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  • Jaden Carlson at NedFest 2012 ~ with Scott Messersmith and Jubal (video)

    Jaden Carlson is a dynamic young performer that is delighting the Front Range and beyond with her music. At 11 years old she has just released her third CD called Born to Fly. Here is one of her songs from this year’s tweener set at NedFest. Jaden is joined by Scott Messersmith and Jubal. Enjoy


  • 14th Annual NedFest in photos and a video of Sunday’s ‘Super Group’

    August saw the return of NedFest, Nederland’s annual music festival and the first festival since the passing of its founder “Michigan” Mike Torpe.  When the festival gates opened on Friday everyone, vendors and staff alike had smiles and were dedicated to continuing on the Nederland music tradition, now in its 14th year.   The music of the first day was a fantastic mix of bluegrass and jam grass into full on rock and roll.  It rained a bit but for the most part was a picture perfect day at the festival. The night ended with the JGB band featuring Melvin Seals and a large audience of festifarians enjoying the night.

    The Following days revealed that instead of one person doing the job of ten, ten people did those jobs just as well.  The festival lives on and we could not be happier.  Even with the Kinfolk Celebration in Lyons and Reggae on the Rocks in Morrison, NedFest thrived.  We look forward to future NedFest and are already making plans for next year… the 15 annual music festival in Nederland, Colorado.  Here are some photos from C. Alan Crandall and A video of the Sunday “Super Group” from our friend Steve!  Enjoy.  We think Mike would be proud of this year’s event and how well the crew did in carrying on this wonderful festival.

    Click on an image to see in full size, use the arrow keys to move to the next image.

     


  • Hot Buttered Rum at NedFest 2012 (video)

    Thanks to our friend and archivist Steve we have some great views from this year’s NedFest.   Look for more videos in the next week or so from many of this year’s artists.   Here we have a great HD video from a tripod mounted camera with a soundboard patch.  Enjoy.


  • Support your local artists … and it is good to give, and receive…

    9th Annual Mark Vann Benefit
    9th Annual Mark Vann Benefit

    The holidays are a time for giving and receiving and tonight you have a couple of opportunities to do both at the same time.

    We are heading over to the Mark Vann Foundation benefit concert at the Boulder Theater to check out the Great American Taxi and Friends including The Contribution, Featuring Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, Keith Moseley of String Cheese Incident, Matt Butler of Everyone Orchestra, Sheryl Renee, & Jeff Miller and Phil Ferlino of New Monsoon, Everyone Orchestra, the Bill McKay Band, Andrew McConathy and the Drunken Hearts The Banjorchestra and more.

    That is not all… if you are not into the large benefit, silent auction and multiple band then right around the corner you can attend another benefit, this one is in the memory of Nederland’s Michigan Mike and is revisiting the Acid Jazz that Mike helped happen at regular intervals in Ned.

    Here is a description of the tribute by the Motet’s Scott Messersmith: “A tribute to Michigan Mike, in the form of an old-school Nederland Acid Jazz session, takes place Friday, Dec. 16 at Shine (2027 13th Street – between Pearl and Spruce) in Boulder. The improv jam features Dave Watts, Scott Messersmith, Bill Kopper, and Kerwin Brown and other guests. The cover is only a $3 suggested donation. The new venue is “gathering place for food, movement and nightlife” and is owned by the Emich sisters who ran the Trilogy Wine Bar. It features “amazing (and affordable)” food including grass-fed beef burgers, lasagna, tacos, plenty of veggie and vegan items and an entire gluten free menu.”

    So there you go… two great opportunities to both give and receive and if you are like us, we plan to hit both… happy holidays!


  • ‘Michigan Mike’ Torpie remembered as more than NedFest promoter

    By Alan Crandall, previously published at timescall.com

    Michigan Mike Torpie

    The life and times of ‘Michigan Mike’ Torpie and his impact on Nederland, Colorado was celebrated on Monday, December 5th at First Street Pub in Nederland, just a short distance from the grounds that for many years became NedFest, a mountain music festival conceived and promoted by Torpie. Monday’s gathering was more of a Wake than a Memorial and it seemed like the perfect way to send off ‘Michigan Mike’.
    The First Street Pub gathering was packed the entire time with many friends and family in attendance. Torpie’s parents, sisters and nephew had the corner table and were able to see the outpouring of love and friendship ‘Michigan Mike’ had garnered in the mountain town he so loved. One after another folks stepped up to the stage to tell stories about Torpie’s dedication and involvement with the Town. Many stories were told to the family and crowd bringing a combination of tears and laughter to the attendees.

