The Belle Jar
The Belle Jar is the project of Ryan James, a singer-songwriter based in Denver, Colorado.
After several years of living and playing in southern California, Ryan returned home to write and record Fall Systems Go, the debut LP. The album was recorded in a combination of houses, churches and hotel rooms over the course of two years.
Ryan sang and recorded all of the instruments on Fall Systems Go. He has now teamed up with Conan Bliss (on drums) and Matthew Vermillion (on bass guitar) for live performances.
Mike Cooley once said that rock and roll means well but it can't help telling young boys lies. The Bear Antler brand of rock and roll is most certainly full of lies but, like a bad lover, it also has a drinking problem, sweats too much, and stays out all night.
The lads of Bear Antler know a little something about bad lovers. They sing about cheating women, lying women, no good women… women that call collect to break up with you. But mostly, they sing about the women they can't live without. There's also a few murder ballads for good measure.
It's not always pretty, but when the groove is right, the pocket is tight, and the lights are bright, you can bet no one is having a better time than the five guys on stage.
What else can you expect from a band that met in a bar?
Blow The Vault
Blow the Vault is a high-energy, rowdy good time which plays bluegrass/Americana music. The band includes banjo, mandolin, fiddle, stand-up bass, 2 washboards, and guitar/harmonica, as well as male and female vocalists. Blow the Vault brings music to get the crowd moving and enjoying themselves.