Dark country band Motorhome pulls into Vail Saturday | VailDaily.com

Dark country band Motorhome pulls into Vail Saturday

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyFort Collins band Motorhome blends rock and hard country together to create their sound. They play at the Sandbar tonight.

VAIL, Colorado ” This Saturday night Motorhome will perform at Sandbar Sports Grill in West Vail. Hailing from Fort Collins, Motorhome has a reputation for giving unique, high-energy live performances. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Dick Dime, manager of Sandbar Sports Grill, likes what’s been happening musically in Denver and the Front Range, he said.

“Major labels are buzzing as the Front Range has become the cutting-edge breeding ground of new talent,” Dime said. “Eclectic bands like Devotchka or hip hop groups such as the Flobots and The Umconscious have been making their mark nationally. Rock bands like The Swayback, Dressy Bessy, The Photo Atlas, The Omens and so many more are all garnering serious looks by important industry types. Then there is the dark country/alt country scene that has produced 16 Horsepower, Wovenhand, Munly, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Drag The River and now Motorhome… Motorhome are an extension of all of this hi-caliber, even trend-setting music that is happening down the hill. I think it is really exciting and Motorhome brings a lot of momentum with them.”

Motorhome ” Matt Thornton on guitar and vocals, Matt “P-Mann” Mahern on guitar and vocals, Darren Radach on mandolin and harmonized vocals, Ben Prytherch on bass and John Motley on drums ” has been rocking Colorado stages since 2005. Named Best Alt Country/Country/Americana Band by the Fort Collins Music Association, the band doesn’t like to pigeonhole their genre. Instead, they work to write music that is true to them, and leave it to their fans to decide what to call their unique blend of rock and hard country.

Having opened up for great performers like Cross Canadian Ragweed, James McMurtry, Junior Brown, Reverend Horton Heat, The Mother Truckers, Jerry Joseph, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Split Lip Rayfield and Rose Hill Drive, Motorhome has played nearly every kind of venue for nearly every type of crowd.

With the release of their first self-produced/self-recorded album, Motorhome has yet to break their stride. Currently they’re working on a second album.

“To me, the most thrilling aspect of my job here at the Sandbar is having the opportunity to introduce new music to Vail,” Dime said. “I cannot guarantee that everyone will like what I am doing every time, but the quality of artists that are and will be performing here will be top-notch. … bands such as Motorhome totally continue this trend.”

Visit http://www.motorhomemusic.com or http://www.myspace.com/motorhome for more information on the band.

What: Motorhome

Where: Sandbar Sports Grill, West Vail

When: Saturday, 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $5

More information: Call the Sandbar at 970-476-4314

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