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Music like pain pills, sports and beer

KIMBERLY NICOLETTI
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Who: Ben Deignan

When: Saturday

Where: three20south, Breckenridge

Where’d the name come from? Technically the band name is Ben Deignan (Band). I wrote and recorded the record before I ever had the band. However, once I hooked up with the players and started touring, we felt it was appropriate to add a title.

Home base: We are proudly based out of Atlanta, Ga.

Type of music: We are definitely a pop/rock project, but it’s without a doubt soul infused. Our influences are all over the map, but we seem to come to compromise between soul and rock.

If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? I would like to think it’s some type of pain pill. That’s what I’d want it to be anyway. Who doesn’t love pain pills? Recreation or medicinal use, it makes you feel good.

How do you keep it fresh? Our format has changed several times throughout this year. As a matter of fact, the format on this tour is a first for us. We have spent most of this year doing energetic rock shows, but this time we are stripping things down, sitting on stools and simplifying everything and letting the songs speak for themselves. Sometimes that’s more challenging, which makes things exciting.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? This whole experience of touring and playing music is a crazy thing. But it’s extremely fulfilling. I hope to be blessed enough to continue this journey as long as I’m here.

Who: Unsinkables

When: Wednesday with Eric McFadden Trio and Monday, Dec. 21 with Larry Patrick Nix

Where: three20south, Breckenridge

Where’d the name come from? We thought of a bunch of names before settling on honoring the Unsinkable Molly Brown. And you just can’t bring us down.

Home base: An A-frame on peak 7 in Breckenridge

Type of music: We refer to it as High Country Old School. Every song is original, no covers. We play a blend of punk, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, with a little metal thrown in too.

If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? Our music would probably be a mountain bike or a skateboard. We’re all into shredding, be it on skis/boards/bikes, whatever!

How do you keep it fresh? We all bring diverse musical tastes to the table when concocting new tunes.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? We did a three day run, we called it our “Labor Tour” because it fell on Labor Day weekend. We played a party in Breckenridge, went all the way to Dillon the next night, and finished with another Breckenridge gig the following night. Talk about an exhausting tour – all that driving!

Who: The Luv Brothers

When and where: Thursday at the Dam Brewery in Dillon and Dec. 18 at the Motherloaded Tavern in Breckenridge

Where’d the name come from? It’s a play on words that describes the dating scene here in Summit County – from our view at least

Home base: Summit County

Type of music: Bluegrass, country and Americana

If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? A cold beer, because who doesn’t enjoy a cold beer.

How do you keep it fresh? We’ll cover anything from Iron Maiden to Patsy Cline

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Last time playing at the AOB, a very intoxicated man took his belt off and starting whipping the floor with it during “Rawhide.” There were eight people in the bar at the time. You really had to be there!


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