PICK OF THE WEEK: Del McCoury Band & David Grisman Quintet – Friday, March 7th – The Ogden Theater, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: The leaders of these two bands are legends in the bluegrass world and their bands have become legendary as well. Some of the best pickers, players and singers currently active are members of these groups and in both cases their performances are nothing short of awe inspiring.

McCoury and his band worked with Phish back in the 90’s when Trey and the boys decided they wanted to learn to play bluegrass and they even appeared with Phish on stage on a couple of occasions. At the other end of the spectrum the Del McCoury Band worked with Steve Earl on his 1999 release The Mountain. They have crossed genres and generations to become one today’s most respected and loved Bluegrass bands.

David Grisman has a rich musical legacy that is interwoven with that of the Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia and Grisman were good friends for much of their lives and recorded several albums of bluegrass, folk and jazz based material together. Grateful Dawg, a fascinating documentary about their friendship and musical relationship, offers an interesting look into the lives of these two legends.

Grisman’s self dubbed “Dawg Music” is at times mellow and jazzy while at other times lightning quick footstomping Bluegrass. It will offer a great compliment to Del McCoury Band’s more traditional high-lonesome sound. What a treat it is to have these two bands share the stage of The Ogden right here in Denver.

Del McCoury Band

David Grisman Quintet

Venue: The Ogden Theatre, 935 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218 – (303) 832-1874

7:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Del McCoury Band: 8:00
David Grisman Quintet: 9:45

$35 (ADV) – General Admission
$37 (DOS) – General Admission

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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!