Thank you to all our 2014 Colorado Riverfront Concert Series Sponsors and supporters for another successful year. Please check back in late April or early May for our 2015 schedule.
Tab Benoit - Thursday, June 12, 2014
Tab Benoit is Louisiana's No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is an indefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana's wetlands. In 2010, he received the Governor's Award for Conservationist of the Year from the ouisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurrican on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurrican Katrina's effects and a call to restore the wetlands.
In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis (formerly W.C. Handy Awards). In 2006, he received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for Brother to the Blues, a collarbaration with Louisiana's LeRoux. LeRoux joined Benoit on Power of the Pontchartrain in 2007 and the live Night Train to Nashville in 2008.
Freddy Jones Band - Thursday, July 17, 2014
In 2000 the Freddy Jones Band went on hiatus. During the ten previous years of recording and touring, the bad had amassed a body of work that included five albums of ambitious, wide-reaching rock and a reputation for expansive and energetic live shows that made the quintet a hot commodity on the tape-trader circuit.
And now the Freddy Jones Band is back and reminding the world what was so special in the first place.
The groups original lineup - singer-guitarists Wayne Healy, Marty Looyd and Rob Bonaccorsi, bassist Jim Bonaccorsi and drummer Simon Horrocks - reunited in the summer of 2005 for a charity show in it's former home base of Chicago. Now the FJB is playing for keeps again.
the subdudes - Thrursday, August 14, 2014
They're back! Tommy Malone, John Magnie, Steve Amedee and Johnny Ray Allen - the original lineup of the subdudes - are going on the road for the first time in 17 years.
In 1987, four musicians got together for what they envisioned would be a one-time performance at Tipitina's in New Orleans. It was a night of mostly acoustic music - sparse instrumentation with a strong emphasis on songwriting and vocal harmonies. The show far exceeded expectations, and on that March night the subdudes were born.
Nearly 10 years later, after releasing five critically acclaimed albums and building a hard-core cadre of fans through relentless touring, the subdudes called it quits. Spinoff projects ensued, as did the occasional renunion show. About five years later, three of the guys decided to get back together. They recruited some friends and hit the road for the rest of the decade before taking another break.
Now, starting in March 2014, they're giving it another go. This time it's the original lineup for the first time in 17 years, playing a few select shows.
And after nearly 30 years, still nobody in the world sounds like them.