Shanti Groove at Sherpa and Yetis in Breckenridge Colorado March 22, 2006

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After a wildly successful Terrapin Beer Fest Tour in the southeast, Shanti returns to their homebase for Colorado touring.

Shanti Groove returns to their home base of Boulder Colorado after appearing in the southeast as part of the Terrapin Jam Fest Tour 2006 co-sponsored by Terrapin Beer and Hittin the Note Magazine. Shanti Groove will appear at Sherpa and Yetis in Breckenridge March 22.

Shanti has just finished their sophomore disc Live at the Fox."It's a live show we recorded at the Fox Theatre last year. It's a one-disc DVD and one-disc CD project. It gets across the feeling of a live show pretty well."says bassist Juri Freeman. The cd was mastered in Nashville with acclaimed producer Scott Russe, the studio brains behind bluegrass giants like North Carolina's Doc Watson and Del McCoury. After five years on the road and almost 200 live shows in the last year alone, Live at the Fox promises to move the band to the next level.

"We take alot from our live shows," says Shanti's mandolin player John Heiland. "Sometimes we just listen to a recording of the show and realize how much we liked something about it then sit down and try to recreate it."

Shanti's groove moves along acoustical and electrical lines, combining the voice of jazz and rock with back porch bluegrass and funkified percussion. Bringing their unique sound to venues nationwide, the band provides a musical celebration of the 'groove' kind.

The band has shared the stage with an all-star cast of musicians including: Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Col. Bruce Hampton, Oteil Burbridge, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom, The Big Wu, Acoustic Syndicate, Steve Kimock,the David Grisman Quintet,Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Billy Nershi (SCI) and Moonshine Still.

Recently recognized by the Denver Post as "a band clearly on the rise," and by Jam Base as one of the twelve bands to watch in 2004, Shanti Groove has spent the past year steadily touring, performing nearly 200 successful shows. Inciting high energy dancing, Shanti Groove is renowned for their candid live show, which includes interplay between electric improvisation, and un-plugged jams with the audience.

"Shanti Groove is a band that transitions brilliantly from acoustic to electric, with delicate picking and jammed-out improv. On complex instrumental songs, it's evident that the band is reverent of the intricate Appalchian sound that's at the core of the newgrass movement." - The Wilmington Star News,2006

"The music accomplishes being both fast and technical, while melodious at the same time..." - Encore Publishing 2006

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