G. Love & Special Sauce to headline at the Boulder Theater tonight and Saturday, enter to win tickets

GLoveBT13-FBG. Love and Special Sauce are in town for a couple of shows at the Boulder Theater.  We were on hand for the last time G. Love at the theater and he put on a fantastic show.  The band is fresh out of the studio to record their new album Sugar that will be released on April 22.    SecondStoryGarage.com is giving away a pair of tickets.  Contest ends at 1 pm today.  To enter click here, and we will see you at the show!

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Asheville’s Town Mountain to headline Cervantes Other Side’s Grass for that Ass


Town Mountain

One of the very cool things to happen in Denver’s Jam Grass scene is Cervantes Other Side’s “Grass for that Ass” series happening on Thursdays.  From the Cervantes website, “GRASS FOR THAT ASS is a Thursday Weekly at The Other Side feat. Bluegrass, Delta Blues, Dancegrass, Stompgrass, Jamgrass, Folk, and every kind of music with strings attached!”

Tonight’s lineup is headlined by an amazing band called Town Mountain.  I first saw Town Mountain perform last year in their hometown of Asheville, NC as a warm up for Elephant Revival and Leftover Salmon.  The band has a great sound and will have you dancing after just a few notes.

From a recent note from the band: “The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-and-now, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers of the last century. With the success of their latest album, Leave The Bottle, the word is out with some of their best reviews yet.”

So grab this opportunity and head down to Cervantes tonight to check out the show that also features The Quick & Easy Boys and Acoustic Mining Company.

Here is a Town Mountain Video to get you warmed up for the show.

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Town Mountain Spring Tour
Fri-Sat 3/20-21 Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Springfest
Thu 3/27 Greenville, SC – Independent Public Alehouse
Fri 3/28 Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall
Sat 3/29 Charlotte, NC – Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Thu 4/10 Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Other Side
Fri 4/11 Salida, CO – SteamPlant Event Center
Sat 4/12 Durango, CO – Durango Bluegrass MeltDown
Wed 4/23 Nashville, TN – Music City Roots
Sat 4/26 Wilkesboro, NC – MerleFest
Fri-Sat 5/9-10 Aiken, SC – Aiken Bluegrass Festival
Sun 5/11 Black Mountain, NC – Lake Eden Arts Festival
Fri 5/16 Charleston, SC – Palmetto Brewing Loading Dock Music Series
Sat 5/17 Panola, SC – Birdfest
Fri 5/30 Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom
Sat 5/31 Syria, VA – Graves Mountain Festival of Music
Sun 6/1 Washington, DC – American Roots Music Series at Hill Center
Fri 6/6 Scottown, OH – Appalachian Uprising
Sat 6/7 Whitesburg, KY – Seedtime on the Cumberland
Mon 6/9 Lexington, KY – Best of Bluegrass
Thu-Fri 6/12-13 Grass Valley, CA – California Bluegrass Association Father’s Day Festival
Tue 6/17 Bean Blossom, IN – Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival
Fri-Sat 6/20-21  Nome, AK – Nome Midnight Sun Folk Fest


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Jaden Carlson Band to perform at the Boulder Outlook Hotel Friday (video)

JadenOutlookPoster600zBoulder’s Home of the Blues held regularly at the Boulder Outlook Hotel’s Blues & Greens restaurant is hosting the Jaden Carlson Band Friday, April 4th. We first saw Jaden perform in Nederland when she was nine-years-old. Since that time she has released an EP and performed at more festivals and venues than many musicians twice her age.

We caught up with Carlson in 2012 when, at age 10, she was launching her KickStarter for the EP “Born to Fly.” Since that time she has wowed many audiences with her amazing guitar solos and jams. She also has visited the SecondStoryGarage.com‘s studio and recorded a few videos.

The show at the Boulder Outlook Hotel is free and starts at 8pm, as a warm up check out this Jaden Carlson Band video. See you at the show.

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Southern Hospitality front man Damon Fowler to celebrate release of Sounds of Home tonight at the Boulder Outlook Hotel

Damon Fowler (Photo by Misty Leigh)

Damon Fowler (Photo by Misty Leigh)


Sounds of Home

After spending much of the past year touring with the band Southern Hospitality, Damon Fowler is celebrating his third solo project for Blind Pig Records, Sounds of Home. Damon chose swamp blues master guitarist Tab Benoit to produce and record him at Tab’s rural Louisiana home studio, and their collaboration has resulted in Damon’s strongest release to date.

Fowler will celebrate the release of his latest solo album “Sounds of Home” tonight, Friday, March 28, at the Boulder Outlook Hotel.  For more information visit DamonFowler.com.   As a warm up for the show check out this cool video.  See you at the show!

