in the power of music to Connect, to Heal, and Inspire. We are a band in service to this power in a way that builds bridges not walls, cultivates meaningful community, and drawls upon the music of our ancestors.
ABOUT the band
Carbondale, Colorado’s LET THEM ROAR is a band much like a river rising from the Rocky Mountains – woven of strong currents, flowing towards the direction of truth, and brought together by an inspired sense of purpose. A band bent on bringing their hearts to the stage and sharing the meaning of their lives through their original music, LET THEM ROAR weaves a tapestry of progressive-folk from threads of tradition.
Their music reflects their home, which is nestled deep in the heart of the Elk Mountains. It’s a land where a confluence of Culture and Wildlands come together. Farmers, immigrants, naturalists, adventure-seekers, musicians and artisans call this home, with it’s roaring rivers, big mountains, and wildlife. LET THEM ROAR’s music swells of inspiration from this land and its people. It’s an expression from a group born and raised in these mountains, who are close in friendship, and who have played together in various forms for nearly a decade.
Tha band’s dual lead vocals feature the soaring, powerhouse singer Olivia Pevec and the sweet & fierce dynamics of Sophia Clark (also on acoustic guitar). Their harmonies hypnotize and command awe, and have been compared to First-Aid Kit, Ani DiFranco, & Gillian Welch. Lead guitarist Mateo Sandate is an imaginative-mastermind exploring sounds, textures, and loops like Bill Frisell and solos akin to Pat Metheny; and Ashton Taufer on acoustic bass supports the sonic pallet and groove with finesse reminiscent of a young Charlie Haden. This dynamic group enjoys bringing an intimate acoustic experiences as their primary expression, though are equally at home putting together 11-piece electric bands for dance parties that spill into the streets.
LET THEM ROAR is more than a band. They are inspiring change from within one’s self, as well as in the community, and remind us that we are all valuable, we all have dignity, and we are empowered to make the change we desire to see in this world. They speak their truth on stage and off. LET THEM ROAR has frequently performed in support of the immigrant rights movement and protection of wild lands from oil & gas development in Colorado. Congregations supporting influential human rights movements have also featured LTR’s music in churches and spiritual services across the state. LET THEM ROAR believes in supporting movements that honor the earth and its people from the ground up. They are doing this one show and one song at a time.
LET THEM ROAR has a live album and three studio EP’s. Their song “We Are Not The Broken Ones” off of the TRIAD EP was featured on the May 2018 Relix CD sampler. They have performed in premiere venues and festivals throughout Colorado and have supported bands such as Elephant Revival, The Shook Twins, SHEL, Pato Bantan and the Now Generation, Tab Benoit, Paper Bird, Band of Heathens, Hit & Run Bluegrass, The Samples and more.
LET THEM ROAR from the Mountains
LET THEM ROAR with Joy
LET THEM ROAR for Love
Vocals / Olivia Pevec
Vocals, Guitar / Sophia Clark
Vocals, Guitar / Mateo Sandate
Vocals, Bass / Ashton Taufer