97.3 KBCO & Anthony's Pizza Present
Sold Out: THE 13TH ANNUAL LAST WALTZ REVISITED FEAT. POLYTOXIC, THE DENVER HORNS AND GUESTS
Fri Nov 17
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
This event is 21 and over
Special guest musicians:
- Greg Garrison and Andy Thorne (banjo) Leftover Salmon,
- Eddie Roberts from The New Mastersounds.
- Michael Jude of John Oates Band.
- Scott Rednor from the GeneWeen Band.
- Paul Hoffman from Greensky Bluegrass
And we're bringing back Erica Brown of Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Ages 21+ No Exceptions
All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase
Listed price does not include tax and service charge
Price is the same online, over the phone, or in the Box Office.
Polytoxic's "The Last Waltz - Revisited" immediately went from a "fun little" idea at a small venue to one of the biggest events of the year. It has become an annual tradition, playing to sold-out capacity crowds.
This year marks the 41st Anniversary of the Last Waltz and the 13th anniversary of Polytoxic’s "Last Waltz – Revisited", and it boasts over 50 guest musicians from across Colorado, a full horn section, and over 30 songs from The Bands extensive catalog, focusing primarily on songs played at The Last Waltz. The concert has become a tradition for many of those involved in the show, as well as for many of the people that come out and see the show year after year. To celebrate the last 13 years, we have added special guests and additional songs from years past. In addition Colorado favorites Oakhurst will be opening the show at 7:45pm, performing their originals, covers and a medley of Waltz snippets to get the crowd ready for the Last Waltz - Revisited.
This year if our fans bring Canned Food Items for our affiliated charity, The Denver Rescue Mission, they receive a FREE Limited Edition Poster commemorating this year’s Last Waltz – Revisited (Poster artwork by Diana Azab – Publicist/Graphic Designer @ Cervantes’). As always we will be donating the food and a portion of proceeds to the Denver Rescue Mission.
So come out and enjoy this magical evening, our local musicians and our local sponsors, Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta, Boyer’s Coffee, YellowDog Printing & Graphics, KBCO and The Westword.
We were once the Pied Piper of the Denver jam scene... "Every show could be our last", quips band frontman Tori Pater, conducting an interview from a beach-side veranda during one of his many recent vacations. "The truth is, we really just don't like each other. When we say Last Show Ever, we actually mean it. Well, at least until the next Last Show Ever."
CR Gruver, formerly a Denver resident but now living in New Orleans, is quick to point out the reason for continuing to play. "As perfect as New Orleans is, there is something about the freaks in Denver that we just can't get enough of", he says sipping his Cafe au Lait over a plate of beignets. Since moving to Nola, Gruver has the most annoying tendency to inject the words New Orleans into just about every sentence - or even worse, follow up with a "Yeah You Right", "Where Y'at" or, worst of all, "Who Dat". He continues, "We keep getting offered these great gigs, in front of a room full of spinning freaksters, and who would turn that down? Yeah You Right!". He also cites "tradition" as another reason they forego their mutual hatred for each other - "We've always done a reunion show around Thanksgiving, and we can't stop now, it has become bigger than us at this point." He hesitates, then adds "The truth is, we just can't afford NOT to play - so maybe it's not so much tradition as it is economic necessity. Where Y'at! Who Dat! Ya Heard!"
Oakhurst’s work ethic and road hardened sound has made them one of the most successful acts from Colorado earning them the chance to perform at legendary venues like the Fillmore and Red Rocks. Oakhurst has played multiple major festivals, 33 U.S. states and 13 countries across Europe and the Caribbean. The band's third album, Jump in the Get Down, received airplay on over 200 radio stations nationwide. The spins not only earned the quintet spots on the Americana, Bluegrass and Jamband charts, but an even larger national following. The most recent offering, Barrel (produced by Joe Pisapia), received acclaim and showcased their ever-evolving sound.
That hybridized, hard-to-categorize sound had Oakhurst nominated by Denver’s Westword Magazine for a 4 year run as the best band in different categories each year. Oakhurst captured the “Best Bluegrass Band” honor in 2007, against stiff competition, and continues to be recognized by Westword and others as one of the best Bluegrass bands in Colorado to this day.
Oakhurst’s broad appeal and nebulous style has earned them spots on stages with very diverse national talent: John Mayer, John Hiatt, The Flaming Lips, The Avett Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Brett Dennen, Emmylou Harris, Barenaked Ladies, Patti Griffin, Yard Dogs Roadshow, Béla Fleck, Gaelic Storm, G. Love, Umphrey’s McGee, The Radiators, Junior Brown, Lyle Lovett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Lang & Guster, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Devotchka, Rose Hill Drive, the Motet, Emmitt –Nershi Band, Great American Taxi and band mentor Pete Wernick, among other excellent musicians.
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