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Apr
20
Fri
ODELL Brewing Night with The Grant Sabin Band

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Apr 20 @ 8:30 pm

“Grant Sabin is unquestionably one of the hardest working musicians around, playing with abandon at large and small venues throughout Colorado and beyond. As a solo artist Grant has captivated audiences for years with his raw voice, intense stage presence, and one-man band approach to creating music with slide guitar, harmonica, and stomp box. As a band leader, Grant turns the volume up to 11. The Grant Sabin Band includes, Alex Koshak (Flumps, Sugar Sounds, Briffaut) on Drums, and Sam Erickson (We Are Not A Glum Lot, Briffaut) on 2nd Guitar. Grant Sabin’s Musical delivery comes from the heart and has earned him the respect of fans and fellow musicians alike.”

 

Apr
21
Sat
KC Groves Acoustic Duo

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm

An accomplished instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass), vocalist and songwriter, K.C. Groves has been at the heart of many celebrated projects. As the creative center and bandleader of Uncle Earl for over a decade, K.C. helped bring old time music to a wider audience. The “g’Earls” played major festival stages in the United States and toured extensively abroad, gaining fans and musical cohorts such as Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, who produced their 2007 album Waterloo, Tennessee. In addition to Uncle Earl, K.C. has released two solo albums of original material, and was a Telluride Troubadour contest finalist and a Detroit Music Award winner. She has teamed up with countless notable musicians, including old time musician and craftsman Riley Baugus and Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman.

Apr
22
Sun
Earthday Volunteer appreciation with musical guest Geoff Clark

Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

Interested in helping out this earth day…
Join the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition (EVWC), Odell Brewing and the Rock Inn for an Earthday celebration! Help us promote a healthy watershed with events throughout the weekend, including Odell’s Colorado Lager release party, live music, and river clean-up, invasive weed-pull & elk fence repair on flood-damaged portions of Fish Creek.
Proceeds benefit the EVWC!

Friday: Odell’s Colorado Lager release party with live music by the Grant Sabin Band at the Rock Inn, 8:30-11:30 pm
Saturday: Fish Creek volunteer event from 9am-Noon
Sunday: Fish Creek volunteer event from 1-4 pm, followed by a Volunteer Appreciation Party from 5-8 pm

Please see the EVWC website for volunteer information:
http://www.evwatershed.org/meetings

Apr
25
Wed
Carter Sampson and Erik Oftedahl acoustic

Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm
Apr
27
Fri
Jon Pickett Acoustic

Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

Apr
28
Sat
Andrew Wynne acoustic @ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm

Andrew Wynne explores the acoustic folk-rock frontier with his Martin guitar and dynamic, soul-soaked vocals on countless classic covers. And then he brings it all back home to his inspired original songs with their intricate rhythms and visionary lyrics.

May
3
Thu
Thursdays in May with Jon

JonPickett Acoustic

May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

May
4
Fri
Thunder and Rain

May 4 @ 9:00 pm

Thunder and Rain is a five piece band from Golden, Colorado. With a background in bluegrass and a love for pop, Thunder and Rain plays country grooves over catchy choruses and dreamy melodies sung by Erinn Peet-Lukes (Guitar/Lead Vocals).

Erinn formed the band in the fall of 2011 when she moved to Colorado from Brooklyn, NY. Since then, she has added the classical talents of Ian Haegele (Upright Bass), the smooth sounds of Chris Herbst (Dobro/Lap Steel), and the beautiful melodies provided by Natalie Padilla (Fiddle).

Thunder and Rain has played for audiences in Canada and Ireland, as well as across the US. Their meaningful lyrics and soaring choruses have connected with fans both young and old. They are now touring on the heals of their second full length album, “Start Believing”. The album strives to put meaning back in modern country music.

May
5
Sat
Sean Flynn Acoustic

May 5 @ 6:00 pm

Roots-based guitarist who focuses on groove, overall band and serving the song. Available for solo gigs, kids parties or with full band (see band website link). Go to the Bio section for current and past projects / bands.

