Get Rad in Pinedale This Weekend!

PINEDALE, WY – Pinedale’s 12th Annual Soundcheck Summer Music Series, presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC), continues Saturday, August 3 with The Rad Trads. The New York City 5-piece will bring their high-energy, horn-infused rock ‘n roll to the American Legion Park stage in downtown Pinedale. The music starts at 5 pm and is free to the public.

Photo courtesy of The Rad Trads

The gentlemen comprising the Brooklyn-based Rad Trads distinguish themselves in ways few bands can. Already drawing lines around the block at home, the globe-trotting group’s singular take on rock n’ roll mixes punk rock energy, horn-drenched soul, and jazz precision, all with a lighthearted but sincere delivery. Their sound gaining steam the world over, as The Rad Trads continue their tour in support of their latest album, On Tap. Challenging, but humorous at times, The Rad Trads bring to mind Springsteen and his “Big Man” Clarence Clemons, Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks-era vocal style, and Wilco’s epic guitar breakdowns. All of this sonic goodness is only upstaged by the fact that the guys in The Rad Trads manage to exist as five distinct songwriters and singers in a band that still sounds powerfully egoless, familial, and cohesive.

Photo courtesy of Samatha Rise.

Opening for The Rad Trads is Philidelphia vocalist Samantha Rise. She tastefully weaves together jazz, folk, and contemporary styles, crafting a unique fabric of her original music, described in her own words as “High-Country Soul.” Rise’s incomparable gift for storytelling reveals itself in her original arrangements and compositions. Rise will be performing with her full 5-piece band.

The Soundcheck Summer Music Series is presented by The Pinedale Fine Arts Council with support from the Town of Pinedale, The Sublette County Recreation Board, The Pinedale Travel & Tourism Commission, The Wyoming Arts Council, and The Wyoming Cultural Trust.

For the full Soundcheck lineup and more info please visit

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