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The Catcalls

960 960 City Star Brewing

The Catcalls’ performance is marked by powerhouse vocals and colorful guitar solos, featuring originals and blues standards. While they typically play as a full rock back, this will be a more intimate show as an acoustic/electric duo. Scene Magazine describes them having, “the vibe, the chemistry, and the raw energy of a fresh band thirsty for action and success.” The band is currently in the studio recording their debut E.P. and expects to release it this summer.

http://www.thecatcallsband.com

Blake and Shuck

1024 576 City Star Brewing

Taylor Shuck of Woodbelly and Derek Blake.

 

 

Emily Barnes

960 960 City Star Brewing

“Emily Barnes is more than just a musician; she is a storyteller that sets the lives of her characters to music. Her sophomore release ‘Let in the Light’ should be both required reading and listening for anyone who feels or has felt fractured by life ”
— Divide and Conquer

Tucked away in a town so tiny it isn’t found on most maps, singer-songwriter Emily Barnes can be found sitting on the stone steps of her 200 year old home stitching together the latest melody from the fabric of her mind. That is on the rare occasion she is home. For the past few years, Emily has been tirelessly trekking down the open road playing venues of all shapes and sizes stopping listeners dead in their tracks with a voice that cuts to the bone and songs that pull on the heart strings.

Now a nationally touring artist, Barnes continues to build a grassroots following from city to small town, one new believer at a time. Her Sophomore album ‘Let in the Light’ was released on March 10th 2017 and has been taking listeners through the nostalgia of finding oneself after the inevitable darkness seeps in. It is honest, it is raw, and as quirky as the show you are likely to experience. With an assortment of “found” instruments, lo-fi birds, pots and pans, this album paints a picture from start to finish.

There is a feeling one gets when witnessing something authentic and rare, and that aura permeates the room at an Emily Barnes show.

https://www.emilybarnesmusic.com

Jeremiah Jacks and the Fallen Stars

800 800 City Star Brewing

A rabble-rousing, foot-stomping quartet that plays a variety of music – traditional old-time tunes, rock and roll, pop, speed metal – all with a bluegrass flair. We play at a lot of parties, fund raisers, farms, breweries, small bars and, if no one wants us, Jill’s front porch. We come up with a personalized band name unique to each venue just to amuse ourselves and stay one step ahead of the sheriff, but you can usually sniff us out on our Facebook page or on the web at theweirdgrassband.com.

Just don’t follow too closely, we bite.

https://www.theweirdgrassband.com/

Naked Samurai

960 720 City Star Brewing

Naked Samurai is a new acoustic collaboration formed by Evan Daldegan and David Frediani, both former members of progressive funk Trichome and current groove masters of Moves at Midnight. Daldegan and Frediani bring their mix of original funk, rock and reggae tunes along with some inspiring motown and pop standards.

funk • soul

Aaron McCloskey and Elio Schiavo

640 675 City Star Brewing

Aaron McCloskey maintains a busy schedule playing with front range bluegrass band “Wood Belly” (winners of the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition), and rock bands “Western Skyline”, and “Safe Boating is No Accident”. He also regularly performs solo and duo shows with a variety of talented musicians. Aaron was featured in the May 2010 issue of “Flatpicking Guitar Magazine” for his work with “Steve Smith and Hard Road”. Aaron lives in Berthoud, Colorado where he can be found hiking, fly-fishing, and teaching guitar and banjo.

http://www.aaronmccloskeymusic.com

Elio Schiavo gives his unique voice to the bluegrass genre. His talents as a singer, mandolin player and songwriter are becoming recognized throughout the national community and after spending time as a central figure in New York’s exploding scene as a member of Six Deadly Venoms, whose credits include; finalist 2009 Telluride band contest, finalist 2009 Rockygrass band contest, Finalist 2012 Freshgrass band contest, and as host of what has become one of the best weekly picking sessions in the country, The Monas’ Monday Night Bluegrass Session, Elio moved to Colorado in January 2016, where he is finishing up and soon to release a new solo album; After The Fall. The record is Co-produced by IBMA award winning mandolinist Matt Flinner and has a roster of players including Ross Martin, Ryan Cavanaugh, Billy Cardine, James Genus, Brittany Haas and Jordan Tice. The album highlights Elio’s soulful voice and his ability to infuse his many musical influences into creatively relevant lyrics and melodies based in a good ol’ bluegrass setting…… sort of. There are string quartets, R n B-ish backup vocals and dynamic arrangements that are groovy and emotional. Not to mention a S#*! ton of seriously amazing playing.