May
6
Sun
Neal Whitlock Acoustic

May 6 @ 5:00 pm

Neal is originally from Rossville, Indiana, where he grew up an athlete. “Sports totally preoccupied my time” until college at Purdue, he said: “It’s a Big 10 school and I wasn’t good enough to play there!” So, he joined his brother Trent, and a few others who played in a band with him, and taught himself the kind of music he wanted to play.

May
10
Thu
Thursdays in May with Jon

JonPickett Acoustic

May 10 @ 5:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

May
11
Fri
David Potter Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

May 11 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an intimate acoustic set with musician David Potter. David has been playing the guitar since the age of 9 and the banjo since the age of 12. He has been inspired by music icons – Keller Williams, Bela Fleck, Peter Wernick, Earl Scruggs, John Denver, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, George Winston, David Wilcox, Leo Kotke, Christopher Parkening, and Segovia.

May
12
Sat
KC Groves Acoustic Duo

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

May 12 @ 6:00 pm

An accomplished instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass), vocalist and songwriter, K.C. Groves has been at the heart of many celebrated projects. As the creative center and bandleader of Uncle Earl for over a decade, K.C. helped bring old time music to a wider audience. The “g’Earls” played major festival stages in the United States and toured extensively abroad, gaining fans and musical cohorts such as Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, who produced their 2007 album Waterloo, Tennessee. In addition to Uncle Earl, K.C. has released two solo albums of original material, and was a Telluride Troubadour contest finalist and a Detroit Music Award winner. She has teamed up with countless notable musicians, including old time musician and craftsman Riley Baugus and Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman.

May
13
Sun
Mother’s Day with Will Thomas

May 13 @ 5:00 pm
May
17
Thu
Thursdays in May with Jon

JonPickett Acoustic

May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

May
18
Fri
Jay Roemer Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

May 18 @ 6:00 pm

Jay Roemer is the face of original, acoustic Americana and Bluegrass in the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs. Jay first started turning heads in the state he calls home as the front man/songwriter for the band, Old Town Pickers. Deeply focused on intriguing lyrics, along with some fancy guitar work, his songs continue to connect with all types of audiences.

May
19
Sat
Sean Flynn Acoustic

May 19 @ 6:00 pm

Roots-based guitarist who focuses on groove, overall band and serving the song. Available for solo gigs, kids parties or with full band (see band website link). Go to the Bio section for current and past projects / bands.

May
24
Thu
Thursdays in May with Jon

JonPickett Acoustic

May 24 @ 5:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

May
25
Fri
Chain Station Mountain Music

May 25 @ 10:00 pm

Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band born high in the mountains but based in Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight. Their picking ranges from lightning-fast to mountain mellow. A bluegrass band that would satisfy a picky old-timer and delight fans of newgrass, a delicate balance indeed.
In the summer of 2006, Alex Thoele and Jon Pickett met while playing guitars around a campfire, high on a mountaintop in Estes Park, CO. The two have been entertaining and writing music since. In 2010, they were joined by mandolin player and fellow midwesterner, Jarett Mason, and shortly after by James Weatherly, the band’s only Colorado native, on banjo.
They’ve become known for winning over crowds with creative, fun original songs that flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you. Pure Mountain Music! It’s obvious these guys love what they do, engaging their growing fan base with insane energy and stage antics that guarantee one hell of a fun show.

Studio album #3 is slated for spring 2018 to follow the latest album “Where I want To Be” October, 2016. In 2015 a live album “Chain Up Volume 1” was released and the debut studio album “Dancin’ With the Law” hit the scene in 2013. Chain Station has directly supported bands such as The Del McCoury Band, The Devil Makes Three, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Jeff Austin Band, Sierra Hull, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Todd Snider, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Trout Steak Revival, The Railsplitters, Fruition, Hot Buttered Rum, Deadphish Orchestra and many more.

This band has been living life through music and adventures together for more than six years. Relentless gigging in their home state of Colorado, the mountain west and the midwest has made this band of brothers one of the tightest and most professional little ragtag pack of muppets on the scene today.

