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Aaron McCloskey and Elio Schiavo

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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

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“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/

Lloyd Drust

300 316 City Star Brewing

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

 

City Star Brewing Turns 5: Join us for our Weekend HOOTENANNY!

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We’re turning 5 years YOUNG!

We will be celebrating all weekend… here’s the current lineup of events:

THURSDAY, 5/4:
Deputy Membership Registration Opens
– Food Truck: Mile High Lobster Shack 5-8pm
– Live Music: Bonnie & Taylor Sims of Bonnie and the Clydes 7-9:30pm
Zoller Reserve Barrel Tasting–SOLD OUT!
Happy Hour ALL DAY!

FRIDAY, 5/5:
Chili the Kid Beer Release 2pm
– Food Truck: Yolk’n Around 5-8pm
– Live Music: Steepland String Band 7-9:30pm

SATURDAY, 5/6:
Troubadour Bottle Release 12pm
Poppin’ Bottles ALL DAY
– Cupcakes & Toast 6pm
– Live Music: Wood Belly Bluegrass Band 7-9:30pm

SUNDAY, 5/7:
Orange & Summer Hops IPA Firkin Tapping 1pm
– Food Truck: Curbed Hunger 2-7pm
– Challenge of Nonsense to Benefit J.O.S.H. 2-4pm
– Live Music: Daniella Katzir Duo 3-6pm

PLUS giveaways, prizes and more fun throughout the weekend!

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About J.O.S.H (Journey of Strength & Hope Program):
J.O.S.H. is a local, Berthoud non-profit organization that provides an environment where kids can develop confidence, self-esteem and optimism for a bright future.

The J.O.S.H. program imparts strength and purpose to all kids, regardless of background. Members of the program know they belong and feel valued by one another and that their lives truly matter.

These kids will know themselves as Warriors in more ways than the physical, i.e. writing, arts, music, crafts and scholastic.

More info: www.berthoudsurveyor.com

Hootenanny Weekend

Tour de brew: City Star Brewing

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Tour de brew: City Star Brewing
A pickin’ and a grinnin’ and a drinkin’ in Berthoud

By Michael J. Casey – January 11, 2017

City Star Brewing
Photo Credit: Susan France
JD Hegan, beer slinger for City Star Brewing.

Let’s hear it for those City Star Workers,” The Stanleytones singer said to a packed house last Saturday night, and the people obliged the man behind the banjo. They were a delightfully pleasant bunch, 50 or so locals who came out on this frigid January evening to listen to some live bluegrass and enjoy a pint or three. One couple even got up and danced, which many people stood by and politely watched, waiting for the exuberant couple to dance their way away from the bathroom door they were blocking.

If this was a bar in Denver, Boulder or even Fort Collins, there is no doubt that an impatient patron would have rudely interrupted the couple’s clogging to relieve themselves, but up here in Berthoud, the people are a little more relaxed and a little more hospitable. And thank goodness for that because it was Saturday night and there wasn’t a seat to be had. The Stanleytones had just gotten warm and no one was clearing out anytime soon. The bartender took pity on us and cleared her dinner from a table in the back and allowed us to take up residence next to the walk-in cooler — which featured a photo of a glaring Christopher Walken with the caption: “Close the Walken!” We were right at home.

As my associate poked her way through City Star’s collection of board games, I procured the brews for the evening: 10 samples of City Star’s offerings: five mainstays — Cowboy’s Golden (5% ABV), Local Yokel pale ale (6%), All American IPA (6.5%), Red Necktar (6.5%) and Bandit Brown (5.5%); and five seasonals — Night Watchman (6%), Raspberry Bandit (6%), Chai Watchman (6%), Mule Kick (9%) and Widowmaker (11.5%).

Red Necktar and Bandit Brown are standouts, but it’s those dark delicious seasonals that make City Star worth the trip. The Night Watchman stout has less heft and more bouquet, which favors dark chocolate and coffee in a delightful aroma that smells a little like a Christmas dessert, while the Chai Watchman ups the ante with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom and a whole lot of vanilla beans. That’s quite a punch in one glass. Ditto for Mule Kick, a strong ale brewed with Colorado wildflower honey that hybrids the best qualities of beer and wine into one deliciously dark draught.

After we finished our flights and a few rounds of Scruples, we decided to hit the dusty trail, but not before a visit to the facilities. There, in the hallway adjacent to the bar, are a series of historical photographs of Berthoud throughout the years. While we admired a bird’s eye view of the town, a local approached us and asked if we were out-of-towners and gave us a couple of suggestions of which bars to drink at and where we could sleep it off. As she bid us good luck and returned to the stomp and twag of the music, I made a decision right then and there: next time, I’m bringing cowboy boots.

On tap: City Star Brewing. 321 Mountain Ave., Berthoud, 970-532-7827, citystarbrewing.com.

Full article available here: http://www.boulderweekly.com/cuisine/drink/tour-de-brew-city-star-brewing/