Writer and photographer Alan Crandall submitted the following guest blog as originally published at www.timescall.com:
For the second time in as many months the Chicago-area band Cornmeal
rolled through Colorado offering up its electric-acoustic style of “Newgrass” at the Fox Theatre Oct. 9.
Together for over 10
years, Cornmeal now enjoys a national stage, performing for a combination
of music festivals and concerts.
Attendance for Saturday’s concert seemed initially challenged, scheduled
on the same night as the sold-out Fourmile Canyon Revival benefit concert only 13
miles away in Broomfield. However the band changed its schedule; it did not start until 11:30 p.m. and promised music until 3 a.m. It was
playing to a near capacity crowd by 2 a.m.
A quick glance of Saturday’s crowd showed that nearly every participant was
moving, swaying or full-out dancing to the fast paced bluegrass-rock-jam
stylings of Cornmeal. Against the odds, the band filled the Fox with
many exuberant participants and it is evident that Cornmeal has built a
solid foundation of fans here in Colorado.