[Cover photo credit to Dave Vann]
Salt Lake City-based purveyors of Bluegrass, Pixie and The Partygrass Boys, have released “The Devil Went Down to Utah,” as their rendition of the Charlie Daniels classic, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” The band is joined by Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters on fiddle.
The track is the second track off of the band’s forthcoming covers album The Chicken Coop Vol. 1 coming out via Americana Vibes on May 19th, 2023. The track is accompanied by a music video with characters who personify Garrett and the band’s fiddliest & vocalist, Amanda Grapes in an energizing fiddle duel.
Grapes takes the lead adapting the lyrics with a personal touch as she reimagines the mythical fiddle duel in their home state of Utah. While discussing fiddle players to play the part of the Devil, they unanimously agreed on Jeremy Garrett, who graciously accepted their invitation to make a guest appearance on the track.
In addition to Grapes, the band is rounded out by Katia “Pixie” Racine (Vocals, Ukulele), Andrew Nelson (Guitar, Vocals), Ben Weiss (Mandolin, Vocals) & Zach Downes (Bass, Vocals). The Chicken Coop Vol. 1 will feature Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters on dobro, Canadian flutist Anh Phung, and Colorado banjo player, Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose.
The band will continue to embark on a spring tour ahead of the album’s release with key performances at Coca-Cola’s Last Chance Beach Bash (Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT), Wasatch Film Festival (Salt Lake City, UT), Blue Ox Music Festival (Eau Claire, WI), and more.
4/20/23 – Wasatch Film Festival
4/21/23 – Wasatch Film Festival
4/22/23 – Brighton, UT
4/23/23 – Wasatch Film Festival
4/25/23 – Ogden, UT – Ogden High School
4/27/23 – Boulder, CO – Velvet Elk
4/29/23 – Winter Park, CO – Devil’s Craft Brewery
4/30/23 – Winter Park, CO – Devil’s Craft Brewery
5/6/23 – Park City, UT – Wedding The Spur
5/11/23 – Greeley, CO – Moxie Theatre
5/12/23 – Golden, CO – Quarantina Backyard Concerts
5/13/23 – Pueblo, CO – Brue’s Alehouse
5/14/23 – Aztec, NM – Tico Time
6/3/23 – Kerrville, KY – Kerrville Folk Festival 2023
6/4/23 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Music Festival
6/8/23 – Torrey, UT – Fort Desolation Fest
6/9/23 – Hotchkiss, CO – Big B’s Delicious Orchards U-pick, Cafe & Tasting Room
6/10/23 – Loveland, CO – Sessions: Bluegrass & Brews Festival
6/16/23 – Livingston, MT – Pine Creek Lodge
6/22/23 – Eau Claire, WI – Blue Ox Music Festival
6/23/23 – Murphysboro, IL – Weekend at the Cave
9/7/23 – Vernal, UT – RiverWonderGrass
9/23/23 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond 2023
10/6/23 – Pelham, TN – Cave Fest
10/23 – Kansas, OK – Bushyhead Farm Fall Festival 2023