Happy summer! On this installment of Between Two Banjos Dustin and Barry cover a lot of ground ahead of a very busy summer season not only for Swallow Hill Music, but live music in Denver.
They kick things off by discussing their favorite childhood summer vacation memories, both of which give a nod to spending time with their grandparents.
Then they discuss upcoming Swallow Hill-related concerts they are looking forward to. Dustin says there are too many to name, but gives Greg Brown in Daniels Hall on Saturday, June 23 some attention. Barry, meanwhile, is excited about the potential cultural extravagance that is Shakedown Street at Four Mile Historic Park as part of the Shady Grove Picnic Series on Wednesday, June 20.
Then, Dustin shares his excitement for David Byrne at Red Rocks later in the summer, though he will not divulge just how he plans to see one of the sold out concerts. Barry, meanwhile, is looking forward to Snail Mail at the Larimer Lounge on Wednesday, June 20, which means he probably won’t get to see Shakedown Street.
Dustin then talks a bit about some of the new posters he’s hung up in Tuft Theatre and elsewhere in the building as part of his role as Swallow Hill Archvist. Barry discusses recent Swallow Hill encounters with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm, which are covered on our blog.
In a segment about what they are listening to, Barry talks up power-punk band Mini Meltdowns, and the return of Trampled By Turtles. Dustin introduces a new segment, Dustin Does Dylan – or is it Dustin On Dylan? Or maybe it’s Dustin’s Diamond Dylan? We’re working on the title, but whatever it’s called Dustin discusses a Dylan bootleg favorite.
Finally, before bidding farewell for the summer, Dustin and Barry share their brief thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story, and it’s most poignant moment.
Thank you for watching Between Two Banjos – we’ll be back in September!