Self-described as "High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass", WhiteWater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft it's sound - bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from house grooves to reggae. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of Mandolin, Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar, Upright Bass, Drums and Vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, WhiteWater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance.
Newly released, Live From The Big Sky. Recorded Live in August 2008 at the Zebra Lounge in Bozeman, Montana. Also includes and a special bonus cut recorded live at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre during 2008 Ramble on the River festival featuring Henry Butler on piano and Pete Wall on Saxophones. Includes the originals Purgatory Shuffle, Pack Mule Blues, Drawing Straws and Kaleidoscope. Featuring cover interpretations of Michael Jackson, BB King, The Grateful Dead, Bill Monroe and More.
"With a list of influences that reaches into every corner of contemporary music, from reggae to blues to country and beyond, WhiteWater Ramble pushes the boundaries of the form way past the edge. It ain't your grandpappy's jug-band music anymore, now it's jam-grass." ~ The Boulder Daily Camera
"Certainly, playing across genres gives WhiteWater Ramble a much broader appeal and helps to win over those who may not necessarily be fans of bluegrass. “ ~ Vail Daily News
WWR has had the privilege of opening and sharing stages with Railroad Earth, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Dark Star Orchestra, Little Feat, The New Mastersounds, The Gourds, The David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Lotus, Splitlip Rayfiled, Members of the String Cheese Incident, Members of Particle, Hot Buttered Rum, Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon, DJ Logic, Henry Butler, Vince Herman and Great American Taxi, Peter Rowan, Tony Furtado, On The One, The Eric McFadden Trio, Pete Wernick, and Cornmeal.
"Along with the diverse genres, the band also brings an intense energy to the stage." ~ The Summit Daily News
"This Colorado band sounds more like rock with bluegrass tendencies, I like it when the mandolin player starts rippin'." ~ Greg Voorhees of Top Hat Promotions.