Music Scene: Zeppelin tribute Honey Puddle 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 email@example.com for more information.
Friday, Feb. 27
Led Zeppelin tribute band Honey Puddle, featuring Jessica Jones of Funky Johnson on vocals, will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28. Honey Puddle brings smiles to older, die-hard Zeppelin fans, while creating a fresh buzz among a new generation of younger live music fans around the state of Colorado. “Honey Puddle is focused on creating the powerful live show that Zeppelin was notably acclaimed for, while producing the different layers of their studio efforts on a live stage,” guitarist Jeph Kennedy said. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Live music returns to AOB
Alma’s Only Bar welcomes Big Medicine Gang on Friday, Feb. 27. Big Medicine Gang’s high-energy original sound is a stiff cocktail of funk, blues and reggae. Their original songwriting conjures and old-school sound reminiscent of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Sam & Dave and Led Zeppelin, with a healthy dose of reggae back beats and dub jams fueled by influences from the Wailers, Sublime and the Skatalites. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Call (719) 836-2214 for more information.
Friday Night Funk at The Goat
Get your weekly dose of Friday Night Funk with We’s Us at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, Feb. 27. We’s Us is an in-your-face power trio hailing from Denver consisting of Michael Weeze on guitar and lead vocals, Blake Manion on drums and Seth Marcus on bass. Their sound is characterized by a hybrid of alternative rock, with hints of funk and reggae, combining mostly of positive psychedelia-themed lyrics. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Friday, Feb. 27, and Thursday, March 5. From Stillwater, Oklahoma, Justin Stone rocks red-dirt music like no other. Covering everything from country music to solid rock hits of the ’80s and ’90s, Stoney Live brings people to their feet and causes spontaneous dancing on the tables. The music starts at 10 p.m. both nights, and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
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, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28. 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.
Saturday, Feb. 28
Tribute to The Beatles at The Barkley
Private Gripweed’s Tribute to The Beatles takes the stage at The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 28. Private Gripweed is not your average Beatles Tribute band with mop tops. The Boulder quintet goes well beyond the confines of a typical tribute by transforming the melodic hooks and psychedelic flair of the Fab Four into the power and spontaneity of the live stage. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Live music with Groundhog Gravy
Have some Appalachian funk-grass fun with Groundhog Gravy at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, Feb. 28. Hailing from Fayettville, West by God Virginia, Groundhog Gravy is Ethan Sane, Ed Lehrter, Scott Ferris, Matt Harrison, Bill Ryan and Dave Permut. The music starts at 10 p.m. both nights, and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Starlight Dinner at Breck with Josh Galvin
Josh Galvin will perform for Vail Resorts’ Starlight Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 28. Gather at the Maggie Restaurant at the base of Peak 9 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. From there, you will be whisked up via sleigh to the Ten Mile Station restaurant on the mountain. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner under the stars, while being treated to live music from 6 to 9 p.m. to add to the ambiance. For reservations and more information, visit http://www.starlightdinners.com. Visit http://www.joshgalvin.com to learn more about the artist and his music.
Goat welcomes Denver’s The DBC
The Goat in Keystone welcomes The DBC on Saturday, Feb. 28. Formed in Denver in the spring of 2010, The DBC blends the roots of rock with jazz and world music to create a sound reminiscent of Santana, Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan, with the jam spirit of Widespread Panic and The Grateful Dead. The DBC will be performing songs from its independently produced and recorded EP “The DBC,” which captures the unique sound of The Danny Bastos Collective. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Sunday, March 1
Grammy winner Lyle Lovett in Breck
Breckenridge Creative Arts will present Americana music icon and multi-Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group on Sunday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. A singer, composer and actor, Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Tickets are $75, with limited VIP seating available at $95. VIP tickets include priority seating in the first four rows and a pre-performance cocktail reception. For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.breckcreate.org, or call (970) 453-3187.
Blue River Bistro has music five days a week
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, March 1, with free live music from guitarist 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, March 2
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his Delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, March 2, and Wednesday, March 4. 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, March 3
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, March 3. This talented, professional, flexible and original duo 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.
Wednesday, March 4
Winter residence for Whitewater Ramble
Whitewater Ramble will continue its winter residency at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, March 4. In the fourth installment of the series, the band plays an original set plus a very special tribute set of Paul Simon’s greatest hits. Described as high-octane Rocky Mountain dancegrass, Whitewater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. Thunder and Rain opens. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. 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, March 4, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in south 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, March 5
Nuskool jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes Jon Wirtz’s Nuskool Modern Jazz on Thursday, March 5. Over the past 10 years, Wirtz has performed mainly as a sideman, having worked with Grammy-winning producers Malcolm Burn and John Macy, and shared the stage with artists including Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Robbie Krieger, Melissa Etheridge, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and even Justin Timberlake. The free music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Dan Tillery and Friends in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco hosts a free show with Detroit’s Dan Tillery and Friends on Thursday, March 5. Before he picked up a guitar, singer-songwriter Tillery surrounded himself with a tightly knit group of individuals, who cared for and supported one another. As he discovered his passion for music, he also found an outlet to share his message of love and now tours the country and plays with different friends each gig. His music is an invitation to sing along in the crests and troughs of life and to ultimately celebrate the journey. Doors open at 8 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Open mic night at the Dam
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host open mic night on Thursday, March 5. Serious local musicians age 21 and older are invited to drop in to session. The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there is no cover. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
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