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Dark Star Orchestra approaches milestone with Boulder Theater shows (video, ticket contest)


Dark Star Orchestra benefit show at Left Hand Brewery in Longmont in 2012.

dso_bt_14Possibly one of the finest tribute bands on tour, Dark Star Orchestra is scheduled to perform at the Boulder Theater for two nights starting Friday, March 28.   For over 16 years Dark Star Orchestra, also known to their fans as DSO, has been touring coast to coast paying homage to the music of the Grateful Dead. In fact the band is set to surpass the total number of concerts the Grateful Dead played, 2,318.  DSO plans to hold their 2,318th concert in San Francisco on this very tour.

From a recent press release: “For over 16 years, Dark Star Orchestra has embodied the Grateful Dead’s live experience for fans both old and too young to have ever seen their own Grateful Dead show.”

“Numerous guest musicians have sat in with Dark Star Orchestra, including Phish’s Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Keller Williams, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes and every living member of the original Grateful Dead.”

Former Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux said of DSO, “Playing with Dark Star Orchestra feels just exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead.”

The Second Story Garage studio is giving away a pair of tickets to Friday evening’s show, to enter follow this link.  See you at the show.

Check out this cool DSO video from the All Good Festival.

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Dark Star Orchestra at Left Hand Brewery in Longmont.


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Everyone Orchestra tonight at the Fox Theatre Boulder

Lots of fun on tap tonight at the Fox Theatre in Boulder.  Check out this awesome line-up of artists and we will see you at the show.


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Enter to win tickets to the Travelin’ McCourys at the Fox theatre on the SecondStoryGarage.com Facebook page

TravelinMcCourys600That is right, Second Story Garage is giving away a pair of ticket for the Wednesday, March 12, show at the Fox Theatre.  Just head on over to their Facebook page to enter.  Good Luck.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo to perform at the Boulder Theater tonight (video)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo are celebrating 50 years of making music.  They also won the Best World Music CD Grammy in 2013.    Now they are on  a U.S. tour spreading their joyful music and planning three stops in Colorado, starting tonight at the Boulder Theater, Tuesday, March 11 at the Wheeler Opera House, in Aspen, and Wednesday eve at The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins.

Here is a short video to preview the show.  For ticket information click here, doors are at 7:00p.m.

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Fox Theatre celebrates 22nd Anniversary with Hometown Heroes Super Jam – win tickets

Matt Flaherty jams at the Fox Wake of the Flood benefit last year at the Fox.

Matt Flaherty jams at the Fox Wake of the Flood benefit last year at the Fox.

Boulder’s Fox Theatre is prepping for their 22nd Anniversary celebration to take place Thursday, March 6th.  The party has been named “Hometown Heroes Super Jam” and features members from more local bands than you can shake a stick at.  Check out some photos from the Fox’s first twenty years with the  Fox Photo of the Day project we undertook for the Fox’s 20th anniversary.

This will be a show not to miss with combinations of musicians from the bands of West Water Outlaws, Eminence Ensemble, Great American Taxi, DeadPhish Orchestra, Hot Soup, Jet Edison, Smooth Money Gesture, Springdale Quartet, Technicolor Tone Factory, Jaden Carlson Band, Holden Young Trio, Smack Thompson and Intuit.

Scott Parker Mast is one of the Hometown Heroes to perform Thursday.

Scott Parker Mast is one of the Hometown Heroes to perform Thursday.

From the Fox Theatre’s web site: “Come celebrate the Fox Theatre’s 22nd Anniversary with a Hometown Heroes Superjam featuring members from all of Boulder’s favorite local bands. We can’t think of a better way to cap off 22 years in Boulder than with a superjam of Boulder’s finest local musicians. They are the ones who have made turned this community into a thriving music scene- and on March 6th we will celebrate not only our 22nd birthday, but the musicians who have helped make the Fox Theatre what it is today.

Thanks to the patrons, staff, fans and Boulder itself for 22 incredible years!!

Many of our Hometown Heroes have performed at the www.secondstorygarage.com so head over  to the Second Story Garage, check out their videos and then visit their FB page for a chance to win tickets to the celebration.  Contest ends at noon Thursday.

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Grammy award winning Steep Canyon Rangers joined by Emmy Award Winners Trout Steak Revival tonight at Boulder Theater

SteepCanyonBT_13-5Grammy award winning Steep Canyon Rangers will be joined by Emmy Award Winners Trout Steak Revival tonight at Boulder Theater.   Steep Canyon Rangers packed the Boulder Theater on their last visit.  They put on a fantastic show so don’t miss this one.

Trout Steak Revival stopped by the SecondStoryGarage.com studio and recorded a few videos, check out this version of “Go On.”  See you at the show.

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