What’s up y’all? The sun is shining and it’s looking like another beautiful day in Colorado, and I’ve got a stack of new records on my lap.
Yeah y’all, it’s been a good haul so far, there’s more too but I don’t have enough lap space! I’m excited about all of em too but especially for that ZZ Top record – it’s a live one from their concert in New
Orleans at The Warehouse!
Tonight we’re in gorgeous Gold Hill and performing at the Gold Hill Inn! Showtime is 9pm! It’s sure to be a hot and sweaty one! See y’all there!
It is my utmost pleasure to introduce to you, the most beautiful baker/bassoonist/tubist in Grand Junction, Laura!
P.S. Gig tonight at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte, Colorado. Show starts at 5:30.
On our way from Denver to Grand Junction the band decided to stop at an ARC Thrift Store for saucy deals on some used clothes. Outside the store, we made friends with Rico Suave and his friend Frank, two musicians who were practicing for thier upcoming Fourth of July gig. Cool ass dudes. Frank frank played the maracas as well as a wooden castanet clapper on his belly, and Rico held down the guitar (he was actually stationed in Fort Polk years ago). We decided to play Struttin with Some BBQ, one of our favorite Louis Armstrong originals! Enjoy
A few months back we stopped off at a small, makeshift recording studio in the newsroom of the Daily Camera, a news outfit in Boulder. Second Story Garage brings in local and national acts to come in to hang and play a few tunes, which they record and share with loads and loads of people online. It was a good time, and we’re happy to finally share with everyone what we laid down there.
A big thank you to everyone at Second Story – Ashley and Quentin, Duncan, Paul, Kaufman and Kevin – for having us over! Hope y’all enjoy!
Salutations, friends! For this edition of BBR I’ve chosen a record I recently picked up by a native of Colorado!
Mr Paul Whiteman, “The King of Jazz,” folks
I’ll admit, when I first bought this album, I was was really just interested in hearing the arrangement of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (the first recording of this song ever by the way), but after reading more about Mr, Whiteman on the back side of the album, I had found something much more special! Paul Whiteman was a prolific big band and Jazz composer, having written over 3000 arrangements for his band and others. During the 20s, he became the most popular band leader with an imposing group of up to 35 musicians. By 1922, he was in charge of over 28 ensembles on the east coast and was earning over a $1,000,000 a year. Damn!
So here is a trimmed version of Rhapsody from the movie “King Of Jazz”
Colorado has been so good to us, and we still have more show coming up. Today we’re in beautiful Bond at State Bridge! Showtime is 5:30pm! Come check us out y’all!
We are delighted to be playing ATOMGA’s first full length album release show! Denver’s own 10 piece afrobeat orchestra strives to make authentic, groovin’, socially conscious music that will keep your mind as busy as your hips. Also gracing the stage, Denver’s own Human Agency and Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda! Join us all at the Bluebird Theater in Denver for an night of music to remember. Show starts at 9.
Have you ever heard of Ms. Édith Piaf?
Édith Piaf, also known as “The Little Sparrow,” was a French singer who became an icon of France during World War II. Born in 1915 on the streets near Belleville, she grew up in a bordello, eventually becoming a vaudevillian street performer in her teens with her acrobat father. It wasn’t until 1935, when she was finally discovered by a nightclub owner in Paris, that she began singing professionally and would shake up the world in the 40s with her voice. Her career, which lasted until her death in 63′, produced many hits, including her most well known “La Vie en Rose.”
For this edition of BBR, I’ve chosen my new Edith Piaf record,
Tonight! Why tonight we’re in beautiful Boulder, CO at the gorgeous Gold Hill Inn. Showtime is 9pm! See y’all there
Cannot wait to be in Colorado for 2 beautiful weeks! Playing in Boulder this Friday at the Gold Hill Inn & Denver this Saturday at the Bluebird Theater w/ Atomga!
Can’t wait till then? Catch us tonight in Lawrence, KS at the Bottleneck! 2 sets – show starts at 9pm.
We’re back in Denver at Vine Street Pub! Dirty Bourbon kicks off around 9.