Who: Bill Frisell: HARMONY feat. Petra Haden (voice), Hank Roberts (cello), Luke Bergman (baritone guitar) Where: BOULDER THEATER When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 What time: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm Tickets: On sale at 10AM Friday, November 15th $25.00 General Admission Seated | $30.00 Gold Circle Tickets plus applicable service fees Described as being at the very epicenter of modern American Music” (BBC), Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and 250 recordings, including 40 of his own. Recognized as one of America’s 21 most vital and productive performing artists, Frisell was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in April 2012. He is also a recipient of grants from United States Artists, Meet the Composer, and National Performance Network. Currently, Frisell is the Guest Curator for the Roots of Americana series at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Resident Artistic Director at San Francisco Jazz. ——————————————————————————————————————————- Who: LOS LOBOS Where: BOULDER THEATER When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 What time: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm Tickets: Tickets on sale at 10AM Friday, October 18th $29.50 General Admission | $35.00 Reserved Balcony | $39.50 Gold Circle Tickets plus applicable service fees Los Lobos began their journey in 1973, when Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, and pretty much anything with strings), Perez (drums, vocals, guitar), Rosas (vocals, guitar), and Lozano (bass, vocals, guitarrón) earned their stripes playing revved-up versions of Mexican folk music in restaurants and at parties. The band evolved in the 1980s as it tapped into L.A.’s burgeoning punk and college rock scenes. They were soon sharing bills with bands like the Circle Jerks, Public Image Ltd. and the Blasters, whose saxophonist, Steve Berlin, would eventually leave the group to join Los Lobos in 1984. A major turning point came in 1987 with the release of the Ritchie Valens biopic, La Bamba. The quintet’s cover of Valens’ signature song topped the charts in the U.S. and the U.K. Rather than capitalize on that massive commercial success, Los Lobos instead chose to record La Pistola y El Corazón, a tribute to Tejano and Mariachi music that won the 1989 Grammy® for Best Mexican American Performance. Los Lobos has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. But perhaps its most lasting impact will be how well its music embodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot. In it, styles like son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll, and punk all come together to create a new sound that’s greater than the sum of its parts. ———————————————————————————————————————
Who: ROSS MATHEWS “NAME DROP” BOOK TOUR Where: BOULDER THEATER When: Saturday, March 28, 2020 What time: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm Tickets: Tickets on sale NOW $35.00 Advance / $40.00 Day of Show General Admission Seated | $100.00
Television personality Ross Mathews likes telling stories. And with his Hollywood experience – from interning behind the scenes at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to judging RuPaul’s Drag Race – he has a lot to talk about. In Name Drop, Ross dishes about moments where he goes from soaring to crashing, like that time he was invited by Barbara Walters to host The View – only to arrive on set and discover she had no idea who he was; his Christmas with the Kardashians, which should be its own national holiday; and his talk with Omarosa on Celebrity Big Brother, which, as it turns out, was just the tip of the iceberg. Filled with tales ranging from the horrifying to the hilarious – and with just the right “Rossipies” and cocktails to go along with them – Name Drop is every pop culture lover’s dream come true. ——————————————————————————————————————— Who: THE DEL MCCOURY BAND – SIERRA HULL Where: BOULDER THEATER When: Sunday, March 29, 2020 What time: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm Tickets: Tickets on sale at 10AM Friday, November 15th $25.00 General Admission Standing | $30.00 Reserved Balcony | $37.50 Gold
“We don’t have a setlist,” says Del McCoury. “We try and work in the new songs, but a lot of times it’s just requests from the audience. It’s more interesting for the band, for me, and for the audience because nobody knows what’s coming next.” With 14 songs brimming with hot licks, classic songcraft, even some boundary-stretching electric guitar, and once again, McCoury’s matchless vocal delivery, the Del McCoury Band moves up the gold bar standard of bluegrass yet another notch. “What I like in a record is a variety of moods, of tempos,” he says. “I consider myself traditional at heart, but I don’t have any boundaries. I’m just a guy that likes to sing and play music. Whatever strikes me to do I’ll do it. Without wrecking things.” Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry to the present-day culture-buzz of viral videos and digital streams, McCoury is the living link. On primetime and late-night television talk shows, there is McCoury. From headlining sold-out concerts to music festivals of all genres, including one carrying his namesake, there is McCoury. Where audiences number in the tens of thousands, and admirers as diverse as country-rock icon Steve Earle and jamband royalty Phish count as two among hundreds, there is McCoury. Now helming the Del McCoury Band, with sons Ronnie and Rob, the ensemble did and continues to represent in a larger, growing musical community a peerless torchbearer for the entire sweep and scope of bluegrass history. ——————————————————————————————————————— Who: THE GROWLERS: NATURAL AFFAIR TOUR 2020 Where: BOULDER THEATER When: Wednesday, March 11 & Thursday, March 12, 2020 What time: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm Tickets: Tickets on sale 10AM Fri, October 11th – Night One & Night Two $35.00 Advance | $39.50 Day of Show General Admission Tickets Let’s just come out and say it: The Growlers are the biggest band you’ve never heard of. Longtime icons of the Los Angeles underground music scene and fan favorites the world over, the band managed to fly under the radar of mainstream attention while building a passionate following that rivals some of the biggest acts on the festival circuit…until now. The band is thrilled to present Natural Affair, the new full-length studio LP to be released October 25, 2019, on their very own Beach Goth Records and Tapes. On Natural Affair, The Growlers (led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor) advance their swampy aesthetic into a sturdier, synth-heavy, dancier sound, bolstered by Nielsen’s finest lyrics to date: social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures (and perils) of modern love.