Live music in Summit County this weekend
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Who: Miracle Band
Where: The Goat Soup and Whiskey Tavern, Keystone
Where’d the name come from? While some people assume it’s a Grateful Dead reference, the name actually stems from one of Alan Moore’s little known post-modern comic books, “Miracleman.”
Home base: Front Range
More accurately: Band members live in Denver, Longmont and Thornton
Who are you? Five men who take their musical inspiration from a wide variety of sources. Our influences range from Southern rock and jam bands to Rush, Steely Dan, ska and straight-up jazz.
If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? It would probably be something akin to the Batmobile. We mostly keep it underground, but when it comes out for a cruise, look out because there’s some crazy stuff under the hood.
Why do people love ya? Because we aren’t predictable. We might play a Grateful Dead song and then follow that with something by David and David or Faces. We play whatever grabs our fancy, and listeners tend to appreciate the eclectic nature of our taste. We have some strong original material as well.
How do you keep it fresh? We change up our repertoire from show to show, and we invite some of our musical friends to sit in. Also we’re gear heads, so you never know what new gadget we might introduce.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Our drummer once got us a gig at a Star Trek convention in Vegas, and we partied until the wee hours with a group of drunken wookies. Nah, I just made that up, but I can guarantee you that our drummer would love that.
Bonus at your show: We pause at all the right times for a “team drink,” audience included.
National act support: Members of Miracle Band have supported and performed with artists including Bill McKay of Leftover Salmon, Mark Karan of Bob Weir’s Ratdog, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Chicago’s Mr. Blotto, Big Brother and the Holding Company and members of Great American Taxi and Medeski, Martin and Wood.
Where: three20south, Breckenridge
Where’d the name come from? Colonel Bruce Hampton, Eric Pretto or Otis Nixon
Home base: Atlanta, Ga., and Boulder, Colo.
Type of music: Country and Eastern
Who are you? I’m a seeker.
If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? A baseball glove, because they get grease and dirt on them and some kids leave ’em under their bed.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Told Ted Kennedy and Glenn Beck to get off our stage.
Who: Switchyard Social Club
Where: The MotherLoaded Tavern, Breckenridge
Home base: Denver
Who are you? We’re young guys who play old country.
How do you keep it fresh? Mister Jack Daniels.
If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? Free money. Everyone loves it!
Why do people love ya? We play music people know and love to hear while drinking, dancing and honky-tonkin’.
Who: Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Where: three20south, Breckenridge
Where’d the name come from? I searched the Internet for the strangest name possible. It also happens to be my name as well.
Home base: Boulder
Type of music you play/who are you? I am the keyboard player for The String Cheese Incident, so my style ranges from funk to bluegrass. The music is high-energy and very danceable.
If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? A kiwi. A bit fuzzy on the outside but full of lots of yummy surprises inside.
Why do people love ya? We are all extremely attractive.
How do you keep it fresh? We take chances with music every night. Exploring new styles and genres.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Once I cut the “do not remove” tag off of my mattress.
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