Fare Thee Well Quixote’s True Blue
Dec07

Fare Thee Well Quixote’s True Blue

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.

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Denver’s Workshy hit the Road
Sep20

Denver’s Workshy hit the Road

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.

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Steely Dan and Steve Winwood — Camden, NJ, July 3, 2016
Jul26

Steely Dan and Steve Winwood — Camden, NJ, July 3, 2016

The current incarnation of Steely Dan is comfortably faithful to the old sound. Fagen mostly plays the piano, but also offered up some plastic organ with its funky slide effect, as with his classic solo in “Do it Again.” Fagen is a self-taught keyboardist, who refined his jazz harmonies by going to see Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis when he was developing as a musician.

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Gasoline Lollipops Take Alt Country Higher
Jun02

Gasoline Lollipops Take Alt Country Higher

The Gasoline Lollipops actually started as a kind of psychobilly or punk-rock country band, whatever you want to call it, but right now it leans closer to alt-country with a little punk rock edge.

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Talking Samples with Will James and Sean Kelly
Apr20

Talking Samples with Will James and Sean Kelly

With every new year since the band began in Boulder in the late ’80s, the Samples have kept going. Thanks mainly to the indefatigable and prolific Sean Kelly, the group still bring its infectious sound to stages all across the land. Since the ’80s the music has evolved to include the unique contributions of the its latest members. Kelly and company don’t cover the same old ground, yet their roots are always there.

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Nate Todd & Whiskey Tango Blaze Through the Colorado Jam Scene
Aug07

Nate Todd & Whiskey Tango Blaze Through the Colorado Jam Scene

Whiskey Tango is a Denver-based jamband that can shift seamlessly from bluegrass and country to funk and good-times rock and roll. The band, which took the Denver Westword’s Best Jamband/Improv Group award four years in a row (2011-2014), continues to impress audiences in the state of Colorado and is taking their sound over the state line.

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