A "standing-room-only" crowd of fans, both old and new, gathered at the AppleShed Arts Complex and Gallery in Cedaredge on Saturday, April 21, as the Metamoocil Mountain Boys (Paul Frazier, Larry Claxton and George Gertz) took center stage for their first live performance of 2012. The performance was to celebrate the release of the Boys' third CD dubbed, "I Gotta Go."
The concert featured a few original songs along with covers featured on the new CD. Two other local favorites, David Starr and Roy Martin sat in during the last set of the concert.
One song, "Mississippi, You're on my mind," was dedicated to the memory of Levon Helm. Helm (drummer/vocalist of the famed rock group, "The Band") passed away Thursday, following a long battle with throat cancer.
With songs like, "Goody, Goody"–"Walkin' That Dog"–"Just Like That"–"I Just Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes"–"I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water"–"Train To Birmingham"–"Mr. Bojangels" and others, along with a complimentary copy of their new CD, "I Gotta Go," included in the price of admission, no one went home feeling that they hadn't gotten their money's worth.
Better mark your calendars; according to their website, the Boys will be in Hotchkiss on June 10, in celebration of the 27th annual Ride The Rockies bicycle tour. Participants in the Ride The Rockies tour are scheduled to pass through the town on that date.
The Boys are also scheduled to perform at the Delta County Fair on August 11; at the Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge on August 12; at Redstone on Sept. 2; and at AppleFest on October 7.blog comments powered by Disqus