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CAMPFIRE CARAVAN – Featuring The Brothers Comatose – The Lil Smokies – Mipso

Wed Oct 04, 2017        6pm






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Coming To A Local Music Venue Near You, U.S. – Monday, July 31, 2017 – “Campfire Caravan” featuring The Brothers Comatose, Mipso, and The Lil Smokies hosts three of today’s foremost emerging indie Americana bands as they trek across the United States – stopping in more than 30 cities from Sept. 26 through Nov. 18, 2017. “Campfire Caravan” swings through Nashville for a sneak peak of the 15-musician road show at the 18th Annual AMERICANAFEST 2017 (Sept. 13) prior to kicking off the tour at the Pub Station in Billings, MT. Fueled by Lagunitas, “Campfire Caravan” travels to the West Coast, The Rockies, Midwest, East Coast and South before concluding the tour at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. A comprehensive list of tour dates is below, and interviews and hi-res photos are available upon request.

Americana, bluegrass and country music genres are in-the-midst of a renaissance. In all corners of the country, artists are making a name for themselves with remarkably refreshing takes on traditional genres; efforts that are redefining the music beyond simple categorizations. The Brothers Comatose, Mipso, and The Lil Smokies are of this ilk. Each reside in different parts of America – The Brothers Comatose from the West Coast, Mipso from North Carolina’s Triangle region, and The Lil Smokies from the Rocky Mountains. Bringing their own unique interpretations of, and inspired contributions to, the evolution of traditional American music, each act sets a new bar with their compelling live performances. Together on one stage – music fans will be treated to charismatic singers, virtuosic string-slingers, complex and nuanced songwriting and compositions, and more.

With each band quickly rising the ranks, “Campfire Caravan” is a nod to the musicians’ early days playing music, when they’d perform for friends and family in basements, living rooms, and around campfires. “Campfire Caravan” celebrates the American tradition of gathering communities around music. In an untraditional format, all three bands rotate in the lineup with no single ensemble acting as the tour headliner. A completely different show will be presented in each city with spontaneous collaborations amongst the groups taking place between sets.

“Campfire Caravan” hosts a raucous party with a wholesome spirit at premier venues across the country, including Bowery Ballroom (NYC), Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR), Ogden Theater (Denver, CO), and 9:30 Club (Washington, DC). The Brothers Comatose tour in support of a brand-new single, “Don’t Make Me Get Up And Go” – produced by indie-rock legend John Vanderslice, in advance of AMERICANAFEST 2017 (Sept. 8, 2017). Mipso showcases their recent #3 Billboard Bluegrass Chart-ranking, Coming Down The Mountain (April 2017). The Lil Smokies release their sophomore studio album, Changing Shades, in Sept. 2017.


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The Brothers Comatose

Whether traveling to gigs on horseback or by tour bus, San Francisco Americana mavens The Brothers Comatose bring their a-game to every show. The five-piece string band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit with their fierce pickin’ and rowdy live concerts reminiscent of rock shows performed by artists they love to cover: The Rolling Stones, The Violent Femmes, Ryan Adams, Huey Lewis and The News, among others. With three full-length studio albums to their name (Songs From The Stoop, Respect The Van, City Painted Gold), The Brothers Comatose release a new single “Don’t Make Me Get Up And Go” produced by indie-rock legend John Vanderslice in advance of AMERICANAFEST 2017. Channeling harmony vanguards The Beach Boys, “Don’t Make Me Get Up And Go” is a portrait of desire to stay by the side of your closest companion set amid a West Coast sonic backdrop.


The Brothers Comatose is comprised of brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), Gio Benedetti (bass, vocals), Philip Brezina (violin), and Ryan Avellone (mandolin). When they’re not headlining The Fillmore for a sold-out show or performing at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the band is cutting recordings with the likes of Nicki Bluhm (“Morning Time”), the T Sisters (“City Painted Gold”), or writing enticing songs such as “Pie For Breakfast.”



Chapel Hill’s indie Americana quartet MipsoJacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals), and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals) – is influenced by the contradiction of its progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscapes. Touring in support of its fourth album, Coming Down The Mountain (April 2017), Mipso ventures further than ever from its string-band pedigree to discover a broader Americana where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country sounds mingle easily with Appalachian tradition. Adding pedal steel, drums, banjo, and keyboards to their spellbinding four-part harmonies – look for the band touring with a drummer for “Campfire Caravan” dates – Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving, with lyrics that sear and salve in turn.


Hailed as “hewing surprisingly close to gospel and folk while still sounding modern and secular” (Acoustic Guitar) and recently recognized by Rolling Stone as a favorite 2016 festival performance, Mipso harnesses a distinct sound full of wistful beauty, hopeful undercurrents, and panoramic soundscapes. Coming Down The Mountain debuted at #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, #49 on The AMA Americana Radio Chart, and spent weeks at #1 on The Roots Music Report Top 50 Americana Country Album and Top 50 Country Album Charts. Mipso’s 2015 release, Old Time Reverie, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and the band went on to perform at the nationally televised 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


The Lil Smokies

With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere. Based in Missoula, MT, the quintet has garnered high accolades at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards by winning the “Momentum Award for Best Band” and the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition. In 2013, The Lil Smokies also won Northwest String Summit’s band competition.


The Lil Smokies’ sheer raw energy and exquisite musicianship that courses through their sophomore album, Changing Shades, exhibits the band’s adept ability to seamlessly weave through genres, leaving behind melodies fans will be singing for days. The five-piece bluegrass ensemble features Andy Dunnigan (dobro, vocals), Scott Parker (upright bass), Matt Cornette (banjo), Jake Simpson (fiddle) and Matt Rieger (guitar).



Tuesday, September 26 – Billings, MT – Pub Station

Wednesday, September 27 – Bozeman, MT – Emerson Center for Arts & Culture

Thursday, September 28 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater

Friday, September 29 – Portland, OR – McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom

Saturday, September 30 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

Sunday, October 1 – Eugene, OR – Hi-Fi Music Hall

Tuesday, October 3 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s

Wednesday, October 4 – Paso Robles, CA – Barrelhouse Brewing Co

Thursday, October 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater

Friday, October 6 – TBA

Saturday, October 7 – TBA

Tuesday, October 10 – Boise, ID – Neurolux

Wednesday, October 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Urban Lounge

Thursday, October 12 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

Friday, October 13 – Colorado Springs, CO – Ivywild School

Saturday, October 14 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater

Thursday, November 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center

Friday, November 3 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon

Saturday, November 4 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Sunday, November 5 – Detroit, MI – Otus Supply

Tuesday, November 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – James Street Ballroom

Thursday, November 9 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

Friday, November 10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

Saturday, November 11 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall

Sunday, November 12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Tuesday, November 14 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre

Wednesday, November 15 – Nashville, TN – The Mercury Lounge

Thursday, November 16 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

Friday, November 17 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

Saturday, November 18 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

*Additional dates will be announced soon.


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