The Drunken Hearts
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The Drunken Hearts

Boulder, Colorado, United States | SELF

Boulder, Colorado, United States | SELF
Band Americana Bluegrass




"Drunken Hearts host acoustic Late Night during Snowball"

Providing the acoustic alternative to the late-night, post-SnowBall scene, The Drunken Hearts are set to host foot-stomping good time at Bearfish in West Vail Friday night. The band also will perform from 1 to 1:40 p.m. today at SnowBall on the Ballroom stage.

Joined by Bridget Law (fiddle player for Elephant Revival), Vail native Andrew McConathy (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Derek Shields (upright bass) and Ted Wells (drums, percussion) are taking the party deep into the night with new material from their soon-to-be-released album.

Produced by Railroad Earth's Tim Carbone, the new record, “Live for Today,” is loaded with special guests and, with drums and electric guitar, embraces a wide range of rocking instrumentation while staying true to the musicians' folk roots.

“The title track is about not wasting any time, and our time here is brief and we need to appreciate every moment and not take anything for granted,” McConathy said. “We've got songs that I would compare to a Railroad Earth feeling; we've got a straight country vibe, amazing piano and banjo solos and amazing fiddle solos from Carbone. The whole thing has a really colorful feel. It's in your face, make you dance.”

Infusing keys, fiddle and banjo into their live performances, The Drunken Hearts' honest brand of alternative mountain music resonates with folks around the West in a strong way. The show at Bearfish will begin after SnowBall at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

- Vail Daily

"Andrew McConathy Light of the Eye Album Review"

With a music festival created from his inspiration, Andrew McConathy has now put out his first music album. A true workingman’s bluegrass album, Andrew gives us a heavy dose of his Eddie Vedder/Taj Mahal-esque voice to create an album full of unique originals as well as a few covers from some of America’s most beloved songwriters, including Bob Dylan and the surging bluegrass band Railroad Earth.

Tracks like “Don’t Go” and “Big Spike Hammer” bring Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) to the mic to help soften the hardened Western tones that wind through this album. The jammy-meandering of “Dean Moriarty’s Blues” captures the essence of the song’s namesake, Neal Cassady and his historical wild bus rides to a tee. A solid album that is the obvious beginning of a budding career, Light Of The Eye is an honest reflection of Andrew’s passion, life, and musical aspirations that build a connection between his fans, music lovers, and the sacred Colorado grounds from which his inspirations grow. -


Andrew McConathy - Light of the Eye (2011) featuring members of Elephant Revival
The Drunken Hearts - Live for Today (2012) produced by Railroad Earth's Tim Carbone



The Drunken Hearts have shared the stage with names like The String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, Elephant Revival, Greensky Bluegrass, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Cornmeal, Head for the Hills and others. The Drunken Hearts' honest brand of alternative mountain music resonates deep within folks around the West. Infusing spirited vocals with guitar, upright bass, drums, fiddle, keys and banjo, you'll quickly find trouble trying to bottle their sound.