Sounds like:

Trampled By Turtles
Greensky Bluegrass
The Waybacks
Newgrass Revival

Members:

Alex Thoele – guitar and vocals
Jarett Mason – mandolin and vocals
Jon Pickett – bass and vocals
James Weatherly – banjo

Albums:

“Dancin’ With the Law” 2013
“Chain Up Live: Volume I” 2015
“Where I Want To Be” 2016

May
26
Sat
KC Groves Acoustic Duo

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

May 26 @ 6:00 pm

An accomplished instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass), vocalist and songwriter, K.C. Groves has been at the heart of many celebrated projects. As the creative center and bandleader of Uncle Earl for over a decade, K.C. helped bring old time music to a wider audience. The “g’Earls” played major festival stages in the United States and toured extensively abroad, gaining fans and musical cohorts such as Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, who produced their 2007 album Waterloo, Tennessee. In addition to Uncle Earl, K.C. has released two solo albums of original material, and was a Telluride Troubadour contest finalist and a Detroit Music Award winner. She has teamed up with countless notable musicians, including old time musician and craftsman Riley Baugus and Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman.

May
27
Sun
Dan Martin Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

May 27 @ 6:00 pm

Dan is a singer/song writer from Tulsa, OK.
Martin’s traditional balladeer approach serves his debut well; his voice carries the record with the instrumental performances being quite solid, but only occasionally coming to the forefront of the album’s sound. The strength of Martin’s voice clearly makes this the correct approach.

Jun
3
Sun
Sean Flynn Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm

Roots-based guitarist who focuses on groove, overall band and serving the song. Available for solo gigs, kids parties or with full band (see band website link). Go to the Bio section for current and past projects / bands.

Jun
4
Mon
Erinn Peet-Lukes duo

Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm

One girl, one guitar. That’s how it all started when I moved from my hometown on the California coast to Seattle, Washington. I began my musical journey playing to coffee shops and the bustling streets of Pike Place Market. I then graduated to New York City, where I played more open mics until I couldn’t afford the one drink minimum. Then I took to the parks to play, gathering dollar bills for a shawarma at the corner cart. An opportunity to form a bluegrass band brought me to Colorado, where Tay Tay and I have busted out G Runs at weddings, parties, festivals and breweries for five years.
Now its time to get back down to it. I’m coming into my own and integrating my love for bluegrass, 60’s folk rock, and outlaw country to create my first solo EP, Small Town Hero. Tracking is almost done and I expect to release it into the world Summer 2018.

Jun
5
Tue
Dan Martin Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm

Dan is a singer/song writer from Tulsa, OK.
Martin’s traditional balladeer approach serves his debut well; his voice carries the record with the instrumental performances being quite solid, but only occasionally coming to the forefront of the album’s sound. The strength of Martin’s voice clearly makes this the correct approach.

Jun
6
Wed
David Potter Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an intimate acoustic set with musician David Potter. David has been playing the guitar since the age of 9 and the banjo since the age of 12. He has been inspired by music icons – Keller Williams, Bela Fleck, Peter Wernick, Earl Scruggs, John Denver, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, George Winston, David Wilcox, Leo Kotke, Christopher Parkening, and Segovia.

Jun
10
Sun
Jay Stott Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm

Playing rueful Americana, Jay Stott has been influenced by the diverse stands of his musical upbringing. The blue collar rock sensibility of Springsteen and the mournful tones of Hank Williams era classic country combine with dashes of progressive rock, folk, modern country and traditional blues to make a uniquely American stew of music. A nomad in his early years, Stott graduated from high school in the Midwest, and landed in Colorado in the early nineties, which is where he has resided since then. Picking up a guitar at 14, he brought music with him on a lot of adventures. Eventually the stories, some true and some ‘true,’ started appearing in songs exploring the darker side of life.

Jun
11
Mon
Jon Pickett Acoustic

Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

Jun
12
Tue
Chain Station Mountain Music

Jun 12 @ 9:00 pm

Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band born high in the mountains but based in Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight. Their picking ranges from lightning-fast to mountain mellow. A bluegrass band that would satisfy a picky old-timer and delight fans of newgrass, a delicate balance indeed.
In the summer of 2006, Alex Thoele and Jon Pickett met while playing guitars around a campfire, high on a mountaintop in Estes Park, CO. The two have been entertaining and writing music since. In 2010, they were joined by mandolin player and fellow midwesterner, Jarett Mason, and shortly after by James Weatherly, the band’s only Colorado native, on banjo.
They’ve become known for winning over crowds with creative, fun original songs that flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you. Pure Mountain Music! It’s obvious these guys love what they do, engaging their growing fan base with insane energy and stage antics that guarantee one hell of a fun show.

