Greetings one and all,
We hope everyone had a fine holiday season and is moving into the new year with a good heart and an eye to the future. To Angus Mohr, that means the Irish bacchanalia known as St. Patrick’s Day. The phone has been ringing and emails have been flying regarding performance possibilities. This has resulted in the busiest ever St. Pat’s schedule for us.
In a large nutshell, here is what has shaken out:
- Saturday, March 12, The Olde Town Arvada St. Patrick’s Day Festival has invited us back for an unprecedented 3rd year in a row to close out the festival from 4:15 to 6:00 PM.
- Saturday, March 12, The Odyssey Beerwerks St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. We will head to the Odyssey directly from the festival (we hope you will too—seating is limited, as they say) and begin the celebration at 8:30 and play until around 11:30.
- Thursday, March 17, the Fado St. Patrick’s Day Concert in Downtown Denver. We will be performing from 5:30 to 7:30 at this premier event. We would love to see many Angus Mohr fans decked out in their Angus Mohr-wear mixing in with and/or leading the madness.
- Friday and Saturday March 18 and 19, The Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen. This year the Little Bear is having its St. Patrick’s Day Celebration as a fine finale to the High Holy Days of Irish-ness. They were undecided whether Friday or Saturday would be best and decided to hedge their bets and have us there both nights.
So, five shows at four venues in eight days. It will take some serious stamina . We will be working out long and hard to get ready, and so should you if we are all to survive unscathed for Tartan Day in April.
We look forward to seeing you in March, and will stay in touch with progress on our recording projests.
Sincerely and faithfully,
Here’s the discount ticket for Herman’s Hideaway. Print up as many as you’d like:
Or simply use this password at the door: Brilliant!
See you there!
If you’re planning on bringing a dish to share for the DEFY!/Angus Mohr Holiday Party, please leave a comment below with your contribution/s. This way we will at least have some vague notion of what may appear upon our tables!
Also, please RSVP on the event page, so we also have some idea of how many folks may be attending. Thank you!
Once again Angus Mohr is lending their talent and bending your ear to help raise money for a good cause. They’ll be playing a benefit show for Give Max a Lift, from 2pm-6pm on May 31st at Defy! Crossfit, 6850 W. 116th Ave, Unit A, in Broomfield.
Ten year old Max Watson was the first of fourteen patients identified with the newly discovered metabolic disorder Cobalamin X. From birth, Max has faced developmental challenges including an inability to walk or stand. Because his condition compromises his immune system, Max attends fourth grade via a remote classroom. His family cares for him in their home, moving Max many times each day and ensuring that his life is rich and full.
However, the ease with which a parent can lift and carry an infant disappears as the child grows. Max’s family has reached a point where they need to install overhead ceiling lifts and make the additional home modifications that will enable them to care for Max for the next ten years and beyond.
Because his was the condition that helped not only define the disease, but has given researchers new insight into the dynamic relationship between metabolism and cellular composition, Max’s challenges strengthen the ability of doctors to make accurate diagnoses and provide appropriate care to patients with a variety of metabolic conditions.
He also loves the sound of bagpipes.
So, let’s give Max a lift. Let’s lighten the cares of his family. Let’s, once again, fan the flame of the hearth where we gather to keep those we love as close as we can for as long as we can. It is the warmest light we know.
***The Maximilian M. Watson Trust is a special needs trust registered in the State of Colorado to distribute monies in support of this child. All funds are accounted for and distributed by the Trust.
Angus Mohr wants to sincerely thank all who attended our St. Patrick’s Day shows. You likely noticed something different.
“On lead guitar, please welcome Mike Aggson.” What??? Colorado’s own Highland Rock N’ Roll band with a guitar player of Viking descent? The Vikings historically came in, and caused a commotion. However, Angus Mohr takes its name from a man who found a way to make peace with Viking invaders just before the turn of the first millennium. They say history repeats…
On January 1st, 2014, our good friend and compatriot, Mark “Byrd” Tester, announced the decision to hang up his Stratocaster and return to real life. It is an amicable parting. Byrd is a great friend and guitar player. We will miss him dearly.
