aka Laser Bunny
Aka Laser Bunny is an acoustic experience not to be missed. Alex Johnstone (mandolin, fiddle, vocals) and Aaron McCloskey (guitar, banjo, vocals) have been making music together for over a decade and their connection on stage is clear. They started aka Laser Bunny in 2003 in Crested Butte, CO. The band played regularly before going on hiatus in 2005. They have now re-formed and are hitting the front range. Aka Laser Bunny combine bluegrass and americana with a splash of jazz and funk while maintaining a tight sound, great harmonies, and inspired arrangements.
Safe Boating is No Accident
Safe Boating is No Accident has ridden the high plains turf wave since 7 years after 9-11. Wry, self-aware facemelting and end user focused, SBiNA prefers to think of themselves as a post-reverb answer to global aesthetic terror.
Born on the front range of the northern Colorado foothills in 2015, Wood Belly is a five piece string band with a fresh take on Rocky Mountain Bluegrass. Armed with hard driving rhythms, memorable songwriting, dynamic harmonies, and explosive musicianship, they bring an invigorating interpretation to the styles of old. Outfitted by songwriters and enthusiasts of all genres, the quintet has stumbled upon a unique sound that is nothing short of inventive. Wood Belly’s boundless song-focused repertoire is sure to get boots on the floor and make any true bluegrass fan feel right at home. Contagious melodies and charismatic performances render Wood Belly a force to be reckoned with and will leave listeners filled with joy and itching for more.
A new collaboration between four veterans of the Front Range bluegrass, country, and jazz scenes, Western Skyline crafts original songs that burn up dance floors and set drinking men to thinking. Sampling the classic flavors of Steve Earle and The Band and the stylings modern legends like Sturgill Simpson and Wilco, the band moves effortlessly from stomping country-rock to a yearning ballad of the illusive American Dream. This is music inspired by the poignant landscape that gave the band its name: alight with promise but haunted by the ghosts of a dark past. Western Skyline songs come alive with stories of relatable characters; three part harmonies sing of their triumphs and struggles; soaring electric guitar solos hint at the vast landscape beyond and an insistent groove moves the tale forward all the while. This is a sound to dance to in the Rocky Mountain sunshine, a sound that will turn your face to the mystery of the stars, a sound that could bring a tear for a lost lover, or the embrace of a new one. The four members of Western Skyline have been part of some of the best bands to come out of Colorado’s vibrant roots music scene: Bonnie and the Clydes, the Danny Shafer Band, Monocle Band. Focused with renewed energy on a group of original tunes, these inspired musicians are devoted to bringing Western Skyline to life.