Dead Horses return to Fort Collins on June 12

Dead Horses

Dead Horses return to Fort Collins on June 12


Wisconsin-based roots, indie-folk band Dead Horses return to Fort Collins on June 12 for a headlining show at Fort Collins Nursery. The concert also features a rare solo set from Alysia Kraft (Whippoorwill, The Patti Fiasco) to kick things off.

If you like and follow Americana music, Dead Horses are a band you’ll want to know. They were first introduced to Colorado by way of Elephant Revival, who invited the band to open their Petals album release tour back in 2017. Since then, tastemakers such as Mandolin Orange, Trampled by Turtles and HONEYHONEY have asked the Midwest duo to share stages throughout the Rockies, including Dead Horses’ Red Rocks Amphitheater debut last summer. 

Dead Horses return to Fort Collins on June 12

While the previously mentioned bands share a common acoustic denominator, Dead Horses are breaking free of some scene’s traditions, including the cultivation of a diverse audience, owing to Dead Horses’ strong female lead, Sarah Vos. “Vos has just enough darkness to put her somewhere between Neko Case and Caitlin Canty. It’s a beautiful instrument.” – Glide Magazine


After releasing their nationally acclaimed 2018 album, My Mother the Moon, which earned profiles from Noisey to Democracy Now!, Dead Horses spent the better half of the last year touring and recording. Blending elements of traditional roots with contemporary indie folk, Dead Horses writes music that is unflinchingly honest in its portrayal of modern American life, yet optimistic in its unshakable faith in brighter days to come.


Described by NPR Music as “evocative, empathetic storytelling,” My Mother the Moon earned a spot in No Depression‘s “Best Roots Music Albums of 2018” list, and Rolling Stone Country declared the duo an “Artist You Need to Know.”


It seems word made its way to legendary UK rockers THE WHO, who have selected Dead Horses to open for them on their “Moving On!” tour this fall. Why wait, check out this up-and-coming band now at an intimate venue with an affordable ticket price.

Proceeds from the show will directly benefit Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins, and aid in their mission to help single parents realize their dreams for financial independence while creating an improved quality of life for parents and their children.


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