Studio album #3 is slated for spring 2018 to follow the latest album “Where I want To Be” October, 2016. In 2015 a live album “Chain Up Volume 1” was released and the debut studio album “Dancin’ With the Law” hit the scene in 2013. Chain Station has directly supported bands such as The Del McCoury Band, The Devil Makes Three, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Jeff Austin Band, Sierra Hull, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Todd Snider, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Trout Steak Revival, The Railsplitters, Fruition, Hot Buttered Rum, Deadphish Orchestra and many more.

This band has been living life through music and adventures together for more than six years. Relentless gigging in their home state of Colorado, the mountain west and the midwest has made this band of brothers one of the tightest and most professional little ragtag pack of muppets on the scene today.

Sounds like:

Trampled By Turtles
Greensky Bluegrass
The Waybacks
Newgrass Revival

Members:

Alex Thoele – guitar and vocals
Jarett Mason – mandolin and vocals
Jon Pickett – bass and vocals
James Weatherly – banjo

Albums:

“Dancin’ With the Law” 2013
“Chain Up Live: Volume I” 2015
“Where I Want To Be” 2016

Jun
17
Sun
Sean Flynn Acoustic

Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm

Roots-based guitarist who focuses on groove, overall band and serving the song. Available for solo gigs, kids parties or with full band (see band website link). Go to the Bio section for current and past projects / bands.

Jun
19
Tue
Neal Whitlock Acoustic

Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm

Neal is originally from Rossville, Indiana, where he grew up an athlete. “Sports totally preoccupied my time” until college at Purdue, he said: “It’s a Big 10 school and I wasn’t good enough to play there!” So, he joined his brother Trent, and a few others who played in a band with him, and taught himself the kind of music he wanted to play.

Jun
20
Wed
David Potter Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an intimate acoustic set with musician David Potter. David has been playing the guitar since the age of 9 and the banjo since the age of 12. He has been inspired by music icons – Keller Williams, Bela Fleck, Peter Wernick, Earl Scruggs, John Denver, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, George Winston, David Wilcox, Leo Kotke, Christopher Parkening, and Segovia.

Jun
24
Sun
Andrew Wynne acoustic @ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm

Andrew Wynne explores the acoustic folk-rock frontier with his Martin guitar and dynamic, soul-soaked vocals on countless classic covers. And then he brings it all back home to his inspired original songs with their intricate rhythms and visionary lyrics.

Jun
26
Tue
Erinn Peet-Lukes duo

Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm

One girl, one guitar. That’s how it all started when I moved from my hometown on the California coast to Seattle, Washington. I began my musical journey playing to coffee shops and the bustling streets of Pike Place Market. I then graduated to New York City, where I played more open mics until I couldn’t afford the one drink minimum. Then I took to the parks to play, gathering dollar bills for a shawarma at the corner cart. An opportunity to form a bluegrass band brought me to Colorado, where Tay Tay and I have busted out G Runs at weddings, parties, festivals and breweries for five years.
Now its time to get back down to it. I’m coming into my own and integrating my love for bluegrass, 60’s folk rock, and outlaw country to create my first solo EP, Small Town Hero. Tracking is almost done and I expect to release it into the world Summer 2018.

Jun
27
Wed
Jay Roemer Band

Jun 27 @ 9:00 pm
Jul
2
Mon
Jon Pickett Acoustic

Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

Jul
8
Sun
KC Groves Acoustic Duo

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm

An accomplished instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass), vocalist and songwriter, K.C. Groves has been at the heart of many celebrated projects. As the creative center and bandleader of Uncle Earl for over a decade, K.C. helped bring old time music to a wider audience. The “g’Earls” played major festival stages in the United States and toured extensively abroad, gaining fans and musical cohorts such as Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, who produced their 2007 album Waterloo, Tennessee. In addition to Uncle Earl, K.C. has released two solo albums of original material, and was a Telluride Troubadour contest finalist and a Detroit Music Award winner. She has teamed up with countless notable musicians, including old time musician and craftsman Riley Baugus and Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman.