    More than the promoter of NedFest, Mike had served on the Board of Trustee’s from 2004 to 2008. During this time he was instrumental in getting Marijuana decriminalized in the town. A couple of suggestions of how to remember Mike were proposed at Monday’s

    Pete Kartsounes, Colin Huff, Greg Schochet, Andrew Anderson and Scott Messersmith.

    memorial. Naming the next street in Nederland “Torpie Way,” and creating a “Mountain Girl” 5k/10 run/walk were both well received ideas from the attendees. Mountain Girl was Torpie’s dog, companion and another beloved resident of Nederland.

    In the corner of the pub where Torpie’s family sat, a pile of about 1000 music compact disks covered a table and guests were invited to grab a stack to take with them. Many of the disks were sent to Mike over the years from artists hoping to gain a spot on the NedFest stage. Some disks contained notes stating the request, and some had never even been opened.

    Daniel Rodriguez, Silas Herman, Vince Herman, Bonnie Paine and Greg Garrison.

    The personal reflections at the microphone soon gave way to an impromptu tribute musical jam with various musicians joining in throughout the evening.

    This was the second time since Mike’s passing that the mountain community of Nederland came together for some stories and musical healing. On Sunday, November 27, Leftover Salmon played a surprise show at the Stage Stop in Rollinsville, Colorado. The concert –

    Drew Emmitt and Jeff Austin

    billed that night as “A Benefit Concert for Suicide Awareness”– featured Jeff Austin, of Yonder Mountain String Band, Bonnie Paine and Daniel Rodriquez, of Elephant Revival, and many more musicians including Colin Huff and Silas Herman of Salmon Eggs. With tickets sold only at the venue, the audience – a who’s who of Nederland area folks- was treated to a special performance by the musicians in various combinations; with the theme for the night being that if you are feeling down things will eventually get better, and how to ask for help and get help if you are depressed.
    Perhaps it will be The Nederland Music and Arts Festival that ‘Michigan Mike’ Torpie will be most remembered. NedFest showcased local artists along with mid-level and national touring groups. This year at NedFest I met music fans from as far away as the east coast. With a cap of 2000 tickets, the festival never sold out which made it a family friendly jewel of a music event, in beautiful mountain surroundings, put on by good mountain folks.

     

    Below is a list of some of the artists that have performed over the past 13 years.

    NEDFEST 2011 SCHEDULE

    FRIDAY 8/26/11
    Smooth Money Gesture
    Jaden Carlson Trio w/ Scott Messersmith & Garrett Sayers
    Fox Street All Stars w/ Leftover Salmon’s Bill McKay & The Pump
    John McKay
    Great American Taxi feat. Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon
    Salmon Eggs w/ Silas Herman, Colin Huff & Cody Wales
    The Motet
    The Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann w/ Steve Kimock, SCI’s Kyle Hollingsworth & George Porter Jr.

    SATURDAY 8/27/11
    Larry Keel & His Big Friends
    The Shwilbillies
    Runaway Truck Ramp (Special Reunion Show)
    Bret Mosley
    Split Lip Rayfield
    Acoustic Mining Company
    Hot Buttered Rum
    ‘Tweener: Billy & Jilian Nershi
    Cornmeal
    David Grisman Sextet
    Oakhurst

    SUNDAY 8/28/11
    11:00 AM – Whitewater Ramble
    12 NOON – ‘Tweener: Magnolia Row
    Head For The Hills
    Billy & Jilian Nershi
    String Cheese Incident’s Keith Moseley w/ Scott Law & Friends
    Lesley Kernochan
    ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra)
    Leftover Salmon w/ Wally Ingram
    Magic Gravy (Members of ALO and The Motet)