Of all the comments Angus Mohr v2.0 got during the St. Patrick’s blitz of shows, our favorite is “sounds like you guys have been practicing a lot”. Indeed. We have rediscovered how much we really like what we do. We have also rediscovered our catalog of original music, so expect to hear live the Angus Mohr that usually only lives on our recordings. With Mike’s wide musical background, some material will sound more traditional and some will intensify with increased stylistic fusion. We’ll also be coaxing Gusty Christensen (another Viking!!!), our live and studio sound engineer, onto the stage to play didgeridoo, tapping into the tribal feel of our Angus Mohr family.
One thing is certain, Angus Mohr is what it is—an American band proud of its mixed cultural heritage. We are proud to pay homage to the past, but strive to be true to our personal musical history. We wear our Kilts with pride, and relish crashing power chords into century’s old music in our own American way.
Angus Mohr Version 2.0 is looking forward to continuing our adventures. We invite anyone with thoughts and comments in this regard share them with us at www.angusmohr.com, where you will also find more information regarding Mike and what he brings to us.
Whatever has been, whatever may be, we remain sincerely yours,
If you’re bringing something to the potluck, please let us know what you’re bringing in the comments section below. Don’t forget to RSVP on the event page.
Thank you very much, we look forward to seeing you at the party!
Saturday September 28th, at the Rialto Theater, we would like you to join us, Angus Mohr, in showing those who have lost so much that they do not stand alone. The show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. We’ll be donating a portion of the money taken in to local organizations helping Northern Colorado’s flood victims. The more seats we fill, the more money we’ll give. We’ll also be donating a percentage of merchandise sales.
On stage, we’ve long joked about whiskey being the water of life. However, when the waters of life rise, as they did for so many, it’s music that helps us climb to higher ground where we can all stand together. You don’t need to know the words to raise your voice; you don’t need to know the steps to dance.
You don’t need a roof either, but we are lucky enough to still have one at Loveland’s historic Rialto Theater. Our Rialto show has always been a celebration of our connection to other Front Range musicians. In addition to sharing the stage with acts like Skanson and Hansen, Angus Mohr’s line-up always grows by a member or two the night of the Rialto Show. We still rock out, but it’s also a chance to get our art on. We’ll play songs rarely heard at festival or club shows that embody the fullest expression of who we are. So, come on, express yourself; come dance and sing along. Let’s do some good while having a good time.
Get your tickets here!
So, we’ve recently sold out of our stock of our debut album, Live At The Nomad | Celtic Concert for Tibet, both in our own merchandise store and at CDBaby.com. However, there are a still a few copies left at the online store IndieRhythm.com. If you don’t have this album in your collection yet, I suggest that you take this opportunity to pick it up while you still can. Once they are gone, they will be gone forever! (I know, it is very sad, isn’t it?)
There may be a few brand new copies floating around out there elsewhere, but right now your best bet would be to grab one from IndieRhythm right now. *Hint, hint.*
PS – It wouldn’t be a bad idea to pick up a copy of The Heroic Adventures while you’re at it, as we are also getting frightfully low on quantity of that album as well, and I don’t forsee any new copies getting made any time soon.
It’s been a long time, I know…
We hope that so far, 2013 has been a good year for all of you!
We are excited to be playing again soon, and St. Patrick’s Day will be upon us in no time! We have two great shows coming up in anticipation of the greenest of holidays. (Nothing says “Happy St. Patty’s Day” quite like green beer, am I right? No?)
On Friday night, March 15, we will be playing at Nissi’s, a lovely, intimate venue, offering delicious food, drink, and plenty of room to dance! Nissi’s is located at 2675 North Park Drive in Lafayette. The show begins at 7:30, and tickets are $15. Order your tickets here.
On Saturday night, March 16, we will be tearing it up at the Little Bear in Evergreen, one of our favorite shows of the year. The Little Bear is located at 28075 Colorado 74. Our start time is 9:00, and admission will be $8 at the door.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
If you’re planning on coming to the Holiday Party, please RSVP on the event page, here. If you’re bringing something to the potluck, please let us know what you’re bringing in the comments section below.
Thank you very much, we look forward to seeing you at the party!