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Violet Pilot Album Release

All Ages
Friday, September 23, 2022
Door: 6pm | Show: 7pm

We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show; a negative COVID test will not be accepted for admittance. Masks are not required but are encouraged for this show. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy.

Violet Pilot Album Release with Sarah Slaton & the Great Perhaps

A culmination of covid , curiosity and an unpredictable harmony of backgrounds was created in 2020 with Michael Kirkpatrick, Sean Macaulay, Jo Asker, and John Hartman. The band is generating an eclectic range of deep groves and intoxicating melodies with an affection for psychedelic Americana, deep textures and lush dynamics of jazz and explosive alternative rock elements. Based in fort collins, CO, Violet Pilot has evolved from basement writings, featured in the Magnolia Sessions, headlining at the Aggie Theatre and recently completed their debut record at the legendary Blasting Room Studios. “Glad We Found You” to be released in spring 2022.

Sarah Slaton & the Great Perhaps

“Sarah Slaton is a songwriter that expresses pathos both poignant and relatable” (Denver Westword) . An Arkansas native, Slaton learned to play guitar in the shadow of the Ozarks before heading out West to Denver where they founded the Colorado trio, Edison, recognized for their tireless touring efforts. With a relentless DIY approach, Edison signed with Rhyme & Reason Records and released their debut LP, Familiar Spirit, to critical acclaim. The band found themselves on the road with Iron & Wine, in addition to local support dates for Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, The Revivalists, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Shakey Graves.

Slaton’s first solo single, “Dance In The Sun”, released in 2019, along with a Kind Dub collaboration track, “Limited Time”. The Colorado Sound listeners named Slaton as one of the “Top 20 Colorado Artists of All Time” alongside Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, and The Lumineers. “Time To Go (Live From Stone Cottage Sessions)” was released in October 2020 as an homage to the days traveling in Edison. “Get Up” is the latest studio single (December 2020). Recorded at The Blasting Room Studios, the track hits like a hurricane with anthemic guitars and vocals that echo the sounds from acts like Phoebe Bridgers, Of Monsters and Men and Modest Mouse.

In early 2021 a new moniker was adopted, Sarah Slaton & The Great Perhaps. The band is comprised of Slaton and their partner, Sarah Joelle (keys), along with their band comprised of Matt Fink (drums), Ryan Gombeski (lead guitar), and Ben Jankowski (bass). The new name was penned from the book Looking For Alaska by John Greene. It says, “Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.” Their debut EP is expected in 2022.