Michael Kirkpatrick and The Holler!
Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Holler! presents a hybrid of acoustic and electric folk-funk with passionate vocals delivered with mountaintop exclamation. We call it “Folkedelic”. The Holler!’s bottomless cup of original repertoire is led by mandolin obsessed songsmith Michael Kirkpatrick, whose voice resonates with evangelical theatrics and gratitude. With Joel Searls on bass guitar and Josh Vogeler on drums, The Holler!’s energetic live show is fortified with a groove that induces movement of body and mind. 17 years of sonic wanderlust has seen the band through many forms, employing sitar, keyboards, tuba, lap steel, accordion and world percussion into their evolving acoustic folk-rock format. Their repertoire artistically celebrates reverence for nature, the exploration of human consciousness, and their passion for festive community gatherings while echoing the Colorado landscape The Holler! calls home.
The Sugarbirds, an exciting new three piece from Fort Collins Colorado, combine folk and blues into an electric performance that can’t be missed. Their soulful sound offers powerful harmonies, finely crafted songs, and dance-able, sway-able, sing-a-long-able entertainment. With three band members and six instruments, The Sugarbirds are comprised of musicians from various other successful projects, including Mama Lenny and the Remedy and Rich with Friends. With clever, honest songwriting, catchy melodies and a smoky sweet sound, The Sugarbirds fill a space in sound that you didn’t know you were missing.
The Sugarbirds- Hen House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSaR9HQL9m0
The Sugarbirds- Ain’t No Water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRiMSFpDWPI