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Throw the yarn and needles in a bag and cozy up with some other folks in the City Star taproom. Find the group sipping seasonal beers and knitting in the corner.
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fiddle tunes • old Western swing • country
Katie Glassman’s love affair with the fiddle began at the tender age of nine. Inspired by old-time Texas music, she began playing by ear, and was soon winning numerous honors throughout the West. In 1998, she captured the National Junior Fiddle Championship in Weiser, Idaho, and two years later the National Young Adult Fiddle Championship. She is a three- time top five finalist in the National Grand Champion Division and in 2011, she won the National Western Stock Show Championship. 2013 was Katie’s biggest year yet for competing, as she took top honors in two of the country’s most prestigious contests: Walnut Valley, in Winfield, Kansas, and Rockygrass in Lyons, CO.
But Katie is no one trick pony when it comes to fiddling. She studied classical and jazz violin at the University of Colorado in Boulder, graduating with a BA in music performance and a certificate in jazz studies. In 2007 she became only the second American to attend the Centre Musique Didier Lockwood in France, the world’s foremost jazz violin school.
Greg Schochet is a full-time performer, teacher and producer in Boulder, Colorado. Equally adept on guitar and mandolin, he is fluent in number of acoustic and electric styles, including bluegrass, swing, and country.
A veteran of many touring and recording bands, his love of music and traveling has brought him to some of the most acclaimed venues in the country, including A Prairie Home Companion, Red Rocks, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, as well as the Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysia.
Born and raised in the suburbs of New York city, Greg’s musical youth was framed by his father’s record collection and FM radio of the 70s and 80s. Combined with a deep love for all things traditional, twangy and old-timey, Greg’s musical sensibilities are wide-ranging and versatile.
He is an integral part of Colorado’s thriving roots music scene, and is a sought after instructor, session player, producer and collaborator.
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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
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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
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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.
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The latest in the City Star Zoller Barrel Aged Series will be released in the City Star taproom on Saturday, August 19th:
Deadwood is an imperial red ale aged 4 months in Spirit Hound Distillers whiskey oak barrels. Held by candlelight, this beer is deep garnet in color. The Idaho 7 hops in the base beer impart apricot and tropical fruit notes to the aroma, while plum and dried cherry flavors from the whiskey barrels mingle on the tongue. The beer finishes with sweet whiskey notes and a mild lingering heat. “Working with a local distiller such as Spirit Hound is of great advantage to us since are able to receive barrels immediately after they have been emptied. Getting these ‘wet’ barrels at the peak of their freshness and filling them with beer grants us optimal flavor from the barrels.” (City Star Head Brewer, John Way) Lace up your boots and strap on your spurs, ’cause this brew is rowdy like the town it was named for. 11.4% ABV
Less than 500 bottles will be available for sale at $16/22oz bottle (1 case limit), AND Deadwood will be on draft for sampling.
Each bottle is dipped in wax and hand stamped with the City Star Brewing seal. With less than 500 bottles of Deadwood, we don’t expect our supply to stick around.
City Star will be hosting a Deadwood preview event on Thursday, August 17th in the Zoller Barrel House at City Star Brewing from 7-8pm. City Star head brewer, John Way, and a representative from Spirit Hound Distillers will be on site for a meet and greet. Event details can be found here: citystarbrewing.com/deadwood-preview