Music on the Mountain’s concert series continues with All The Pretty Horses performing this Saturday, August 17th.
The band is comprised of Olivia Pevec (vocals), Frank Martin (mandolin, guitar, steel guitar, and vocals), Ashton Taufer (upright and electric bass), Mateo Sandate (guitar and vocals), and Aaron Taylor (drums).
The band originally formed around exploring the music of Bob Dylan, but they soon expanded their focus to other legends, including acclaimed country singer George Jones and leading jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. “We also grew passionate about the traditional music from our country’s rough beginnings,” says Ashton Taufer. The mix of influences and genres led the band to create a sound all its own, and today All The Pretty Horses is known as an “American musical melting pot.” They are typically described as country rockers, but they are much more than that. “With our twangy voices, a jazz-trained rhythm section, a pair of tele guitars, plus steel and mandolin, we bring a unique history and passion in music,” says Taufer.
Having formed in 2010, the group is relatively new but they have already been recognized for their talent. They received 3rd place in the Post Independent’s 2013 Local’s Choice Awards, and also won a “Stevie” for best local band of 2013, an annual award given out by Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale.
The band performs “originals and choice covers that have been rearranged in our own unique way,” says Taufer. “We are moved to discover the beauty that comes with darkness, and we love to make people dance!”
Steve’s Guitars is a favorite spot for the band, and in 2010 they released a live album recording there (they are currently working on a studio album, scheduled for release in 2014). They’ve also made recent appearances at Strawberry Days, Garfield County Fair and the Crested Butte Arts Festival.
You can get in the spirit for their upcoming performance by catching a preview of the band’s original songs and arrangements here.
This weekend will mark All The Pretty Horses’ first show at Glenwood Caverns, so come welcome them to the mountain on Saturday! Along with great music, there will also be drink specials, food, and rides. Bring at least one can of food for a free tram ride to the top. For more information visit Music on the Mountain. See you there!