Dynamic Americana duo Pint & A Half spins out vibrant songs overflowing with heart, soul and stories. Rooted in Salida and led by songwriter Duke Sheppard (guitar, vocals) and Tami Sheppard (vocals, percussion), the group’s music rings out with memorable melodies, expansive vocal harmonies and lingering rhythms that celebrate the colorful tradition of folk, blues and country music and expand the group’s larger-than-life sound.
Pint & A Half’s chemistry and talent for personal storytelling simmer during their energetic performances.
The duo’s sophomore release, “Boomtown Ghosts,” was recorded at Howlin’ Dog Recording Studios in Alamosa, and features the additional talents of legendary producer and musician Don Richmond. The collection is brimming with timeless tunes inspired by the local stories and history of their hometown in the mountains. Vibrating with the band’s signature tight harmonies, the songs capture the boom-and-bust, up-and-down spirit of the West while exploring universal themes including love, change, growing older, and how people relate to each other and to the complex world.
Since the release of the home-recorded debut album, “Blue Sky Earth,” Pint & A Half has toured the country playing venues and festivals throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Illinois, and Texas, performing alongside beloved, award-winning acts including The Trishas, Gabrielle Louise, Michael Hearne, Shake Russell and many others. Pint & A Half has also found a large, enthusiastic audience on Spotify, iTunes Radio and community radio stations across middle America.
In 2017, the duo received the People’s Choice honor in the South West Indy Artist Awards for “Boomtown Ghosts” and was #1 in the fan poll on the syndicated radio program “Colorado Playlist.” The EP was also one of the top 10 albums for 2017 on the show “Backroads” on KDHX FM in St. Louis, MO.
Opening acts are soul-folk artist David Ryle and Tom Gannaway, who plays classical and acoustic guitar, Irish bouzouki and the oud (pear-shaped instrument played in Syrian, Persian, Turkish, Armenian, North African and Arabic cultures).
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. $10 general admission, $5 members and students w/ ID, free for ages 12 and younger.
Baked goods, coffee, tea, and water available for purchase.