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.
Tony Luke Coup
Rockabilly, blues & C&W
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.
Scott Ellison (from Tulsa)
A talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and blues-rocker, Scott Ellison was born on June13, 1954, in Tulsa, OK. By the '70s, Tulsa had become an unexpected hotbed of blues-based rock bands as proven by both Eric Clapton and Freddie King's backing bands hailing from the area. It was the perfect match for Ellison with his heavy guitar shredding blues style. It was around that same time that Ellison began playing with legends in the business, such as country singer Jesseca James (Conway Twitty's daughter) in 1977 and renowned bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown in 1981
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.
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BEST OF DENVER® /// ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT /// 2018
BEST BLUES CLUB
Tony Trahan & The BlueKrewe
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.
NEW YEAR'S EVE - The Outliers
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).
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.
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.