Guest review by Judd Golden

File photo courtesy of Good Gravy

“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

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