    NEDFEST 2010 SCHEDULE

    SATURDAY 8/28/10
    SPRING CREEK BLUEGRASS w/ Benny “Burle” Galloway
    Moonshiner
    ELEPHANT REVIVAL
    Fireweed
    GREAT AMERICAN TAXI w/ Vince Herman
    HOT BUTTERED RUM
    Jaden
    CORNMEAL
    STEVE KIMOCK CRAZY ENGINE feat. MELVIN SEALS

    SUNDAY 8/29/10
    MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME
    Kort McCumber
    BILLY NERSHI’s BLUE PLANET w/ Keith Moseley, Erik Deutsch & Chuuuch!
    ‘Tweener: Big Water
    PANJEA w/ Michael Kang
    ‘Tweener: Samba Parade
    THE MOTET
    Jerry Joseph & Wally Ingram
    HOLY KIMOTO w/ Kimock, Hollingsworth, Travis & Hann
    Elephant Revival & MST

    NEDFEST 2009 SCHEDULE
    FRIDAY 8/28/09

    EUFORQUESTRA
    Hoff & Sites
    SASKIA LAROO
    Jubal
    PANJEA w/ MICHAEL KANG
    DVS & Cledus
    PARTICLE
    The Ethereal Plane

    SATURDAY 8/29/09
    INCENDIO
    The Mile Markers
    JOE CRAVEN w/ SAM BEVAN
    Mark Flynn
    SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD
    Apple Valley
    DREW EMMITT BAND
    Big Water
    BILLY NERSHI’s BLUE PLANET w/ MOSELEY, LAW, MISNER & DEUTSCH
    DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET
    Whitewater Ramble & Special Guest Band (Double Bill)

    SUNDAY 8/30/09
    MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME
    The Farmer Sisters
    OAKHURST
    Gigi Love
    VINCE HERMAN & GREAT AMERICAN TAXI
    Bruce Hayes
    EMMITT – NERSHI BAND
    RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER
    Elephant Revival

    NEDFEST 2008 SCHEDULE
    FRIDAY 8/22/08

    Onda
    Bill Kopper (solo)
    Tony Furtado Band
    LYNX & Jamie Janover (duo)
    String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth Band w/ SCI’s Keith Moseley
    LYNX (solo)
    PRAANG (w/ Steve Kimock, SCI’s Michael Travis & Jason Hann plus Jamie Janover)
    Amsterdam’s Saskia Laroo w/ members of The Motet

    SATURDAY 8/23/08
    Oakhurst
    Mountain Standard Time
    Swingset w/ YMSB’s Dave Johnston, Eric Thorin, Jon Ridnell & Dave Watts plus Cecil ‘Pnut’ Daniels
    Yonder Mountain String Band’s Jeff Austin & Friends
    Patrick Latella (solo)
    New Monsoon
    Saskia Laroo (solo)
    The Motet (8-Piece Band w/ Horns & Scott Messersmith)
    Arnie Green (solo)
    Melvin Seals & JGB w/ Steve Kimock
    Late Night @ Black Forest: Amsterdam’s Saskia Laroo w/ members of The Motet

    SUNDAY 8/24/08
    Elephant Revival
    Danny Shafer (solo)
    Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
    Shanti Groove (acoustic)
    Split Lip Rayfield
    Enion & David Tiller’s TAARKA w/ ThaMuseMeant’s Nathan Moore
    Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman w/ Great American Taxi
    David Grisman Quintet
    WhiteWater Ramble and TAARKA w/ Nathan Moore (double bill)

    NedFest 2007 SCHEDULE
    ANIMAL LIBERATION ORCHESTRA
    JOHN “BLACKDOG” RIDNELL & GAIL “MOJO” MULDROW
    BLUE TURTLE SEDUCTION
    DANNY SHAFER
    THE ETHEREAL PLANE
    EUFORQUESTRA
    HEAD FOR THE HILLS
    IAN BEERT
    JASON SCROGGINS
    KISSIDOGU
    THE MOTET
    ONDA
    PATRICK LATELLA
    SALEM
    SAM BUSH BAND
    STANTON MOORE TRIO featuring Robert Walter & Will Bernard – Born and
    STEVE KIMOCK with George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste & Brian Stoltz:
    TIFFANY CHRISTOPHER
    TONY FURTADO BAND:
    VINCE HERMAN & THE GREAT AMERICAN TAXI
    Vince Herman
    Jefferson Hamer

