Greeley Blues Jam - Friday Night Kick-Off Party

Greeley Blues Jam Presents

Greeley Blues Jam - Friday Night Kick-Off Party

The Burroughs, The Movers & Shakers, Erica Brown

Fri Jun 7

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is all ages

The Burroughs
The Burroughs
Steeped in classic soul standards and outfitted with modern flair, The Burroughs are a nine piece band with a powerhouse sound that has been electrifying audiences across Colorado and beyond.
The Movers & Shakers
The Movers & Shakers
The Movers and Shakers are a tight knit band of four music enthusiasts who bring everything they have to every single performance. Influences range from old school soul stars like Otis Redding and Sam and Dave to The Red Hot Chile Peppers, Talker, Joe Cocker and Jonny Lange.

The band is fronted by dynamic vocalist Andy Webber. Andy's energetic and soulful style is impressive. He is as comfortable with an Otis Redding ballad as he is with vintage 60's Steppenwolf or contemporary RnB from Blackstreet. Andy has the vocal chops to cover anything. Similarly guitarist Ryan Borthick's well rounded musical background has given him the skills to take on straight ahead blues and uptown funk. The son of drummer Kyle Borthick, Ryan is a fiery performer with a deep well of chops to draw from. Bass man Dane Vernon is a long time friend and musical associate of Ryan and Andy's. The three have worked together in several popular Denver based bands including Survivor and Secretly Supervised. Dane is actually gifted on multiple instruments and is a strong vocalist in his own right. Drummer/vocalist Kyle Borthick has been around the Denver music scene for many years. He has worked with such legendary Denver bands as J.D. and The Love Bandits , The Captains, Red Hot Blues Band and The Delta Sonics. He has also worked with national acts such as Bo Diddley, Dr John and Bob Margolin. This veteran blues/RnB drummer provides a solid backbone for this exciting group. Don't miss an opportunity to see this band. You won't be disappointed.
Erica Brown
Erica Brown
From 2013-2016, Erica was a member of Dan Treanor's Afrosippi Band! Now working on her own project, in addition to a nationwide tour with Big Head Todd and the Monsters' 2016 edition of the Big Head Blues Club!!

Erica Brown is a bona-fide Blueswoman. She has worked with some of the finest artists in the world, and has shared stages with such heavyweights as B.B. King, Al Green, Delbert McClinton, Tab Benoit, Kenny Neal, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Bob Margolin, Lionel Young, Kenny Wayne Shepard and Debbie Davies.
As frontwoman for the Award-winning Erica Brown Band, Erica electrified audiences all over the Rocky Mountain region with the band’s brand of searing blues rock. The band won every award the region offered, including Best Blues Band (Westword Magazine) Best Underground Blues Band (Denver Post) and The Rocky Mountain News’ Best of in the Blues Category. The band released two critically acclaimed CD’s, “Body Work” in 2000, and “Rough Cut Stone” in 2003.
Erica was dubbed “Denver’s Queen of the Blues”, a moniker that was used by the Altitude Network in their concert showcase feature “OnStage”, which was broadcast to five million households in ten western states in 2005. In 2008, Erica went solo, and with the help of a host of top-notch musicians, has been continuing to spread the word of the blues locally, regionally, and nationally!
Erica’s credits include:
Her vocals were featured in the Sony Pictures movies, “The Fan”, with Wesley Snipes and Robert DeNiro in 1996, In 2005, she appeared on the acclaimed CD “African Wind” released by the Northern Blues Label. She lent her voice to several tracks of the CD “Smoke and Mirrors” released by MojoHand Records in 2006. In 2008, Erica sang on the CDs “Beautiful Day” by Two-Time International Blues Challenge Winner Lionel Young, as well as stretching out into Americana on “Cipher” the internationally acclaimed CD by Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. She also contributed to a track on Rock genius Xiren’s CD “Trip-R”.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, in 2011 she brought her Blues sensibility to seminal garage/punk band Barstool Messiah’s CD Bastards of Bacchus, as well as appearing in the legendary rap/punk band Warlock Pinchers’ Reunion Concert video, which also featured members of the Melvins.
In 2012 Erica will be awarded the Five Points Jazz Festival’s Tribute Award for significant and lasting contributions to jazz and culture in the Five Points, Denver neighborhood and throughout Denver.
Venue Information:
Moxi Theater
802 9th st
Greeley, CO, 80631