Date(s) - Friday, July 17
Relying on just our given voices to convey what we have to tell you, we’ve finally come to a place where we want to believe in the power of “a song” again. Music works all sorts of beautiful wonders, that’s why we do it and that’s why we want to share it with you.
The Afterwhile have a wide vocabulary of musical tastes. They draw from all of these influences to create their unique sound.
Gina, Anthony, and Chris Cuchetti are siblings raised in a very musical family. They are three of ten children. They spent most of their lives traveling in a bus with their family touring the nation and performing. They continued on with their music even after the family stopped touring. Collecting bits and pieces along the way from road experience, schooling, and other musicians, The Afterwhile are always trying to absorb what they can and expound on their musical adventure.
“Fargo Moorhead’s premiere folk/bluegrass/americana group…With stronger material than ever before, fans can expect a tighter sound with more enhanced harmonies and a continuation of unforgettable melodies.”
Fargo’s own BOOTS is a group of four music veterans coming together to sing songs, pick like hell and entertain the folks of the frozen North.
Featuring 3 unique songwriters in Mark Reitan (mandolin), Rob Ashe (guitar), Nathan Pitcher (guitar) and a powerful one man rhythm section in Travis Atwood (bass), the boys in Boots craft songs arranged with powerful 4 part harmonies and tasty, experienced licks. Drawing from folk, bluegrass, blues, gypsy jazz and outlaw country, the band shows a wide range of influences and taste that helps carve our their place among the modern musical landscape.
After releasing their first EP in December of 2013, Boots hit the road hard in 2014 playing to crowds all over the Northern plains including music festival slots at Big Wu Family Reunion, Revival, and Roots On The Red sharing the stage with incredible talent from all across country (and at least one ocean).
Now with their brand new full-length album “1:30”, recorded and engineered at The Hideaway Studios by Minneapolis recording wizard, Dan Jensen, the boys have 13 new original songs that tighten up their writing and arrangements and feature some killer players and friends in Chris Forsberg (Kind Country, Boys and The Barrels) on fiddle, Johnny ‘Hothands’ Kovarik (Kind Country) on banjo and Rob Schmidt (Battlefields) on brush snare.