Free funky show in Vail Valley Friday
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – The Holden Young Trio, nicknamed HY3, is bring its funky sound to the Vail Valley. They have a rhythmic connection that appeals to listeners and dancers alike. With rock-steady grooves, intricate bass-lines and hard-hitting guitar HY3 is accessible to anyone who enjoys music. The group, led by Holden Young, performs a free show at Finnegan’s Wake in Avon tonight at 10 p.m. Holden Young may best be described by the groups he has opened for in the past threes years performing in Colorado; JJ Grey & Mofro, the Disco Biscuits, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Freekbass, Rose Hill Drive, the Motet, Outformation and many other acts garnering support in his area. After graduating Berklee College of Music in Boston and spending three years honing his trade in Nashville, Tenn., Young is now proud to be a major upcoming figure in the next generation of Jambase followers and funk-rockers. A power-trio of bass, drums, guitar and voice, the HY3 outfit is touring regularly. Bassist Billy Franklin, while on tour with New Orleans originals Atman Roots, ended up in the same mountain town as Young in 2005. A New Orleans native relocated to Colorado after Hurricane Katrina, Franklin brought along his rich knowledge of music from jazz to hip-hop. Completing the trio is drummer Eric Rolls. Also moving to Steamboat in 2005, Rolls’ other life as a professional snowboard coach and competitor complements his hard-hitting funk drummer style.Call 970-748-4610 for more information.