Liver Down the River - NO COVER

with Lookout Mountain Showdown

Sun, May 21

Liver Down the River - NO COVER

with Lookout Mountain Showdown

Doors: 8:30 pm
Start: 9:00 pm
Age: All ages
Price:$0 (Under 21 $5 Surcharge) GA

Six piece bluegrass group from Durango, CO with elements of funk, jam, and rock.


Event Information

Genre: Bluegrass

ALL AGES: 18+ w/ valid photo ID, under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

$5 surcharge under 21.

Liver Down the River

From the high mountain river-valley of Durango Colorado comes a six piece psych-a-funk-adelic-grass band of musicians called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. Since it’s creation in 2012, the band has strived to have nothing but a good time. Their unique sound and high energy performances have lead them to share the stage with the likes of Head for the Hills, Tony Furtado, and Bill Nershi to name a few.

The band got it’s start in 2012 when Patrick Storen and Emily Winter met and started playing music together. A few common fiddle tunes and Grateful Dead numbers later, the two were ready to perform. Searching for the missing link, they enlisted the help of funk master and bass player Derek Abt. In time, young ”river ridin’ flat-pickin” Dylan Ruckel joined on guitar. With the addition of drummer Carter Colia and banjo/keys man Tyler Rice, Liver Down the River was formed.

The music is a blend of original compositions and improvisational journeys that paint a picture for the listener. Each member brings their own inspirations and elements to the sound. From the high peaks of bluegrass, deepest pockets of the funk, and outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created. Inspiration comes from the band’s collective adventures, lessons of growing older, the following of the soul, and the ability to keep on moving on.

The band released their five track Liver Down The River EP on June 30th 2015. Less than a year later on April 8th 2016, the band released their first full length album, Life You Love, and the release was celebrated with a SOLD OUT show at the Animas City Theatre in their hometown of Durango, CO . On these tracks, Liver Down the River strives to capture the immense energy felt during the live shows, and to showcase each musician’s skills. Attempting to reflect the beautiful, yet powerful, and expansive essence of the Colorado country, the inspiration comes truly... from living the life you love. More info at

Lookout Mountain Showdown

Parker Whittington - Mandolin // Ashton Taufer - Bass // Mac Benning - South Paw Banjo + Vocals // Harris Jackson - Guitar

Parker Whittington is a native of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Naturally, growing up in Colorado Parker became an expert snowboarder, fisherman, and outdoorsman. In Colorado, where BlueGrass, country, and jazz are mainstream, Parker begain playing guitar at the age of 7. He was given a mandolin for his 10th birthday and that was the beginning of his passion for his unique style of music.

Parker spent the next 7 years perfecting his personal style and performing in his father's country band. Studying and immulating music greats such as: David Grisman, Johnny Staats, Tony Rice, D'Jango Reinhardt, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, and S. Grappelli. By the age of 12 Parker could be found playing in malls, mando case open, playing for tips, or rehearsing and writing music 6 to 8 hours per day. Parker's talent grew under the close tutelage of his father Caleb and Professor Don Pennington.

At the age of 18 Parker relocated to Nashville with his brother Keenan Date and his father Caleb Dean. Parker co-wrote, co-produced and performed many songs on Keenan Date's first C.D. "When You Were Loving Him." But It was in Nashville on Hody Drive where Parker wrote three of his first Instrumental songs, Hody Rag, Ro-mania, Half Steppin and he has not stopped since.

Parker continues to perform with his father's band, consisting of seasoned and gifted musicians such as Caleb Dean, Larry Gottlieb, former member of the John Denver Band, J. D. Martin, Grammy and CMA award winning songwriter.

Parker continue's his career as a songwriter, co-writing with his brother Keenan Date. You can also hear Parker's performances on his brother's new CD, Just Warming Up and father's CD, Rains on Santa Fe. Parker Has just released his first Solo LP (Rough Draft) Available for Download right here @ReverbNation

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  • Aspen, CO 81611
  • (970) 544-9800