97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly Present 35th Anniversary "Back Where It All Began"


Cass Clayton Band

Sat Apr 13

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Boulder Theater

$25.00 - $40.00

This event is all ages

Come be part of the fun including filming of a documentary to be released later in 2019.

Ages 15+ without a parent

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.


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Chris Daniels & The Kings
Chris Daniels & The Kings
Celebrating 35 years this Spring, Chris Daniels and the Kings with Freddie Gowdy are a rockin’ 7 piece band known all over the world for making great R&B, funk, "jump blues" and Funk & Roll. The bands captivating, high energy performances are full of chart topping originals and some of your favorite blues and funk covers. Doing more than 120 dates per year touring over two continents, the bands has also headlined major international festivals and have served as the back up band for Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Johnnyswim, Sonny Landreth, David Bromberg, Al Kooper, Bo Diddly, and Was Not Was at the Roxy in LA to name a few. Focusing on fun, The Kings have lasted longer than most Colorado groups and have been a crucial part of Colorado’s funk and blues scene for over 3 decades. Chris was inducted into the COLORADO MUSIC HALL OF FAME in 2013 with Judy Collins and he has appeared with the B.B. King, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Joe Walsh, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Oates, The Lumineers, Uncle Cracker, Blues Traveler,The Neville Brothers and many more. The Kings have also headlined on major international festivals, and have served as the back up band for Johnnyswim, Sonny Landreth, David Bromberg, and members of Little Feat. The Kings have created a legacy here, on radio, Youtube, Spotify and overseas - they are Colorado’s horn-band rock n funk - blues ambassadors to the world.

Previous Kings coming back for the show include:
Bryan Grassmeyer - Nashville
Randy Barker - Nashville
Forrest Means - Bloomington Indiana
Joey Delauro - Tucson
Carlos Chaves - Denver
Billy Hoke - Boulder
Freddi Gowdy
Hazel Miller
Touring vocalist known for performing jazz, blues, R&B at numerous locations in and around Colorado, USA.
Kenny Passarelli
Kenny Passarelli
Kenny was born on October 28, 1949 in Denver, Colorado. His first instrument was the Trumpet. His parents encouraged his love for music at a very young age. In 1956, at age 7, Kenny showed tremendous promise. Studying with orchestral and studio legend Byron Jolivett, Kenny auditioned for the Denver Junior Police Band. He played first trumpet in the elite “Inaugural band.”

In truth, Kenny may very well have gone on to a career in Classical Trumpet, but a meeting with Stephen Stills changed his life forever. Kenny was impressed by Stills, and who wouldn’t be? Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young was producing some of the most amazing music. Kenny recalls this introduction, “I was introduced to a guy that owned a local music store that knew Stephen Stills. He took me up to Goldhill, which was a place in Colorado that Stephen spent a lot of time.” Stills took a liking to Kenny, and played him some tracks that Stills had been working on. Stills then played Kenny a rough version of Carry On, and Kenny was simply blown away.

Shortly thereafter, Kenny was slated to join Stills at Woodstock, but a bout with hepatitis ended his dreams with sudden swiftness. In the summer of 1971, Kenny got his first big break. >He received an invitation from Joe Walsh to joinBarnstorm. Kenny recalls that Joe was the person responsible for his getting involved with the fretless. Joe received one of the very first fretless P-Basses, and gave it to Kenny. Though intimidated at first, Kenny eventually made it his trademark, and started to get a great deal of session work because of it. Kenny worked with some of the best … Russ Kunkel, Joe Vitale, Dan Fogelberg and so many others from that memorable period. Things hit a high point when Kenny co-wrote the classic track Rocky Mountain Way with Joe Walsh.

Kenny’s biggest break came when Joe Walsh recommended him to Elton John, who was in need of a new bassist. Elton flew Kenny to Paris, where he auditioned. Kenny remembers, “I really didn’t know a whole lot of Elton’s music. When I auditioned, it was just the two of us. I was intimidated the whole time, but he was impressed by some of the people that I recorded with.” Before long, Kenny started laying down tracks for the Rock of the Westies LP, which was done under the direction of famed producer James William Guercio. Kenny recalls that Guercio made him lay down the tracks with an old Hofner Beatle Bass. Kenny was not happy at first but in the end he was very satisfied with the result. In 1976, Elton recorded his double album entitled Blue Moves. Kenny saw that the music on this album was much more difficult, so he put down his fretless P-Bass, and cut all the tracks on an Alembic Bass, obviously one of the earliest models. When Elton toured in support of Blue Moves, Kenny kept playing his Alembic.

During a week of sold out shows at Madison Square Garden, Elton informed his band that that was his last tour for a while. Kenny recalls that Elton was very gracious and generous with the band. When Elton stopped touring, Elton’s entire band became the backup band for the up and coming duo Hall and Oates.

Kenny was well compensated while working with Hall and Oates. He recorded Along the Red Ledge, and the live LP entitled Livetime. In time, Kenny left Hall and Oates and started touring with Dan Fogelberg. In 1983, Kenny finally got his chance to play with Crosby, Stills and Nash, but it was a bittersweet experience. Kenny was dissatisfied with the band’s new sound. In addition, Kenny was starting to get burnt out from all of the touring. By the mid 1980’s Kenny decided to stop touring. This period lasted well into the mid 1990’s.

During this 10 year period, Kenny reinvented himself, getting back into playing the piano, and composing his brand of music which he calls “Contemporary Classical Music.” His recent CDs include Twelve Twelve and Miracle of Tepeyac. He now makes New Mexico his home, and is playing quite a bit these days. He produces and tours with Otis Taylor, a blues guitarist that Kenny really believes in, and he recently played a show with his old pal Stephen Stills.

Kenny Passarelli is a very humble man who is very much unaware of the tremendous impact his music has had on the world. My decision to make music my life was born in part because of him. Listening to his playing helped me to shape my sound, and edit all of the nonsense. His playing taught me that to work with the elite of the music business, your playing must be mature and totally musical. >With over 20 gold records to his credit, Kenny is someone to learn from, whether you are a beginner or playing for over 20 years. It is no surprise that after over 30 years in the business he is still going strong…
Stanley Sheldon
Cass Clayton Band
Cass Clayton Band
Cass Clayton Band is the culmination of a songwriting and composing collaboration between Cass Clayton and Taylor Scott that led them into the studio to explore their combined influences of blues, funk, jazz, gospel and rock. The resulting CD (released in June, 2018) is a rocking new-school soul album with a lot of inventive sounds and unexpected twists. Taylor’s virtuosic guitar playing and composing skills combined with Cass’s lyric writing, smoky 3-octave vocal range, and soulful vocal style have led to music that transcends the limitations of genre and grooves like nobody's business.

Cass was recently voted as one of the top three vocalists and top three slide guitar players in Colorado (Colorado Blues Society, Members’ Choice Awards, 2017). She has been lead vocalist and slide player for Hogback Blues Band, 7th Heaven, HERmonious, and currently for CC and the Riders. Taylor is an international touring guitarist/singer/songwriter who has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe with both the Taylor Scott Band and blues legend, Otis Taylor.
Venue Information:
Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO, 80302