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Americana, rock & bluegrass in Breck

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Who: 18 SwitchbacksWhen: SaturdayWhere: The Motherloaded Tavern, BreckenridgeWhere’d the name come from? 18 is the amount of switchbacks there are to the peak of the trail of the Twin Sisters, which was once the nickname the two lead singers had when they played for all their drunk and stoned friends around the campfire.Home base: BoulderType of music: Bluegrass, rock, AmericanaIf your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? It would be like that first bite of a newly ripened Fuji apple – fresh, crisp and slightly sweet with just a hint of the tart and bitterness from the peel … deeply satisfying.Why do people love ya? We give out free hugs and kisses at every show, and we smell like cookies and bacon. We also like to sing pretty and keep the peoples dancin’.How do you keep it fresh? We package our music tightly in zip-lock bags and keep it in a dark cupboard slightly cooler than room temperature. Before we serve, we first spritz a little whiskey on it and pop it into a preheated 350 degree oven for about five to seven minutes and voila – fresh as Will Smith.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Whiskey, gasoline, UFO’s, more whiskey, more gasoline …

Who: Backyard Tire FireWhen: ThursdayWhere: three20southWhere’d the name come from? It’s a Simpsons reference to the Springfield Tire Fire.Home base: Bloomington, Ill. (home of Beer Nuts!!!)Type of music: Rock ‘n’ rollIf your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? An ice-cold Budweiser. Why? Because that’s generally what is running through our veins while we’re playing.Why do people love ya? People love us??? No, I think it’s because we’ve got good tunes and we like to have fun.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Getting a ride to the bank from Peter Brady in L.A. was pretty weird. And dangerous as it turns out…

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