TIERRO with Bridget Law
Tierro Lee (member of Kan’Nal and producer of Arise Music Festival) plays guitar and has been composing instrumental music for 2 decades. This band represents Tierro’s most heartfelt compositions reminiscent of world music styles through his use of Arabian and Latin scales. Accompanied by Bridget Law (member of Elephant Revival) on fiddle and vocals, Charlie Parker Mertens on bass and Jonny Jyemo on drums, this super group naturally stokes the energetic fire and offers a trance experience.
Tierro Lee is a guitarist, producer, songwriter and the co-founder and producer of the ARISE Music Festival. A ten thousand person annual event held in Loveland Colorado. Tierro has been playing and working in the music industry for 30 years. As a guitarist, he founded and produced the critically acclaimed rock band Kan’Nal which released 3 CDs, a DVD and performed internationally. Later he toured the globe with blues Legend Otis Taylor as lead guitarist and played and produced on countless recordings including Hollywood films and international commercials. As an event producer, he was instrumental in launching the ARISE Music Festival and leads a team of over 1700 people each year to execute the 3 day, 7 stage, camping and music festival event located in Loveland CO.
Bridget Law was born and raised in Colorado. She loves the mountains and the music that hails from them! Playing the fiddle has been her passion since her youth. She is a founding member of the group Elephant Revival which formed in 2006 and has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada and beyond. Bridget’s musical aspirations have led her on stage with many well known musicians such as Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Lyle Lovett, Ani Difranco, Michael Franti, Little Feat, George Clinton, String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band and more. Original music is her passion and she enjoys supporting creative people as they dive into new realms of music. Currently her main musical project is with her true love and life partner Tierro Lee. You will also see her guesting often with WE DREAM DAWN, Bonfire Dub and Elephant Revival.
Charlie Parker Mertens
Charles Parker Mertens is a multi-genre bassist, cellist, and producer. He has performed with Thievery Corporation, Les Nubians, and Cyril Neville and can be seen playing with Swing Fiddle Champion Katie Glassman, as well as Tony Furtado, Fox St. Allstars, Analog Son, and many, many more. Charles loves to try and be authentic and aware of cultural nuance in any style that he is playing. www.charlesparkermertens.com
Mainly known for his skills as a drummer and percussionist, Jonny Jyemo is also known as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer. One of the top calls in the CO music scene, Jonny was tapped by Tierro in the beginning days of the project to handle rhythm duties. Having studied and played in many countries abroad, Jyemo is often called on by bands that are influenced musically from parts of the world outside of the states. Having grown up in the midwest, Jonny also has his musical roots in funk and rock at his disposal. Catch him in various projects playing throughout Colorado and across the country. You can also see him in the bandleader chair with his Latin beats meets reggae group, Jyemo Club..
KymBreanne – Performance Art Coordinator
KymBreanne is an American Cabaret belly dancer, fitness professional, and kids yoga teacher based out of Evergreen, Colorado. Her approach to movement is rooted in mindfulness, posture, and alignment. She began belly dancing nearly a decade ago and is known for her energetic and vibrant stage presence. KymBreanne specializes in entrancing audiences with props such as sword, veil, fan-veil, tray, wings, and more! She is co-founder of the Infinity Dance Collective which has been featured at Arise Music Festival, Campout for the Cause, Cervantes Ballroom, and various community belly dance shows. Namaste Healing & Meditation hosts KymBreanne’s belly dancing classes, private sessions, and personal training. KymBreanne is also available for workshops and private parties. Contact email@example.com for booking.