About Author: Kelly Hueseman

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After growing up in Missouri listening to vintage records of The Allman Brothers, Carly Simon, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, I was hooked to the live music scene and the contagious sounds of guitar licks and soulful lyrics. After moving to Colorado, I've been contributing to Listen Up Denver! as a freelance photographer and writer. I've also started a side project, KellYeah Photography, which gives me the opportunity to pair my passion for live music with my creativity and love of being around people. Aside from photography and writing, I'm an avid hiker of Colorado 14ers and a beer enthusiast.

Posts by Kelly Hueseman

  • Soaked with whiskey, a brawl, and the deepest voice in country music, The Ogden Theatre was the place to be last Friday on night two of Sturgill Simpson’s stop through Denver. As expected, The Ogden Theatre most likely oversold tickets, and the room that had been sold-out for months was rocking and shaking.  That said, a bummer of a light show only made the older, cranky crowd even more noticeable, and unfortunately the sold-out room was loud with talking throughout almost every song.

    Sturgill Simpson – November 6th – Ogden Theatre

    Soaked with whiskey, a brawl, and the deepest voice in country music, The Ogden Theatre was the place to be last Friday on night two of Sturgill Simpson’s stop through Denver. As expected, The Ogden Theatre most likely oversold tickets, and the room that had been sold-out for months was rocking and shaking. That said, a bummer of a light show only made the older, cranky crowd even more noticeable, and unfortunately the sold-out room was loud with talking throughout almost every song.

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  • The thing about The Polish Ambassador is that whether or not all of his fans are familiar with the beats he drops, one thing’s for sure – they’re all familiar with the positive vibes filling the air at every one of his shows. This was truer than ever on Friday night, as the night centered on a cause dear to Polish, Permaculture. The Permaculture Action Network connects the community by empowering people with the tools needed to live earth-based practices and bring about a regenerative way of living.

    The Polish Ambassador – October 23rd – Fillmore Auditorium

    The thing about The Polish Ambassador is that whether or not all of his fans are familiar with the beats he drops, one thing’s for sure – they’re all familiar with the positive vibes filling the air at every one of his shows. This was truer than ever on Friday night, as the night centered on a cause dear to Polish, Permaculture. The Permaculture Action Network connects the community by empowering people with the tools needed to live earth-based practices and bring about a regenerative way of living.

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  • With a light mist in the air and clouds covering the sky, it was the perfect backdrop for one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the summer. Fiddler's Green packed in quick, the grass inevitably got muddy, and the male-centric crowd buzzed around the beer vendors and quickly got settled in to kick-off a two night run with the Foo Fighters. This Foo Fighters' show was one that won't soon be forgotten and reminded many yet again why they love music – it truly touches people.

    Foo Fighters – August 16th – Fiddler’s Green

    With a light mist in the air and clouds covering the sky, it was the perfect backdrop for one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the summer. Fiddler's Green packed in quick, the grass inevitably got muddy, and the male-centric crowd buzzed around the beer vendors and quickly got settled in to kick-off a two night run with the Foo Fighters. This Foo Fighters' show was one that won't soon be forgotten and reminded many yet again why they love music – it truly touches people.

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  • Shows on Monday nights are usually referred to as “tough,” “inconvenient,” and even of the “take it or leave it” variety but the buzz on the way out of the venue last Monday was about this being the best Red Rocks show so far this summer. That's a huge compliment when you consider the incredible headliners that have graced the Red Rocks stage recently.  With a starry night, warm summer breeze, low humidity, no bugs…it was a “night on the Rocks” to remember!

    alt-J – July 27 – Red Rocks Amphitheater

    Shows on Monday nights are usually referred to as “tough,” “inconvenient,” and even of the “take it or leave it” variety but the buzz on the way out of the venue last Monday was about this being the best Red Rocks show so far this summer. That's a huge compliment when you consider the incredible headliners that have graced the Red Rocks stage recently. With a starry night, warm summer breeze, low humidity, no bugs…it was a “night on the Rocks” to remember!

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  • Church was in session Sunday night as Maceo Parker and his band of Funk-fueled musicians took Denverites on a journey to the early days of Funk. The huge room at Cervantes' was pretty empty early on, leaving those who arrived in time for Analog Son wondering why people were opting to stay in rather than see a legend like Maceo take the stage in such a small club. Halfway through the night, fans of the Funk had come out of the woodwork and the saxophone was preaching to the congregation.

