THURSDAY ~ JANUARY 15
Their Ziggies Debut
Boulder based funky rock group playing Ziggies
Funk, Rock, Pop, Reggae
Sean Campbell - Guitar / Vocals
Jack Guth - Keys
Julian Kitzmiller - Drums
Jack McNary - Guitar
Callie Morrocco - Vocals
Ara Verbano - Bass
FRIDAY ~ JANUARY 16
HOGBACK BLUES BAND
9PM ~ 1AM
$5 COVERThe Hogback Blues Band is a five-piece blues band specializing in traditional blues sound and style. Songs by legends of the blues such as Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Magic Sam, Little Walter and Albert King make up a large part of our song list, but we also play some R&B and soul tunes for variety and fun.
From left to right
Jim Vaughan - Bass
Dann Burke - Guitar, Vocals
Cass Clayton - Vocals
Bob Cowart - Drums
"Sugar" Rich Liner - Harmonica, Keyboards
SATURDAY ~ JANUARY 17
JOHN WEEKS BAND
9PM ~ 1AM
John Weeks plays guitar and lives in Denver. John has been very active in the Denver music 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 and still does an occasional show with them (as well as bands such as the Resonatorz, K2B and others).
John’s musical experience started in Europe in the early 70’s. The Allman Brothers, Clapton, Hendrix were his early influences, but he soon gravitated more towards the world of the blues. Freddie King was the catalyst, there was no recovery after that revelation.
John was living in Paris in the early 90’s when he decided to abandon outside distractions and concentrate on music. In the mid 90’s his band, TNK (Frederic Dubois on drums, Gilles Verasano on bass) averaged over 200 dates per year and was a constant presence in the Paris music scene.
For John it’s all about playing live and it’s all about energy. “If you aren’t going to bring it, then stay home”. When he isn’t performing you can find him at one of the many jams in the Denver area.
Dan Haynes brings 40 plus year of experience to the stage. Born near Dallas, Texas, he was part of the 60's music scene that produced the Vaughan brothers-Stevie and Jimmie. Danny's band was The Beefeaters and Jimmie's was The Chessmen. They competed for many gigs in those days. Danny became a full-time musician in the early 70's toured the US and Canada with Tommy Latham and McCool, a Vegas-type show band that allowed him to become a seasoned stage performer. In 1976, he started The King Peach Band, a hard working road band that recorded their only album in 1980. That same band recorded the critically-acclaimed "Texas Boogie Blues" album with Ray Sharpe of "Linda Lu" fame. Soon after, Dan settled into a long residency with The Silver City Band in the DFW area that lasted 12 years.He made a giant leap of faith and moved to Australia in 1996 where he found a vibrant music scene and recorded his CD “Built For Comfort” in Alice Springs, Australia teamed with local musicians. Since relocating back to the US and Denver, he has worked with many local favorites including Erik Boa, Randall Dubis(with whom he reached the 2013 Finals of the Denver IBC), Alan Knight, The Encounters and more. He recorded the keys on Bad Brad And The Fat Cats debut album and added keys to two songs on Dan Treanor and Afrosippi's current release. He was recently in the keys category finals for Members Choice Awards at www.coblues.com.
Michele Steele (“Ms. Steele”) is the newest member of “The John Weeks Band”. Ms. Steele grew up in a musical family & developed a love for a wide variety of musical styles, blues and rock being her most prominent love. Prior to moving out West to Boulder in 1999, she was performing with bands on the east coast over a span of 10 years. Those formative years included stints in Providence with the "East Coast Connection" and in greater Boston area with "Metaphor".
Over the past 7 years, she has been the lead singer with the 11th Hour Band (Rock-N-Roll) and the Catfish Kray Blues Band and turned quite a few heads with her rock-blues style reminiscent of Susan Tedschi and the legendary Janis Joplin. Recently as lead vocalist in “TJ Coupe” (2012-2013) she combined the two and went back to Rock-N-Roll with a bluesy edge using her sultry and powerful voice to get the gig cranked up another notch. Her distinct sound and energy will get your attention right away.
THURSDAY ~ JANUARY 22
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
8PM ~ MIDNIGHT
American troubadour Matthew Bean, better known as Portland's Sneaky Bones has been wandering North America for the better part of the 21st century having done time with The Dwells and causing a stir across Europe with his genuine take on dusty Americana folk-rock. The sound is that of Sweetheart of the Rodeo era Byrds with a hint of Townes Van Zandt. The debut self released 7 inch single "Eternity" had a Fall 2014 release. Prepare yourself for a sonic treat with rustic instrumentation and analog aesthetics.
