Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Four-time Grammy Award winner Jason Isbell and his longtime band The 400 Unit will perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 3 in support of their highly successful new album The Nashville Sound (Southeastern Records). Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires will open the show with a solo set in support of her anticipated new release To The Sunset (out August 3).
Today, Summer Camp Music Festival unveiled a video of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong's performance of crowd-pleaser "Posideon" featuring a very special sit-in with moe.'s Al Schnier. This comes in advance of tomorrow's Red Rocks Amphitheater performance where Pigeons Playing Ping Pong makes their debut at the famed stage in direct support of moe.
The temperature was perfect, and there was an early start to the night with the leader in British funk, The New Mastersounds. The Wales Ambassador, Eddie Roberts and his boys took the stage and wasted no time at all. Their flavor of funk is a unique, intricate, classy guitar-heavy instrumental sorcery. On this night, they even added a horn section to join them. As a side note, once at an ARISE Music Festival press conference that I was leading, I unexpectedly asked Roberts why he thinks that the tiny area of Great Britain produces so much brilliance in music, art, literature, etc. It was an idea that always baffled my mind how an area the size of Kansas can make so much beautiful art. His answer was brilliant. He responded after a pause with, “Misery.” Everyone in the room got a laugh, and one of my life long-burning questions was revealed. When their set came to an end after only 45 minutes, Roberts thanked the crowd and said that it seemed short, but that was because they are so used to often playing for 3 hours plus.
Kicking off their “Stay Human” tour, Michael Franti & Spearhead had a soul shining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater on June 1st. The evening started off with Franti leading a yoga jam session at Red Rocks. Taking in all the beautiful views of Colorado, this put out some great vibes for the beautiful Colorado night.
Southern soul-rockers JJ Grey & Mofro will perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 20. The band's charismatic live performances have captivated audiences all over the world, delivering songs with compassion and a relentless honesty. For a sense of Grey's commitment to building powerful musical moments, watch his performance of "The Sun Is Shining Down" HERE.