Carbondale, Colorado’s LET THEM ROAR is a band much like a stream 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 that brings their hearts to the stage and shares the meaning and purpose of their lives through their original music, LTR weaves a tapestry of transcendental folk from threads of tradition. Each member honors their history while pushing their creative boundaries. It’s the expression of a group close in friendship, and who have played together in various forms for nearly a decade.
Dual lead vocals feature soaring, powerhouse singer Olivia Pevec and the sweet and fierce dynamics of Sophia Clark (also on acoustic guitar). Their harmonies hypnotize and command awe, and have been compared to First-Aid Kit, Girly Man, & Gillian Welch with David Rawlings. 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 experience, and is equally at home putting together electric 11-piece bands for a dance party that spills onto the street.
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 movements vital to our human rights have also featured their 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 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, SHEL, Pato Bantan and the Now Generation, Tab Benoit, Paper Bird, The Shook Twins, 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