    FRIDAY 8/25/06 SCHEDULE
    POLYTOXIC
    JUBAL
    ALBINO!
    PAPAS IN THE SHED
    MELVIN SEALS & JGB
    PATRICK LATELLA
    KAN’NAL
    THE ETHEREAL PLANE
    SATURDAY 8/26/06
    SOUL RECLUSION
    CREW MURPHY
    THE CODETALKERS w/COL. BRUCE HAMPTON
    REBECCA FOLSOM
    VINCE HERMAN & THE GREAT AMERICAN TAXI – Jefferson Hamer
    ‘BLISK
    BILL EVANS & SOULGRASS
    ARMANDO ZUPPA
    THE MOTET featuring JANS INGBER
    PERCUSSION DE KISSIDOUGOU,
    SAM BUSH BAND
    NEDERLAND ACID JAZZ
    SUNDAY 8/27/06 SCHEDULE

    KELLI LAFOLLETTE
    WHITEWATER RAMBLE
    ‘MELISSA SELBY
    VINYL
    IAN BEERT
    ANIMAL LIBERATION ORCHESTRA
    DOUG BAKER
    NEW MONSOON
    JOHN MCKAY
    DR. JOHN

    SATURDAY AUGUST 27th. 2005
    KAN’NAL
    Primal, Rhythmic,
    Psychedelic, Organic, Hypnotic,
    Sensual Rock Music
    PATRICK LATELLA
    RUNAWAY TRUCK RAMP
    THE NEDRECKS
    TONY FURTADO BAND
    JUBAL & ROB GOWER
    PHIX
    DANNY SHAFER
    BENNY GALLOWAY and the BROKE MOUNTAIN QUARTET
    DOUG BAKER
    MUMBOULI
    THE ETHEREAL PLANE
    SUNDAY AUGUST 28th, 2005

    THE MOTET with guest Cecil P-Nut Daniel
    SPOONFED TRIBE’s
    Weapons of Mass Percussion
    SHANTI GROOVE
    THE ELDORANS
    Leftover Salmon’s
    VINCE HERMAN and the GREAT AMERICAN TAXI
    featuring Acoustic Junction’s REED FOEHL
    ARTHUR LEE LAND
    FAREED HAQUE GROUP
    ALEKTROPHOBIA
    ERIC MCFADDEN & WALLY INGRAM
    FULANIS AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE
    “Everybody say YEAH YEAH!”
    BILL MCKAY
    ONDA
    ERIC MCFADDEN & WALLY INGRAM
    at the First Street Pub & Grill

    SATURDAY AUGUST 7th, 2004
    Leftover Salmon’s VINCE HERMAN
    SHANTI GROOVE
    TONY TRISCHKA BAND
    JOE CRAVEN BAND
    BENEVENTO
    RUSSO
    DUO
    THE BLUEGRACID JAZZ ALL-STARS
    JOHN & BILL MCKAY
    BRUCE HAYES
    ARTHUR LEE
    SUNDAY
    AUGUST 8th, 2004
    GARAJ MAHAL
    THE MOTET
    ALBINO!
    Heavy Heavy
    Afrobeat!
    PAPA MALI
    ROB WASSERMAN
    DOUG BAKER
    SAMBA DENDE
    PATRICK LATELLA
    CHRIS CONNOLLY

    SATURDAYAUGUST 2nd 2003
    Flecktone
    VICTOR WOOTEN
    solo & with
    NEDERLAND ACID JAZZ
    GARAJ MAHAL
    THE MOTET
    VINYL
    BLACK FRAMES
    SKERIK
    Mike Dillon
    Brad Houser
    Earl Harvin
    WOOKIE FOOT
    SINGLE MALT BAND
    JON ‘Blackdog’ RIDNELL
    CAMERON BYERS
    SAMBA DENDE

