Guest review by Judd Golden
“I can’t wait to get back home to Colorful Colorado” summed up a great evening of music when Ft. Collins’s Good Gravy brought their high energy sound to Boulder’s Fox Theatre on March 8. This line from one of the five-piece band’s many original songs echoed what most of the enthusiastic crowd knows: Colorado’s jamgrass music scene is the best in America, and this band is one not to be missed.
After a hot jam-trance opening set by The Mahli Llama & Stan Sutton, Sutton joined Good Gravy to start their long single electric set with tight guitar solos and extended jams, which blended well with the percussion-heavy tunes that hang onto the “grass” sound through Ross Montgomery’s furious mandolin picking. After Sutton stepped aside, the band kept the crowd dancing with a high-energy setlist with a few covers – including a Devo tune! The group has released its music on a self-titled, debut studio album and on a live recording featuring recent live performances. Another studio effort is on the way in 2012.
Good Gravy plays tonight at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins. For more information visit www.goodgravygrass.com.