2023 Live Music Line Up Brought To You By Animas City Theatre!
Friday August 25
Cousin Curtiss brings to the stage a fiery dynamic rarely seen by a solo act and now, with a full band armed and ready with years of live touring and recording experience behind him, the concert performance becomes legendary. Truly. Within the United States and around the world Cousin Curtiss has spread his positive energy and endless smile through his Award Winning Rootstomp music. He describes it as, “playing Blues music but at Bluegrass speeds” or more simply, “like…if Blues and Bluegrass had a baby.” Rapid fire guitar. Incendiary harmonica. Thunderous kick.
Cousin Curtiss left a successful teaching career in Alaska in 2015 to pursue music full time and has never looked back. Shortly after committing himself to road life, his life and story was discovered and featured by Business Insider, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbull, Fox News, MSNBC, Daily Mail UK, and many more. Years later Cousin Curtiss continues to turn heads wherever he plays solo, with the band, or supporting acts like The Commonheart, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, G Love and Special Sauce, Infamous Stringdusters, Sweet Lillies, Andy Thorn (of Leftover Salmon), John Stickley, Pepper, The Bellamy Brothers, and the list goes on. The journey that started in dive bars has grown to festival appearances around the States such as Salmonfest, New West Fest, Hoxeyville, Chickenstock, Mile of Music, Tico Time Bluegrass Fest and more.
Saturday August 26
OPENER – The Crags
The Crags, from Durango, Colorado, create music inspired by the Desert Vibes of the Southwest….. calling their genre Psych-a-Desert-Rock. Their Dreamy, surf-infused, indie songs sound like a “palm tree and a cactus had a baby”.
HEADLINER – The Buzz
The quintet, formed in Longmont, CO, is comprised of Methiah Miller (bass, vocals), Jason Flinn (guitar, vocals), Andy Cappetta (keys, synths), Carter Burgess (guitar), and Tom Nelson (drums). The Buzz is a gradual accumulation of like-minded artists with a common goal: to create an experience that “moves” the listener in one way or another, and to share that experience with as many people as possible, as a collective.
The Buzz has grown to find Denver as a second home frequenting venues like Cervantes Otherside, Your Moms House, Globe Hall and Moe’s Original BBQ on South Broadway. In the summer of 2022, they also had the opportunity to show Telluride, Colorado their stuff on the main stage of the iconic Sheridan Opera House. The Buzz has been featured on Denver area stream Camera Jams, Flower Hour Podcast, and Longmont endeavor Can You Dig It podcast.
In December of 2020 the band put the final touches on its debut LP “Release the Bees” featuring re-recorded tracks from their debut EP as well as newer tunes. It also features a violin sit in from band friend Alex Tocco of Ghost Town Drifters. The album was recorded at The Keep studio in Denver. This album dropped in February of 2021.
Immediately following the album announcement the band was happy to welcome new drummer Tom Nelson to the band. In February of 2022, the Buzz guys also welcomed Andy Cappetta on the keys and synths into the band. Individually, the artists are as passionate as they sound as a unit, even coming from scattered places to find each other in their home- Colorado!
Bands at previous Brewfests
Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts
Liver Down the River
Papa Otis and the Hillbilly Foxtrot
One Roof Blues
Blue Sage Bandits
Waiting on Trail