LEVITT PAVILION DENVER – FREE CONCERT SERIES
Presented by Grandoozy
Gasoline Lollipops + Garrett Lebeau + Whitacre
All Ages | General Admission Lawn
Doors at 6:00 PM | Show at 7:00 PM
This event is Rain or Shine.
Gasoline Lollipops is a Colorado band that combines the sincerity of dirt-floor folk with the energy and rebelliousness of punk. It’s an all-new incarnation of alt-country that’s both high energy and heartfelt, like the American highway’s soundtrack.
Denver Westword awarded Gasoline Lollipops “Best Country Artist” in 2016, and the group – which released the debut albumResurrection in February 2017 and followed it with Soul Mine just 11 months later – won the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Colorado Dailyreader’s polls for “Best Boulder Band.”
The GasPops have shared stages with such respected artists as Lucero, Dale Watson, Todd Snider, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club and others. They’ve also been on the bills of numerous great live-music festivals, including Divide Festival; Salmonfest Alaska; NedFest; Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest; the Denver Post’s Underground Music Showcase; BrewGrass; YarmonyGrass; Higher Ground Music Festival; Westword Music Showcase; Empire Americana; FoCoMX; Frozen Dead Guy Days; and the highly anticipated Grandoozy Festival.
Garrett Lebeau is a member of the Shoshone tribe, born and raised on the Wind River Indian Reservation near Lander, Wyoming.
His music draws instant comparisons to Boz Scaggs, Al Green or Van Morrison vocally with a sound that is completely and genuinely his own.
Garrett Lebeau heard very little music growing up. The Wind River Reservation is remote and isolated. Garrett was raised in an apocalyptic religious cult, one that keeps its members shunning the outside world. As a result, Garrett led a life sequestered from other people. Those experiences left their mark on his music.
On the Reservation, there was so much wide open space, and that, combined with his unorthodox upbringing, is abundant in Garrett’s music. He gives his music space to breathe and develop.
Garrett’s music is at one moment gritty, then tender the next. He expresses a full range of emotions with his lyrics and music. Garrett is a self-taught musician who did not start playing the guitar until he was an adult. For Garrett, the process of learning to play was a slow one. He taught himself the notes and chords and then began writing songs. He is an accomplished songwriter and because he is not fettered by traditional music theory, his guitar playing is unique.
Garrett’s first record, Rise to the Grind, was well received and reviewed and Garrett has just completed his second record, Gone So Long.
Garrett enjoys playing live and prides himself on his ability to put on a show for the audience, as opposed to simply playing music. Garrett tours around the U.S. with his band and they have been privileged to share the stage with Mavis Staples, Boz Scaggs, Trombone Shorty, Joe Ely and others.
Garrett Lebeau’s words and music ranges from gritty to tender to funky– genuine songs that are completely his own and draws instant vocal comparisons to Boz Scaggs, Al Green, Van Morrison, and Aaron Neville.
Whitacre’s music combines thought-provoking lyrics with 3-part vocal harmonies paired with an energetic live experience that has drawn a comparison to The Lumineers. Touring with Wilderado and supporting Mt. Joy helped them gain over 70,000 streams on their debut single “Set Me Free.” They’ve now partnered with Joe Richmond (of Tennis) to record their debut 5 song EP due Fall of 2018.