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Greeley Blues Jam

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:01 pm
by oneeyedslide
Danielle
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North Mississippi Allstar Duo
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Coco Montoya
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I was lucky enough to take in the annual Greeley, Colorado Blue Jam last Saturday (June 11). This event has been held for several years now and after hearing good things about it I thought I'd take a day off (!) and enjoy. Greeley is about 20 miles from where I live so I really had no excuse to miss it.
Here's the lineup: Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers
The Nighthawks
Trampled Under Foot
Coco Montoya
North Mississippi Allstars Duo
Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Also a "Back Porch Stage" with more local talent and a Blues 101 Stage with educational shows were jumping.
Denver darling Erica Brown did a set with her band on the Back Porch, then appeared on the Blues 101 stage, Then ended up jammin' with Robert Randolph at the end of his set! What a powerhouse she is!

I loved seeing the Nighthawks. Guitarist Paul Bell really slings a Tele! Trampled under foot was my favorite act. Very fresh material and a great performance. The North Mississppi Allstar Duo was without their other brother who normally plays bass. Still very polished with a lot of "Trance blues" or Hill Country blues flavor.
Danielle 1
Danielle 1
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Friday night before was a major jam with show featuring local blues talent in probably a dozen different venues!
Greeley is known for it's meat packing plants. It is beginning to grow a lively blues culture. I had a great time! Probably saw some of you there. Sorry I didn't get more pics!

Re: Greeley Blues Jam

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:39 pm
by Blindboy
Sounds like fun!
I lived in Greeley back in '77 or '78... I was in the ninth grade, and played bluegrass rather than blues back then. :whistle:

Re: Greeley Blues Jam

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:12 am
by 12bar
Looks like Danielle was your favourite :wink:
Nice review! :thumbsup:

Re: Greeley Blues Jam

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:57 am
by oneeyedslide
Was I that obvious? Actually Trampled Under Foot was my favorite act of the festival. The only words that can describe Danielle are "RIP YOUR HEART OUT". Here's evidence: (if I can get this to work)
http://youtu.be/jPJ2DL_-9vw

Here they've got a guest guitarist. Didn't catch his name. Looks like the Schnebelin family has it's share of lefties!

Re: Greeley Blues Jam

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:32 am
by Golfxzq
:big_smile: That looks like it was a fun blues festival. I bet you had a great time. The pictures are fantastic, very up close and personal. Thanks for sharing.