Greg Schochet and Little America with Clay Rose
2037 13th Street
Greg Schochet & Little America may be a newly formed band, but one that has been a long time coming. Greg is twenty-plus years into a Colorado performing career, including 16 years as lead guitarist for Halden Wofford & Hi-Beams. His first foray into fronting a band is heavy on musical vision and loaded with accomplished players.
Already renowned as a first-call country and bluegrass picker, Greg has assembled a crew to funnel that experience into a Western Swing powerhouse that harkens back to Colorado’s halcyon 70s era. With pedal steel and alto sax bringing the country and swing bona fides, upright bass, and drums keep it dancing. Sure, there are Bob Wills, Emmylou Harris, and Red Knuckles nods, but also original songs and deep cuts from unexpected sources.
The band has been warmly received in its first season of touring, with appearances at the Pagosa Folk ’n Bluegrass Festival, Dairy Center for the Arts, Harvest Fest in Paonia, and the Boulder Theater.