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The Constant Tourists
Such refreshing songwriting can only be coming from The Constant Tourists as they take fans on a musical journey throughout the world, anywhere from Ireland to Russia to Mexico. The band started out in small town, USA and has grown and grounded itself in Denver. Nate and Cassie Sanchez, the founders of the group, have been playing together for six years. They started out as friends, but eventually realized there was more to the relationship than just music and are now happily married. After mixing Nate’s upbeat guitar lines and natural vocal talent with Cassie’s accordion, trumpet and vocals; the couple had created a full sounding duo. Fans consistently tell them that their voices complement each other perfectly.
Within months of moving to Denver the couple filled in their sound even more with amazing local talent thereby forming the band, The Constant Tourists. Not, The Constant Travelers, as our fans sometimes like say. The band performs all original tunes featuring acoustic guitar, layered vocal harmonies, accordion, mandolin, cello, trumpet, percussion, and kazoo embellishments. Their eclectic style can only be categorized as Indie Folk with influences from The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Pink Martinis, Django Reinhardt, and the entire Zydeco genre of music. They have nearly 800 hundred fans between their website, facebook, and reverbnation sites and can promise 30+ fans at their local shows.
The band has also recorded three albums, with their debut entitled “Souvenirs.” Each of the two following records were recorded with different third-man, lead guitarists. Today, the group has six members. Joel contributes lead and rhythm mandolin with some vocal harmonies. On bass, Mike brings a smooth and virtuosic backbone to the sound. Trent's percussion glues the band together on the drums. The Constant Tourists frequent venues in Denver and the surrounding area such as The Walnut Room (Denver, CO), Odell's Brewery (Fort Collins, CO), Adobe Inn (Taos, NM), The Mercury Café (Denver, CO), D’Note (Arvada, CO), Waterloo (Louisville, CO), and The Pioneer Inn (Nederland, CO).
Check out The Constant Tourists for yourself. You won’t regret it!
Photo Courtesy of Jordan 2011
CASSIE SANCHEZ - VOCALS, TRUMPET & ACCORDION
NATHAN SANCHEZ - GUITAR & VOCALS
MIKE DUDLEY - BASS
JOEL AMBROSINO - MANDOLIN AND VOCALS
TRENT ANTONY- PERCUSSION
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What they’re saying...
“Good show last night! Glad we hesitated. You were the reason we didn’t leave the bar.” ~ Colorado Tourist Fan
“Your CD is at the top of my queue right now. I have been listening to it all week!”
- Oregon Tourist Fan
“You were great at the Starry Plough. Thanks!” - California Tourist Fan
“The songwriting is effectively matched to a raw, acoustic sound.” - RADIO INDY
“The Constant Tourists are uniquely different…well worth the listen.” –uploaded to DFJAMS.COM