Denver’s Dressy Bessy join B-52’s for Aug. 20 show at Ford Amphitheater |

Denver’s Dressy Bessy join B-52’s for Aug. 20 show at Ford Amphitheater

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Dressy Bessy - Tammy Ealom, with bandmates John Hill, Darren Albert and Rob Greene. (Photo by Joe Mahoney / Rocky Mountain News, August 2003)
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VAIL – Denver’s indie-pop rockers Dressy Bessy will get the summer’s ultimate party started Sunday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. when they join the legendary B-52’s at the Ford Amphitheater.Dressy Bessy is about power-pop chords, thundering rhythm and over-the-top vocals of Tammy Ealom. Her compelling and witty lyrics hug the infectious melodies with true MODness.”We are influenced by some of the ’60s bands our folks grew up with,” explained the group, “like The Kinks, Beatles, Monkees and so forth … then add some hard rock like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin … then the groove of R&B like Sly & The Family Stone and the Jackson 5.”Considering the band is rooted in the “live experience,” it is no coincidence that the impetus for the music is spontaneity and surprises. When audiences experience Dressy Bessy in a live setting, the atmosphere is party central and the music is relentless.”We’ll rock the socks off anyone with an hour to spare,” offers Ealom. “Both the band and the fans walk away sweaty and happy.”

Dressy Bessy is a major force on the Denver music scene where a panel of 70 critics voted the band the “Top Underground Band in Colorado” in a 2004 Denver Post survey. The band’s unscripted performances make for unpredictable and euphoric experiences.”We live in a world where upbeat pop, groove and rock ‘n’ roll reign supreme,” Ealom added. “We’re always pushing forward, what else is there to do? Hopefully, in the end, the world will be a better place. But you can always find us, just follow the trail of smiles.”Tickets for the B-52’s and Dressy Bessy are available at the Ford Amphitheater or Vilar Center box offices. Call 845-TIXS (8497) or visit Tickets cost $65 for reserved seating or $45 for seneral admission lawn seating.The B-52’s and Dressy Bessy concert is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For additional information on the Foundation, call 949-1999 or visit

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