Kitchen Dwellers and The Lil' Smokies Set for the Fox Theatre This Fall
It was in Bozeman, Montana that our KITCHEN DWELLERS first discovered a constant source of musical inspiration near the kitchen, with bluegrass music, and each other. From those free form kitchen picking sessions, their very own chief recipe of a bluegrass style was created. Over the course of their 4 year career the Dwellers have been honored to open for some of their very own musical heroes: Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Head for the Hills, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, just to name a few. And as ambitious as it was daring, the band set to dedicating a greater portion of 2013 and 2014 to hitting the road. They were honored to be welcomed at Delfest in Cumberland, Maryland, took second place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's band competition and was selected as a finalist at the North West String Summit band competition at Hornings Hideout in North Plains, Oregon all in the summer of 2014. All this work and travel over the course of the last four years has developed a diverse fan base (some may even be so bold as to coin themselves "dishwashers.") These enthusiastic fans, friends and now family have followed the Dwellers' as they have set off across the country performing at all sorts of venueS.
Hailing from the garden city of Missoula, MT, THE LIL' SMOKIES exploded onto the progressive bluegrass scene in the winter of 2009 and haven't shown any signs of fatigue since. Sharing the stage with heavyweights like Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Keller Williams, Greensky Bluegrass, The Emmit-Nershi Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Travellin' McCourys, Sam Bush Band, Fruition, Infamous Stringdusters and dozens of others, The Lil' Smokies have no problem captivating large audiences. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, unique original compositions, and sheer raw energy, The Lil' Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving something for everyone.