The percussion team of Dave Watts and Scott Messersmith led their groove band through a sizzling set at Jazz Aspens Labor Day Festival (and salvaging a mediocre day with reggae singers Alpha Blondy and Maxi Priest). Drew Emmitt, even with extra firepower from String Cheese Incidents Billy Nershi and Keith Moseley, was a notch below. Then on April 15 two unexpected lightning bolts hit from the Front Range. Yonder Mountain lit up the Wheeler in the first show of its two night stand. 27, Belly Up)Best rhythm section: Widespread Panic (Aug. 31 Sept. 1, JAS Labor Day Festival). The highest I got: Aug. 31, Widespread Panic, Labor Day Festival.
Labor Day Festival); the Drew Emmitt Band (Nov.
see the pictures. So, Shannon, next time you pass through town, please wear the black sleeveless shirt, the blue jeans and cowboy boots ensemble again. Danny Gatton Memorial Stewy for Best Guitarist: Danny Gatton, the lightning fast rockabilly guitarist, earned the first Stewy for best guitarist way back when. A year or so later, he died by his own hand. 6, Fanny Hill); Doug Pettibone of Lucinda Williams band (Aug. 16, Belly Up); Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars (March 15, Belly Up); and Charlie Sexton (Nov. Puma Fenty Sneakers
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Traveler (July 1, Belly Up); Late at Night by the subdudes (Aug. Not just a great jam ballad, but one written about Aspen. Bobby Sheehan, the la.
Pot cookies. I misunderstood the dosage specifications; instead of half a cookie, I ate half the bag. I also probably should have taken seriously the warning about not consuming on an empty stomach. (See also Best rhythm section above. ) Best song performance: The nominees are: Fruits of My Labor by Lucinda Williams (Aug. 16, Belly Up); Elko by Railroad Earth (Jan. 31, Wheeler); The Mountains Win Again by Blues Puma Rihanna Fenty Shoes