The lineup for the Snowmass Village summer 2013 free Thursday night concert series includes Louisiana bluesman Tab Benoit, Greyboy Allstars co-founder Robert Walters and a Friday show.
The 22nd season of the concert series held on Fanny Hill, which is produced by Jazz Aspen Snowmass, will run this year from June 20 though Aug. 15. The shows are on Thursdays starting at 6:15 p.m., except for the first week in July; since Independence Day is on Thursday, that week’s show will be on Friday, July 5.
The 2013 lineup is as follows:
June 20 — Freddy Jones Band: Chicago rockers with hints of the Eagles, The Band and The Allman Brothers.
June 27 — The Dunwells: Electric and acoustic folk rock from five Leeds, England, friends who have gone from playing pubs to a U.S. record deal and debut album in two years.
July 5 (Friday show) — C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band: Son of Clifton Chenier, the first Creole musician to win a Grammy, C.J. learned from his father how to run the family business of fronting the Red Hot Louisiana Band.
July 11 — The Revivalists: Formed in 2007, The Revivalists have a reputation as one of the next breakout bands from New Orleans. The constantly touring group has supported giants like Rebirth Brass Band and Galactic.
July 18 — Mountain Standard Time: Bluegrass fused with bass, drums and techno from Nederland, Colo.
July 25 — J. Boog: Reggae and island sounds from this singer of Samoan descent who was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, Calif.
Aug. 1 — Tab Benoit: A guitar player since his teenage years, Benoit cut his teeth at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club in Baton Rouge where he played with high-profile regulars. He has been making a name for himself since setting out with his own band in the 1990s.
Aug. 8 — Nigel Hall: Soul-jazz-funk with depth from Maine.
Aug. 15 — Robert Walters 20th Congress: Walters has toured extensively in the US and Europe, working as a leader and sideman with many of the greats of American jazz and funk music, helping form the Greyboy Allstars in 1993. He started his own group in the late ’90s, which recently reunited for a new tour and album.