Chicago area band Cornmeal will return to Colorado this Friday with new members and a new take on the classic Cornmeal sound. The band has shows scheduled for Hodi’s Half Note on Friday night, and the Bluebird Theater on Saturday.
From a recent press release: “After a brief hiatus while bringing together a fresh lineup, Cornmeal is back at it…and in a big way! After playing a few select shows in late 2013, Cornmeal is very excited to be back in Ft. Collins on Friday, February 14th at Hodi’s Half Note. The new lineup includes the co-writing team and founding members Chris Gangi (bass) and Wavy Dave Burlingame (banjo), along with newest members Scott Tipping (guitar) formerly of Backyard Tire Fire, Drew Littell (drums), and guest appearing on fiddle is Molly Healey formerly of Big Smith from Springfield, MO.”
While the lineup has changed – Cornmeal remains the one of the premier progressive bluegrass and Americana bands and is looking forward to reconnecting with fans on the road in 2014. The new lineup brings a fresh energetic take on the classic Cornmeal sound which is influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance. For more information visit www.cornmealinthekitchen.com
Once again there is just so many great options for entertainment this New Year’s Eve that it can leave a jam band fan not knowing which way to turn. First to kick off was Yonder Mountain String Band at the Boulder Theater. They started their new year’s run on Friday with performances at the theater through New Year’s Eve. It should be noted that their performance at the Theater on Dec. 30th is a benefit for the Colorado Flood victims, good luck getting a ticket, the show has been sold out for weeks.
Here is a video of Kyle Hollingsworth prepping for the Broomfield shows:
Just take a look at all of the other options for NYE entertainment and see if it does not make your head spin:
December 31, 2013 Umphrey’s McGee, Fillmore, Denver Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Paramount, Denver The Sword, Bluebird, Denver Reverend Horton Heat, Reno Divorce, Old Man Markley, Gothic, Englewood Yonder Mountain String Band, Sam Bush, Boulder Theater, Boulder String Cheese Incident, 1stBank Center, Broomfield The Oh Hellos, Ogden, Denver Flobots, Marquis Theater, Denver Hot Soup, Connor O’neills, Boulder New Orleans Suspects, Quixote’s True Blue, Denver Jefferson Starship, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride The Flaming Lips, Belly Up, Aspen Nina Storey, Soiled Dove Underground, Denver Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver Tea Leaf Green, Cervantes Other Side, Denver The Magic Beans, Stage Stop, Rollinsville Brother Ali, The Reminders, Fox Theatre, Boulder Head for the Hills, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins West Water Outlaws, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Euforequestra, 3PAC, Carbondale Wendy Woo, Next Door, Loveland
So whatever you do, where ever you end up celebrating, have fun and stay safe and remember that the law enforcement will be out in force to help keep everyone safe. Enjoy.
Born during the Summer of Love, Furthur guitarist/vocalist and co-founder of the Dark Star Orchestra John Kadlecik has spent much of his life dedicated to music. In school Kadlecik started with the study of classical violin, soon caught the rock-n-roll bug and picked up the guitar and mandolin. His Midwest upbringing landed him in Chicago as a young adult playing in many different bands. After a short stint in college he was introduced to the music of the Grateful Dead and the rest, as they say, is history.
While touring with DSO for nearly 12 years Kadlecik picked up the reputation as an amazing guitarist/vocalist and DSO shows sold out regularly around the nation. During this time he also played numerous other bands including a bluegrass band. The Mix with Melvin Seals was maybe his most notable side project, scoring a record contract and touring nationally in 2004. In 2009 Kadlecik scored the guitar vocal position in the former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s new band called Furthur.
It was at this point that the John K. Bandwas formed. Playing mostly in the Washington DC area the idea was to “go to a gig, play a concert and that night sleep in my own bed,” said Kadlecik. The John K. Band has a large following back east. They have a rainbow panted VW micro-tour-bus and can regularly be found playing events and shows in the area. A quick YouTube search will reveal dozens of videos of the band lead by who many describe as a really nice guy and very talented musician.
The John K. Band will be performing in Denver starting tonight at Quixote’s True Blue. This is the first opportunity for Colorado fans to catch a band that many back east already know not to miss. For more information visit www.johnkmusic.net.
Over the next week we will attempt to catch up with post, videos and photos from the recent months. Here is a video of Kung Fu Live at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom ~ Jan 27, 2012. Kung Fu warms up for The Motet… shot from back, great jam with crowd noise. Enjoy.
Colorado band Good Gravy is headlining at the Fox Theatre tonight with Ft. Stan Sutton of Mountain Standard Time and The Malai I LLama. From the Fox’s website, Good Gravy is “Guaranteed to throw down everything from psychedelic dance beats to slamming bluegrass this contemporary band takes acoustic song writing to new and exciting realms.”
Check out this video from last year when they warmed up for Cornmeal at the Fox. Tickets for tonight are still available.