Z2 Entertainment will present Kyle Hollingsworth Band & John Brown's Body to the Boulder Theater on Satuday, November 3rd, 2012. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, August, 24th 2012 at 10:00 am for $20.00 general admission.
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Thirty years ago, Kyle Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. With a wealth of desire and an abundance of ability, Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent deftly able to contribute, collaborate, compose, and communicate on a number of levels and within a vast spectrum of musical environments. 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 SCI 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 SCI know that they can jerk 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 says, "and because of that I've learned to be creative, not only onstage but in the studio. I can get on board with something pretty quickly. You have to."
While his versatility and quick-study nature have become his signature skills with SCI, they have also proved tremendously helpful on stage during collaborations with several major acts, including Paul Simon, Bruce Hornsby, Bob Weir, Little Feat, and banjo master Bela Fleck. He's toured with Phil Lesh in a band that also featured Steve Kimock, John Molo, and Warren Haynes and in the summer of 2008 he spent the summer touring with the Mickey Hart Band with Mickey Hart, George Porter Jr., Steve Kimock and many others. In another career highlight, Kyle also toured with Mike Clark in a band that starred nearly all the original Head Hunters. "When I play with these performers it's about showcasing them, to support the main role in the best possible way. Seasoned musicians can be tasty and laid back, too!"
Kyle's first solo album titled Never Odd or Even, released in 2004, reflected his jazz tastes and featured guests Joshua Redman and Robert Randolph, among others. Never Odd or Even was, at the time, the recording Hollingsworth had always dreamt of making since he was a kid and it demonstrates his virtuosic ability to seamlessly fuse genres.
His most recent release, titled Then There's Now, finds the musician coming in to his own. With solid song material and a slamming new band, Kyle is making his mark in the new, always-evolving music scene. Then There's Now delivers a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes and seamlessly displays his growth as a musician and as a songwriter.
John Brown's Body
John Brown's Body's "Future Roots" uses reggae as a foundation, but incorporates dub, drum & bass, dancehall, hip hop and other musical explorations to create a sound both timeless and forward. However it's defined, people are buzzing about this progressive group from Boston and Ithaca, NY. The eight-piece band's explosive live show boasts super heavy rhythms, a three-piece horn section, air-tight drum and bass, and "the most gorgeous melodies in all of modern reggae music" (All Music Guide). In 2008, JBB's album Amplify topped Billboard's Reggae chart, debuting at #1. The band's latest work, JBB IN DUB EP, is the first completely new release in four years.