|The Bands (click on pic for band website)|
|Happy St. Patricks Day! ||March 2008 |
Jack's Folk Art at Oskar BluesLook
around our place and you know we dig great folk art. We've been
longtime fans of of a mysterious folk artist, Jack, who we recently
discovered has settled here in our own backyard of Estes Park. We've
now turned over our dining to Jack, giving him a "showing" of his
wonderful portraits of blues and roots music legends. Jack paints his
wonderfully charming, rustic portraits with house paint, on scrap wood
he finds in his day gig as carpenter/builder. We also love it that
Jack's art is very affordable: his portraits sell for just $300. Stop
by and see -- and buy -- Jack's work this month and help us help a
local and very worthy artist. Get details on Jack at http://jackfolkart.com .
Brothers BBQ Welcomes Dale's and Old Chub
Starting this month, all seven locations of the mighty Brothers BBQ
will begin serving Dale's Pale Ale and Old Chub Scottish Style Ale.
This is big deal for us, we've been fans of Chris and Nick O'Sullivans'
exceptional ribs, barbecued chickens and other smoke-blessed treats for
years. These cats bring a southern-style influence to BBQ you seldom
see here in Colorado, and our assertive-but-elegant beers are a perfect
match for their fare. And like us, they're scrappy entrepreneurs who
thrive on bringing joy and great taste to the folks of Colorado. Please
stop in at your local Brothers BBQ outpost and order up some top-shelf
Q and our beers. Details at http://www.brothers-bbq.com .
Ten FIDY AlertOur
bodacious new Imperial Stout keeps on racking up huge accolades. We've
just canned up a new batch, look for it select stores in Colorado and
our other states.
| Weekend Music
Friday and Saturday Nights 9PM
Friday the seventh will be a special show featuring Corrine West www.corrinewest. com from
the west coast. Corrine is drop-dead gorgeous and a great songwriter
with a voice that will leave you wondering why you don't know more
about her. Troy Schoenfelder and Jason Dilge will open up for her, it's
going to be a big night with lots of bluegrass, old time country and
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Saturday the 8th Chris Daniels and the Kings www.chrisdaniels .com are
back with their fun material and dancing music with their big
seven-piece R& B/ blues sound. Lots of Little Feat, Motown and
Buckskin Stallion www.buckskinstallionmusic.org will
bring their version of alt-country on Friday the 14th. Lots of original
tunes from Troy Schoenfelder and the boys with plenty old style country
and great pickin'.
Saturday the 15th is a guy I have been trying to get to Oskar's for
years ever since I heard him sing. Tad Robinson www.tadrobinson.com has
been nominated for two Blues Music Awards this year, Soul/Blues album
of the year and Soul/ Blues Male artist of the year. You may have never
heard of him but believe me you will never forget his voice, be there.
This is my absolute favorite show this month.
Friday the 21st is another great show with guitar wizard Chris Duarte ww w.chrisduarte.com
from Texas. One of the hottest guitar players in the country, he will
smoke the place with his Blues/rock guitar. Some say he is comparable
to Stevie Ray Vaughn.
The 22nd will be The Randall Dubis band www.randalldubi s.com a
local blues outfit. Randall has toured the country with lap-steel great
Sonny Rhodes and sat in with the late great Son Seals a number of times
when Son came to Denver.
Friday the 28th we will have the Spring Creek Bluegrass Band ww w.springcreekbluegrassband.com form
right here in Lyons. It will be a CD release party for their sophomore
CD "Lonesome Way To Go". Come on over get yourself this great CD and
hear some outstanding bluegrass.
Mary Russell www.maryjo nesrussell.com & her top-notch county band will be playing on Saturday the 29th joined by Mike Schikora www.m yspace.com/mikeschikora for a rowdy night of old time country and original songs by these two fine vocalists.
| Sunday Music
Sunday Evenings 6-9 pm
Sundays this month start on the 2nd with The Loose Cannon bluegrass band www.l oosecannonbluegrass.com a great bluegrass band from Denver that feature great harmony vocals and fine musicianship.
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The 9th will feature Lyons own Blue Mountain Ranch Hands www.nancyt horwardson.com/ionagibsonmusic/Bluemountain
ranchhands.html with Zeke and Jani Little and Nancy Thorwardson sharing
lead and harmony vocals on great ole timey music and Western Swing.
Sunday the 16 will be Oskar's favorite honky- tonk band Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams www.hibea ms.com with
their zany approach to great honky- tonk and old country with some Bob
Dylan thrown in. Always a big party come and have some fun.
Dana Kyle Stokes www.danakyles tokes.net and
his country band will play Oskar's on the 23rd. Lots of your favorite
outlaw country music from Willie, Waylon and the boys with great steel-
pedal to top it off.
Dikki- Du & the Zydeco Krewe www.dikkidu.com will
bring their hopping Zydeco dance music to the place Sunday March 30th.
Come on over and get your Zydeco fix, we haven't seen these guys in a
while it is always a fun day when they play. Et Tois!!
| Weekday Music
As always don't forget our world famous Tuesday night Bluegrass happening with the biggest and best pick in Boulder County hosted by K. C. Groves and Eric Thorin.
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We also have an acoustic plug-in jam the
second Monday of the month, which will be the 10th this month. Come on
over and play some acoustic blues and grab a Dale's while you are
St. Patty's Day will be Monday the 17th and we will have Dana Kyle O' Stokes playing
solo for your listening and drinking pleasure, stop by from 7-10pm and
hear some of his best country Irish tunes and guzzle a bear in true
Then on Monday the 24th starting at 7:00pm we will have the Niwot High School Jazz 1 band for a rip- roaring night of Jazz from these hard working kids from Niwot come on over and support the children.
Thursdays this month will see Mumbouli www.mumbouli.co m from
Boulder on the 6th. They play bluegrass, blues and jam music all
energetically; they call it Rock Americana come and check them out.
The 13th will have The Lyons Road Agents with
K. C. Groves and Caleb Roberts. They will have other special touring
agents with them and is sure to be a great night of bluegrass music.
The Boulder Acoustic Society www.bo ulderacousticsociety.net are
here Thursday the 20th, these guys are a gas they all come from
different musical backgrounds which makes their music very diverse. It
is American roots music with the edge of punk rock and the grace of
Dehlia Low www.mysp ace.com/dehlialow a
bluegrass band from North Carolina will play on Thursday the 27th and
will feature ex-Lyonite Bryan Clendenin on mandolin that used to play
with the Stanleytones and has moved to Ashville. Welcome Bryan back
home and hear his outstanding new bluegrass band.
That's it for another month of great eclectic music from Oskar Blues
come visit us and experience our great music venue.
David Lyons Bluesologist McIntyre