Mountain Standard Time

PAC3 Carbondale Presents

Mountain Standard Time

Shook Twins

Wed, January 23, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

PAC3

Carbondale, CO

Mountain Standard Time
Mountain Standard Time
As a bluegrass band that's anything but traditional, Mountain Standard Time follows in the footsteps of such Colorado greats as The String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon. While leading acoustically with guitar and mandolin, MST brands its own style, boasting a big, full-band sound with keyboards, electric bass, drums, and electronic effects.

The members of Mountain Standard Time hail from all over the country, yet their musical paths crossed in Nederland - a small, Colorado mountain town steeped in bluegrass music. Whether you chalk it up to fate or coincidence, music goers everywhere are coming together to enjoy the "bluegrass fusion" that these five friends and musicians have come to create. MST has performed all over Colorado and across the country, with appearances at Wakarusa Music Festival, 10,000 Lakes Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival contest finals, among other events.

After some time away from the road, 2012 returns Mountain Standard Time back to the live music scene. The band's unique sound adds new dimension as Otis Lande joins on bass and Ryan Ebarb (formerly of Yamn) on keyboards.

Mountain Standard Time's roots stem from late night "picks" among the bluegrass faithful, making music lovers dance from mountain towns to backwoods campfires. Rich lyrics, original melodies, vocal harmonies and driving backbeats have been moving fans across the country, while the band's unique charisma has been winning hearts.
Shook Twins
Shook Twins
Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, Shook Twins are a quirky folk band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman & Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, upright bass, mandolin, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, djembe and their signature golden egg. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of a looping machine, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone ,set their sound apart, creating an eclectic and eccentric blend of folk, roots, pop and fun.

Original songs along with harmoniously paired vocals form an enchanting blend while musical elements add complexity and beauty exponentially. Each Shook Twins song tells a story, distinctive, sharp genuine and well – sometimes quirky. Drawing from their life experience, select subjects include, being potters’ daughters, imagined superpowers and a chicken named ‘Rose’ they befriended. Shook Twins also pull out unexpected takes on classic hits, retellings of their friends’ songs, heartfelt ballads and rhythm driven dance numbers.

After releasing their first album You Can Have the Rest, the twin sisters moved to Portland in December of 2009, conceptualizing their 2011 release Window. Both albums were recorded and produced in Santa Cruz, California, at InDigital Studios. Favorable reviews, radio airplay and a busy tour schedule have created an ever growing fan base & kudos from many major musicians. Shook Twins are currently composing their third album, as well as partnering with fellow Portland musician Ben Darwish on his folk Opera, The Clear Blue Pearl.

The Shook Twins have shared the stage with artists including Ryan Adams, Mason Jennings, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sarah Jarosz, Laura Veirs, The FruitBats, Jonatha Brooke, Michelle Shocked, JJ Gray and MoFro, Crooked Still, Jason Webley, TheBoDeans, Elephant Revival, The Head and The Heart and many more.

Eclectic, amusing and whimsical, Shook Twins laid-back and fun stage presence draws the listener in, allowing them to take the audience away on the adventure that is their live show.
Venue Information:
PAC3
520 South Third St.
Carbondale, CO, 81623
http://www.pac3carbondale.com/