New Orleans, acoustic roots, reggae and electronic sounds in Summit |

New Orleans, acoustic roots, reggae and electronic sounds in Summit

Who: Big Gigantic When: SaturdayWhere: three20south, BreckenridgeWhere’d the name come from? Dominic Lalli came up with the name years ago and decided it would be a good title for this project.Home base: BoulderType of music: Dominic Lalli & Jeremy Salken play live electronic. We mix elements we love about produced dance music with live instruments, giving our music a more organic feel. If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? King Kong – we are a gentle giant.Why do people love ya? Because we bring it like King Kong.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done? We just played Jam Cruise. If you’re not familiar, imagine a music festival and all of the insanity and amazingness that happens over the weekend, then ball that up, stretch it to five days, and put it all onto a 2,000-person cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean. It’s seriously the greatest time you’ll ever have!

kenridgeType of music: Tremendously polished covers of rock, blues and country tunes. What’s your inspiration: I was berated mercilessly as a kid for being overweight and a computer nerd, so I picked up trombone to become more popular. After being berated mercilessly for playing trombone, I found the guitar and studied a lot of Racer X and Oakridge Boys tunes to auger in my sound.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? It’s like the flare gun and Bruce Jenner poster I bought after a day at Oktoberfest. At the time, it seemed like an awesome idea, and afterward it seems like an awesomer idea.Why do people love ya? I dress appropriately, am mostly polite and seldom late. I can mix a martini, an Old Fashioned, a Fisherman’s Elbow, an Amaretto-and-Asphalt, and even the occasional Shoe-Stink. I cried at the end of “Die Hard.”How do you keep it fresh? Take down a fifth of Drambuie, and you’ll be surprised at the things you won’t be willing to try in “keeping it fresh.” Memorial Day saw this and a few loose bottles of chewable vitamins before I was in my “creative space.” And by that I mean “held for arraignment.”What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? I hosted the Grammys and gave every award to Kevin Bacon.

Who: The WailersWhen: MondayWhere: three20south, BreckWhere’d the name come from? BrazilHome base: JamaicaType of music you play/who are you? ReggaeIf your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? The biggest spliff in the world.Why do people love ya? We bring peace and love everywhere we go and encourage a good time. In today’s global crisis, it’s more important than ever to just get together and feel all right, spreading jah message to the world, east, west, north and south to all the people. How do you keep it fresh? With three new singers, Koolant, Yvad and Danglin, we are always bringing a new vibe to each song.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? One night in Park City, Utah, three girls came up on stage and they were dancing; the security could not get them off the stage because they felt the power of the music. This is what happens at our shows, people really feel it.

Who: Honey Island Swamp BandWhen: TuesdayWhere: The Goat Soup & Whiskey, KeystoneWhere’d the name come from? A swamp just outside New Orleans.Home base: New Orleans, La.Type of music: The Honey Island Swamp Band sound has been described as “Bayou Americana.” These quotes sum it up pretty well: “The Honey Island Swamp is a real place. It resides near the border of Louisiana and Mississippi. It’s therefore a fitting name for this band that draws inspiration from the music of those two states. With the Honey Island Swamp Band, soul, country, R&B and blues are all on equal footing,” said”Somewhere, there exists a dark, smoky bar with a jukebox that spins George Jones, Gram Parsons, Delbert McClinton, and Little Feat. And if that fantasy honky-tonk lights your Marlboro, you need to know about Honey Island Swamp Band,” said Broward of the Palm Beach New Times.The band came together when Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mul (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. After a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals), the Honey Island Swamp Band was born. Since returning to New Orleans in 2008, the band has quickly become one of the city’s hottest new acts, winning numerous awards.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? Chocolate cake, because it’s irresistible. Also, we have a song by that name.Why do people love ya? Our music makes you smarter, thinner and better looking.How do you keep it fresh? We just let the music evolve!What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Definitely not fit for print. Remember, we’re from New Orleans.

Who: Dave Gerard & Moose (Duo)When and where: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Briar Rose, Breckenridge and Feb. 6 at MotherLoaded in Breckenridge for a post Super Bowl partyWhere’d the name come from? From my m om – ha-ha. Obviously it’s my own name for a solo and duo tour, but I am also with (Savoy) Truffle, who has toured Summit County many times. That name came from the Beatles “White Album.”Home base: Durham, N.H.Type of music: Acoustic roots music. A simmering stew of R&B, pop, New Orleans, folk and a bit of grass … Americana. Guitar and harmonica duo.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? A friend and supporter said a good one just last week: “I cherish the times that I can be wrapped in the warm blanket of your voice.” So, I guess … a warm blanket.Why do people love ya? Because of that warm blanket voice. And passion for my music and guitar.How do you keep it fresh? Always writing new songs, learning new covers, and never using a set list!

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