Two years ago they landed on the RockyGrass main stage in matching flight suits; unable to stop the commotion, they jammed in the campground 'til 3am. Last year they ended their Telluride main stage set exhilarated and shirtless. This Friday night (May 15) they'll close the spring Wildflower Concert Series with an even larger outpouring of energy and emotion...
Says Cadillac Sky mandolinist Bryan Simpson: "Over the past four months, Cadillac Sky has been dealt a new hand of inspiration..." That inspiration came in the form of new guitarist David Mayfield - a virtuoso firestorm that launches the band toward new musical planets - seriously, watch this video.
We say: ornate twin banjo and fiddle lines color a richly modern repertoire of songs, each creatively arranged for maximal knockout. But here's NPR's take: "If you're talking about power, authority and raising the bar the way the (New Grass) Revival did in the 20th century, that's precisely what Cadillac Sky is doing in the 21st." Or from Folkwax: "enough rock 'n roll to force their audiences to start dancing in the aisles...the Pink Floyd of country music ...rejuvenators of the genre."
Check out this manic music video, this live chestnut, or several songs from last year's Telluride. Then grab tickets for yourself and for a few friends - they'll spend the rest of the summer thanking you. Tickets are available now at shop.bluegrass.com or 303-823-0848 - or at the door on Friday night (cash-only) beginning at 7pm.
Colorado songwriter Kort McCumber takes the stage at 8pm - for a set that's equal parts folk, country, blues and bluegrass. Then Cadillac Sky takes flight for a full evening of music. We'll have the bonfire going for the set-breaks, beer and wine at the bar, and as always parking is free and easy on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch (here's a map).
"There will be new songs unleashed...new feelings felt...we are so pumped...just know that whatever you did have planned, won't hold a candle to the time we plan on having on May 15th!" (Bryan Simpson of Cadillac Sky)
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We'll leave the final word to Cadillac Sky banjoist (and former national banjo champion) Matt Menefee: "Your presence there would thrill all of us! Besides, YOU haven't seen C-SKY LIKE THIS!" See you on Friday night.