    SUNDAY AUGUST 3rd 2003
    ROBERT WALTER’S 20th CONGRESS
    Featuring Will Bernard
    TONY FURTADO and the AMERICAN GYPSIES
    THE BIG WU
    SHANTI
    GROOVE
    ROSS MARTIN & MATT FLINNER BAND
    POSSUM LOGIC
    PAPA MALI
    NOAM PIKELNY
    JOHN & BILL MCKAY
    PATRICK LATELLA
    WAYFARERS

    SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd, 2002

    CHARLIE HUNTER QUINTET
    w/ Ron Miles
    VINYL
    TONY FURTADO AND THE AMERICAN GYPSIES
    w/ Paul McCandless
    MELVIN SEALS’
    MELTING POT
    MATT FLINNER
    QUARTET
    SHANTI GROOVE
    HIT & RUN w/ Rebecca Hoggan
    SINGLE MALT BAND
    TALL TREES GROVE
    HIGH ON THE HOG
    DANNY SHAFER
    SAMBA DENDE
    NEDERLAND BLUEGRACID JAZZ ALL STARS

    SUNDAY AUGUST 4th, 2002
    THEORY OF EVERYTHINg
    ROBERT WALTER’S
    20th CONGRESS
    w/ Will Bernard
    THE MOTET
    CABARET DIOSA
    JIVE
    BLACKDOG
    w/ Cecil ‘P-Nut’ Daniels & The PsychoHorns
    SAMBA DENDE
    WOMEN FROM MARS:
    LIZA OXNARD
    LIZ CLARK
    JUNIS PONDS
    NEDERLAND ACID JAZZ

    SATURDAY AUGUST 4th, 2001
    BLACKDOG
    HANUMAN
    SINGLE MALT BAND
    RUNAWAY
    TRUCK RAMP
    Reunion Show
    NEDERLAND BLUEGRACID JAZZ ALL-STARS
    YONDER MOUNTAIN
    STRING BAND
    MERL SAUNDERS And His FUNKY FRIENDS

    SUNDAY AUGUST 5th, 2001
    JAMIE JANOVER’S
    LOOP REALM
    JAKA
    BEING LARA
    MAYKOVICH
    THE MOTET
    THE SLIP
    CHARLIE HUNTER
    QUARTET
    NEDERLAND ACID JAZZ

    8/5/00 SATURDAY:
    KUTANDARA
    A Nine-Piece Marimba Band
    CHUPACABRA
    KELLER WILLIAMS
    TONY FURTADO BAND
    THE MOTET
    STANLEY JORDAN with
    NEDERLAND ACID JAZZ

    8/6/00 SUNDAY:
    THE NEW COUNTRY KITCHEN
    Bluegrass from Rome, Italy
    RYAN SHUPE & THE RUBBERBAND
    THAMUSEMEANT
    RUNAWAY
    TRUCK RAMP
    YONDER MOUNTAIN
    STRING BAND
    NEDERLAND BLUEGRACID JAZZ
    ALL-STARS!!!

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 7th 1999
    Open Road
    Kristen Mc Farland (w/ Dave Watts)
    Pete Wernick’s Live Five
    Tweener: Chuck Grossman
    The Tony Furtado Band
    The Dave Watts Motet
    Patrick Latella
    Stanley Jordan (solo)
    Jamie Janover
    Nederland Acid Jazz # 166

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 8th 1999
    Ty Burhoe & Friends
    Vince Herman & Jeff Austin
    The Floodplain Gang
    Danny Shaffer
    Runaway Truck Ramp
    Wendy Woo
    Yonder Mountain String Band
    John ‘Blackdog’ Ridnell
    The ‘Nederland Bluegr-Acid Jazz’ All Stars

    The 1996 Nederland Music and Arts Festival

    Saturday, June 8th
    Alan Stecher
    Kellie LaFollette
    Steve Ray Liedlich
    Mike Nuzum
    Liquid Playground
    Sphere (High School Band)
    Drip City
    Koro
    Available Jones
    The Buzz Harvest
    Roots Revolt
    Sunday, June 9th
    Terrestrials
    Patrick Latella
    Butlers & Thieves
    Chuck Grossman
    Fe’
    Wiley Cotton Band
    Blackdog
    Higher Ground (Eugene, OR)
    Skin