The Laradise Music Showcase Returns This February
The Laradise Music Showcase will be returning to town this February. This time, the showcase will be featuring Musketeer Gripweed from Fort Collins and Laramie's own Bob Lefevere and the Already Gone.
- Date: Friday, February 24
- Time: 8 PM
- Location: The Gryphon Theatre (710 E Garfield St.)
- Click HERE for tickets
Get to know Musketeer Gripweed
The band started in 2005 when the two members, Ben and Jason were neighbors in Fort Collins, Colorado, and started casually playing some music together. Soon after, Gripweed was formed. Jason’s roots in the blues and Ben’s wide musical background created an instant bond that led to deep songwriting sessions and their first album release, “Peace Will Win”.
Why ‘Musketeer Gripweed’?
The name was taken from a John Lennon reference, specifically his character’s name when he acted in the movie “How I Won the War“. And, legend has it that he would use that ‘Musketeer Gripweed’ pseudonym as an alias when checking into hotels. The name was strange, but it stuck with fans and friends alike.
The group was honored to have shared the stage with prominent acts such as:
Los Lobos, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles, North Mississippi All-Stars, The Revivalists, Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col Bruce Hampton, JJ Grey and Mofro, Lucas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Marcus King Band, John Brown’s Body, The Big Wu, Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Pimps Of Joytime, Steve Kimock Band, Dead Floyd, The Grant Farm with Keith Moseley (SCI), Garaj Mahal.
And was a part of music festivals including:
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, South By Southwest (Austin, TX), FoCoMX, YarmonyGrass, Oregon Country Fair (Eugene, OR) , BandSwap – Portland (Portland, OR), Joshua Tree (CA) Music Festival, Lander Brewfest (Lander, WY), Bark and Bluegrass, Westword Music Showcase, O’Dells Small Batch Festival, What Fest.
Read more about the band HERE.
Listen to “Floods & Fires” on Spotify