    Maceo Parker – October 19th – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

    Church was in session Sunday night as Maceo Parker and his band of Funk-fueled musicians took Denverites on a journey to the early days of Funk. The huge room at Cervantes' was pretty empty early on, leaving those who arrived in time for Analog Son wondering why people were opting to stay in rather than see a legend like Maceo take the stage in such a small club. Halfway through the night, fans of the Funk had come out of the woodwork and the saxophone was preaching to the congregation.

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  • Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela brought their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to a passionate Red Rocks audience last Sunday.  Over the course of their nearly two hour performance, the pair debuted a number of pieces from their forthcoming album, "9 Dead Alive," and welcomed Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo to the stage for a medley of Metallica songs. The evening was nothing short of electrifying.

    Rodrigo y Gabriela – August 17th – Red Rocks

    Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela brought their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to a passionate Red Rocks audience last Sunday. Over the course of their nearly two hour performance, the pair debuted a number of pieces from their forthcoming album, "9 Dead Alive," and welcomed Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo to the stage for a medley of Metallica songs. The evening was nothing short of electrifying.

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  • As you would expect from a night of music from two folk legends, the crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on the first day of June was full of kind, excited fans who anxiously awaited the music of Emmylou Harris and John Prine. When the ever-beautiful Emmylou Harris walked onto the famous Red Rocks stage, it was like watching a legend meet a legend. The multiple-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter looked up toward the back of the historic venue and softly said, “This is the most beautiful venue in the world.”

    Emmylou Harris & John Prine – June 1st – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    As you would expect from a night of music from two folk legends, the crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on the first day of June was full of kind, excited fans who anxiously awaited the music of Emmylou Harris and John Prine. When the ever-beautiful Emmylou Harris walked onto the famous Red Rocks stage, it was like watching a legend meet a legend. The multiple-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter looked up toward the back of the historic venue and softly said, “This is the most beautiful venue in the world.”

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  • While one can find Robin Thicke’s name plastered on tabloid magazines and at the top of Billboard charts as of late, he’s also a seasoned artist who has been writing, performing and producing music for over a decade. From slow R&B jams (which one guy best described as “baby-making music”) to some of the hottest Pop hits on the radio today, Robin Thicke put on a great show at The Fillmore that was worth coming out for on a Sunday night.

    Robin Thicke – March 23rd – Fillmore Auditorium

    While one can find Robin Thicke’s name plastered on tabloid magazines and at the top of Billboard charts as of late, he’s also a seasoned artist who has been writing, performing and producing music for over a decade. From slow R&B jams (which one guy best described as “baby-making music”) to some of the hottest Pop hits on the radio today, Robin Thicke put on a great show at The Fillmore that was worth coming out for on a Sunday night.

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  • From start to finish, Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Galactic had each person at The Fillmore on their good foot, dancing the winter blues away to jazz and funk music from New Jersey, New Orleans, and even the 16th Street Mall.  If you missed Galactic or Robert Randolph this time around, make sure and get yourself some the next time around. On a mid-winter’s night, you really can’t ask for more of a summertime feeling than what you’ll get at one of these shows.

    Galactic – March 8th – Fillmore Auditorium

    From start to finish, Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Galactic had each person at The Fillmore on their good foot, dancing the winter blues away to jazz and funk music from New Jersey, New Orleans, and even the 16th Street Mall. If you missed Galactic or Robert Randolph this time around, make sure and get yourself some the next time around. On a mid-winter’s night, you really can’t ask for more of a summertime feeling than what you’ll get at one of these shows.

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  • New Jersey FolkGrass titans Railroad Earth returned to Colorado this past weekend for a pair of shows at The Fillmore Auditorium.  The shows, the first since they dazzled a soggy Red Rocks crowd this past summer with a marathon show that will go down in Hobo lore, were in celebration of their brand new album 'The Last of The Outlaws' and what a party it was!

    Railroad Earth – January 17th – Fillmore Auditorium

    New Jersey FolkGrass titans Railroad Earth returned to Colorado this past weekend for a pair of shows at The Fillmore Auditorium. The shows, the first since they dazzled a soggy Red Rocks crowd this past summer with a marathon show that will go down in Hobo lore, were in celebration of their brand new album 'The Last of The Outlaws' and what a party it was!

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