Tracksuit Wedding 2020
After years of playing bluesy rock, Denver’s Tracksuit Wedding found itself in a place of evolution. Oddly enough, that revelation came during an actual remodel of the band’s studio and practice space – an inconvenience that sparked a creative conversion.
“While the studio was getting an overhaul, we started practicing in the living room,” says Keyboardist Libby Anschutz. “Sitting around the piano with acoustic instruments forced us to slow things down and really think about the band’s sound.”
The more intimate setting stirred up something unexpected: a mutual love of country and Americana music.
“We’ve always had a little bit of a roots country vibe in our music, but the more intimate setting made us realize it’s something we all wanted. It was time to move away from really aggressive rock and incorporate a more acoustic sound,” says vocalist Ali Frankfurt
The change in direction means less electric guitar muscle and a more straight-forward, dulcet acoustic sound. The band’s new album includes different instrumentation including acoustic guitar, pedal steel, and mandolin.
Tracksuit Wedding’s new direction has been energizing for Frankfurt as it has freed her to truly embrace a more soulful and storytelling approach to singing and songwriting. The new genre naturally invites the band to contribute more vocal harmonies.
The band plans to debut their new album at several festivals in the Spring of 2020.
In The Beginning
Conceived in 2013, the band brings together seasoned players including four with music degrees, all celebrating and exploring their passion for music without limits.
They released their first self-titled EP in 2015 and in 2017 the band released their first full length album titled “Now Or Never”. The album stirs funk, rock, soul, and blues into an upbeat and delicious musical stew guaranteed to get the blood pumping and the feet moving. They followed that release up with national and international performances stretching across the United States and beyond.
In early 2019, Tracksuit Wedding released “Coming Home”, a bold anthemic collaboration with Ugandan Rap Superstar NAVIO. This single heralded a swampy, groove-based return to their roots.
Along The Way
Tracksuit Wedding has played some of the US’ most prestigious venues and festivals including:
Bottlerock Festival, Napa, CA
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Golden, CO
Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
Aspen JAS Fest, Aspen, CO
Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
KAABOO Festival, Del Mar, CA
Ogden Theater, Denver, CO
Bohemian Nights at NewWest Fest, Fort Collins, CO
#iKnow Concert Series Kampala and Kabale, Uganda
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Denver Day of Rock, Denver, CO
UMS Music Festival, Denver, CO
Ski World Championships, Vail Village, Vail, CO
Boettcher Hall with The Colorado Symphony
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
1st Bank Center Broomfield, CO
Ground Zero Blues Club Clarksdale, MS
Lafayette’s Memphis, TN
The East Room Nashville, TN
Go Pro Games Vail, CO
Levitt Pavillion Denver, CO
Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO