Music Scene: Boogying beats for Summit County
Jazz vocalist returns to Summit
Jazz vocalist Heidi Schmidt will be returning home to Summit County for a single performance today. In early May, she gave her final jazz vocal performance at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, and was awarded “recital of distinction” by the faculty. She is receiving her Bachelors of Music degree from the school next month. She will be performing jazz standards today with the local jazz group Trading Fours from 6 to 9 p.m. at Silverheels Bar and Grill on Main Street and 6th Avenue in Frisco. For more information, call (970) 668-0345. For more information about the Trading Fours jazz group, visit http://www.tradingfoursband.com.
Grateful Dead tribute at AOB
New Speedway Boogie will rock out at Alma’s Only Bar today. “Grateful Dead music has been an inspiration to millions of people around the world, and we were no exception,” said Gil Layton about the band’s inspiration. “The music is intricate, difficult to play but such a joy. We feel like we’re carrying on a tradition of sharing this beautiful music and vibe with people in Colorado.” The show starts at 9:30 p.m., and there is no cover. Visit http://www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
Music festival at State Bridge
Campout for the Cause returns today through Sunday to the State Bridge Riverside Amphitheater in Bond for it’s fifth-annual festival. Campout for the Cause is a family-friendly, community gathering showcasing more than 22 diverse artists, conscious campers, river-runners and health and yoga teachers. Musical acts include Mountain Standard Time, MTHDS, Yamn, Whitewater Ramble, Grant Farm, Gipsy Moon and more. Visit http://camp outforthecause.org for a complete lineup and ticketing information.
Snake shakes with harmonica rock
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will be shaking to the beats of the Tony Holiday Trio tonight. Holiday is currently recording with Lazy Lester and has previously recorded with Eric McFadden (P-Funk) and Harlem harmonica legend Adam Gussow. Holiday is endorsed by Shaker Harmonica Mics and is referred to as the up-and-coming player in the harmonica scene. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Luv Brothers at A-Basin
The Luv Brothers will play a free show at Arapahoe Basin on Saturday as part of the Shakin’ at the Basin sprint concert series. The Luv Brothers are Bonus Luv on guitar, harmonica, percussion and vocals; Levis Luv on banjo, kazoo and vocals; and Handsome Dan on upright bass and vocals. The band describes its music as a “high-energy ruckus style of bluegrass and country, with tight harmonies. It’s made for drinking and dancing.” The music starts at 1 p.m. at the A-Basin base area. Visit http://www.arapahoebasin.com for more information.
Concerts for Kids in Denver
Austin-based indie rockers Uncle Lucius will light up the stage at the Denver’s Day of Rock Concerts for Kids on Saturday along 16th Street Mall. Showtime is at 5 p.m., and admission is free. Composed of Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Hal Vorpahl on bass, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Greco on drums and percussion and Jon Grossman on lead vocals on keys, Uncle Lucius weaves masterful storytelling with an infectious beat. For further information about Denver’s Day of Rock, including a complete lineup of bands, visit http://www.denverdayofrock.com.
The Snake brings the funk
Funky Johnson will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday. The band describes itself as “a soulful blend of old and new that moves audiences to their feet” and features Chris Bauer on guitar and vocals, Dan Brewer on bass, Dave Nichols on drums, Christopher Zaragoza on percussion, Hot Lips on saxophone and Jessica Jones on vocals. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Shakin’ at the Basin series wraps up
The Shakin’ at the Basin concert series will double dip for Memorial Day weekend with another show on Sunday featuring Hardscrabble. Hardscrabble has made a name for itself in the nearby Eagle Valley with its unique blend of traditional bluegrass and colorful renditions of crowd favorites. The band delivers a lively show aimed at audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds. The music starts at 1 p.m. at the A-Basin base area. Visit http://www.arapahoebasin.com for more information.
Nashville soul in Frisco
The Deep Fried 5 will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Tuesday. Out of their hometown of Nashville, Tenn., Deep Fried 5 has been making funky, soulful music exploding with groove and attitude since 2008. With original tracks reminiscent of ’60s and ’70s funk and soul, the music takes you back to when it was pure. The group continues to grow and expand, pushing the envelope of a new, progressive funk sound that has undertones of jazz, rock, soul, R&B and blues. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Medicine for your ears
The Barkley Ballroom welcomes Dr. Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic for a free show on Wednesday. The band provides a mixture of traditional, contemporary and original bluegrass music that is specially formulated to cure all your ailments. In just a few short years, the band has gained a strong statewide following for its creative arrangements, sharp vocal harmonies and solid, original songwriting. Acting as the musical sideshow for the mysterious and evasive Dr. Harlan, their travels have taken them to great venues large and small. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Free show at The Barkley
Mississippi Rail Co. will play a free show a The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday. Formed in the heart of the Southern Delta, Mississippi Rail Co. channels the contagious energy of its rowdy musicians. Travers Geoffray (piano/vocals), Sam Shahin (drums) and John Paul (upright bass) have been crafting their unique New Orleans sound for two years. The rootsy power trio blends blues, rock and bluegrass into a style with an energy that’s less about “old time music” and more like something that might result if Huck Finn wandered into the ’hood. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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