FRIDAY ~ JANUARY 23
ANTHONY RUSSO BAND
9PM ~ 1AM
BLUES ~ R&B ~ SWING ~ ROCK N' ROLL
Southside Denver native Anthony Russo has gained widespread attention as one of Denver's finest young musician's. Anthony's singing and playing explode with soul, self-expression, emotion and creativity. Earning the respect of the veteran musicians on the Denver scene, Anthony’s put together a band thats got that “Vintage Vibe” with Denvers top musicians backing him up.
SATURDAY ~ JANUARY 24
DOC BROWN'S BLUES BAND
9PM ~ 1AM
MARK "DOC" BROWN - GUITAR & VOCALS
Mark ranks as one of Denver's finest most explosive talents. Mark has been playing the guitar for over forty years, soaking up music and styles like a sponge along the way. Born and raised in southeast Denver, Mark learned guitar from his older brothers, playing folk and gospel songs and singing high harmony. Before long, however, the Rock & Roll bug bit, and Mark played his first Rock & Roll show when he was ten years old. The now legendary Brown Brothers Band of the early seventies featured Mark and his three brothers. Since than, Mark has played in popular bands based in Utah, New Mexico, and Connecticut, while also performing solo. He returned to Denver in 1989 and formed Otis T. and the Hammers, Denver's premier Blues/Rock band of the early 90s. Mark is Denver's finest slide guitar practitioner, having learned the slide while still in junior high school. His vocals are equally masterful, as his three octave vocal range enables him to tackle a wide range of material and make it his own. His prowess on both electric and acoustic guitar is well known, and his resume includes stints with the Chicago-based Jimmy Johnson Blues Band and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, The Coasters and The Drifters. Mark has performed with many of the areas top bands, including Sundance and the Men in Blues, Phantom Freeway, Little Mary, Theresa Lynn and Tracy Edwards. Mark joined forces with the Aces in November 1998 to pursue his love of the Blues. In 2003, Mark, along with Milt Miller and Gregg Wilson formed Doc Brown's Blues Band, to keep the love alive.
MILT MILLER - BASS & VOCALS
Milt bought his first bass guitar at age 13 after noticing there were too many guitar players and not enough bass players. Milt started playing guitar at age 9, taking lessons from jazz great Stacy McGee of the famed Les brown Orchestra. Milt switched to electric bass and soon found the ability to lay down solid grooves with a drummer naturally. Milt spent his High School years performing with various Rock and Top 40 bands, but honed his skills while still in the school jazz band, learning to improvise jazz and blues progressions with the instructor. Out of school, Milt developed his skills, and credits "super funksters" Larry Graham and Bootsy Collins for giving him a new direction and attitude toward his bass playing. Combining traditional training and instinctive feel, Milt soon became very well versed in many types of music, especially blues, jazz and R&B. During the seventies, Milt spent his time doing session work in and around the Denver area, as well as several sessions for producer Norman Petty at the old Buddy Holly studios in Clovis, New Mexico. During the eighties, Milt met up with drummer Gregg Wilson to form the Gullable Rhythm Section, providing intensely tight grooves for numerous bands in the Denver area. As Milt puts it, "We worked really well together, and just kept doing it, band after band. Now, we still go out every night with the idea that we're going to have a blast, and when we do, it's very infectious".
GREGG WILSON - DRUMS & VOCALS
Gregg has been a "working musician" since the early age of fourteen, when he began performing in clubs in the New York area, taking after his father, also a drummer, and his Great Aunt, Blues legend Victoria Spivey. Since the mid-seventies, Gregg has been a fixture in the Denver club scene, performing with numerous blues, jazz and rock bands. In the eighties, while a college student in Denver, Gregg hooked up with Milt Miller to form the Gullable Rhythm Section, providing rock-solid rhythms for many of Denver's top bands. In a March 2000 performance review appearing in the Colorado Blues Society's "Holler" publication, Gregg was described as "the drummer to die for." Gregg spent a decade as drummer for Ace Butler and the Aces before joining Doc Brown's Blues Band. Gregg has also performed as a fill-in sideman for many bands including The Sammy Mayfield Revue, Catfish and the Crawlers, Denver's Willie and the Po' Boys, Oklahoma's Miss Blues, The Shamans, Blues Child and many more. Gregg brings over thirty years of performing experience to the stage, and uses that experience to put on the liveliest show you will ever see.