Bluegrass/country band Split Lip Rayfield at Sandbar in Vail
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Split Lip Rayfield, the powerhouse trio from Kansas, stops in Vail Thursday for a show at the Sandbar in West Vail. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $10.
Denver-based band Oakhurst, a band that fuses traditional bluegrass and indie rock together, will open the show.
Split Lip Rayfield is celebrating the release of their new record, “I’ll Be Around.” The new album showcases the songwriting talents of mandolin player Wayne Gottstine and banjo player Eric Mardis, tied together by the harmony and deep-bass licks of Jeff Eaton.
Such songs as “Aces High,” “Heart of Darkness,” and “The High Price of Necromancy” will take listeners on a journey of love, loss, change and dark powers.
The song for which the album is named, “I’ll Be Around,” serves as a tribute to the band’s fallen teammate Kirk Rundstrom, whose influence on the band and its path was great. Rundstrom’s legacy continues to live on in the new album. Every live show is dedicated to his memory.
Split Lip Rayfield has carved out their own genre of music with their unique sound and instrumentation. Often described as a mix of bluegrass and country with an accent of metal, no other band delivers the experience of the homemade gas-tank bass played by Eaton, sets the mandolin strings on fire like Gottstine, or makes the banjo sing like Mardis.
Call 970-476-4314 for more information about the show.