I just spent a week in Denver, CO. The elevation greeted me pleasantly and low humidity kept me cool. The trip centered on friends so I caught no shows. Amos Lee and David Gray played Red Rocks while I was there and Blues Traveler was headlining on the Fourth of July. My wife and I (still the best date) passed many hours downtown in fabulous craft breweries and cantinas but never saw any live music. There were a few buskers and a Zac Brown concert at Coors Field. LoDo, or lower downtown, kept its rhythm with piped-in hits of the moment or those you’ve known for decades. People sing along and sway. The city was beautiful and clean, fresh yet historic. I don’t know how those people stay so fit with all the great food and beer at their fingertips. I will say downtown Denver is quite foot and bike friendly as are the people.
On July 9-11 I’ll be hosting a Gigspots Premiere Showcase at Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport. I love this place with all my heart and I’m thrilled to have three nights in a row to share some music they have not heard. Stolen Rhodes is touring nationally and Thursday 7/9 fit perfectly for their first visit to Billtown. Lavacave makes their first appearance Friday 7/10 at Bullfrog although Robin Chambers has appeared there before with Bjorn Jacobsen and Nick DiSanto’s brother Leo has played there plenty: as a duo with Jeff Bryson and also as part of The Vinegar Creek Constituency. On Saturday night, those wild boys Medusa’s Disco will play a rarely-seen acoustic show. What a first impression! My name for it is “acousticophonic:” an unplugged cacophony.
Bullfrog Brewery is the only place you’ll catch me the rest of this week. Besides staging these shows, I’ll be hosting Loyalstock and living in a tent. The only electronic signals I’ll be receiving will come from stars and fireflies. I’ll be back in time to fly my Gigspots banner at Ladybug Music Festival in Wilmington, DE on Thursday July 16. Friday July 17 is Sweet Leda at Reading Band Shell. Sunday July 18 I’ll be at Long’s Park for Lake Street Dive. All three of these events are FREE! Till then, it’s me, the bugs, the creek, the music and a pile of some of the greatest people I know. Pie for breakfast. Late night campfires. Tubing in between and Bullfrog Billtown Blonde on tap. Seizure later!