For the 26th time in 28 years, Blues Traveler returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday for their annual Independence Day celebration. Although it was the Fourth of July, the band and crowd celebrated freedom on a number of levels outside of the national holiday, including freedom from COVID, from masks, from isolation.
Blues Traveler today announced the release of their new studio album Traveler’s Blues on Round Hill Records, a collection of re-imagined and re-charged classics from The American Blues Songbook, set for release on July 30, 2021. In addition, two singles “Funky Bitch” and “Ball & Chain” (feat. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram) will be released today, June 7th.
EventMakers - USA announced today that the After Hours Concert Series will move to The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia. The 2021 season, which is expected to include at least 30 shows, kicks off in May with three concerts including Jamey Johnson on May 14th, New Faces of Country featuring Jimmie Allen, Matt Stell and more on May 21st and Chase Rice on May 22nd.
The KBCO Studio C archive will release18 new songs exclusively performed live on 97.3 KBCO starting at 8am, December 7th at nine select Colorado Whole Foods Market Front Range locations. Honoring its 31st year, the annual KBCO charity CD will feature 18 songs recorded live on the air from the Denver/Boulder radio station’s performance studio.
An annual tradition as a highly sought-after collectors’ item, thousands of loyal KBCO fans line up each year to purchase the latest KBCO Studio C CD for a unique holiday gift. KBCO Studio C Volume 31 CD will be sold for $12.00.
On Sunday be sure to wake up early to catch the barefooted, Keller Williams lead LOCKN in some Grateful Dead tunes with his “Grateful Gospel” group. If you’re looking for some soul, then St. Paul & The Broken Bones are the ticket at the 5:30 PM slot on The Main Stage. Closing out the seventh annual LOCKN Festival will be Bob Weir & The Wolf Bros. (Jay Lane & Don Was) featuring Susan Tedeschi & Mikaela Davis.
Illustrious musicians from the vanguard to the nostalgic, some of who began plying their craft in the ‘60s, and others who are poised for big recognition in the 2020s, all shared a distinctive Southern California seaside aesthetic at the inaugural BeachLife Festival May 3 to 5. BeachLife, the biggest fest ever to blast its jukebox along the Santa Monica Bay at Redondo Beach, combined sun, sounds, sand, and surf and passed its acid test with flying colors.
The final day of Lockn’ 2018 dawned hot and sweaty and ended in spectacular fashion with two sets by Dead and Co., joined by master saxophone player Branford Marsalis. A cloudy sky kept the atmosphere steamy until the afternoon when the hot summer sun broke through. Keller Williams got the MainStage started just after noon with a different entourage in tow than from the day before. This time he appeared with a group he calls the Grateful Gospel. The idea was to play music in the spirit of Jerry Garcia in the tune of Black Gospel music. The concept was born at Lockn’.