The Legendary Bootsy Collins to Play Boulder

The Boulder Theater has announced that the one and only funk-master Bootsy Collins will be performing live on Monday June 6th!

Tickets will go on-sale on Friday through the Boulder Theater’s website and will be $41.50

Grammy winner Bootsy Collins was born in Cincinnati OH., where he still resides. At the tender age of 15, he became a staff musician at the very prestigious King Records and soon afterwards, he was touring the world with Hank Ballard and the hardest working man in show business, Mr. James Brown.

Bootsy went on to collaborate with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, (P-Funk) where the One was established along with many gold and platinum hit records. Then came Bootsy’s own off shoot legendary monster group Bootsy’s Rubber Band. This is where Bootsy became Bootzilla and a whole host of other characters. In 1991, Collins received a video in the mail. It was from a guy with a bucket on his head who called himself Buckethead, the two proceeded to record Buckethead’s first Album called Buckethead Land. Soon after that Dee-lite sent a Boot-signal high in the sky and Bootsy answered, which led to recording Groove is in the Heart. Collins subsequently hooked up and recorded with artists such as Snoop Dogg, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phil Ramone, Keith Richards, Victor Wooten, Dave Stewart, Fatboy Slim, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Ice Cube, Afrika Bambaataa and Bill Laswell, Motown’s Funk Brothers. In 1997, Bootsy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received his first Grammy in 2002 with his friend FatBoy Slim.

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!