Music Scene: Two nights of Grant Farm at the Snake in Keystone
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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 arts and entertainment editor Krista Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, Jan. 23
Two nights of Grant Farm in Keystone
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone welcomes Grant Farm to the stage on Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24. Led by National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant of the Emmitt/Nershi Band, the talented four-piece is built on a foundation of love, family and the joy of music. The Grant Farm train stops at all stations on the North American roots music line and is not afraid to let the whistle scream with some blistering jams. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Barkley welcomes Whiskey Tango
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Whiskey Tango will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Friday, Jan. 23. This band isn’t just bluegrass; it’s foot-stomping rock ’n’ roll slam-grass. At the forefront of Denver’s jam band scene, Whiskey Tango embraces sounds from many genres and brings it all to a boil with mind-blowing live improvisation. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Apres music with Swing Crew at Keystone
The Swing Crew continues its winter stand at Keystone’s Last Lift Bar in the Mountain House Base Area, with après shows on Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24. Fun is the bottom line with this interactive, acoustic band. The shows feature a wide variety of music, audience participation, jokes, stunts, cornball humor and toasts. The free music runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Visit http://www.facebook.com/theswingcrew for more information.
Friday Night Funk with Hot Soup
Friday Night Funk at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, Jan. 23, features a funky tribute to Ween with Hot Soup. The band includes Matt Flaherty on lead guitar and vocals, Adrian Engfer on bass and vocals and Mirco Altenbach on saxophone, synth and vocals, along with a rotating cast of some of drummers and keyboardists. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Breckenridge band plays to home crowd
Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Friday, Jan. 23. Featuring the music of Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and much, much more, they pack the house every time they play. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Saturday, Jan. 24
MotherLoaded hosts Dave Connelly
Dave Connelly will bring classic rock, country and top-40 hits to the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, Jan. 24. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Dewey Paul Band returns to The Goat
The Dewey Paul Band will take the stage at The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, Jan. 24. Fronted by musician-promoter Dewey Paul Moffitt, the Dewey Paul Band boasts a talented lineup of accomplished musicianship.
While Moffitt takes center stage with his guitar and vocal stylings, he is often joined by saxophonist extraordinaire Walter Darnell Holland, bass virtuoso Tim Steele, wizard keyboardist Matt Workman and rhythm master Andy Sweetser on drums and percussion. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Sunday, Jan. 25
Blue River Bistro has music five days a week
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, Jan. 25, with free live music from guitar and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Around the Denver area, his varied set list and high-quality musicianship find him performing in a wide variety of locales and private events. And attending Wivchar’s shows actually helps the environment: 30 percent of all the money that ends up in the tip jar goes straight to environmental charity organizations. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Monday, Jan. 26
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his Delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 28. Schlaefer writes personal acoustic blues about his life in the Colorado High Country. “Even though these songs were written above 9,000 feet, they still sound firmly rooted in Delta mud,” the artist said of his album, “The Sweet Honey Mead,” released in 2002. “Dressed in plain spoken words, that sound cuts to the core of the human experience and reveals the indomitability of our souls.” The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m. both nights, and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Tuesday, Jan. 27
Contemporary jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro brings contemporary jazz to Breckenridge with the Thomas Haupt Duo on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
UllrGrass Allstarts come to town
The UllrGrass Allstars will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, Jan. 28. An eight-person ensemble consisting of members of Leftover Salmon, Infamous Stringdusters and Head for the Hills, the UllrGrass Allstars are getting together for one week only and kick off their all-star tour at The Barkley Ballroom. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show, and The Sweet Lillies open at 9:15. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
Weekly music and happy hour returns to The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco on Wednesday, Jan. 28, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in southern Arkansas and a stint in graduate school in Denver, McKinnon has settled into Colorado’s High Country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. McKinnon will be featuring a soft release of his new album at this week’s happy hour, with CDs available for purchase. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 29
Step into the Space Race in Frisco
The Barkley Ballrooms hosts MantaRay’s Space Race for a free show on Thursday, Jan. 29. Unleashing his special blend of nu-disco and deep house grooves to the far reaches of the galaxy, MantaRay has developed a style all his own. Mixes are created after countless hours of editing and re-editing tracks to create new versions tailored for live play. The interstellar sonic exploration unit known as Space Race was born when space cadet MantaRay and cosmonaut Nicolai Afanasenkov discovered their mutual love for disco, synthesizers and style. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Damnation takes the stage at the Dam
Summit County-based trio Damnation will play the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 29. The band, composed of fiddle, bass and guitar, plays bluegrass and Americana roots with funk sprinkled on top. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
Gold Pan welcomes five-piece blues band
Todd Johnson & Breaking Blues will play the Gold Pan Saloon in Breckenridge on Thursday, Jan. 29. This homegrown Summit County five-piece band plays blues-rock. The music starts at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.thegoldpansaloon.com for more information.
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, Jan. 29. This talented, professional, flexible and original trio plays all styles of instrumental jazz, from swing to bop, Latin to contemporary, funk and even some jazzed-up pop tunes. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
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