See what all the "hybe’ is about: Ted Wulfers and Beggar’s Bridge blend a menagerie of genres into their own musical style, called "hybe’ |

See what all the "hybe’ is about: Ted Wulfers and Beggar’s Bridge blend a menagerie of genres into their own musical style, called "hybe’

SILVERTHORNE – Imagine taking the best of Chicago’s food – lean Italian beef, thick crusted, stuffed pizza, hot dogs with all the works, not to mention the authentic Thai, Indian, Greek and Mexican cuisine – and rolling it into one long buffet. That’s what Ted Wulfers and Beggar’s Bridge do with music.

The Chicago-based band blends rock, pop, jazz, blues, folk and bluegrass music into a style all its own. Wulfers calls his music “hybe” and rolls out a three-hour-straight musical menagerie of sounds and stories created from a fusion of styles. While the music has a feel that evokes U2, Sting, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, Wulfers’ influences range from Counting Crows to Chuck Berry and include just about everything in between.

With the spirit ranging from Jerry Garcia’s musical journeys to the imagination of Pink Floyd, Wulfers strives to embody a free-spirited sound.

The six-piece band has released three studio albums. The latest is “Agave Blue,” released in June, and the outfit is touring 15 states and three countries in support of the new album. “Agave Blue” delves into “hybe” under the guidance of Chris Shepard (who produced records for Smashing Pumpkins and Dave Matthews). Shepard and Wulfers wove different musical genres into a full sound in the latest album.

Wulfers’ “hybe” started in 1996 when his band began playing shows throughout the Chicago area. The band has gigged throughout the Midwest and the East Coast, including the House of Blues in Chicago, Hard Rock cafes nationwide, festivals and openings for the Doobie Brothers, the Freddy Jones Band and The Disco Biscuits.

“We want to entertain people who want to kick back, let go of their worries and have fun with some of the best damn music they’ve ever heard,” Wulfers said in a press release.

The Ted Wulfers and Beggar’s Bridge concert is a “fun”-raiser for Summit County’s visitor information centers, which have experienced a large funding cut this year.

The evening includes gaming at blackjack tables, snacks and a full bar. Babysitting also is available if it’s reserved in advance. Tickets are $10 in advance and may be purchased at the visitors centers in Frisco and Silverthorne. For more information, call (970) 668-2051.

Kimberly Nicoletti may be reached by calling (970) 668-3998, ext. 245 or by e-mail at

Ted Wulfers and Beggar’s Bridge

– When: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15

– Where: Silverthorne Pavilion

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