Dates: Jan. 5th – 10th
Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
MusicFest is at it again with six days of non-stop music and excitement. MusicFest 2012 will be hosting 40 bands with more than 50 shows beginning January 5-10 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Come and enjoy all that Steamboat has to offer at this legendary festival celebrating it’s 27th year of music, skiing and adventure. Check out these top bands as you make your way around the mountain throughout the week.
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The Lost Gonzo Band – Tribute Artist
Founded in 1972, The Lost Gonzo Band has been there and done that. They have been an integral part of the music scene in Austin, Texas for decades and continue to entertain audiences with their country-like style and tune. The last time the whole band got together was in 2008, so make sure you catch them.
Andrews is front man, singer and songwriter in the group Honeybrowne. They have a unique way of putting together their albums by taking their sounds and lyrics on the road to see if the music is welcomed be the fans. Look forward to hearing some new, original music performed by Andrews. Maybe you will catch some of the new tunes on Honeybrowne’s next album.
Going on his 15th year at MusicFest, Creager has become a familiar face on the mountain. This Houston boy has been performing all over the world for years and is bringing his hardcore country style back to Steamboat. Creager was nominated for Entertainer of The Year and Male Vocal of the Year for the 2011 Texas Regional Music Awards. Be sure to schedule Creager on your list of bands to see.
Jason Boland and the Stragglers
Another familiar group at MusicFest this year is Jason Boland and the Stragglers. They will be performing for the 12th time at the festival. Their country rock style out of New Braunfels, Texas has seen much success over the years, including their studio album, Comal County Blue, released in 2008. It was one of 2008’s top independent country releases, and Boland’s first release on his own label. Prepare yourself for a energetic, heck-of-a-good-time performance from this band.
A first-time MusicFest performer, Adam Carroll brings a rare style to Steamboat with his funny, storytelling type of country music. Carroll comes from San, Marcos Texas and has written songs for most of his life. He mixes his life experiences with a little bit of humor to create some one-of-a-kind melody’s. His style has even been compared to the great Bob Dylan among some other amazing artists. Carroll is a don’t-miss debut artist at this year’s MusicFest.
Jeff McQuilkin is a singer/songwriter, freelance writer and music blogger covering the music scene in Denver, Colorado. His work can be found here