People's Blues of Richmond

The Black Buzzard Presents

People's Blues of Richmond

Interstate Stash Express

Sat · January 13, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

$6.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

People's Blues of Richmond
People's Blues of Richmond
People’s Blues of Richmond brings a carnival-like mayhem to their dark, blues-infused psychedelia. The power trio’s new album Quit or Die is their third studio release and was recorded in Richmond, Va at The Ward Recording Studio with Ricky Olson. Within the past 24 months they have signed with Madison House Booking, toured full time, put out a full length album released June 10th, 2016 and recorded a 7-inch LP produced & engineered by the highly sought-after Mark Neill, the man behind The Black Key’s platinum-selling, Grammy-winning Brothers record.
“The reason we pursued Mark—we already had a pretty firm grasp on our frenetic live sound but making a song sound beautiful in the studio is a whole other animal,” says singer-guitarist Tim Beavers II. “Mark’s sound doesn’t come from a million digital studio tricks on his computer, but from a diligent set up, an intimate understanding of sound, and a belief in himself, his gear and in the bands he’s recording. Working with him, we learned how to push ourselves harder than ever before.”
With the anticipated new album on the way, word is starting to spread about the manic intensity of PBR’s live performances as they burn up the road, sharing bills with an impressive collection of artists from Tom Petty, ZZ Top, and The Allman Brothers to J Roddy Walston & the Business and festival favorites Modest Mouse & Gogol Bordello.
People’s Blues of Richmond co-founders and lifelong friends Beavers and Matt Volkes (bass, backing vox) began playing music together in college as a way to grieve the loss of a mutual friend. Those bleak, drug-fueled days pushed the two into an artistic bender of rock and blues that led to their 2011 debut LP, Hard-On Blues. They followed with the self-released Good Time Suicide in 2013, the album recorded on the exact same handmade ’68 Flickinger board used to record T. Rex’s Futuristic Dragon. Immediately following this album, People’s Blues of Richmond’s lineup finally solidified with the addition of friend and powerhouse drummer Neko Williams (son of Drummie Zeb of legendary reggae band The Wailers).
After years together, on the road and off, the three are more than just bandmates, they’re brothers. It’s a camaraderie that show in their music and beyond. “No matter what, we look out for each other,” Volkes says. “If I have a sandwich, Tim and Neko get a bite, too. We’re all in this together.”
“The whole concept behind People’s Blues of Richmond,” Beavers says, “is that we all struggle, we all experience pain. Life is full of highs and lows, and we all work hard to survive. So we do the only thing we know how—we get out on the road, and we keep moving forward. We become a part of something bigger than ourselves.”
Interstate Stash Express
Interstate Stash Express
The fall of 1997 wasn’t the first time Terry Kishiyama strapped a guitar on his back and started to entertain. But it was the first time he encountered the big drum beats of Thom McKee in their home state of Nebraska. The pair bonded immediately and formed Meandering Blue, a band featuring two acoustic guitars and drums. But before long, Kishiyama and McKee left the band and headed to Colorado to find a harder and more adventurous sound.

McKee found it when he met bassist James Lloyd Smith at a party in Boulder. In their new band Grapeshot, they had the rhythmic force they had long envisioned. All they needed was a jolt of guitar, and McKee knew who could provide the power. With Kishiyama, the three began exploring the roots of American rock through their unique improvisational lens, and Interstate Stash Express was born.

Interstate Stash Express takes the power trio places you’d never imagine. The space-age fire of the Jimmy Hendrix Experience ignites the roots rock sound of bands like Uncle Tupelo. Audacious drumming from McKee, propulsive bass lines from Smith, and the searing guitar licks of Kishiyama create deep grooves and incendiary improvisations.

The buzz around the trio has been building in the Rocky Mountain region for five years, as their raucous performances have earned a loyal following. In 2007 they released their self-titled album, followed soon after by the EP Stick 2008. Now they’ve joined forces with famed sound engineer Geoff Gray for their second LP, scheduled to release later this year.

Like the buzz, their sound is expanding by the day. You could call Interstate Stash Express psychedelic Americana. Or you could just say they rock.
Venue Information:
The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
1624 Market St
Denver, CO, 80202
https://www.theblackbuzzard.com/