Eric Boa & The Constrictors
Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene
Since the release of their album Let's Do This Thing in 2015, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene have taken the national roots music scene by storm, spending the end of 2015 and most of 2016 touring North America. From sweaty, sold-out small clubs to sharing the main stage of the Bohemian Nights New West Fest with the Steve Miller Band, the Crime Scene shows no signs of slowing down. "The vintage tones swing and punch -- like Joan Jett backed by the Stray Cats," noted Pandora when naming Let's Do This Thing their Pick of the Week of September 1, 2015.
Diane Jobe is a singer/songwriter from Columbus, Ohio. Her twentyfive years of professional music experience has ranged from fronting blues bands like "The Joint Rockers" of Ohio, to recording nationally with producers like J.D. Blackfoot and in Knoxville (TN) on her first original CD with Hector Qirko and Stan Williamson. Diane and her husband/band leader/trumpet man Bobby Hancock have just moved to Denver Colorado where her latest extraordinary band is being assembled using some of Denver's finest and most exciting professional musicians.
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.
The blues...no apologies. This ain't rock dressed up as the blues. Digging deeper down to the roots of the American Musical Experience....The blues is a long train baby, swingin', jumpin', chuggin'...from Texas to Chicago, New Orleans to Los Angeles...all aboard, we got plenty of room.
The band is a vocal and instrumental group with a diverse repertoire. They deliver a wide range of Blues,Rhythm & Blues, and Jazz that spans a variety of regional styles.
The Threadbarons style draws from folk, rock and roll, blues, honky tonk, and countless others, not thrown together, but carefully woven with vocal harmonies and affecting lyrics. Especially in live shows, the ThreadBarons strive to create a distinctive, genuine sound and a bona fide performance.
Born in Cuba and raised in Chicago, Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner first picked up a guitar at the age of 12. He honed his craft growing up in Chicago, and later Colorado, and his music shows the diverse influences of the Afro-Cuban sounds of his homeland and the deep blues of his adopted country. A diverse blend of rock, voodoo blues and R&B peppered with African rhythms, Turner's music moves the feet while simultaneously haunting the soul.
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.
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts
Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts formed in January, 2013, and have since been touring steadily through the North, Mid and South West states. The core of the band is made up of Ryan Chrys on guitar and vocals, Bradley Weaver on lap steel and vocals, Paul Lanier on bass and Vic Stauffenberg on drums. In their home state of Colorado they often perform as 5 or 6 members with Laura Quam on violin and Josh Skelton on second guitar. Ryan, Bradley and Paul all knew each other for years through performing in the Denver scene. Their dedication, talent and mutual taste in music lead them to join together and with the addition of Vic on the drums they found the unique, edgy, country sound that defines them now.
NEW YEAR'S EVE - The Outliers
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.
Titanium Blue is a high energy, high octane power trio. Blending Blues, Rock, Jazz and Funk, into a new school Blues with an edge. Each member having been a professional touring musician for 10 plus years, collectively with decades worth of experience delivering quality music and performances.
Tony Trahan & The BlewKrewe
Tony Trahan and the BlueKrewe play a mix of Swampy Louisiana Roots Music straight from the Bayous of South Louisiana. Like a good Cajun Gumbo they like to add some different seasonings to the pot, so, while cooking they will add a pinch of Zesty Zydeco, some Cajun Injections, some Swampy Bayou Blues, a bit of Mardi Gras flavoring and a heaping helping of New Orleans Funk.