TIERRO BAND with Bridget Law
TIERRO Band with Bridget Law is comprised of five world-class musicians from very distinct genres. The group was formed in 2012 and has been winning over audiences ever since with its unique Roma Grass musical style. Colorado’s favorite folk fiddler Bridget Law, a founder of the Americana group Elephant Revival, brings her soaring, award-winning musicianship to the stage. Tierro Lee, of the world music band Kan’Nal and lead guitarist for blues-legend Otis Taylor, supplies world-beat inspired melodies. Charles Parker Mertens who studied ragas in India, jazz in the US, toured with Thievery Corporation and Rapidgrass, lays it down on the upright bass. Jonny Jyemo studied extensively in Cuba and Puerto Rico. He plays a percussion kit formed out of a cajon, bongos and a hi-hat and his rhythms are the backbone of the group. In 2019 the band added Nabin Shrestha, a true Tabla Master who was born and raised in Nepal and now lives in Colorado. Arriving on a floating carpet powered by a magical genie, this band of world-class musicians creates a rich tapestry of sonic elegance that stirs the soul as they take the listener on an inspired and creative journey around the globe. A listening experience over a decade in the making
Tierro Lee is a guitarist, studio owner, songwriter and event producer. 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 countless recordings.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for booking.