A clumsy take on love and music | SummitDaily.com

A clumsy take on love and music

SUMMIT COUNTY – This week, The Clumsy Lovers sow their seeds of Celtic, bluegrass and rock throughout Summit County.

The Canadian and American musicians started playing in Vancouver, Canada, then introduced their Clumsy Lover style to the Pacific Northwest.

In 2001, banjo and mandolin player Jason Homey added a touch of his “raging bluegrass Celtic rock,” as the Lovers call it, to an already eclectic mix.

“The sheer volume and speed of our music – nevermind the passion of our fans – are energizing,” Homey said.

In 2002 and 2003, the band played 300 shows a year, from Bellingham, Wash., to Key West, Fla., in addition to Canadian gigs.

Its shows vary from sold-out to only a handful of curious onlookers, something bassist Chris Jonat says “keeps things real.”

“I really enjoy the road,” Jonat said.

“Some bands see it as a necessary evil, but there’s something about visiting the actual towns and the roads in between that really appeals to me.”

The group plays its fiddle-charged folk rock tonight at Sherpa & Yeti’s in Breckenridge, Thursday at the Dillon Dam Brewery in Dillon and Friday at the Goat in Keystone.

Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 245, or by e-mail at knicoletti@summitdaily.com.

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