Black Dog Saloon

Good Food. Good Friends. Good Times

The Black Dog Saloon in New Castle, Colorado is the locals' favorite place for dinner, cocktails and great live music!

Roots & Rhythm
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Roots & Rhythm

Roots and Rhythm Band: soulful vocals & guitar of James Speiser. Walter Holland out of Baton Rouge lights up the crowd with his tenor sax. A tight knit group of seasoned players sounds authentic and original.

James Speiser comes from a musical family and a mother who sang opera music. He studied classical music as a boy and jazz in school. He became interested in blues and jazz from Austin City Limits on PBS, KUVO 89.3 The Jazz Oasis and seeing great Denver musicians in the clubs and restaurants. 

James has grown to become one of Denver's finest band-leaders and is respected in the Denver music scene.

 

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Feeding Giants
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Feeding Giants

Feeding Giants is a little band with a big sound nestled in the small mountain town of New Castle Colorado. This multi genre, husband and wife duo, perform acoustic versions of covers as well as many originals. With their smooth sweet harmonies, story telling lyrics, and unique sound, Feeding Giants brings a fun, intense yet relaxing musical experience enjoyed by all and is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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Madeline Tasquin
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Madeline Tasquin

Accompanying herself on piano, guitar or ukulele, often with an excellent band behind her, BC-born singer-songwriter-performer Madeline Tasquin delivers her intricately-crafted music with a radiant stage persona, with spontaneity, humour and vulnerability in all the right moments, guided by a voice that doesn’t seem it could possibly emerge from her small frame.

he was raised by the creeks, rivers and lakes of the Cariboo-Chilcotin region of BC in a home where there was always a song being sung from the kitchen, or a Joni Mitchell record being played at full volume, or tipsy party singalongs at the piano, her two younger sisters holding the melody while she practiced harmonizing. After abandoning a successful career as a soprano performer in London, Madeline’s mother (née Patricia Schreibe) toured across Canada with her then-project Saraband, toting baby Madeline along with her. Madeline’s father, though not naturally musical, is a performer and storyteller around the clock. Werner Streicek found his way from a poor upbringing in post-war Austria to the BC gold fields after traveling the world as cargo ship-hand (and learning how to talk his way out of trouble along the way). It’s no wonder that, after a 6-year detour to Sydney where she completed a degree in architecture, Madeline was drawn back towards music and the stage.

Madeline’s sound is distinctly her own; each song having its own life, and the story that gave birth to it. Whether it be a Joni Mitchellesque jazz-folk song on piano about losing the log cabin home her Dad built to the bank at age 5, or a playful prog-pop tune “written at the best picnic ever,” or bilingual waltz on ukulele about a dangerous brush with a wind god, its all woven together with a nimble and powerful voice, her gentle harmonic and rhythmic twists and turns, and a palpable presence with her audience.

https://www.madelinetasquin.com/

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 Saloon Soiree
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Saloon Soiree

Step back in time to the late 1800's at The Black Dog's Saloon Soiree and help us celebrate our 5 year anniversary!  As a thank you for all the local support over the past five years, enjoy some smoked brisket with slaw and mac on us and don't forget your period specific attire!

 

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Gerry Goodman
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Gerry Goodman

Goodman Unplugged......Gerry Goodman one acoustic guitar & one voice covering acoustic versions of all your favorite songs from the 1950s to today (literally thousands of songs !) He has played most of the major stages in Western Colorado from Rock Jam/Country Jam/Cover Rock Festival in Avon/ Fruita Fall Festival/ Palisade Peach Festival/Glenwood Strawberry Days Festival/Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.......has performed 1,000s of shows with his bands Goodman Band & Texas Flood (A Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute) and now Goodman Unplugged ...With 70 years of rock/country/blues and original music to choose from, a good time is guaranteed for all.

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John Noel and Jeff Sauer
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

John Noel and Jeff Sauer

Long-time Roaring Fork Valley musicians, John Noel and Jeff Sauer have reunited for the 2017 concert season, bringing their unique blend of country, rock and Americana to the stages of western Colorado. 

Noel, with his skillful guitar work and pure voice reminiscent of the Eagles and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Sauer, with his uncomparable harmonica licks, are sure to provide an engaging musical experience not to be missed.

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Jordyn Pepper
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Jordyn Pepper

She is the perfect blend of organic, deep-mountain roots, folk (with a little splash of soft blues), rock and country. Put it all together and you have the makings of an Americana artist. Her name is Jordyn Pepper, and she has something to sing about. Recently signed to Howlin’ Dog Records Jordyn just released her first single "Back to My Roots" which is from her freshman album Mountain Rain that will be released later this year. This Nashville based singer/songwriter is described by many as a breath of fresh air, with crystal-clear vocals and a uniqueness that only says, “That’s Jordyn Pepper.”

