free tickets to Stringdusters at Pink Garter

By Jim Stanford on January 24, 2012

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High country bluegrass: Stringdusters aim to get the Garter stomping.

That collective “aaah” heard ’round Jackson Hole this week hasn’t just been about snowfall. Music fans are relieved that the Pink Garter Theater finally has a slate of shows for the winter. The shredding continues, on and off the slopes.

Expect hoots and hollers tonight when the Garter gets rolling with The Infamous Stringdusters, the bluegrass troupe from Nashville, Tenn., who generated a bigger buzz than the beer garden at last summer’s Targhee Bluegrass Festival. Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, alt-country and soul rockers from San Francisco, will share the bill.

The show is the first in what should be a quality series at the Pink Garter combining old favorites (Leftover Salmon, Young Dubs) with fresh talent (Monophonics, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister). Construction crews have been busy building the adjacent bar, The Rose, grand opening of which is set for Presidents’ Weekend, Feb. 17-19. The theater also has gotten a makeover.

In conjunction with promoter Poppa Presents, we’re giving away two tickets. In the comments, provide a full name and say you’re in. Two winners will by chosen by random drawing at 3 p.m.; each will receive one ticket.

The Stringdusters have been gaining a following locally since 2008 with their performances at Targhee and the Knotty Pine. Like contemporaries Yonder Mountain and Railroad Earth, the five-man band can make the strings dance with amazing dexterity; writer and musician Aaron Davis calls them “bold and daring.” Check out the above rendition of “Y2K” in Portland last fall.

The opening band, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, is not to be overlooked. Singer Bluhm fronts a quintet featuring her husband, Tim, guitarist for The Mother Hips. The group recorded a few videos after piling into the tour van recently. Listen to them tear up Funkadelic’s classic “Can You Get to That,” from the album Maggot Brain:

The drummer appears to be wielding a deluxe egg. I can groove to that.

Doors open at 9 p.m. The Gramblers will take the stage shortly before 10. Tickets are $15, available online or at the door.

(For Pink Garter schedule, see Pollstar and JamBase.)


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27 Comments so far

  1. tyler strandberg January 24, 2012 1:30 am

    I’m in

  2. Brad January 24, 2012 6:55 am

    Looking forward to the show and the new Garter. I’m in.

  3. Taylor Bones January 24, 2012 7:19 am

    Hell yeah I’m in

  4. Tyler Saron January 24, 2012 7:31 am

    Im in, get them feet moving.

  5. Brad Larson January 24, 2012 7:53 am

    Couldn’t follow simple instructions; full name edit. Still in.

  6. rob rust January 24, 2012 8:23 am

    im in

  7. Doug H January 24, 2012 8:34 am

    Im In!!

  8. Mara C January 24, 2012 8:36 am

    I’m in!

  9. Jeremy dodge January 24, 2012 9:01 am

    Im in!

    Do I need to bring my blue tooth to listen to bluegrass?

  10. Brandon P January 24, 2012 9:06 am

    Oh, I’m in!!!

  11. Sheila Petrunich January 24, 2012 9:10 am

    I am IN.

  12. John Gardiner January 24, 2012 9:54 am


  13. Heidi January 24, 2012 10:10 am

    Yes. I’m all in.

  14. matt ward January 24, 2012 10:26 am

    Yo Jim, I’m in

  15. Walt Moore January 24, 2012 10:58 am

    Im in

  16. John Sidle January 24, 2012 11:00 am

    John Sidle; I’m in!

  17. Jen Cominsky January 24, 2012 11:35 am

    I’m in!

  18. Jeff C January 24, 2012 11:44 am

    I’m in.

  19. Ben Hinkle January 24, 2012 11:59 am

    I’m in!!!!

  20. Lauren Dempsey January 24, 2012 12:00 pm

    I’m in!!!!

  21. Matthew Cuzzocreo January 24, 2012 12:31 pm

    I’m in!

  22. Livy Lewis January 24, 2012 12:32 pm

    I’m in!

  23. Andy Schwertfeger January 24, 2012 12:51 pm

    I’m In

  24. Ben January 24, 2012 1:27 pm

    I’m in!

  25. joel betts January 24, 2012 1:38 pm

    I’m in.

  26. Kris Dancs January 24, 2012 2:00 pm

    ooh ooh, Im in.

  27. Jim Stanford January 24, 2012 3:04 pm

    The winners are: No. 1, Tyler Strandberg, and No. 22, Livy Lewis. Your names will be on the guest list at the door. Enjoy!

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