Summit Music Hall in downtown Denver caught Stock Show fever and booked bands coming down the mountain from Steamboat Music Fest.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Reckless Kelly had brothers Willy (vocals/guitar) and Cody Braun (vocals/fiddle/mandolin/harmonica) leading the band through a set of rocking tunes that turned the Summit Music Hall upside down. Reckless Kelly also had Ryan Engleman on lead guitar, who might be recognized from Turnpike Troubadours, vocals, Jay Nazz on drums, (happy late birthday), and Joe Miller on bass guitar. Reckless Kelly powered through songs that included Radio, Ragged as the Road, Mirage, Nobody’s Girl, Wicked Twisted Road, Seven Nights in Eire, Crazy Eddie’s Last Hurrah, among others. Find the full setlist in the pictures below. Follow Reckless Kelly at www.recklesskelly.com.
Jeff Crosby & The Refugees impressed listeners with their Folk Rock, Americana magic with songs such as Lucky, Northstar, Laramie, and Hold This Town Together (Micky & the Motorcars). Lead theurgist, Jeff Crosby was on guitar and vocals and was supported by his brother Andy Crosby on guitar and vocals, Ben Waligoske on guitar and vocals, Matt Fabbi on bass, and Michael Mitchell on drums. Honorary Refugees are Dave Manion, John Gilbertson, Daniel Blumenfeld, and Will Prescott. Crosby and his band filled the venue with a Bluesy feel.
Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs from Denver opened the show with Folk, Roots, Country sounds. Rouch came to Denver 3 years ago from Virginia and played solo and participated in open mics around town while grinding out a niche in a new city. Rouch on vocals and guitar was supported by Rachael Sheaffer on vocals and tambourine, (and usually on keys), Sean Kiefer on drums, Alex Fostar on violin, guitar, and vocals, Sean Dunn on bass, and Jason on keys.
The talented group buzzed with early arrivers with tunes including Bullets, Baby, Keep On Riding, among others. Find the full setlist below.