PICK OF THE WEEK: Jeff Austin & Friends – Thurs & Fri, March 3rd and 4th – The Fox & The Bluebird

Why You Should Go: As one quarter of the Bluegrass powerhouse, Yonder Mountain String Band, Austin has refined his mandolin playing skills over many years of touring.  When not on the road with YMSB he frequently puts together a small collective of friends known as Jeff Austin and Friends for a series of local shows where he gets to pick with friends that he doesn’t often play with.  Previous friends have included Billy Nershi (of SCI), Larry Keel, and Danny Barnes.  This time around Austin has announced that Nick Forester (of Hot Rize) and frequent collaborator bassist Eric Thorin will be joining him on stage.  As always the door is wide open to other guests and you never know who might show up to jam.

As you might expect the sets will be jam packed with fast paced bluegrass.  While Austin will likely bust out a few chestnuts from the YMSB catalog, he also features his collaborators original tunes and often several crowd pleasing cover tunes.  Let the dancing begin!

Venue:
Thursday – The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302 – 303/443-3399
Friday –  The Bluebird Theatre, 3317 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206 – 303/377-1666

Doors:
Thursday – 8:30 PM
Friday – 8:00 PM

*Price:
Thursday – $20.00 – Buy Tix
Friday – $20.00 Adv & $22.00 Door – Buy Tix

*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.

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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!