The Seers – Live in Oldtown Fort Collins

Nov26

Order up! Nah, it’s not a plate of collared greens and fried chicken, but it is food for your soul. It’s an organ lead cover of the Yardbird’s classic, For Your Love and it’s by request from a menu of over 500 songs the Seers have cataloged and laminated for your musical pleasure. The Seers are a great live cover band with the perfect recipe for crowd participation and enjoyment. The depth of their cover repertoire means they have a song for you and (usually with the help of a modest donation) all you got to do is call out your favorite cut from the menus floating around. But if you really know the Seers and you want to warm their hearts, you might call out one of the original tracks from their latest self-titled album The Seers. Here, we’ll even give you a list of their upcoming shows and song to yell out for the next time you see them live. This is Brian and Sean rocking out Precious Time in Old Town Square, Fort Collins.

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Mosey West – Live at Hodi’s Halfnote

Oct17

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Ever been to a bar with a chicken wire cage for a stage? Mosey West would probably  fit in there just fine. Their version of rollicking, distorted guitar driven country-rock is built for bottle smashing, chair tossing and sweat drenched dancing in a smoke filled barn. Think Road House, without all the fighting (they’ve got a psychedelic element more apt to cause twirl dancing than bar fights).  We think they’re one of the best local bands and they recently just rocked out Hodi’s Halfnote for our viewing pleasure, so we snapped a few photos for fun. They’re playing is heartfelt and soul driven and most of the time quite simple. They stick to  classic structures and melodies but bring in smooth harmonies and a rocking pedal steel guitar to help round out, what is for the most part, an ultra-clean sound. If you  get the chance, we’d recommend you enjoy them at a bar near you. Check out their website for more info and tour stops: www.moseywest.com

Blue Grama Bluegrass at Spring Kite Farm

Oct11

We recently had the pleasure of shooing a live performance with the up-and-coming blue grass band Blue Grama. We decided to meet at Spring Kite Farm a CSA in Fort Collins, CO run by Michael Baute, the band’s banjo player. It was a beautiful setting for some nice Colorado pickin’. After the shoot we sat down and asked the band a few questions over beers, see their answers after the video.

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Austin, Nashville, Fort Collins?

May16

When I think of the heart and soul of pure American music, a few places and songs immediately come to mind. The first thing that pops into my head is usually a verse and the chorus of the great Paul Simon song Graceland. Even though it was recorded in South Africa and the rhythm section was composed entirely of South Africans, the traveling Johnny Cash drums, the minor chords and the sparse and haunting guitar lick all scream mid-50’s Sun Records and an era that brought the sound of the blues, the original Americana, to the white masses via Nashville, via Graceland, via Elvis.

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