SATURDAY, MARCH 17
1510 N Clarkson St
Denver, CO 80218
Initially formed as the backing band for rare groove luminary DJ Greyboy at the release party for his groundbreaking 1994 album, Freestylin, it quickly became a longterm project with a string of critically acclaimed albums and world tours. Their unique sound, reminiscent of ’60s boogaloo and ’70s funky jazz, was captured on recordings like West Coast Boogaloo, A Town Called Earth, What Happened To Television and Inland Emperor. Beloved at the time, they also proved fabled, influencing bands like Soulive, Galactic and The New Mastersounds to follow in their footsteps.
The Greyboy Allstars success also served as a platform for the group’s individual members to launch highly successful and substantially diverse solo careers. Organ and synth master Robert Walter leads his own band, the 20th Congress, while also a member of Phish bassist Mike Gordon‘s band. Guitarist/composer Elgin Park (aka Michael Andrews) is among the most in-demand Hollywood composers, scoring films and television shows like ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘The Big Sick‘ and ‘Bridesmaids.’ Saxophonist Karl Denson fronts his own touring juggernaut Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, but also serves as the tenor saxophonist in The Rolling Stoneshaving replaced Bobby Keys after his passing. Bassist Chris Stillwell and drummer Aaron Redfield are one of the most sought after rhythm sections in any genre with a steady flow of high profile session and touring work.
The Greyboy Allstars
March 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
March 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
March 15 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*
March 16 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*
March 17 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore**
*w/ Mike Dillon Band