Bow River Sessions
"If you're looking for a great band that plays first class original material, with excellent musicianship all around, look no further! This band is smooth, hot, and tasteful.... you'll love this band!" says Grammy award winner Mike Auldridge. 'Palmer Divide is one of the most dynamic bluegrass bands in the Rocky Mountain area." writes Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine "Palmer Divide is thoughtful, well-executed original bluegrass in a world full of regional cover bands. These guys do it right." writes Grammy award winner Tim Stafford. Whether it is national praise from some of bluegrass music's most elite performers or periodicals, or receiving standing ovations from appreciative audiences all across the west, the musical community as a whole has sat up and taken notice of Palmer Divide. They have also made believers of festival promoters along the way as well, garnering such comments as "Palmer Divide is composed of four of the West's finest musicians. I would highly recommend Palmer Divide for any musical event!" from Ken Seaman, Promoter/Host of the Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival, The Greeley Bluegrass Roundup, and a founding Member of The Bluegrass Patriots and "It was great fun having Palmer Divide at HMHF this past year. You were great. Thanks again." writes Ron Thomason, the Promoter/Host of the High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival, the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and the founding member of the Dry Branch Fire Squad. Their individual and collective resumes include such highlights as; multiple performances at the White House, the Grand Ole Opry, and The Nashville Network, winning the SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, the Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention Dobro competition, and the Rockygrass Bluegrass Band competition, appearing in both Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Now magazines, and having their latest Prime Cuts of Bluegrass single worked into airplay rotation on XM's Bluegrass Junction, it's easy to see what the buzz is about. Palmer Divide's featured songwriter, Jody Adams, routinely has tunes being featured on CMT, MTV, Access Hollywood, A&E, Fox Sports, the WB Network, ESPN, as well as, having written the theme song for Bill Bennett's Radio Show "Morning in America". Several of his songs have also been featured on NBC's "Friday Night Lights." In 2004 Palmer Divide formed as a band with the single goal of not being just another bluegrass cover band. The band was created by members from several other successful Colorado Front Range bands; Black Rose, Mountain Heritage, Lost Creek, and White Lightning. With their own approach to acoustic music Palmer Divide offers up their brand of acoustic music with well crafted lyrics, innovative and rock solid instrumentation, and tight 3 part harmonies. Their unique yet hauntingly familiar sound pulls from their deep respect of traditional bluegrass music and well as their desire to create a modern acoustic sound that is all their own. After performing in various cover bands all over the country for the last 25+ years they were excited to perform music that could only be labeled as "theirs." When the original four members first got together they decided to perform only music that they had written; 'a bold undertaking for a new bluegrass band trying to garner festival and concert work' noted Dick Pierle, founder and owner of Old Blue Sound. The four original members were extremely confident in the music they had written and arranged and felt if given the chance to perform it in front of an audience others would like it as well. Needless to say, Palmer Divide hasn't looked back once since it's inception...