Trout Steak Revival Swims Toward Fall

After completing its initial run of 2015 dates a few weeks ago, Trout Steak Revival just announced its fall tour, featuring more than two dozen gigs in the U.S. As the Denver-based bluegrass band says, “The road is calling again.”

Earlier this year Pollstar interviewed Trout Steak Revival banjo player Travis McNamara about how the band got its start, winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition, and the March release of its first studio album, Brighter Ever Day.

“We’ve really been road testing the material and I think it’s a really positive, kind of hopeful record,” McNamara told Pollstar. That stuff just feels so good to sing about night after night. … It feels good for [the audience], it feels good for us. We get energy from them and so we just ended up writing some songs that are chasing that.”

The fall tour launches Sept. 12 with a gig in Boulder, Colo. But first the band has a few dates booked in August, including an appearance at Winter Park Beer Festival in Winter Park, Colo., on Saturday. Here’s the plan for the fall:  

Sept. 12 – Boulder, Colo., Fox Theatre         
Sept. 24 – Rhinelander, Wis., Nicolet College
Sept. 25 – Winona, Minn., Prairie Island Campground (Boats And Bluegrass)
Sept. 26 – Winona, Minn., Prairie Island Campground (Boats And Bluegrass)
Oct. 2 – Chicago, Ill., Beat Kitchen  
Oct. 3 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Founders Brewing Co.
Oct. 5 – Owensboro, Ky., International Bluegrass Music Museum  
Oct. 6 – Louisville, Ky., Zanzabar    
Oct. 7 – Franklin, Tenn., The Factory At Franklin    
Oct. 8 – Asheville, N.C., Asheville Music Hall         
Oct. 10 – Roseland, Va., Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. (The Festy Experience)
Oct. 11 – Roseland, Va., Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. (The Festy Experience)
Oct. 14 – St. Louis, Mo., The Bootleg @ Atomic Cowboy 
Oct. 15 – Columbia, Mo., The Bridge
Oct. 17 – Lawrence, Kan., Jackpot Music Hall         
Oct. 23 – Fort Collins, Colo., Hodi’s Half Note       
Nov. 11 – Bend, Ore., Volcanic Theatre Pub            
Nov. 12 – Eugene, Ore., Hi Fi Music Hall    
Nov. 13 – Seattle, Wash., Nectar Lounge     
Nov. 14 – Portland, Ore., Star Theater          
Nov. 15 – Bellingham, Wash., Green Frog Cafe       
Nov. 18 – Sandpoint, Idaho, Panida Theater            
Nov. 19 – Missoula, Mont., Top Hat
Nov. 20 – Whitefish, Mont., Great Northern Bar     
Nov. 21 – Bozeman, Mont., Filling Station / VFW   
Nov. 22 – Billings, Mont., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company

Nov. 11-22 are appearances with Head for the Hills

Check with your local venue for ticketing details. For more information visit and click here for Travis McNamara’s Pollstar Q&A.