For the Fellers

Without a doubt, one of the most attractive things about considering a move to Colorado, from the Midwest, was the abundance of awesome music that comes through the area.

As a daily scroller of the headlines on jambands.com, it seemed like anytime there was an epic collaboration, or rare supergroup playing a handful of intimate gigs, Colorado’s Front Range was a likely tour stop. After living here for almost five years, it has become easy to get spoiled with all the options. While living in Kansas City, going to see excellent bluegrass or jam bands usually meant a one-hour commute there and back to Lawrence, Kansas.

While I enjoy nothing more than being home with my wife and four kids, sometimes you just have to get out and go to a show! Earlier this year, it was announced that founding Grateful Dead members, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, joined by John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti (Dead and Company) would be returning to Folsom Field for two nights this summer. As a huge dead-head, you can imagine how pumped I was when I saw that the shows fell over the weekend of my 40th birthday.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and we hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Certainly, a pleasure to have so many incredible local guys involved.

All the best to the start of your summer!

Andy Manz