Meet the Band

From the high mountain river-valley of Durango Colorado comes a six piece funk-adelic-grass band called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. Since it’s creation in 2012, the band has strived to have nothing but a good time. Their unique sound and high energy performances have lead them to share the stage with the likes of the Kitchen Dwellers, Head for the Hills, Gipsy Moon, WhiteWater Ramble, Tony Furtado, and Bill Nershi to name a few.

The band got it’s start in 2012 when Patrick Storen and Emily Winter met and started playing music together. A few common fiddle tunes and Grateful Dead numbers later, the two were ready to perform. Searching for the missing link, they enlisted the help of funk master and bass player Derek Abt. In time, young ”river ridin’ flat-pickin” Dylan Ruckel joined on guitar and vocals. With the addition of drummer Carter Colia and banjo/keys and vocalist Tyler Rice, Liver Down the River was formed.

The music is a blend of original compositions and improvisational journeys that paint a picture for the listener. Each member brings their own inspirations and elements to the sound. From the high peaks of bluegrass, deepest pockets of the funk, and outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created. Inspiration comes from the band’s collective adventures, lessons of growing older, the following of the soul, and the ability to keep on moving on.

When you set out on summer tour only to find second winter. Patty has a new #shreddingmachine and will make its first debut this weekend! See you soon Denver! #electricmandolin #liverterr #lifeyoulove #whiteoutblizzard #earlymorningchunes #hopewemakeit
Timeline Photos The mist gently feathering the mountains with the first glimpses of morning. We're coming for you...Denver, Steamboat, Boulder.
The mist gently feathering the mountains with the first glimpses of morning. We're coming for you...Denver, Steambo…
"The road we're on is long
Not a dollar to our name
But we've found love..."

- From "Shape We're In"
By Patrick Storen

#collegiatepeaks #coloradorockies #wheresyourliver #liverterr #lifeyoulove #idratherbeincolorado
Timeline Photos Liver is hitting the beach tonight Buena Vista! Come dance in the moonlight on the banks of the beautiful Arkansas river at @riverrunnerscolorado. The weather is crisp and so are the tunes. Let's boogie! #wheresyourliver #liverterr #lifeyoulove #riverdaze #riverlife #funkideligrass ...
First wave of Summer Tour 2019! We're excited and honored to play some of our favorite venues and festivals this summer. Tag your friends and get your Liver on the boat... We're headed down river! Thanks to Johannah Dwyer for ...
Hear ye, hear ye Liver fans far and wide! Summer tour is looking good! Unsure where to find all the dates? Just visit our website. Find yourself at a liver show near you!
We can't wait to tear it up at ARISE Music Festival this year alongside Railroad Earth Leftover Salmon THE MAIN SQUEEZE Rising Appalachia Music Tenth Mountain Division Jj Evanoff and so much more! Who's coming out!?
We are thrilled to be performing at @AriseFestival Aug 2-4, 2019. Come find us in beautiful Colorado! Tickets now a…
Liver Down The River has a show on 11/30/2018 at 08:00 PM @ Animas City Theatre in Durango, CO…

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