The Rose Valley Thorns share new single “Steel Strings” in anticipation of the release of their self-titled debut album on July 12th. “Steel Strings” echoes the conflicted nature of being a musician; expressing the difficulties of building a career in music while maintaining the allure of the creative process. Bandmember Joshua Bergmann describes his relationship with music as a “feeling of being trapped by this indescribable passion”.
The song features Alice Wallace, who won the 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year at the California Country Awards and the previous year’s Best Country/Americana Artist at the L.A. Music Critic Awards. “Steel Strings” was recorded live at the Grammy Award winning Canyon Hut Studios, using vintage ribbon microphones.
Steel Strings follows the single “There’s An App For That” which is a careful blending of bluegrass and Americana roots music. “There’s An App For That” collides old and new, expressing the difficulties of coping with real world problems. As said by one of the band members, “It’s a song about wishing for something simpler in this overwhelmingly complex and technologically oriented world.”
The Rose Valley Thorns also announce a number of tours in Colorado and surrounding states:
7/5 Mike Kelly’s Westsider Kansas City, MO
7/6 Mike Kelly’s Westsider Kansas City, MO
7/7 Live on River Trade Radio Kansas City, MO
7/12 Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery Montrose, CO
7/13 Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery Denver, CO
7/14 Odell Brewing Co. Fort Collins, CO
7/15 Sancho’s Broken Arrow Denver, CO
7/19 The Laughing Goat Boulder, CO
7/20 Red Truck Beer Fort Collins, CO
7/21 Triple Nickel Tavern Colorado Springs, CO
7/25 Mercury Cafe Denver, CO
The Rose Valley Thorns, with their youthful energy and eclectic musical influences came to life when brothers Joshua and Jared Bergmann began performing together. Joshua was on the Mandolin and Jared on the guitar. Corey Highberg joined The Rose Valley Thorns as bassist shortly thereafter.