Former Strangefolk lead singer Reid Genauer brings his band, Assembly of Dust, to three20south tonight as part of a tour featuring the group's forthcoming album, "Sun Shot," to be released in February. The album was funded by fans and produced by three-time Grammy-winning engineer Ryan Freeland.
Assembly of Dust appeared at Bonnaroo, All Good, Newport Folk, Wakarusa and Gathering of the Vibes. Its previous album, "Some Assembly Required," had contributions by Mike Gordon of Phish, Bela Fleck, Keller Williams and Grace Potter.
This rock-folk group's sound is often compared to The Band, Neil Young, Wilco and even The Beatles, which singer-songwriter Reid Genauer admits as an influence. Songs range from country rock to melodic, with psychedelic guitar solos and blues influences.
Opening for Assembly of Dust is the Front Range band Grant Farm, back in Summit to showcase songs from its debut, self-titled album. The stop is part of the Farmageddon tour, started last year.
The band features former members of Leftover Salmon, Snake Oil Medicine Show, The Drew Emmitt Band, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Bill Nershi's Blue Planet and Hot Soup, including national flatpicking champion and vocalist Tyler Grant, Chris Misner on drums, Adrian Engfer on vocals and bass and Sean Foley on vocals and keyboards.
Grant Farm was formed in 2009 by Tyler Grant and Andy Thorn, who met in Boulder as members of The Emmitt-Nershi Band. The group grew from their wish to showcase their own music, and in 2011 it was completed with Chris Misner and bassist Keith Moseley of The String Cheese Incident. Adrian Engfer and Sean Foley joined the band in 2012.
Their concerts in Denver, Boulder and the mountains areas led them to festivals including Yarmonygrass, Four Corners Folk Festival, Fort Collins Bark n' Bluegrass, Riverfront and Harvestival.
"Tyler Grant is one of the most motivated, hardworking men in the industry. His array of unique guitar styles and 'look out it's Tyler Grant' confidence is what sets Grant Farm apart. The originals are fun and the list of covers goes on and on, making for a blazing show," said Tony Whaley from Digital Media Television.
Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $15/day of show.