Clay Kirkland — Beat The Reaper XIV – Feb 8, 2020
Date And Time
Sat, Feb 8, 2020 8:00pm, doors at 7:00pm
71 East Yale Ave
Denver, CO, 80210
Clay Kirkland’s Fourteenth Annual Beat the Reaper Concert — Clay Kirkland and Key on a Kite with very special guests.
Clay is excited about your helping him celebrate his 73 years in this incarnation, 50 years as a professional musician, 50 years of yoga and health food, 48 years of Primal Therapy, 31 years of Siddha Yoga meditation, 29 years and more as a Swallow Hill professor, 28 years of Holotropic Breathwork, and he still has a long ways to go. He and his genius musician friends will go down deep into the blues and party hearty with great rock and roll.
Special guests: Jeffrey Rodgers on tabla drums; Alixe Landry on electric bass guitar; Brian Trumble on upright bass; Joe Callahan on guitar and vocals; Chris Daniels on guitar and vocals; Ed Contreras on percussion; and surprises
Kirkland says he “hath been blessed” to play in concert with Chuck Berry, Willie Nelson, Vassar Clements, Junior Brown, Garth Brooks, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Colorado Symphony, Lou Rawls, the Nighthawks with Jimmy Thackery, Sleepy John Estes, Johnny Paycheck, and many others. He has opened shows for B.B.King, John Mayall, Kansas, Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, et.al.
Key on a Kite: Clay on harmonica, vocals, tamboura, tabla drums, and piano; Stef Kull on piano, keyboard, and vocals; Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff on guitar, sitar, and vocals; Paul Trunko on guitar and vocals; Tony Pantelis on drums; Ken Robinson on electric bass guitar.
Awards: Colorado Blues Society Lifetime Achievement; Swallow Hill Music Distinguished Faculty; Westword magazine Best World Beat Album of 1995 for “Blues, Rock, Raga Harmonica” CD.