Bands playing in Summit County
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The Infamous Stringdusters and Lubriphonic make visits this week in Summit County. Here’s a little bit about them.
What: Infamous Stringdusters
Where: three20south, Breckenridge
Where’d the name come from? We decided on the Stringdusters ’cause we play string music and thought it was cool. There was already a band called the Stringdusters, so we crowned ourselves Infamous.
Home base: Nashville, Tenn., but three of us are from New York, one guy’s from Idaho, one’s from Wisconsin and I’m from Palmer Lake, Colo.
Type of music: American acoustic, which is a combination of bluegrass, jazz, rock, fusion, folk with a little roots country thrown in.
If your music was a tangible item, what would it be, and why? Jane Fonda fitness video: It’s a little sexy, rocks a little bit, makes you feel good before, during and after.
Why do people love ya? I think it’s because what we do is real and interesting and unique. The shows are a good time; all kinds of people can dig on it.
How do you keep it fresh? New material all the time. We also go new places, get in as much skiing as possible, and we enjoy the hang. It’s kinda like a never-ending college spring break road trip for us.
Weirdest experience? Weirdest was the five weeks we spent in a van in Europe last may. One time, late at night after a gig, we saw a casino off the highway, so we shot off the interstate and got all fired up about how we were going to put all our tour money on red and spin the wheel. When we got close to the casino, we realized there were no cars in the parking lot. It was right about this time we realized that it was just a shopping mall with lots of shiny lights … we thought it was hilarious. I guess that’s not crazy, just stupid. At least it was funny.
When and Where: Tonight at Snake River Saloon, Keystone; Monday at three20south, Breckenridge; Wednesday at The Goat, Keystone
Where’d the name come from? A friend of ours came up with it late one night, after hours, after a gig. We liked it immediately. “Lubrication” and “sound” seemed like a nice combination. Also, we’d been trying to come up with a name for quite a while. Having someone else name the band sort of let us off the hook.
Home base: Chicago
Type of music you play: We play hard soul and horny rock ‘n’ roll. Everyone in the band has been through the sideman circuit in Chicago, backing up blues and soul artists. We’ve done it all over the world. Eventually, we started our own project, which is influenced by that music but is more on the rock side of things.
If your music was a tangible item, what would it be, and why? It would be a Cadillac convertible because we are the perfect combination of comfort and performance. And chicks dig us.
Why do people love ya? Because they can dance, groove and flirt with each other to our music.
How do you keep it fresh? We keep it fresh by taking chances on stage, by sometimes taking a song in new directions spontaneously. Also, we don’t use a set list. “I hate set lists,” said Giles Corey on guitar and vocals. “I prefer to call the show as I go.”
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done? We played an event for the Chicago teamsters once, which is kinda a tough crowd ” especially when the beer supply gets low. However, the keynote speaker was a state senator running for Congress named Barrack Obama. I remember thinking, “He’s toast. These guys are just broke and drunk enough to go from surly to menacing.” He spoke and won the room in minutes. I’ve never seen anything like it. Then he shook everyone’s hand (even mine) and breezed out, leaving us to close. I hope we never have to follow that guy again.
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