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Kyle Hollingsworth Band and Euforquestra perform in Avon

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Kyle Hollingsworth is best known as the man behind the keyboards for The String Cheese Incident. Others know him for his super-funky side project, The Kyle Hollingsworth Band. But what most people didn’t know (until now) is that Hollingsworth is also an extraordinary homebrewer, with a history of playing at beer-related events. His love for suds was noticed by the Breckenridge Brewery, which, together with Hollingsworth, has brewed a special beer for “Kyle’s BrewSki Tour,” which hits Agave in Avon tonight. Fans can enjoy this exclusive collaborative beer from Hollingsworth and the Breckenridge Brewery for free starting when doors open at 9 p.m. until the beer runs out.

Thirty years ago, Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. Since then, with a wealth of desire and incredible ability, Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent. Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in String Cheese has allowed him unrestricted access to the world of music and has bestowed on him the kind of fearlessness a composer needs to flirt with such disparate genres. Those who’ve seen a Cheese show know the band can move from funk to bluegrass on a chord change.

“In the jam world, where there are no set ways of doing things, we’re not afraid to move in and out of genres,” he said, “and because of that, I’ve learned to be creative, not only on stage but in the studio. I can get on board with something pretty quickly. You have to.”

Euforquestra, from Fort Collins, opens the show with what the band’s dubbed “high-intensity global dance music.”


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