The Fox Theater - Boulder
A Live One is Texas’ premier Phish tribute, formed in 2011 by guitarist Josh Pearson, now consisting of bassist Andy Harn, keyboardist Zack Morgan and drummer Shadd Scott. Being huge fans and heavily influenced by Phish, the band found it very exciting recreating their music. With 500 shows under their belts, the band has toured heavily throughout the country and performed at several festivals including Phases of the Moon, Euphoria, Art Outside & Highberry.
Jazz seems to be an art for only those who really understand and/or concentrate on music. The Greyboy Allstars have been playing their funked up, improvised, powerful versions of jazz jams for almost as long as the Fox Theatre has been in existence. For two nights, they were celebrating together as part of the Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary month. And for this celebration, they picked one of the classiest and most talented foursomes to party with.
Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines.
Malai Llama is a Colorado-based experimental rock quartet who fearlessly creates an atmosphere of triumph and inspiration every time they hit the stage. Improvisation manifests in a variety of forms during a Malai Llama set, as the band weaves together the benevolent jam band spirit, the technical rigor of prog-rock, and modern jazz performance.
The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level. They have been together six years and have held a weekly residency since the beginning. The band is comprised of sidemen from some of the most respected acts in the music industry (Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Chrisette Michelle, Talib Kweli, P. Diddy, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.), yet possesses a sound distinctly separate from any of their individual projects.