The 2020 Schedule !!
Friday, January 17 at 7:30 pm
Gunter Voelker & Sky Smeed
Friday, February 14th at 7:30 pm
Bonnie & Taylor Sims
Bonnie and Taylor are a musical couple from Texas who now make their home in the Rocky Mountains. The two met in 2005 while attending South Plains College in Levelland, TX where they began their life of love and music.
Over the last ten years they have made a name for themselves as a true Colorado treasure with a full touring schedule as well as many teaching and speaking commitments.
Bonnie Sims sings & plays mandolin and carries on the musical tradition of her father, a life long Texas banjo playing legend and songwriter.
Taylor Sims sings & plays flat-top guitar and is an award-winning songwriter and recording artist from wide open spaces of West Texas.
When they are not playing as the duo, they front a five piece country/rock band called Bonnie & The Clydes. With four critically acclaimed albums and multiple awards they continue to write, perform and produce real Americana music that is truly their own.
Friday, March 6th at 7:30 pm
Freddy & Francine
Authenticity in the music industry is slippery when wet. Everyone praises its value, yet when an artist is truly authentic, it is often only embraced if it can be easily walked on without slipping and landing in a pile of genre-related questions. To the casual observer, Freddy & Francine seem safely cemented as a folk duo. They got the look. The soulful harmonies. The folk circuit bookings — over 150 a year, including the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival. They’re even getting married. Cute. Even their act’s name is cute. You could make a movie about it. Someone probably has.
But Freddy & Francine (their actual names are Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso) aren’t interested in acting, or genres, or talking or not talking about their relationship. They’ve done all that. They’ve even recently left their longtime home of Los Angeles for Nashville. And they’ve never looked more like themselves..
“We just want to play music all the time and we don’t care about the rest of the bullshit,” Ferris said. Freddy & Francine are full-time musicians, and have released three full-length albums and two EPs. They released their latest Nashville-recorded EP in September, 2018. The six-song “Moonless Night,” co-produced by Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive, Rodney Crowell) finds Freddy & Francine — which has often used full bands on its recordings — still produced but more intimately portrayed, a sound closer to the duo’s live performances.
But don’t call it folk music. It’s too energetic.
Friday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm
As a teenager, Scott picked up the bass guitar on a whim. Natural talent and the lure of a challenge drove him to be the best musician he could and discover his love for singing, songwriting and the upright bass. With the encouragement of his teacher, he went on to study music in college.
Scott moved to Nashville after school, and he would meet American music icon Ricky Skaggs and join his Grammy winning band, Kentucky Thunder. He toured with Ricky for five years, and in that time, first started writing songs on his upright bass.
He has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists of modern music, such as: Alison Krauss, Barry Gibb of the BeeGees, Bruce Hornsby, Brad Paisley, Peter Frampton, Steven Curtis Chapman, Emmylou Harris, Dave Barnes, Ben Rector, and many more.
Scott’s songs have received honors or been featured in NPR’S Tiny Desk Contest, the International Songwriting Competition, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and American Songwriter Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Contest, and he has had numerous cuts on other artists’ albums.
He’s currently touring in support of his September release, Top Of The Stairs(EP), which was produced by himself, Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, The Lone Bellow) Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz), and Shani Ghandi (Sarah Jarosz).
Friday, April 24th at 7:30 pm
THE GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS
Gasoline Lollipops stitch scraps of American roots music to patches of their own tattered hearts to form an all-new tapestry of bleeding rock n’ roll.
Formed in Colorado, Gasoline Lollipops’ members hail from different states, musical backgrounds, influences, and generations. When mixed, their sound is both sweet and explosive, like a Gasoline Lollipop.
Denver Westword awarded Gasoline Lollipops “Best Country Artist” in 2016 and 2018, and the group – which released the debut album Resurrection in February 2017 and followed it with Soul Mine just 11 months later – won the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Colorado Daily reader’s polls for “Best Boulder Band.”
The GasPops have shared stages with such respected artists as Florence + the Machine, Brandi Carlile, Todd Snider, and others. They’ve also played numerous acclaimed music festivals, including Grandoozy, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Salmonfest Alaska, NedFest, Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest, and Camp Out for the Cause.
Friday, May 1st at 7:30 pm
In two decades on the road Jeffrey Foucault has become one of the most distinctive voices in American music, refining a sound instantly recognizable for its simplicity and emotional power, a decidedly Midwestern amalgam of blues, country, rock’n’roll, and folk. He’s built a brick-and-mortar international touring career on multiple studio albums, countless miles, and general critical acclaim, being lauded for “Stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest” (The New Yorker), and described as “Quietly brilliant” (The Irish Times), while catching the ear of everyone from Van Dyke Parks to Greil Marcus, to Don Henley, who regularly covers Foucault in his live set. BLOOD BROTHERS is the sixth collection of original songs in a career remarkable for an unrelenting dedication to craft, and independence from trend.
BLOOD BROTHERS, the much-anticipated follow-up to Jeffrey Foucault’s critically acclaimed 2015 album Salt As Wolves is a collection of reveries, interlacing memory with the present tense to examine the indelible connections of love across time and distance. The poet Wallace Stevens wrote that technique is the proof of seriousness, and from the first suspended chord of ‘Dishes’ – a waltzing hymn to the quotidian details of life, which are life itself (‘Do the dishes / With the windows open’) – Foucault deftly cuts the template for the album as a whole, showing his mastery of technique as he unwinds a deeply patient collection of songs at the borderlands of memory and desire.
NEW YORK TIMES: “Immaculately tailored… Sometimes his songs run right up to the edge of the grandiose and hold still, and that’s when he’s best… Close to perfection”
January 18- Martin Sexton
February 16- The Wildwoods
March 1- Freddy & Francine
April 12 – Jessica Paige
May 25 – Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
June 21 – Max Hatt / Edda Glass
July 20 – FY5
September 27 – Mark Erelli
October 18 – The Crane Wives
November 8 & 9 – The Talbott Brothers
December 13 – Roger Landes & Chipper Thompson