With 12 years of relentless touring behind them, Vermont-based rock band Twiddle has built an impressive resume spanning Red Rocks to Bonnaroo, and multiple sellouts of historic rock venues including Port Chester, NYâ€™s Capitol Theatre, and Washington D.C.â€™s 9:30 Club.Â And with the second half of the bandâ€™s third studio album,Â PLUMP, on the horizon, the bandâ€™s career continues to catapult forward.Â Buoyed by the generous support of 359 Kickstarter donors, the 27-song album does more than showcase the groupâ€™s beautiful music, but also tells an important story, comprised inÂ PLUMP Chapters 1 & 2.Â Recorded during a two-year span with legendary producer Ron St. Germain,Â PLUMPÂ serves as a reflection of four brothersâ€™ triumphs and struggles, both individual and as a whole.Â On Chapter 1, songs like â€œLost in the Coldâ€ and â€œEvery Soulâ€ detail what itâ€™s like to hit rock bottom and how to rise back up.
â€œSo many fans have shared how these songs carried them through very difficult times, and that alone makes this all worth it,â€ said Brook Jordan, Twiddleâ€™s percussionist and vocalist.
Comparatively, Chapter 2 contains genre-bending instrumentals, as well as mystifying epics like â€œNicodemus Portulayâ€ and â€œOrlandoâ€™s.â€Â More than ten years later, these songs mirror the earliest Twiddle arrangements of 2004-2005 when Mihali Savoulidis and Ryan Dempsey were collaborating in their freshmen dorms at Castleton State College.Â The completion ofÂ PLUMPÂ is timely, coming at a moment when the bandâ€™s fervent fan base is at an all-time high and expanding rapidly. Â In the live setting, more and more people are invigorated by Twiddleâ€™s community, promoting positivity and the bandâ€™s skillful improvisational music.Â So many like-minded people believe in the greater good, and they find that good in Twiddle.
Kitchen Dwellers formed three years ago below the Bridger Mountains with the sizzle of afternoon breakfast and the warmth of Irish coffee brewing in the kitchen. What began as a trio, Shawn Swain, Joe Funk, and Kyle Shelstad began writing music and playing traditionals searching for originality and occasionally, other life forms. Torrin Daniels was quickly added on Banjo and the band began playing shows around Bozeman, Montana. They added Jesse Bulter on fiddle just in time to hit the road for Colorado and complete their sound. The Kitchen Dwellers have shared the stage with high profile artists like Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, the Deadly Gentlemen, Head for the Hills , Town Mountain, Pete Kartsounes, and WhiteWater Ramble.