Big Richard, Georgie Harris, Brianna Bass
WHERE’S RICHARD?: It’s bluegrass plus four part harmonies when the Dick-less Big Richard takes the stage, March 23.
Thursday March 23, 2023 08:30 PM EDT
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: This all female Colorado acoustic quartet takes bluegrass and runs it through often twisted, swamped out indie rock, creating compelling music. The propulsive four part harmony vocals alone will floor you. Their only album to date is a live performance that effectively captures their quirks and striking instrumental talents. — HH
From the venue:What began as an all-female festival collab quickly morphed into a serious passion project driven by sisterhood, harmony and humor…along with the shared desire to rage fiddle tunes and smash the patriarchy. Big Richard is a neo-acoustic super group made up of four well established Colorado musicians: Bonnie Sims on mandolin (Bonnie & Taylor Sims/Everybody Loves An Outlaw/Bonnie & the Clydes), Joy Adams on cello (Nathaniel Rateliff/Darol Anger/Half Pelican), Emma Rose on bass + guitar (Sound of Honey/Daniel Rodriguez/Whippoorwill) and Eve Panning on fiddle (Lonesome Days). Formed in late 2021, the band gained immediate notoriety for their charismatic stage presence and their vocal/instrumental prowess. After selling out all of their club shows Big Richard quickly started confirming festival appearances across America.
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