Kitchen Dwellers formed three years ago below the Bridger Mountains with the sizzle of afternoon breakfast and the warmth of Irish coffee brewing in the kitchen. What began as a trio, Shawn Swain, Joe Funk, and Kyle Shelstad began writing music and playing traditionals searching for originality and occasionally, other life forms. Torrin Daniels was quickly added on Banjo and the band began playing shows around Bozeman, Montana. They added Jesse Bulter on fiddle just in time to hit the road for Colorado and complete their sound. The Kitchen Dwellers have shared the stage with high profile artists like Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, the Deadly Gentlemen, Head for the Hills , Town Mountain, Pete Kartsounes, and WhiteWater Ramble.
The band has played many high profile venues in the west such as The Bluebird Theater, The Mishawaka Amphitheater, The Oriental Theater, and The Emerson Theater. They continue to master their sound, create original work, and foster their live performances.
Part & Parcel
A tasteful mix of rock and folk with an upbeat bluegrass feel.
River Valley Rangers
What began as a few friends playing songs down by the Fox river has now formed to become the bluegrass/newgrass band that is the River Valley Rangers. They have developed a high-energy stringband sound that will keep you stompin’ your boots all night long! The Rangers have shared the bill with acts such as the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, the Larry Keel Experience, Hot Buttered Rum, Pert Near Sandstone, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Henhouse Prowlers, and many more. Burning like a Midwestern prairie fire, they aren’t slowing down any time soon!