The Sam Chase & The Untraditional

HopMonk Sebastopol presents

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional

One Grass Two Grass, Quattlebaum!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional
The Sam Chase has a voice like a Nun on the lam with a mouthful cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar, drunkenly dancing next to a broken jukebox. His songs are scribbled, not written, on lipstick and sweat stained motel bedsheets because he likes the way the ink bleeds. His guitar runs on diesel and leaks like the morning after too much Whiskey. His is a show you'll probably want to tattoo on your body so everyone will know that you knew him before he was cool. He began to write music at the age of 14. He still has every scrap of paper he scribbled his terrible lyrics on and on occasion can even recall the infantile melodies and riffs that accompanied them.

In 2012, the world was gifted the release of his long awaited first studio album, THE SAM CHASE WILL LEAD US TO VICTORY. Its aim is to blow your mind. Its goal is world peace, where everyone wins, where victory is a basic human right. If all goes according to plan, The Sam Chase will lead you there.

THE SAM CHASE has had the honor to share the stage with some incredible acts such as: k.d.lang and the Sis Boom Bang, Justin Townes Earle, Lucinda Williams, Poor Man's Whiskey, Herman Dune, The Brothers Comatose, and many more. He sees every stage, any raised surface, or any plot of land as a challenge to conquer it, and win the audience over. THE SAM CHASE is coming for the glory.
One Grass Two Grass
One Grass Two Grass
One Grass Two Grass delivers high energy, hard driving, fun loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, California string band music. Through richly lyrical, naturally inspired originals cushioned by a bed of old mountain tunes and the occasional stomping classic rock number, their unique sound is expressed as a mesh of yesterdays established protocols with the need to bring strings to the times in their own exciting way. Standing on the shoulders of the contemporary movement powered by The Old Crow Medicine Show, The Devil Makes Three, and The HackensawBoys, One Grass Two Grass forge their own style of this folk meets old-time meets rock meets bluegrass craze.

There have been many highlights in the upward trajectory that has been the bands recent past including numerous festival appearances such as at The Father's Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley, CA, The Northwest String Summits Band Competition near Portland, OR, Earle Fest in Santa Rosa, CA, and The Hoes Down Festival at Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA and The Old Grove Festival in Guerneville, CA. They have had the pleasure of accompanying many great artists on stage such as Larry Keel of Keller and the Keels and Natural Bridges, Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, James Nash, and John Cragie and have opened for contemporary string bands such as Fruition, Hot Buttered Rum, Front Country, Mipso, Whiskey Shivers and Reverend Peyton and the Big Damn Band.

In late 2014 Jacob Groopman of the nationally award winning group Front Country heard promise in One Grass Two Grass's sound and energy and offered to step out of his typical performance role to help them produce a debut album that captured that drive. Released in February 2015 this collaboration proved to produce a rich self titled album which catapulted the group full speed into an exciting and eventful 2015 season. One Grass Two Grass is sure to have you swaying with your lover, stomping with your brother, smiling with your mother, and having just a plain old good time with one another.
Quattlebaum!
Quattlebaum!
Austin Quattlebaum, Southern Gent and Banjo Slinger, brings more to the table than just music. With his infectious smile and weird antics, he brings people together; encouraging comradery and building community. It's undeniable that he loves the music and he’s a hell of a banjo picker to boot. Quattlebaum’s playing style is rooted in traditional southern bluegrass, but his stage presence and improvisational nature have morphed it into something all his own.

His childhood home of Savannah, GA shines through in the swampy tones and sleepy Southern lilt of the banjo in his 2013 LP, The Ghost Tangled in the Oaks. This year, he’ll be heading out on a national tour in support of his upcoming Sophomore EP Release, scheduled for fall 2018. With an arsenal of instruments at his back, he weaves banjo, guitar and hilarious storytelling into his sets seamlessly. Sung with a bit of gravel in his throat, his tunes capture audience’s attention everywhere he goes.

After years of rambling around the country performing and guiding whitewater trips, Quattlebaum’s adventures landed him in Portland, OR nearly 4 years ago. He quickly dove into the local music scene and founded the up and coming bluegrass-ish band, Crow and the Canyon. C.&.t.C. hit the Portland scene with a bang, achieving many accolades, notoriety, and festival plays in their short history. They’ve recently been selected as a 2018 ensemble for the American Music Abroad Program (put on by the U.S. State Department) where they will be traveling across Africa teaching groups, hosting workshops, entertaining foreign dignitaries and collaborating with African bands along the way.

In addition to Crow and the Canyon, Quattlebaum can also be seen with the 8 headed folk monster band from San Francisco, The Sam Chase and the Untraditional. Raising a ruckus at festivals like Outside Lands, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and High Sierra. Quattlebaum has shared stages with everyone from Railroad Earth to Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and all his friends in between. Whether taking the stage with one of his projects or all on his own, Quattlebaum isn't shy and always brings a good time.
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/