Majestic melodies for the High Country |

Majestic melodies for the High Country

Daily News staff reports


Free music at Dillon Amphitheatre

The New Orleans Suspects, featuring members of The Radiators, The Neville Bros., James Brown Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and CR Gruver from Polytoxic, will perform a free show at the Dillon Amphitheatre tonight as part of the Friday Night Concert Series. The band combines original songs in the New Orleans style with hits and obscurities from the Allen Toussaint and Dr. John songbooks, as well as performing favorites from the Radiators, Nevilles and Dirty Dozen repertoire. The free show starts at 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Copper hosts Sarah Angela & The Meanies

Sarah Angela & The Meanies will play a free show on the Pavilion Lawn Stage at Copper Mountain tonight. The band plays vocal, twirling, soulful songs with a folksy-indie-rock vibe. Sarah, known better as "SA," started out at a baby age singing to anyone who would listen. After traveling and singing her way across the country for a few years, she moved to Denver and formed the group Sarah Angela & The Meanies. The show is from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Two nights of Oakhurst in Keystone

The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will be rocking to the sounds of Oakhurst today and Saturday. Take a string band and swap out the banjo player for a groovy drummer, and you're well on your way to understanding the sound of Oakhurst. The band spikes traditional bluegrass with rock 'n' roll and a kamikaze rhythmic sensibility. That danceable concoction, along with three-part harmonies and city-billy swagger, keeps the band in high demand. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

Cherry Veil rocks AOB

Jam to the original rock sounds of Cherry Veil today at Alma's Only Bar. Michael Chodosh, of Cherry Veil, said the band's inspiration is "the belief that this world will someday be a healthy place to live for everyone, good music and great food." As for the band's live set, "we are told it is a good show," Chodosh said. "We put energy into it and connect songs to make it as entertaining as we can. … It will be a pleasure meeting the people in Alma. We are really excited, as this will be our first time there." The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

South Park musicians play hometown show

Local band King & I will play a free show at the South Park Saloon today. King & I is a six-piece ensemble of some the most legendary musicians in the South Park area. With more than 50 years of combined experience, King & I covers the classic rock genre with a few originals. Some of the members of King & I have performed with such artists as John Popper of Blues Travelers, Lubriphonic, Rising Lion, Salem and Strive Roots. The band's performances are energetic and upbeat. The show starts at 8 p.m. Visit for more information.


Free Money at The Barkley

The Barkley Ballroom will host a free show with Smooth Money Gesture on Saturday night. Smooth Money Gesture is the very essence of a modern American rock 'n' roll band. Since the early 2000s, the band has been honing in on its sound, bringing its music from the East Coast to Alaska and finally landing in Nederland, where the band permanently resides. The quartet's sound is rooted in rock 'n' roll with elements of funk, bluegrass, metal and electronica, producing a jam-based, high-energy, psychedelic creation all their own. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

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Last concert of season for Bravo!

Bravo! Vail's 26th season concludes on Saturday with "Four Piano Bash," featuring Bravo! Vail artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott and acclaimed pianists Pedja Muzijevic, Stephen Prutsman and Joyce Yang. The quartet will perform Carl Czerny's Quatour Concertant for Four Pianos and Bach's Concerto for Four Keyboards. The concert will take place at 6 p.m. at Vail Mountain School, and tickets start at $29 for general admission. For more information, visit


Booze and bluegrass at Barkley

BoozeGrass will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday. The quintet has established a sound deeply rooted in the string band and bluegrass tradition; by pushing the boundaries of acoustic instrumentation with progressive songwriting and passionate performances, BoozeGrass has quickly become one of the Pacific Northwest's premier string bands. BoozeGrass performs a genre-crossing blend of music, with songs and sounds ranging from traditional bluegrass and old-time tunes to original folk and pop songs. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.


Love, loss, adventure in Frisco

The Pete Kartsounes Band brings its award-winning songs about love, loss, hope and adventure to The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday. As a cutting-edge musician, Kartsounes is fulfilling a vision of writing music with meaning. The performer-songwriter has spent most of his life creating original music that entertains and enlightens. Through the years, his music has evolved to inspire on deeper levels and provide a helping hand to others. Led by his heart and fueled by his soul, Kartsounes is on a quest to make a difference, which is captured in his music and celebrated in his life. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

Frisco’s Concerts in the Park continue

The town of Frisco will feature music by The Haunted Windchimes as part of its free Concerts in the Park series Thursday. The Haunted Windchimes' sound draws from traditional folk and American roots music. The songs have a vintage quality, as if they might have been written yesterday or 75 years ago. Grounded in honeyed harmonies and spirited picking, it lies in a nowhere land between distinct styles: It's not quite bluegrass or blues or country. The music begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Frisco Historic Park, and refreshments are provided by and benefit Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. Visit for more information.

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