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Backyard Tire Fire show benefits Vail Valley kids

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyFriday's benefit show in West Vail also will serve as a release party for Backyard Tire Fire's latest, 'Good To Be'

VAIL – KZYR is proud to announce a fan appreciation show on Friday at The Sandbar in West Vail. Headlining the show is Bloomington, Ill.-based Backyard Tire Fire and Denver-based Broken-Hearted Woodpeckers, who were named Denver’s Americana band of the year.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and a free keg will be available from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets for this show are $8 and the net proceeds of this event benefit the Youth Foundation. Tickets are available at and at the door the day of the show.

The Good To Be In Vail show will also serve as a CD release party for Backyard Tire Fire’s fourth album, “Good To Be,” produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin.

“We met Steve when we opened for Lobos. That gig is referred to in the Tire Fire camp as ‘the gig that keeps on giving,'” said Ed Anderson of Backyard Tire Fire. “Those guys were very kind to us and even had us sit in with them. Los Lobos dug us – surreal.”

Backyard Tire Fire consists of Anderson on vocals, guitar, keyboards and percussion; Matt Anderson on bass, vocals and percussion; Tim Kramp on drums, percussion and marimba; and Berlin on production, keys, saxophones, percussion and marimba.

Their sound has been described as a rich, ever-expanding palette of aural rock ‘n’ roll colors and textures that tap into bouncy, Kinks-meet-Squeeze Brit pop-rock, Tom Petty-styled Southern rock, Beatle-esque majesty, intimate balladry, chiming folk-rock and heartland/populist chest-pounders.

“From the strong instrumentals to the compelling lyrics, I am very impressed with Backyard Tire Fire on “Good To Be,” said Tony Mauro of KZYR said. “This show will be awesome and we are excited to be able to give back to our listeners and more importantly to our community. We are strong supporters of The Youth Foundation and always happy to give back to them because they do so much for the youth of our Valley.”

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