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By Sheila Moriarty

Gristle Gals

From?: Boulder

From?: Denver

Who ’dat?:

Mandi Malone (fiddle/backup vocals),
Ashley Authement (double bass),
Gretchen Kunz (vocals/guitar/flute),
Nicki Handy (mandolin)

Myspace Categorization?: Gypsy Grass

We’re not saying they are these guys, but they kind of sound like: Old Crow Medicine Show and Gogol Bordello crossed with Uncle Earl.

What’s their deal?: Claiming to ‘not be your typical folkie chick band,’ these ladies stay true to their word. The Gristle Gals are a newly formed four piece who combine their backgrounds in classical, folk, bluegrass, gypsy, and jazz with a decidedly unique view of the world. Their debut album will drop this month and features a range of instrumentation from shaking tambourine to driving percussion.

Shameless web plug: www.gristlegals.com

O.K. When?: Nederland Community Center, April 1; Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, April 3; Zio

Romolo’s Alley Bar, April 7; Jezebel’s Juke Joint & Brothel, April 9; Wash Park Bar & Grille, April 15; Cervantes Other Side (CD release party with Greensky Bluegrass), April 20.

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