Music Scene: Grant Farm plays two nights at Snake River Saloon
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Music Scene is a series of briefs that runs in the Summit Daily News every Friday, highlighting live music from around the county. If you are a band or venue that would like to have your shows featured in the newspaper, email A&E editor Heather Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, Nov. 6
Grant Farm plays a two-night run at Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7. Lead by National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant (Emmitt/Nershi Band), the talented four-piece is built on the foundation of love, family and the joy of music. Former members of The Drew Emmitt Band, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Donovan Frankenreiter and Hot Soup, these fine young players have been featured on stage with the likes of The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Motet, Head For The Hills, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Dumpstaphunk, Tony Rice, Larry Keel, Keller Williams, Jon Oates, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Disco Biscuits, Abigail Washburn and Peter Rowan. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 468-2788.
Lee Rogers Band plays in Keystone
The Goat Tavern will host Lee Rogers Band Friday, Nov. 6, at 10 p.m. This explosive power trio fuses rock ’n’ roll with blues that leaves stages reduced to ashes. The band is led by Austin, Texas guitarist and vocalist Rogers, whose high-powered blend of original writing mixed with covers from their biggest heroes and musical influences creates a soulful energy that is hard to resist. The show starts at 10 p.m., $5 cover. For more information, go to soupandwhiskey.com.
Beak Nasty plays free show in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Beak Nasty Friday, Nov. 6. Chicago’s Beak Nasty (Ryland Sabien) is a multi-instrumentalist/producer/DJ that combines the sounds of hip hop and intense bass lines to create futuristic chill funk/electro soul music. He was recently signed to GRiZ’ All Good Records. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show.
Saturday, Nov. 7
Elephant Wrecking Ball plays in Keystone
Elephant Wrecking Ball will play Goat Tavern. An amalgamation of heavy grooves, ambient dub and otherworldly sounds, Elephant Wrecking Ball transports listeners into familiar yet uncharted musical territories. A tight and disciplined drum and bass combo provide a ground shaking foundation on which an effect-laden trombone applies layers of ethereal mayhem, spinning audiences into a state of submission and head-nodding satisfaction. The word “unique” understates what awaits when you float into the aggressively nurturing, deliberately cosmic soundscape created by this Boston-born trio. The $5 show starts at 10 p.m. For more information go to soupandwhiskey.com.
La Catrina to perform free concert at CMC
La Catrina String Quartet will perform at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, 107 Denison Placer Road, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The concert is sponsored by CMC ArtShare. The group’s members were guest artists on Cuarteto Latinoamericano’s CD, “Brasileiro,” which won the 2012 Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording. In November 2014 La Catrina’s first commercially released CD, “América Latina: A Musical Canvas,” was nominated for a Latin Grammy award. For more information, call (970) 947-8367. Find more about La Catrina String Quartet online at lacatrinaquartet.com.
Sunday, Nov. 8
Pianist Katie Mahan performs at CMC Breckenridge
Summit Music and Arts presents an afternoon of music with pianist Katie Mahan on Sunday, Nov. 8 in the Finkel Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. She will perform “Debussy, Gershwin and the 2 Faces of Beethoven” to include Claude Debussy’s Estampes and L’isle joyeuse; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 21 “Waldstein” Op. 53 and Sonata No. 23 “Appassionata” Op. 57; and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Mahan). Praised as “one of the most outstanding talents today,” pianist Katie Mahan is capturing the attention of audiences throughout the world for her innovative musical personality, poetic interpretations, and graceful, charming stage presence. She possesses an unquestioned technical mastery combined with a kaleidoscopic palate of tone colors, and is recognized as “a daring and innovative performer.” The cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, under the age of 18 are admitted free. At 3 p.m. there will be a local visual artists exhibit, concert begins at 4 p.m. To purchase tickets, call (970) 389-5788 or online at summitmusicandarts.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Bluegrass Wednesdays continue at The Barkley Ballroom
The EverGreen Grass Band will play a free show Wednesday, Nov. 11. The EverGreen Grass Band was formed in 2008 over the course of many beer and whiskey fueled nights hosting the open mic at the Mousetrap Tavern in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The four-piece, including guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin have been playing their distinctive and aggressive blend of bluegrass, punk, rock n’ roll, jam and country with various members consistently around the Midwest for seven years. Doors at 9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 12
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Zeta June
Zeta June will play at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco Thursday, Nov. 12. Zeta June is psychedelic dance-rock band created by Porter Hand (lead vocals/guitar/keys), Mitch Hruby (bass), Ian Crawford (guitar/vocals), and Cody Kuhens (percussion). The transcendent group seamlessly brings together genres as diverse as melodic rock, fusion, gritty funk, progressive rock, ambient, classic rock, hip hop and jazz. They cut their teeth in Iowa before moving to Colorado and making waves in the jamband scene. Doors and free keg begin at 8:30 p.m., music begins at 9:30 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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