhurst will perform inside with Rumpke closing out the night with a set.
Oakhurst is proud to announce their official CD release party in Denver at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Saturday April 21st with Missed The Boat and The Quick & Easy Boys. There are three incredible VIP packages available for fans that include an array of choices such as a three course dinner at Appaloosa Grill (with the band), hotel rooms and even transportation on their private tour bus to the show. All those purchasing advance tickets will receive free downloads instantly.
Oakhurst founding members Johnny Qualley and Adam Hill are also Denver entrepreneurs who own and operate the Appaloosa Grill in Downtown Denver. The two acquired the spot in 2005 from then Mayor of Denver John Hickenlooper.
Oakhurst’s latest offering Barrel (their 5th), was produced and engineered by Joe Pisapia (K. D. Lang, Ben Folds & Guster) and was recorded at his own Middle Tree Studios in Nashville, TN. With Pisapia and Oakhurst front man Adam Hill’s collaborative songwriting and Pisapia’s guitar performances, Barrel takes a noticeable turn from the bluegrass tendencies that characterized the band’s previous efforts to a more genre-bending Americana and Bluesey reverberation. The arrangements and the harmonies are tight, pushing the songs towards a much broader audience with mainstream appeal.
Oakhurst has cultivated a more organic and mature sound, while seeking connection and inspiration from every audience they perform in front of.Barrel, being released on the band’s own imprint Oak Horse, was a 2 year labor of love minus the whisky that notoriously surrounded their songwriting in the past. With members coming and going throughout the process, Barrel features the breakout song ‘Out West’ which is a collaboration with Oakhurst’s newest member, Daniel Lawrence Walker and an outstanding guest fiddle performance by Jeremy Garrett of theInfamous String Dusters.
Barrel is full of surprises and will keep fans both new and old wondering what comes next.
“When you get right down to it, it’s all about the music, and while the music Oakhurst makes on Barrel isn’t the kind that defies description, it’s definitely the kind that defies any one description. The result is a perfect snapshot of an upward-bound quintet that’s as broad-ranging as any you’re likely to hear all year.”
– Jon Weisberger, Nashville Blogger
Oakhurst will be hitting their favorite mid-west cities with $5 physical copies of Barrel weeks before the street date then circling back to Colorado to wrap things up. They will also be giving away free digital downloads of the entire album with all advance ticket purchases.
May 19 Oskar Blues Lyons, CO
May 25 Hookaville Hebron, OH
May 29 Stanley’s Pub Cincinnati, OH
May 31 Iowa City Yatch Club Iowa City, IA
June 1 Mayslack’s Minneapolis, MN
June 2 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
June 8 Ghost Ranch Saloon Steamboat Springs, CO
June 9 Brewgrass, Old South Pearl St. Denver, CO
June 15 Riverbend Park Palisade, CO
June 29 Bloom Heavy River Romp Grassy, MO
July 3 Evergreen Lake House Evergreen, CO