Van Beek and his crack outfit of Tulsa-Sound practitioners echo Cale, Clapton, Leon Russell and the down-home blues grooves of sawdust barrooms across the heartland.
On their third CD, Blast, the Plates pack a heap of intensity into their tight compositions, with most of the tunes clocking in around the three-minute mark and one track, “Sugar at the Controls,” barely exceeding 68 seconds.
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Colorado’s Gasoline Lollipops are on the rise. The tenacious Boulder-based group grafts inspired alt-folk songwriting to the rootsy sounds of country, rockabilly and bluegrass.
The announcement that Quixote’s True Blue was closing this past October came as a shock to its dedicated patrons. More than just a bar to its regular clientele, the Denver jam-music venue represented a way of life.
The Workshy is a beautiful testament to six musicians from very different musical styles coming together to create a sound we haven’t heard before. From funk to prog, as well as jazz, disco and Latin.