Grant Sabin's Juke Joint High Ball (CD Release) with Nate Cook of The Yawpers

Grant Sabin's Juke Joint High Ball (CD Release) with Nate Cook of The Yawpers

Nate Cook (of The Yawpers)

Sat, August 5, 2017

9:00 pm

$17.00 - $23.00

This event is 21 and over

Grant Sabin's Juke Joint High Ball
Grant Sabin's Juke Joint High Ball
ANTHROMUSICOLOGY - 12.14.12

"Grant Sabin is unquestionably one of the hardest working musicians around, playing with abandon at large and small venues throughout Colorado and beyond. As a solo artist Grant has captivated audiences for years with his raw voice, intense stage presence, and one-man band approach to creating music with slide guitar, harmonica, and stomp box. As a band leader, Grant turns the volume up to 11. The Grant Sabin Band includes, Alex Koshak (Flumps, Sugar Sounds, Briffaut) on Drums, and Sam Erickson (We Are Not A Glum Lot, Briffaut) on 2nd Guitar. Grant Sabin's Musical delivery comes from the heart and has earned him the respect of fans and fellow musicians alike."

- Steve Harris (KRCC)

“Grant Sabin is a unique, talented Blues prodigy. He is steeped in
traditional Blues, well beyond his years.”

- Rick Lewis (103.5 The Fox, Denver)

"Sabin's musical delivery serves as strong reminders that playing
from the heart is clearly an innate process for some folks. He is one
of those rare souls who "just has it". His eclectic approach to the
blues/folk/rock spectrum is honest and convincing. Its great to see
such passion and talent in young musicians. He is quickly on the path
to becoming a musical force."

- Aaron Moreland (Guitar Player, Moreland and Arbuckle)

"Colorado Springs' slide guitar-playing bluesman Grant Sabin is truly a throwback. The multi-instrumentalist's baby face contradicts both his gruff voice and his repertoire, which includes not only his own modern work, but tributes to Son House and Jimi Hendrix, as well."

- Westword
Nate Cook (of The Yawpers)
Nate Cook (of The Yawpers)
The Yawpers craft tunes that are engrossed in creative context. Some might recall edges of the mid-1900s Delta blues, but only if those lived-in riffs were played by the MC5, broadcast through booming stadium speakers and drenched with pounds of fuzzy distortion and full-throttled punk rock energy. For what it’s worth, a friend at their aforementioned SXSW show called them “a bluesy Melvins.” They conduct parallel frequencies with the ferocious and raw proletarian roots of Uncle Tupelo, the burning-hot thrashings and cavernous sonic space of Hot Snakes, and mix in derisive scrutiny that brings to mind Ween or the Minutemen (and might we add that Cook is the spitting image of D. Boon).


The Yawpers come out of some beer-drenched hole in Denver, full of fuzzy slide guitar with one ear towards 1970s rock and roll and another towards 1960s Delta blues.
— Consequence of Sound

Think MC5 with better vocals. Think of most bands and add better lyrics, ferocious howls and chants, and yes, Whitmanesque, barbaric yawps sounding from the stage…pure rock and roll, the way the White Stripes were.
— St Louis Magazine

Like an Oreo milkshake with Kahlua but instead of Kahlua it's Jack Daniels and instead of milk it's Jack Daniels. Basically you're eating Oreos and drinking Jack Daniels. You're shit faced and you're loving it.
— SYFFAL

Think MC5 with better vocals. Think of most bands and add better lyrics, ferocious howls and chants, and yes, Whitmanesque, barbaric yawps sounding from the stage…pure rock and roll, the way the White Stripes were.
— St Louis Magazine

The Yawpers are a joyride in a stolen car, a thrilling taste of liberty in an otherwise humdrum suburban existence.
— Surviving the Golden Age

This is rock and roll, the right way – the way we first experienced it as kids – songs about women, life, aggravation – at a breakneck pace and full-on throttle.
— PopDose

The Yawpers highlight all that is good with the rowdy bar band vibe as they pull off a Steve Earle fronts Old 97s sound with a blue collar work ethic of Uncle Tupelo.
— The Fire Note

Their sound is all its own, a volatile stew of punk, country, Americana, old timey and bluegrass music, and good ol’ rock and roll.
— Glide Magazine

Populist lyrical themes of golden era folk-Americana are contrasted beautifully against the majestic rhythms of heavy metal and punk.
— No Depression

A road trip across a psychedelic wasteland, though they skew a little more Hunter S. Thompson than Jim Morrison.
— The AV Club

They take stylings of Americana Blues and hammer it in the face with some punk aggression, creating a blend that is packed full of energy, swagger, and addictive charisma.
— Bloody-Disgusting.com

Taking ‘three chords and the truth’ to the Max, the Yawpers integrate the street Punk menace of the Ramones and MC5 with the sharp lyrics of someone like Jonboy Langford or even (early) Elvis Costello.
— Rocking Magpie

The Yawpers are a three-piece rock and roll band from Denver, Colorado. The classic kind that people always say are dying off but are inevitably incorrect. There will always be people interested in unfettered aggression sublimated into the instrumental sludge of southern rock.
— Nerdist
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
http://www.opheliasdenver.com/