Jeff Austin Band w/ Larry Keel, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs  - FRIDAY

Jeff Austin Band w/ Larry Keel, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs - FRIDAY

Fri, April 19, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$25 Day of Show

This event is 16 and over

Jeff Austin Band
Jeff Austin Band
“When I’m writing a song, it’s not about the hot licks, it’s about the voice and how it can be showcased from song to song,” says musician Jeff Austin. His focus is on transporting his audience by way of his vocal: “It’s the direct communication with the crowd — not just asking them how they’re feeling, but bringing something out of them.” For Austin, the act of speaking to people through his art really means using his voice.

The career of the Colorado-based artist has already seen him break through jam and bluegrass scenes, play stages from The Fillmore Auditorium to Red Rocks Amphitheater, and outdoor events like Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, among many others. But with the launch of his solo career in 2014, Austin is now building on the foundations of previous ventures while honing his own sound and charting new courses.

“I’ve learned a lot from the people I’ve played with,” says Austin who has shared stages with such luminaries as Del McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Earle Scruggs, Jon Fishman, and Phil Lesh. And it’s artists such as these who have helped crystalize Austin’s idea of what he wants to do as he moves forward with his eponymous project. “From both the rock side and the bluegrass side,” he explains, “I’ve learned a lot about song structure, solo ideas, playing with guts, and being who you are.”
Larry Keel
Larry Keel
Larry Keel is described by music critics and reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. From there, he has always integrated that solid musical grounding and natural-born talent with his own incomparable approach to playing amplified, acoustic guitar and composing original music. He's also got a knack for choosing interesting and appealing material from all realms of music with guts, whether it's a tune written by a fellow song-writer/musician friend, or a surprise cover from any number of musical acts all over the map. The combination is pretty irresistible, and has earned Keel the highest respect and billing among the top acoustic and jam rock musicians alive, and some now gone: Tony Rice, Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tim O’Brien, Vassar Clements, Sam Bush, Del McCoury, John Hartford, Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan, and Danny Barnes to name a few.
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs have been forging a fresh and energetic sound to the northwest music scene. Their live show is highlighted by unbridled energy, and punctuated by songs performed with fervor and swagger. Fusing old time folk songs with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude, the Bird Dogs push the envelope of what a string band is generally described as. They’ve been hitting the road hard since 2014, sharing stages with Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, hurray for the riff raff, the mavericks, Wynonna Judd, mark Chesnutt, the lil’ smokies and many more. The bird dogs released their first album in the spring of 2016. Recorded live at basecamp studio, the album is one that reflects their live show and makes you want to stomp your feet and crack open a beer.
Born under the big sky in Bozeman, Montana, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs consist of Matt Demarais on banjo/vocals, Ethan Demarais on bass, Lena Schiffer on vocals/guitar, Brian Kassay on fiddle/mandolin, and newly added member josh Moore on vocals/guitar.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/