The Delta Sonics have been playing in Colorado since 1992, and have established themselves as one of the finest blues acts in the area with their solid musicianship and exciting live performances. Their musical stylings include Chicago Blues, West Coast Swing, New Orleans R&B, and some early Rock n' Roll. The band has won Westword's Best Blues Band Honors for four years in a row (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
Ethyl & The Regulars
Denver's Premier Honky Tonk, Western Swing and Hillbilly Boogie Band
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.
Brian Hornbuckle is a third generation musician whose roots lie heavily in the blues.
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BEST OF DENVER® /// ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT /// 2018
BEST BLUES CLUB
Kenny Perkins Band
Like a fine single malt, music seems to get better with age. Kenny Perkins’ Wild Frontier siphons a plethora of old and new genres into a barrel and waits until it produces a taste pleasing to all the senses. B.B. King blues, Ben Harper alternative and Van Morrison lyricism underpin the slew of distorted guitars, rhythmic drums and raspy-yet-trained vocals that bite through the full-bodied album.
Movers & Shakers
Ricky Earl with Cherise
The ThreadBarons are Colorado's premier country-rock outfit. The EP release, The ThreadBarons, showcases the band's mature songwriting - from the dark self-reflection of "Drowning Man" to the soulful twang of "12 Steps." The ThreadBarons truly shine in live performances. Drawing their influences from artists like Bob Dylan in his electric years and Wilco in their prime, The ThreadBarons blend classic rock sounds with a modern spin that will leave you breathless.
NEW YEAR'S EVE - The Outliers
Delivering fiery guitar licks and soulful sounds to listeners worldwide, Austin Young has crafted a unique sound and crowd-pleasing experience. With electrifying passion, energy, and stage presence, Austin makes every show personable and memorable to those within earshot. While staying true to traditional Blues elements, Austin has incorporated themes of contemporary Rock, Jazz, and Gospel to make his sound stand out to the large crowds he attracts.
John Weeks Band
John Weeks plays guitar and lives in Denver. John has been very active in the Denver blues scene for a number of years. He played with the Cedar Avenue Blues Band (which he started with Melanie Owen) and was with the Bluzinators prior to that. He was most recently the guitarist for Papa Juke prior to starting the John Weeks Band.
The Vindicators Band is a group of talented seasoned musicans who are based in the Denver area & perform through out the state. Many of our band members have played with or have opened for national acts such as Tab Benoit. Our bass player/vocalist Mike Wysoki won 3rd place at the IBC in Memphis.
Amanda Fish Band
Amanda Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring Amanda's signature 'from-the-gut' vocals locked into a sturdy groove.
In 2015, she released her first LP, "Down In The Dirt", on VizzTone Label Group, for which she was awarded the 2016 "Sean Costello Rising Star" Blues Blast Music Award. Amanda and her band set Beale Street on fire in the 2017 International Blues Challenge Semi Finals, playing new material slated for her next release.