Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kyle Hollingsworth brings free beer to December concerts

Kyle HollingsworthFans of Kyle Hollingsworth know that when he tours he usually brings along some beer. And with his recent collaborations with Avery Brewing and Sierra Nevada, beer lovers as well as music lovers will want to get their early to his upcoming shows to get a taste of whats on tap.

Special to these upcoming Denver shows is a pair of special tappings. With Avery Brewing Company, Hollingsworth put a new spin on a former collaboration, dry-hopping and spicing their Winter’s Day IPA. With Sierra Nevada, Hollingsworth helped to create Hop Bam!, a light pale ale with hints of orange, white peppercorn and white hops from the homegrown fields of Sierra Nevada. These once-in-a-lifetime beers will be available each night for free up until 9pm or whenever the kegs tap out.

String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth and Soulive play Friday & Saturday, December 7 and 8 at Cervantes’

[PRESS RELEASE] Location: 2637 Welton Street Denver, CO. Doors open at 8:00 pm & Show starts at 9:00 pm. Cost: $22 advance, $25 at show, $40 2-day passes (includes a $1 donation to help ailing musicians and artists through Sweet Relief). Ages 16+ Friday and All Ages Saturday. Free Avery & Sierra Nevada collaborative beers available both nights before 9 PM (ages 21+).

Thirty years ago, Kyle Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. With a wealth of desire and an abundance of ability, Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent deftly able to contribute, collaborate, compose, and communicate on a number of levels and within a vast spectrum of musical environments.

Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in SCI has allowed him unrestricted access to the world of music, and has bestowed on him the kind of fearlessness a composer needs to flirt with such disparate genres.

Those who’ve seen SCI know that they can jerk from funk to bluegrass on a chord change. “In the jam world, where there are no set ways of doing things, we’re not afraid to move in and out of genres,” he says, “and because of that I’ve learned to be creative, not only onstage but in the studio. I can get on board with something pretty quickly. You have to.”

His most recent release, titled Then There’s Now, finds the musician coming in to his own. With solid song material and a slamming new band, Kyle is making his mark in the new, always-evolving music scene. Then There’s Now delivers a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes and seamlessly displays his growth as a musician and as a songwriter.

(Images courtesy Kyle Hollingsworth and Musical Earth)

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