https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElioSchiavo

Billy Shaddox Duo

578 289 City Star Brewing

“Shaddox hails from Colorado, and is the rare songwriter who seems to have a natural knack for crafting a pop song, and a deep understanding of what makes one great. And “I Melt, I Howl” is truly great. With the softness of Tweedy and the sweetness of Mikal Cronin, Shaddox has truly found his sound with Howl. His breakout record is folksy Americana-rock, with the smoothest of melodies and vocal harmonies, and will hopefully earn Shaddox some much-deserved attention.” – Glide Magazine Album Review, 2015

masterful Americana honoring folk and pop

http://billyshaddox.com/

GOATZ

300 316 City Star Brewing

Chris K and his friends are “old goats,” hence the name GOATZ! They’ve been around a while, kicking dirt, eating cans, that sorta thing.

Originally formed in 2003 with his wife Pattie, Chris took a break from performing for several years before reforming the band in 2015. Miss Pattie, aka Mrs Goat, passed away in February 2016 from metastatic melanoma. Goat and his friends decided to keep the music going.

Chris has been at this since the ’70s, performing across the US, and in Canada and Great Britain, playing in direct support of Guy Clark, Jim Lauderdale, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Reckless Kelly, the Railbenders and others. He was a founding member of the 90s era Southern-rock jam band Alien Cowboy in Fort Collins.

Chris is also the founder and president of Rocky Mountain Music Network LLC; the producer and host of the syndicated radio program, “Chris K’s Colorado Playlist,” heard on a number of stations statewide; and an on air host at 105.5 The Colorado Sound in Northern Colorado.

Goatz! has performed at Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest, Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival, FOCOMX, Fort Collins Peach Festival, Yarmonygrass,the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Avogadro’s Number, Oskar Blues, the Walnut Room, Ziggies, Mile High Flea Market and other regional venues, events and festivals.

The band performs from a catalog of songs written and/or recorded by Merle Haggard, John Fogerty, Tom Russell, Chris Stapleton, John Mellencamp, Dave Alvin, Rodney Crowell, and others, as well as original songs written by Chris and his late wife Pattie.

https://www.goatzmusic.com

Shanna In A Dress

640 675 City Star Brewing

Shanna in a Dress is a smashing combination of clever lyrics, sweet serenade, and tongue twisting rhymes. She has been performing since her days at the University of Virginia where she attracted a loyal following of fans that loved her feel-good humor, catchy melodies, and entertaining stage presence. Shanna is a diverse songwriter with a playful setlist containing material ranging from sunny toe-tapping tunes to intensely emotional ballads to humorous ear candy. Her lyrics are laden with clever wordplay and are relatable across all ages.

Shanna released her first EP More Than Just a Hoar in 2012 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Her style is often compared to Ingrid Michaelson, Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz. She doesn’t take herself too seriously off-stage or on, and her self-reported style is “happy folk pop with a twist of humor, sarcasm, and occasional tears.” Shanna moved to Boulder in 2014 and is excited to connect and share with the local music scene!

https://www.youtube.com/shannainadress

Aaron McCloskey and Eric Wiggs

640 675 City Star Brewing

Aaron McCloskey maintains a busy schedule playing with front range bluegrass band “Wood Belly” (winners of the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition), and rock bands “Western Skyline”, and “Safe Boating is No Accident”. He also regularly performs solo and duo shows with a variety of talented musicians. Aaron was featured in the May 2010 issue of “Flatpicking Guitar Magazine” for his work with “Steve Smith and Hard Road”. Aaron lives in Berthoud, Colorado where he can be found hiking, fly-fishing, and teaching guitar and banjo.

http://www.aaronmccloskeymusic.com

Musician and Educator Eric Wiggs has been performing and teaching for over 15 years. He holds a B.M in Jazz Studies/Music Media from the University of Alabama and a M.M. Jazz Performance/Pedagogy from CU-Boulder. He is currently guitarist/vocalist for Masontown (Denver, CO) and instrumentalist/vocalist for Honeytree Duo (Lyons, CO). He is the 2016 Rockygrass (CO State) Flatpicking Champion and host of two major Front-range jams at 12Degree Brewing (Louisville) and Long’s Peak Pub (Longmont, CO).

http://www.ericwiggs.com