Prydein – Levitt Amp Series at Dog Mountain @ Dog Mountain
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Call it “Bagpipe Rock” !!

This American Celtic-rock band has made a name for itself by incorporating traditional Scottish bagpipes into its high-energy rock music. Often referred to as kilt rock and even Sham-rock, Prydein’s music appeals to audiences young and old with its infectious enthusiasm and fire. Prydein is also known for its raucous live performances and remarkable showmanship.

With a style that has been called Celtic-music-meets Motörhead and AC/DC, Prydein also incorporates elements of ska, funk and rockabilly into their unique sound. They bring incredible energy and heat to every performance, with one fan cleverly quipping, “Who put the jalapeños in the Haggis?”

Opening Act: Catamount Pipe Band

Matuto – Levitt Amp Series at Dog Mountain @ Dog Mountain
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Matuto, which is Brazilian slang for “country boy,” is also the name of this unique band that combines elements of Brazilian music and American jazz, blues, bluegrass and folk. The New York-based outfit was born when guitarist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto stepped out on stage in front of thousands of party-ready Brazilians in 2009 after Ross had received a Fulbright grant to perform in Brazil. The audience’s response was so overwhelming that they decided to make the band their main focus, and since then they have performed around the world recreating that magical experience.

Adding a multitude of instruments including accordion, guitar, bass, drums, cavaquinho, zabumba, and triangle helped define and expand Matuto’s sound – the syncopations of Brazilian music and the folk traditions of the American South. “Weird and wonderful… unorthodox and delightful,” wrote Jazz Times Magazine. While it’s an unlikely combination on paper, on the dance floor it just feels right.

Opening Act: Buzzkill Abby

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The Lao Tizer Trio – Levitt Amp Series at Dog Mountain @ Dog Mountain
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Driven by an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical, jam band influences and world rhythms, The Lao Tizer Trio is led by keyboardist/composer and Boulder, CO native, Lao Tizer. Establishing itself in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, the band is made up of a group of veteran world-class musicians who cite Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bruce Horsnby and Lyle Mays as inspirations.

The Lao Tizer Trio keeps every performance fresh, playing off audience members and each other, going new places every night in the true spirit of jazz improvisation. While touring the world they have performed alongside such renowned acts as Jethro Tull, Isaac Hayes, Al Jarreau, Spyro Gyra, Zappa Plays Zappa, Babyface, Bruce Hornsby and Robin Thicke.

Opening Act: Ira Friedman

The High and Mighty Brass Band – Levitt Amp Series at Dog Mountain @ Dog Mountain
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Band members from New Orleans, New York City and beyond came together to form the High and Mighty Brass Band, a high-powered New York-based outfit that combines funk, soul, R&B, dance and hip-hop elements to great effect.

The fiercely entertaining live act captivates audiences with its high-energy and skillful brass playing as well as guitars and drums, which are atypical for traditional brass bands. The band was founded by drummer Evan Howard in 2009, a few years after he moved to New York to study jazz performance at the Manhattan School of Music. Since then they’ve performed at festivals including Bonnaroo and alongside the likes of Trombone Shorty, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Galactic, amassing countless fans along the way.

Opening Act: The NEKTones

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