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  • Gideon's Rifle

Gideon's Rifle is an Americana/Folk band created in Louisville Ky in 2012
Formed in the spring of 2012 by lead songwriters Shannon Vetter and Alexander Coltharp. Gideon's Rifle soon added Kimberly Mcdaniel on Madolin and former Cascade Hollow band member Jake Senier on upright bass. Cellist Byron Farrar was recruited,as was Jake, directly out of the University of Louisville's performance music program.
Predominantly influenced by traditional american roots music and Kentucky bluegrass, Gideon's Rifle focuses on strong vocal harmonies and arrangement/orchestration guided by the classical training utilized by its members. The combination of self taught folk musicians and well versed classically trained musicians finds Gideon's Rifle irrevently sliding in and out of Americana, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, and full on classical orchestration.
Josh Coffey of Bawn in the Mash, Emily Caudill of Blunt Honey, Blair Joseph of the Bridge 19, Ryan Cothron of Echo Gray, just to name a few, are all included in the rotating second lead instrumentalists you can find playing with them on any given night.
Sounds Like: Crooked Still, Whiskeytown, The Avett Brothers, The Felice Brothers, Drive-By Truckers