Jul
10
Tue
David Potter Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an intimate acoustic set with musician David Potter. David has been playing the guitar since the age of 9 and the banjo since the age of 12. He has been inspired by music icons – Keller Williams, Bela Fleck, Peter Wernick, Earl Scruggs, John Denver, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, George Winston, David Wilcox, Leo Kotke, Christopher Parkening, and Segovia.

Jul
11
Wed
Jay Stott Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm

Playing rueful Americana, Jay Stott has been influenced by the diverse stands of his musical upbringing. The blue collar rock sensibility of Springsteen and the mournful tones of Hank Williams era classic country combine with dashes of progressive rock, folk, modern country and traditional blues to make a uniquely American stew of music. A nomad in his early years, Stott graduated from high school in the Midwest, and landed in Colorado in the early nineties, which is where he has resided since then. Picking up a guitar at 14, he brought music with him on a lot of adventures. Eventually the stories, some true and some ‘true,’ started appearing in songs exploring the darker side of life.

Jul
15
Sun
Andrew Wynne acoustic @ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm

Andrew Wynne explores the acoustic folk-rock frontier with his Martin guitar and dynamic, soul-soaked vocals on countless classic covers. And then he brings it all back home to his inspired original songs with their intricate rhythms and visionary lyrics.

Jul
16
Mon
Jon Pickett Acoustic

Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

Jul
17
Tue
Chain Station Mountain Music

Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm

Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band born high in the mountains but based in Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight. Their picking ranges from lightning-fast to mountain mellow. A bluegrass band that would satisfy a picky old-timer and delight fans of newgrass, a delicate balance indeed.
In the summer of 2006, Alex Thoele and Jon Pickett met while playing guitars around a campfire, high on a mountaintop in Estes Park, CO. The two have been entertaining and writing music since. In 2010, they were joined by mandolin player and fellow midwesterner, Jarett Mason, and shortly after by James Weatherly, the band’s only Colorado native, on banjo.
They’ve become known for winning over crowds with creative, fun original songs that flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you. Pure Mountain Music! It’s obvious these guys love what they do, engaging their growing fan base with insane energy and stage antics that guarantee one hell of a fun show.

Studio album #3 is slated for spring 2018 to follow the latest album “Where I want To Be” October, 2016. In 2015 a live album “Chain Up Volume 1” was released and the debut studio album “Dancin’ With the Law” hit the scene in 2013. Chain Station has directly supported bands such as The Del McCoury Band, The Devil Makes Three, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Jeff Austin Band, Sierra Hull, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Todd Snider, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Trout Steak Revival, The Railsplitters, Fruition, Hot Buttered Rum, Deadphish Orchestra and many more.

This band has been living life through music and adventures together for more than six years. Relentless gigging in their home state of Colorado, the mountain west and the midwest has made this band of brothers one of the tightest and most professional little ragtag pack of muppets on the scene today.

Sounds like:

Trampled By Turtles
Greensky Bluegrass
The Waybacks
Newgrass Revival

Members:

Alex Thoele – guitar and vocals
Jarett Mason – mandolin and vocals
Jon Pickett – bass and vocals
James Weatherly – banjo

Albums:

“Dancin’ With the Law” 2013
“Chain Up Live: Volume I” 2015
“Where I Want To Be” 2016

Jul
18
Wed
Sean Flynn Acoustic

Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm

Roots-based guitarist who focuses on groove, overall band and serving the song. Available for solo gigs, kids parties or with full band (see band website link). Go to the Bio section for current and past projects / bands.

Jul
22
Sun
Erinn Peet-Lukes duo

Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm

One girl, one guitar. That’s how it all started when I moved from my hometown on the California coast to Seattle, Washington. I began my musical journey playing to coffee shops and the bustling streets of Pike Place Market. I then graduated to New York City, where I played more open mics until I couldn’t afford the one drink minimum. Then I took to the parks to play, gathering dollar bills for a shawarma at the corner cart. An opportunity to form a bluegrass band brought me to Colorado, where Tay Tay and I have busted out G Runs at weddings, parties, festivals and breweries for five years.
Now its time to get back down to it. I’m coming into my own and integrating my love for bluegrass, 60’s folk rock, and outlaw country to create my first solo EP, Small Town Hero. Tracking is almost done and I expect to release it into the world Summer 2018.

