Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County
Friday, Jan. 1
Todd Johnson and Breaking Blues will play at the 6th Alley Bar & Grill at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area on Friday, Jan. 1. This veteran lineup of musicians plays roots blues to rockin’ blues. Led by Johnson on guitar and vocals, the songs will take you from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago to Texas and beyond. The music starts at 2:30 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://www.arapahoebasin.com for more information.
Local band plays the Goat
Zuma Road will play Goat Tavern in Keystone on Friday, Jan. 1. Zuma Road is a new local band formed in September featuring longtime locals Ryan Emmett on guitar, Dan Brewer on bass and vocals, Molly Brown on vocals, Pat Fitzgerald on drums and Max Parson on piano. The band will play a mix of original music and funky covers. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Friday, Jan. 1 and Saturday, Jan. 2
Lee Rogers Band plays two-night run in Keystone
The Lee Rogers Band will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Jan. 1 and Saturday, Jan. 2, featuring local keyboard player The X-Man. This explosive power trio fuses rock ’n’ roll with blues that leaves stages reduced to ashes. The band is led by Austin, Texas, guitarist and vocalist Rogers, whose high-powered blend of original writing mixed with covers from their biggest heroes and musical influences creates a soulful energy that is hard to resist. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788.
Two nights of Phish webcast followed by Frisco Funk
The Barkley Ballroom will be streaming the Phish show live from Madison Square Garden on a large screen projector and three TVs with concert sound on Friday, Jan. 1, as well as Saturday, Jan. 2. The streams will start each night at 7 p.m. due to noise restrictions. Following the stream Frisco Funk Collective play a set of live music. Frisco Funk Collective is a collection of the best musicians from Summit County bringing you music reminiscent of Lettuce and The Funky Meters. Free; starts at 7 p.m. both nights.
Saturday, Jan. 2
Bill Smith plays in Keystone
Goat Tavern hosts Bill Smith on Saturday, Jan. 2. Taking new steps on the grand musical journey, Bill Smith has found the ability to ferment futuristic songs with classic rock instrumentation and has been leaving music fans breathless with their heavy hitting sound. Featuring a repertoire of solid original songs seething with hooks and tastefully chosen covers, this is a band that holds a consistently high level of energy throughout their sets. The show starts at 10 p.m.; $5 cover. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Tuesday, Jan. 5
BreckCreate presents Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Chris Robinson Brotherhood will play at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge on Tuesday, Jan. 5. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (CRB), featuring the former lead singer for The Black Crowes, is an American blues rock band, touring in support of their latest release, Phosphorescent Harvest. Praised by Rolling Stone as “at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic,” it’s the band’s third long-playing album for Silver Arrow Records. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Go to breckcreate.org for tickets and more information.
Wednesday, Jan. 6
Whitewater Ramble plays the ’90s
Whitewater Ramble will play the music of the 1990s on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: Start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. Them Raggedy Bones opens the show. Them Raggedy Bones is a six-piece outlaw country/folk/rock band featuring two guitars, bass, drums, lap steel/dobro and keyboards. At a Raggedy Bones show you might hear anything from Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, to Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, to The Band and The Grateful Dead. What you will hear is a great combination of down home, rootsy, originals and covers that will keep the toes tapping and the beer flowing. Doors open for the free show at 8 p.m.
Bookstore hosts Living Room concert
Randall McKinnon will play Next Page Books & Nosh’s Winter Living Room Concert on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 4:30 p.m. An interesting life journey from minister and social worker to full-time musician has provided Randall with experiences which allow him to establish a powerful rapport with his audience. His stage presence, warm vocals and solid rhythm guitar bid audiences to make themselves comfortable — it’s been said that one of Randall’s shows is like being invited into his home, but with a bit more elbow room. Next Page is located at 409 Main Street #101. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 7
Intrepid Travelers in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Intrepid Travelers on Thursday, Jan. 7. Founded on friendship, fun, and a sense of freedom, Intrepid Travelers is a musical quartet from Buffalo, New York, that defines itself through boundless improvisation and eclectic evolution. Treating each live show as a journey with the audience rather than a performance, Intrepid Travelers pride themselves on a form of focused, collective expression that showcases a medium where cerebral musicianship meets heartfelt, soulful song writing. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. for the free show.
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