JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Rock & Roll has long been harvested from the fountain of youth, and Wyatt Lowe’s brand of late 60s/early 70s blues and rock budded right before our eyes in Teton Co. As a teenager, Lowe and his band The Mayhem Kings proved to be a creative force in the local music before relocating to Colorado in 2015. The quartet will headline an evening supporting Teton County Search & Rescue (TCSAR) this Friday at the Pink Garter Theatre.
Lowe is now based out of Park City, but has kept his Jackson roots intact—Jason Fritts on sax/vocals, David Bundy on bass/vocals, and new Denver-based drummer Mike Ray. The group just finished tracking a new record just a few weeks ago at Eagle Wind Sound in Winter Park, CO, working with PJ Olsson and the great Alan Parsons (Beatles, Pink Floyd). Lowe released American Iron in 2017 and his debut, Songs from a Bottomless Well, in 2015.
“[PJ and Alan] helped us achieve some great new sounds with the record,” Lowe said. “We wrote this record to be heavy hitting, yet also true to a lot of our roots in blues and Americana. I took inspiration from a lot of 70s rock guitarists like Peter Frampton and early Skynyrd, with a lot of my songwriting [inspired] from guys like Glenn Campbell and Townes van Zandt.
The album is ball-parked for later this year or an early 2020 release on Anti Records, which is also home to Tom Waits, Galactic, Mavis Staples, and Neko Case.
“There will be a former record release later this year,” Lowe said, “but in the meantime, we’re stoked to be working with new people and can’t wait for the release.”
A silent auction will include items from sponsors Smith, Rossignol, Nike, Stio, Hoback Sports, and JHMR. A pair of Armada Tracer 118 Skis will be raffled off towards the end of the evening.
Wyatt Lowe and the Mayhem Kings with guest Aspen Dawn with proceeds benefiting TCSAR, 9 p.m. Friday at the Pink Garter Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m. $7. PinkGarterTheatre.com.
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