Cornmeal, Todd Sheaffer, Big Gigantic, JGB Band and Conspirator Dance in the Street
Denver, CO’s Quixote’s True Blue hosted the multistage Dancin’ In The Streets festival on July 3 and 4. The three-stage event took place at the club’s Quixote’s and Owsley’s spaces as well as on a third outdoor stage. Conspirator headlined on July 3 and invited out local hero and Big Gigantic drummer Jeremy Salken to play on “Hammer Down” during their set (the members of Conspirator and Big Gigantic have a new collaborative project called the Giant Underground Conspiracy).
On July 4, Railroad Earth’s Todd Shaeffer played a special “friends” set that featured Railroad Earth bassist Andrew Altman (Bass), Great American Taxi percussionist Chris Sheldon (Percussion) and Cornmeal fiddler Allie Krall. Later in the night, Shaeffer also sat in with Cornmeal his own “Bird in the House.”
The event also featured Greensky Bluegrass, Martin Sexton, Donavon Frankenreiter, Poor Man’s Whiskey, JGB BAND, Imagine featuring Ray White & Dave Watts, The Big Wu, The Congress and many others. In a strange turn of events, Greensky Bluegrass covered Phish’s “Sand” around the same time the Vermont Quartet played the tune across the country at Wantagh, NY’s Jones Beach. After their show, Seals and JGB announced a special free show at the venue. As a fitting end to their performance, the group closed with a cover of “Dancing in the Streets.”