The 14ers

Friday Night - 11:45pm to 12:30am @ Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar and Pub | 21+

Approachable Acoustic-Based Goodness

Life is short, do the things you love. Ryan Kirkpatrick brews lively lyrics with catchy acoustic based rock songs to share with you, spends lots of time outdoors, and smiles often. 
The 14ers (named after the highest mountain peaks in Colorado) is a musical adventure led by Kirkpatrick himself. "I don't care who you are. It doesn't matter where you come from. I've got the altitude ... come and get some!" sings Kirkpatrick in 'Get Some', a song in which the mountains sing to the outdoor enthusiasts that recreate on them.
And if creating music that feels this good is a crime -- there are many talented musicians that are guilty by their association with Kirkpatrick. Barry Bates (drums), Stu Cruden (bass), Andrew Berlin (co-producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist), Jacob Anderson and Chris Hatton (keys) frequently join Kirkpatrick on stage along with other top-notch musicians around the country. "One of the highlights of my life is making music with like-minded, talented, and good-hearted musicians... I'm very lucky to have the collaborators I do", says Kirkpatrick. 
Clearly they're doing something right, drawing crowds at festivals and breweries in Colorado all the way to venues like the Hotel Cafe and SOhO in California -- sharing billing over the years with Howie Day, ALO, Rusted Root, The Wind and The Wave, and more. Bikes (a song about drinking beer and riding bicycles) boasts purely fun and memorable lyrics with writing credit to Matt Jennings, Mason Jennings, and Ryan Kirkpatrick. "It doesn't take much to find out that I'm crazy about where I live", confides Kirkpatrick. "And no, it's not entirely because of the amazing beer." 
The 14ers played almost 60 shows last year in 7 different US states and also released several new songs.
Kirkpatrick is no stranger to the road; he splits his time between writing/performing/recording music and guiding educational hiking, skiing, bicycling, and photography programs from the mountains and deserts of the west all the way to Africa.