Blues, juice and grease: Live music abounds Thursday | VailDaily.com

Blues, juice and grease: Live music abounds Thursday

Charlie OwenDaily CorrespondentVail, CO Colorado

Special to the Daily

THURSDAY Fried Grease at Samana Lounge in VailGrease can be good for you, especially when it’s fried. The six-piece horn driven band Fried Grease is playing a free show tonight at Samana Lounge in Vail and you can expect not to know what to expect. Fried Grease plays everything and many of the band’s songs run the gamut of styles from straight-ahead funk with blazing guitar solos to blues to rock ‘n’ roll. To learn more call 970-476-3433.Keb’ Mo’ at VilarBlues artist Keb’ Mo’ will perform at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek tonight at 9 p.m. Anyone going to the show can expect a stirring mixture of Delta blues, gospel, jazz and even folk rock. There’s almost no limit to Moore’s ability to bend and slide his guitar strings to produce a profound musical backdrop for the stories that he tells through his simple, yet meaningful, lyrics.”Keb’ is an incredibly talented guitarist and singer/songwriter,” said Kris Sabel, the theater’s executive director. “His music speaks to a wide demographic of fans. I’ve seen people in their 70s as turned on by his music as people in their early 20s.”Tickets are $58. Call 888-920-2787 or visit http://www.vilarpac.org to learn more.Jake Wolf & FriendsJoin local musician Jake Wolf and his friends for an evening of live, free music at Zacca Za tonight. “It’s just Jake Wolf getting some friends together and jamming on our deck,” said Cody Kennedy, director of operations for Zacca Za. “He plays the drums and gets other guitarists, basists and singers from around the valley to come and play with him.”Kennedy said there will be drink specials throughout the night to go along with the entertainment. Jake Wolf & Friends plays from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and the show is free. To learn more call 970-748-4848. Open Form Music at Paddy’s in Eagle-VailDust off that old six-string and warm up your vocal chords because Paddy’s in Eagle-Vail is starting up its own collaborative music night starting tonight. Bring your own instruments or use the ones provided at the venue but don’t miss your chance to be the rock star. The Open Form Music night begins at 9 p.m. To learn more call 970-949-6093.New Orleans Juice, Polytoxic and Frogs Gone Fishin’ at the Sandbar in VailThree different bands with three different styles share the billing at tonight’s show at the Sandbar Sports Grill in West Vail. New Orleans Juice from New Orleans is making a stop at the venue during the band’s mini-tour through Colorado.”They’re throwing down the New Orleans funk,” said Jason Barber, general manager of the Sandbar. He said it will be a Mardi Gras-style show.Polytoxic from Denver will also be playing and so will local band Frogs Gone Fishin’.”You got New Orleans musicians and then you got a few Denver musicians joining them and then you got the local boys Frogs Gone Fishin’ opening the show,” Barber said.The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $7. To learn more call 970-476-4314.