Catfish Kray Blues Band
Playing bass with his father’s band at a young age, Brian was quickly educated in the art of performance and professionalism which has served him well over the last 18 years of his professional musical career.
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BEST OF DENVER® /// ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT /// 2018
BEST BLUES CLUB
Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Songwriter who has released eight Solo CD’s, placed songs in many TV and Cable shows and played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums. His playing has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones’ smash hit “Into The Night”. The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ, and produced the 60’s hit act, “THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT”.
David Booker Band
After all these years I am still playing music full time. I moved to Denver Colorado, USA in 1981 from London, where I had been involved with the music scene since 1970.
Andy T Band with Anson Funderburgh
Guitarist “Andy T” Talamantez arrived in Nashville from Southern California in 2008 and teamed up with local blues and R&B legend vocalist/guitarist James “Nick” Nixon in 2011. After meeting Nick and watching him perform, Andy knew that they would make an unstoppable combination. As Ted Drozdowski of the Nashville Scene put it, “When Andy first heard Nick, he knew he’d found his foil for the group he envisioned — an outfit that could swing effortlessly between West Coast jump blues stompers, hardcore Chicago and Texas string-fests, and Louisiana swamp grooves.”
Maynard learned the Blues the hard way in the tough industrial town of Gary, Indiana. He has spent a lifetime immersing himself in the bitter-sweet sounds of Muddy Waters, Albert King, Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and a host of others too numerous to mention. Once Maynard warms to his work, he captures his audience's rapt attention with an infectious blend of soulful vocals, punctuated with searing guitar licks.
NEW YEAR'S EVE - The Outliers
Anthony Russo Band
The Anthony Russo Band has played all over Colorado for the past few years, making a name for themselves and gaining widespread attention as one of the finest acts around, with their killer musicianship, raw style and exciting energetic live performances.
There are many talented musicians on the scene today, but few with the experience and achievements as Emilio Roberto Dominguez (Emilio Emilio). The Emilio Emilio musical experience is a unique blend of American music—a power trio consisting of rock, blues, and funk, with a Latin flair.
Movers & Shakers
Original music that is informed by everything from 60’s soul music, blues, contemporary alt rock and even post punk. Band members ages range from mid twenties to mid sixties. Anything goes. Cover tunes range from Ray Charles and Otis Redding to Blackstreet and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.
Johnny O Band
The Johnny O. Band is a smokin' band out of Boulder, Colorado. With funky grooves and high energy jams, their music is both captivating and danceable. The band plays many originals aswell as some great songs by blues masters of the past.
Gumbo le Funque
Expect to hear some music that makes you want to jump up and dance when Gumbo le Funque hits the stage. Although the band plays a mix of traditional New Orleans tunes and some of their new original songs, they add a little funk to whatever they do.