Jul
23
Mon
Jon Pickett Acoustic

Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

Jul
24
Tue
Neal Whitlock Acoustic

Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm

Neal is originally from Rossville, Indiana, where he grew up an athlete. “Sports totally preoccupied my time” until college at Purdue, he said: “It’s a Big 10 school and I wasn’t good enough to play there!” So, he joined his brother Trent, and a few others who played in a band with him, and taught himself the kind of music he wanted to play.

Jul
25
Wed
Sean Flynn Acoustic

Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

Roots-based guitarist who focuses on groove, overall band and serving the song. Available for solo gigs, kids parties or with full band (see band website link). Go to the Bio section for current and past projects / bands.

Jul
30
Mon
Jon Pickett Acoustic

Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

Jul
31
Tue
David Potter Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an intimate acoustic set with musician David Potter. David has been playing the guitar since the age of 9 and the banjo since the age of 12. He has been inspired by music icons – Keller Williams, Bela Fleck, Peter Wernick, Earl Scruggs, John Denver, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, George Winston, David Wilcox, Leo Kotke, Christopher Parkening, and Segovia.

Aug
1
Wed
Erinn Peet-Lukes duo

Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

One girl, one guitar. That’s how it all started when I moved from my hometown on the California coast to Seattle, Washington. I began my musical journey playing to coffee shops and the bustling streets of Pike Place Market. I then graduated to New York City, where I played more open mics until I couldn’t afford the one drink minimum. Then I took to the parks to play, gathering dollar bills for a shawarma at the corner cart. An opportunity to form a bluegrass band brought me to Colorado, where Tay Tay and I have busted out G Runs at weddings, parties, festivals and breweries for five years.
Now its time to get back down to it. I’m coming into my own and integrating my love for bluegrass, 60’s folk rock, and outlaw country to create my first solo EP, Small Town Hero. Tracking is almost done and I expect to release it into the world Summer 2018.

Aug
5
Sun
Sean Flynn Acoustic

Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm

Roots-based guitarist who focuses on groove, overall band and serving the song. Available for solo gigs, kids parties or with full band (see band website link). Go to the Bio section for current and past projects / bands.

Aug
6
Mon
Jon Pickett Acoustic

Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

Aug
8
Wed
Alex Thoele Acoustic

Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
12
Sun
Andrew Wynne acoustic @ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm

Andrew Wynne explores the acoustic folk-rock frontier with his Martin guitar and dynamic, soul-soaked vocals on countless classic covers. And then he brings it all back home to his inspired original songs with their intricate rhythms and visionary lyrics.

Aug
13
Mon
Jon Pickett Acoustic

Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm

Born in Dayton, OH and now calling Estes Park, CO home-base Jon grew up playing guitar in a high school metal band! Lots has happened since those cherished days. Now he feels equally comfortable playing guitar, bass (electric and upright) and drums as well as lead and harmony vocals. After college he migrated to Colorado and this mountain music atmosphere helped merge all of his musical influences (folk, hip-hop, metal, jazz, bluegrass, Motown and Weird Al ; ) into what’s currently happening… Chain Station and his solo singer/songwriter/one-man-band performances. Jon is an born entertainer and you can expect to hear anything from his soulful originals to Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, Taj Mahal, and expet the unexpeted..like Black Sabbath, Salt & Peppa, Kermit the Frog and Paula Abdul (?)!

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • one man band

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/jonpickett

Aug
14
Tue
Chain Station Mountain Music

Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm

Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band born high in the mountains but based in Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight. Their picking ranges from lightning-fast to mountain mellow. A bluegrass band that would satisfy a picky old-timer and delight fans of newgrass, a delicate balance indeed.
In the summer of 2006, Alex Thoele and Jon Pickett met while playing guitars around a campfire, high on a mountaintop in Estes Park, CO. The two have been entertaining and writing music since. In 2010, they were joined by mandolin player and fellow midwesterner, Jarett Mason, and shortly after by James Weatherly, the band’s only Colorado native, on banjo.
They’ve become known for winning over crowds with creative, fun original songs that flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you. Pure Mountain Music! It’s obvious these guys love what they do, engaging their growing fan base with insane energy and stage antics that guarantee one hell of a fun show.