"We here at Howlin’ Dog hear shades of Loretta Lynn, Natalie Maines, Stevie Nicks and others in the lineage of great female singers, but most of all we hear Jordyn Pepper, weaving all of these threads into a seamless expression of a young woman venturing out into the world,”
Don Richmond, engineer/producer at Howlin’ Dog, said.

Originally from Monte Vista, Colorado, Jordyn says growing up in a small town on a potato and barley farm with not much music influence was hard for a girl trying to find her voice. 

“I would sing as much as I could whether it would be in church, driving the tractors in the fields or even in my room with a hairbrush,” she said. “I would sing all the time! My mom would always say, ’I hear a diamond in the rough,’ when I was singing.” 

In her early years, Jordyn was very influenced by country music, mainly because that was the only radio station in her small town. Her favorite group back then were the Dixie Chicks; which you can hear a little weave of their influence in some of the music she writes today. Since moving to Nashville (and just plain growing up), she became more influenced by other groups and singer/songwriters such as Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Patty Griffin, John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin, and Mindy Smith. You can hear a little of each of these artists — with her own twist on them _— in her songs. One of the highlights of Jordyn's career was winning the 2016 Josie Music Awards for Individual Vocalist of the Year for Folk/Americana/Bluegrass. 

Jordyn will be hitting the road this summer on her first tour to promote her soon-to-be-released album "Mountain Rain." If she is in your area come in and join the fun! Find out why she plays her shows barefoot. Join Jordyn's mailing list to find out what's happening and what's in the future for her adventures. She is your organic, free-spirited, barefoot hippie and her story continues to be written.


 

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Grifters and Shills
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Grifters and Shills

Check out Grifters and Shills here

High lonesome heavy metal - amplifyin' and testifyin' for your soul.

His was hard rock and heavy metal. Hers was the classic sound of the East Texas piney woods. Theirs was a fiery collision, bearing forth a sound that was at once novel and instantly familiar--nodding to roots seated deep in high lonesome harmonies and back porch blues, while peering out at a scorched path bound by modern assertions and contemporary commentary. 

Behind Grifters & Shills is John and Rebecca Stoll, who met in a classic rock/blues jam band in 2008. Between them they discovered a magnetic chemistry that manifested not only in music, but in all aspects of their relationship. When they began playing songs as a two-piece band, they found a unique voice in the combination of Rebecca's East Texas vocal stylings and John's formidable guitar work. They immediately began writing their own original songs, while testing the waters of vocal harmonies, and adding an array of instrumentation to their arsenal, including bass guitar, cigar box, resonator, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, lap steel and harmonica. 

The sound defies genre, but they call it roots music, as there are obvious influences from americana, rock, ragtime, blues and bluegrass.  

Above all, this two-person, dozen-instrument act provides a show full of sound a fury, punctuated with raw, quiet vulnerability, shining new light on familiar ground.

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Robin Lore
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Robin Lore

Winner of the 2008 Orange County Music Awards Best Live Female performer. Robin has been playing music since she was a toddler. Starting out as drummer, she worked her way to the front of the band, exactly where she belongs, playing guitar and singing her brains out. Her voice is unique, almost haunting at times and her lyrics are both thought provoking and insightful. 
She grew up in NY, moved to MA. in 1992 where she got into a few bands as a drummer. She started playing guitar and writing music about 7 years ago and has been very well received throughout NY, New England, TN., AZ. and California. Nominated for the Best Folk Artist in 2004, she continued to grab a nomination each year from the Orange County, Southern California and Inland Empire Music Awards. From Best Folk to Best Female Artist to Best Live Performer, She's been nominated for them all and this year took home the award for Best Live Performer. In 2006 she was September's Indie Artist of the month in Los Angeles. Her song, Dear Diary, had an honorable mention twice for VH 1's Song of the year award and her CD of the same name was nominated by All Access Magazine as Best CD of the Year. 
Robin has written for herself as well as for ERA productions in LA and a band or 2 in MA. Her style is as unique as her voice and her lyrics tell a story all can relate to.
She can now be seen Dallas/Fort Worth, TX., in and around LA and Orange County, CA.,Phoenix, Az., TN. and up and down the east coast playing solo as well as with a band. Recently she has been seen in Phoenix opening up for Ani Difranco and has just released her newest CD, FICKLE GIRL, which was recorded at True Tones Studio in Nashville, TN. and promises to shoot this artist to the top. Right where she belongs!

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Bryan Gisburne
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Bryan Gisburne

Bryan is a long time Chicago musician recently transplanted to the western slope of Colorado. He plays with Dead Horse Flats, an Eagle, CO based bluegrass / Americana ensemble that draws its influence from the likes of Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zant, Devil Makes Three and Ryan Bingham. Most of his originals come from a life lived on the road with just a guitar and harp in tow. 

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Keenan Date and Friends
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Keenan Date and Friends

Keenan Date and friends will being bringing new sounds from Nashville to New Castle, Colorado with original tunes pushing through the world of music city on their way to becoming radio hits. Styles ranging from country to bluegrass to rock and roll to jazz. It will be a night of originality and heartfelt truth.

