Rock juggernaut Futurebirds’ newest EP, Bloomin’ Too, is a benchmark that not only celebrates 13 years together, it’s also a testament to the sheer iron will of a group of musicians hungry for the fruits of its labor.“Futurebirds is the best it’s been right now, far and away,” says singer/guitarist Carter King. “We’ve been unintentionally carving out our own space since the beginning, since we never exactly fit in anywhere else musically. We were always too indie rock for the jam festival, too country for the indie scene, a little too psych-rock to feel like we were Americana. The music over the years just kind of created its own weird little ecosystem — it’s thriving and it feels great.”
The Athens, Georgia-based group once again tapped storied My Morning Jacket guitarist/producer Carl Broemel in the latest chapter of this seamless, bountiful partnership that initially came to fruition with the 2021 EP, Bloomin’. “Carl is extremely perceptive and an all-around smart dude. He’s really in tune with what the band is and what it strives to be. He’s engaged and understands our vision,” King says. “He’s a longtime hero of ours, and now is a friend and collaborator. It’s wild. And it’s great to be able to defer to someone you respect so much with creative decisions in the studio — we don’t just give that trust to just anybody.”
ABOUT LEADVILLE CHEROKEE
Leadville Cherokee is defined by pure, gritty, electrifying performances that convey the Colorado mountain lifestyle in the high Rockies. The group started collaborating after they met in a dormitory at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, CO. At the beginning, it was just some guys that enjoyed playing music together after work at the local ski area. Over the years, their sound developed, and the continued support of the local and surrounding communities helped create a scene for the band to grow within. That’s where the Leadville Cherokee family was born. It encompasses not only a group of musicians, but also the mountain culture and people that live there. Leadville Cherokee has a reputation for throwing the rowdiest parties that the Arkansas Valley has to offer. With the help of a loyal following, they provide an adrenaline-fueled atmosphere that leaves you wanting more. From bluegrass, to funk, to dirty, grungy rock, Leadville Cherokee is part of Arkansas Valley's home; a voice of the mountain frontier.
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