Frogs Gone Fishin’ celebrate new album in Vail Valley |

Frogs Gone Fishin’ celebrate new album in Vail Valley

Caramie Schnell
Vail, CO Colorado0
Special to the Vail DailyThe boys of Frogs Gone Fishin' are back from their tour of NoLa and points south. They're throwing a CD release party at the Sandbar in West Vail Saturday night.

VAIL, Colorado –Frogs Gone Fishin’ are back in Colorado and headed to the Vail Valley after a 10-week tour of the south where they shared the stage with bands like The Neville Brothers and Chicago’s Lubriphonic at The 41st Jazz And Heritage Fest, but that doesn’t mean they’re taking a break.

The band will open for Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Denver’s Bluebird Theater tonight and are heading back to the valley Saturday morning. They will perform at the Dusty Boot in Eagle starting at 3 p.m. today. Afterwards they’ll head directly to the Sandbar in West Vail for their CD release party.

“This album is much denser and guitar-heavy versus the last album,” said Trevor Jones, lead guitarist for Frogs Gone Fishin’. “The last record was kind of jammy, and this is a rock and roll record. It kicks some ass from the first note. It has a lot of layers to it. You can listen to it once and hear it, but you’re going to want to go back again and again and pick apart those layers.”

Tickets for the event are $10 and include a copy of the band’s sophomore album, called “Actual Natural,” which is also the name of the album’s title track.

“This is our sophomore effort and historically your second CD is your make-it-or-break-it album. I guess what I would say is this is the ‘actual’ version of Frogs Gone Fishin’.”

The band strives to think green – case in point, the album was recorded at solar-powered Evergroove Studio in Evergreen and the CDs are packaged in earth-friendly “EcoWallets,” made from recycled materials.

A track off of “Actual Natural” also will be included in the July release of Relix Magazine, which shows that The Frogs are not only gaining ground locally and regionally, but possibly nationally as well.

“Every issue of the magazine comes out with a sampler CD,” Jones said. “They contacted us, which was very cool. Disco Biscuits will be on there as well. We’re feeling pretty honored to be a part of that CD, for sure.”

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