(Robin) Davis and Dreem Machine have shelved the acoustic andpicked up the electric instruments, blasting out rock tunes driven by apulsing and pushing drum rhythm at a hot pace. The trio, who are guitarplayer and vocalist Robin Davis, bass player and vocalist Jimi Davis anddrummer Matt Cottle, may dip into Robin Davis bluegrass catalog, but thisis a whole different musical animal, a stoner and psychedelic rock playingpower trio influenced by Van Halen, The Melvins and other rock bandsfrom the classic and indie-rock canon.The band came together when Cottle met Robin and Jimi as theywere performing bluegrass as The Robin Davis Duo at a Front Range venuein 2017. While the music of the duo is filed under bluegrass, its always hada dark and heavy element, leaning more toward hard rock than breezy folk.It also turned out all three lived in Pagosa Springs, a casual coincidencethat made forming Dreem Machine easy.I heard it and immediately was enamored with them. The drop D, thechunky riffs, and these hooks and lines that they were doing, Cottle said.I remember walking away going, Oh my gosh, Id love to play with theseguys. And it turned out we were in the same circle. Robin and Jimi wereexcited to plug it in and turn it up, and its now been a couple of years andwe have more original music. Yeah, its been awesome.While both Robin and wife, Jimi, remain prolific in their writing, much ofwhich could be recorded by theirs, or any bluegrass band, its always had arock element and could go into genres that arent twang-driven andacoustic-minded.A lot of the duo material was always begging for drums, Robin Davissaid. But really thats not a surprise because thats the sound I had in myhead when I was writing this stuff.