Just yesterday we launched a Kickstarter campaign to make our second album. We can't do it without your help and we'd be so grateful for your support. Please click the link below to learn all about this project.
The summer festival season has come and gone, but things are popping for Monocle Band!
Not too long ago we played an amazing show opening up for our buddies Front Country at the famed Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass. What a hoot! Thanks to the folks at The Grateful Web for the photo above and to Planet Bluegrass for having us.
And, we've lured some amazing new musicians into the fold. Since the beginning of the year, Dave Weinand has graced Monocle with his upright bass playing, in addition to singing harmony vocals and lending his hyper-musical ear to every aspect of our sound. We're also so excited to introduce you to Emily Lewis, an exceptional violinist who has joined to fray to bless our songs with her soaring and exquisite sound. You might have had the chance to catch Emily's fine playing at some of our shows this summer. In addition, we just added Todd May on drums and percussion...dude is a sensitive musical badass with a deep background. We're so proud of this group of musicians and everyone is digging deep in to the Monocle repertoire. We can't wait for you all to hear the band in this new format.
And...we're so excited to let you know that we'll be going into the studio this month to start work on our second full length record. We have an amazing set of new original songs worked up and are incredibly pumped to be recording at eTown Studios in Boulder, CO. In the producer's chair this time around is John McVey, an extraordinary musician who has been behind some fantastic recordings.
Long story short, there is so much good stuff happening right now! Stay tuned! We'll keep you all posted shortly.
Thanks, as always, for your love and support!
Break out your Monocle Band koozies! It's summer time in the Centennial State!
We've started off the summer with a number of fantastic shows and are looking forward to many more soon. We've already been out to festivals like Boulder Creek Fest and The Big Wonderful and recently closed out the concert season at Harmony Music House with an amazing, sold-out acoustic show. Thanks to everyone who was there! That one really felt special :)
There's a lot more action to come this summer as well. Check out our Shows link for upcoming dates at some of our favorite venues like Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, the Jamestown Mercantile, and the Stage Stop. Coming up on July 14th we'll also be doing a special show at the Columbine Cafe in Golden. The Columbine has been around for well over 100 years and recently has become host to a cool new summer bluegrass series.
Stay tuned, friends! In addition to all of these fun shows, we've got more good stuff coming at you soon. Can you say new music, incredible new band members, and future recording plans?
Formed in late 2010 on the musically fertile slopes of Colorado’s Front Range, Monocle offers a fresh and vibrant take on the acoustic music that has made Colorado one of the most noted music scenes in the country. Monocle is Acoustic Reverie…brand new, original mountain music.