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Chris Thompson and Alex Johnstone

Date: Friday, March 12 2021

Sit Down, Get Down

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

We are exicted to bring live music back to the Silver Dollar Showroom with our "Sit Down Get Down" series. We are also proud to be putting these hard working musicians back to work with these sit-down only shows. Our dance floor is closed but that doesn't mean you can't dance in your seat. No cover.

Chris Thompson is a Colorado-based singer/songwriter and founding member of Americana/Jamgrass bands CORAL CREEK, RUM CREEK and Uptown Toodeloo String Band (a Grateful Dead tribute).  Produced by newgrass greats, Bill Nershi (of String Cheese Incident) and Tim Carbone (of Railroad Earth), Thompson performs a diverse repertoire of original music spanning the genres of rock, country-bluegrass, blues, folk and island music, while engaging audiences with time-tested favorites from the Grateful Dead, The Band, CSN, Neil Young, Jimmy Cliff and more.  On the grassier side, Thompson will riff on traditional fiddle tunes and bluegrass classics from the likes of Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan and Sam Bush. 

Thompson has released six albums of original music, receiving airplay across the US, UK and Europe; Free Dog (2018), Coral Creek (2015), Forty Years (2012), Watch Me Fly (2012 - w/Susannah), The Road Ahead 2010 and Livin On Vacation (2007 - w/Susannah).  He has played campgrounds, beach bars, concert halls and festival stages across the US, Europe, UK, Mexico and the Caribbean, sharing stages with music heroes like Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Bill Nershi, Todd Sheaffer, Tim Carbone, Andy Goessling, Vince Herman, Drew Emmitt, Andy Thorn, Luke Bulla, Andy Hall, Roosevelt Collier, Jeff Austin, Adam Aijala and other heavy hitters in newgrass/jamband arena.  

Alex Johnstone is a talented multi-instrumentalist and one of the premiere mandolin players in the Colorado bluegrass scene, performing internationally with bluegrass greats Rapidgrass and Spring Creek Bluegrass.