The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern on Hwy. 6 in Keystone promises a fun weekend music lineup, starting with the Grateful Dead cover band, American Beauty, tonight. American Beauty includes current and former members of the Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue and Shakedown Street, Dave Kochmann (lead guitar, vocals), Jim Allard (bass, vocals), Stef Briggs (keyboard, vocals), Andy Sweetser (drums) and occasionally Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra (rhythm guitar, vocals)."American Beauty is the real deal when it comes to recreating the sounds and vibe of the good ol' Grateful Dead scene," promoter Dewey Paul Moffitt writes.On the docket for Saturday is Jerry Joseph & Steve Drizos. Joseph, whose influences include Elvis Costello, John Lennon, Neil Young and Steve Earle, has collaborated with jam scene kings Widespread Panic and was a founding member of the band Little Women in the late '80s. He is also a member of side project Stockholm Syndrome, his on-again, off-again collaboration with Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Eric McFadden (EMT, P-Funk), Wally Ingram (David Lindley, Sheryl Crow) and Danny Louis (Gov't Mule)."Usually, if I think something's cool it stays with me," Joseph stated in a press release. "When I write I go to my brother's house in Mexico, and I don't write with drum machines or four-tracks. I tend to write on just acoustic guitar, and sometimes I can get out a couple songs a day if I'm in the groove.""I'm finally getting old enough that I might actually get good at this," Joseph stated. "I think the writers that are aging and growing with their art are fascinating. This is really the first time with pop music that we've been able to watch people get old. If they're cool and writing about it, like Dylan or Neil Young, they're sort of documenting the process. In my own broken way, I'm trying to do that, too."
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