Studio album #3 is slated for spring 2018 to follow the latest album “Where I want To Be” October, 2016. In 2015 a live album “Chain Up Volume 1” was released and the debut studio album “Dancin’ With the Law” hit the scene in 2013. Chain Station has directly supported bands such as The Del McCoury Band, The Devil Makes Three, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Jeff Austin Band, Sierra Hull, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Todd Snider, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Trout Steak Revival, The Railsplitters, Fruition, Hot Buttered Rum, Deadphish Orchestra and many more.

This band has been living life through music and adventures together for more than six years. Relentless gigging in their home state of Colorado, the mountain west and the midwest has made this band of brothers one of the tightest and most professional little ragtag pack of muppets on the scene today.

Sounds like:

Trampled By Turtles
Greensky Bluegrass
The Waybacks
Newgrass Revival

Members:

Alex Thoele – guitar and vocals
Jarett Mason – mandolin and vocals
Jon Pickett – bass and vocals
James Weatherly – banjo

Albums:

“Dancin’ With the Law” 2013
“Chain Up Live: Volume I” 2015
“Where I Want To Be” 2016

Aug
15
Wed
David Potter Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an intimate acoustic set with musician David Potter. David has been playing the guitar since the age of 9 and the banjo since the age of 12. He has been inspired by music icons – Keller Williams, Bela Fleck, Peter Wernick, Earl Scruggs, John Denver, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, George Winston, David Wilcox, Leo Kotke, Christopher Parkening, and Segovia.

Aug
16
Thu
Jay Roemer Acoustic

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm

Jay Roemer is the face of original, acoustic Americana and Bluegrass in the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs. Jay first started turning heads in the state he calls home as the front man/songwriter for the band, Old Town Pickers. Deeply focused on intriguing lyrics, along with some fancy guitar work, his songs continue to connect with all types of audiences.

Aug
21
Tue
Neal Whitlock Acoustic

Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Neal is originally from Rossville, Indiana, where he grew up an athlete. “Sports totally preoccupied my time” until college at Purdue, he said: “It’s a Big 10 school and I wasn’t good enough to play there!” So, he joined his brother Trent, and a few others who played in a band with him, and taught himself the kind of music he wanted to play.

Aug
22
Wed
Erinn Peet-Lukes duo

Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm

One girl, one guitar. That’s how it all started when I moved from my hometown on the California coast to Seattle, Washington. I began my musical journey playing to coffee shops and the bustling streets of Pike Place Market. I then graduated to New York City, where I played more open mics until I couldn’t afford the one drink minimum. Then I took to the parks to play, gathering dollar bills for a shawarma at the corner cart. An opportunity to form a bluegrass band brought me to Colorado, where Tay Tay and I have busted out G Runs at weddings, parties, festivals and breweries for five years.
Now its time to get back down to it. I’m coming into my own and integrating my love for bluegrass, 60’s folk rock, and outlaw country to create my first solo EP, Small Town Hero. Tracking is almost done and I expect to release it into the world Summer 2018.

Aug
23
Thu
Carter Sampson and Erik Oftedahl acoustic

Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
29
Wed
KC Groves Acoustic Duo

@ The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm

An accomplished instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass), vocalist and songwriter, K.C. Groves has been at the heart of many celebrated projects. As the creative center and bandleader of Uncle Earl for over a decade, K.C. helped bring old time music to a wider audience. The “g’Earls” played major festival stages in the United States and toured extensively abroad, gaining fans and musical cohorts such as Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, who produced their 2007 album Waterloo, Tennessee. In addition to Uncle Earl, K.C. has released two solo albums of original material, and was a Telluride Troubadour contest finalist and a Detroit Music Award winner. She has teamed up with countless notable musicians, including old time musician and craftsman Riley Baugus and Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman.

Aug
30
Thu
Carter Sampson and Erik Oftedahl acoustic

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm
Nov
22
Thu
Thanksgiving ~ We will be closed to allow our staff time to spend with their loved ones.

Nov 22 all-day

Every year we close for three days (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) to allow our staff to spend time with their loved ones. Thank you for your understanding and we greatly appreciate your continued patronage.
~Tim, Kerry and Bryan