KeenanDate.com

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Matt Holliday
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Matt Holliday

Matt Holliday lives in Meeker, and has been playing music throughout the region for the past 25 years.  He plays everything from Willie Nelson to Widespread Panic and all points in between.  guaranteed good times!!!!

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Landward Rogues
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Landward Rogues

We are a married couple who play music together. My husband, Jason, is a long time crooner/harmonica/percussion player who quasi recently picked up the guitar again. I (Misti) play mandolin/ukulele/guitar and sing as well. We are always finding time to practice, write, collaborate and enjoy life through music. We are in a Grand Junction local band, Sassy Red Trio, but are finally giving this project, which can travel and has it’s own sound, an official name and all that goes along with it. We look forward to spending available weekends out of town playing music and networking. This is just one of those passions that we can’t just leave at home. On to adventure!

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Tony Rosario
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Tony Rosario

Tony Rosario is one of the most talented and entertaining one-man bands we've seen at The Black Dog.  He stumbled into our lives one Wednesday night as he was travelling through New Castle and absolutely awed the crowd.  He's back at The Dog on Thursday, July 12th.  See you then!

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The Logan Brothers
Jun
29
to Jun 30

The Logan Brothers

he Logan Brothers are Steve Barbee, Jonathan Satz, and Danny Brennan-Combs.

Steve and Jonathan have been playing music together in some form or fashion since 1977. In college, they played at coffee houses, open mics, and occasional talent contests. They took the name The Logan Brothers for their current-day band to honor their past: they met at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and they are like Brothers (of different mothers), with over 40 years of friendship. 

Steve has been singing in choirs since he was 6 years old. He was inspired to perform by watching his older sister's folk-duo during the Peter, Paul, and Mary era. His musical tastes were influenced by the records his older brothers listened to: The Beatles, The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper and the like. Steve tried learning the guitar at age 12, but didn't get serious about it until he heard John Denver play "Rocky Mountain High" the year he graduated from high school.  Besides playing on and off with Jonathan in and after college, he performed as a solo musician and in various ensembles for many years while living in Salt Lake City. Jonathan began playing guitar in high school and also sang in choirs since he was 14 years old. He's been singing ever since in community choirs and musical theater. The Logan Brothers is Jonathan's first formal band. 

After Steve moved to Glenwood Springs in 2004 (where Jonathan already lived), Jonathan and Steve revived their musical partnership and began playing at local open mics and other venues. After a couple of forays with other musicians, and honing their sound as a duo, they formed The Logan Brothers and played their first gig in September 2012. They have been playing gigs in the area ever since (click to see where The Logan Brothers have played). Steve plays a number of instruments, but with The Logan Brothers he focuses on acoustic and electric guitars and harmonica and sings lead vocals. A goal since high school, but not begun until he turned 50, Jonathan learned electric bass, which he plays for The Logan Brothers. He also sings backup harmonies. The Logan Brothers has been mostly a trio (adding drums) since December of 2014.

Danny joined The Logan Brothers in October, 2016. Starting to drum as a young teenager, Danny played his first gig at fifteen, which sealed his love for drumming in a band to this day. After playing in several bands in the Denver area where he grew up, Danny moved to The Roaring Fork Valley in 1978. Based in Glenwood Springs, Danny was a member of Nobody's BusinessThe BizWide Load, and then The Rock Dogs, a band that performed in the valley for 20 years. Danny took a brief hiatus from drumming after the Rock Dogs disbanded before joining The Logan Brothers.

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Feeding Giants
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Feeding Giants

Feeding Giants is a little band with a big sound nestled in the small mountain town of New Castle Colorado. This multi genre, husband and wife duo, perform acoustic versions of covers as well as many originals. With their smooth sweet harmonies, story telling lyrics, and unique sound, Feeding Giants brings a fun, intense yet relaxing musical experience enjoyed by all and is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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Tony Rosario
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Tony Rosario

Tony Rosario is one of the most talented and entertaining one-man bands we've seen at The Black Dog.  He stumbled into our lives one Wednesday night as he was travelling through New Castle and absolutely awed the crowd.  He's back at The Dog on Friday, June 15th - don't miss this show!

 

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A.J. Fullerton
Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

A.J. Fullerton

  Raised as an only child in the mountains of rural Western Colorado, A.J. was brought up surrounded by numerous styles of music ranging from; Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Roots, & BluesHis biggest musical influences ended up being found in his parents' collection of Classic Rock & Blues records. Playing solo, and in local bands throughout his mid-teens, by age 19 he was playing full-time supporting his rapidly developing solo career. His style of playing falls somewhere between the finger picking & slide of Country Roots music, and the groove based uptempo sensibilities of Blues and Rock & Roll.  

 In the few short years of his professional career, A.J. has won a number of awards & accolades. In 2016 he was the winner of the Colorado Blues Society's "I.B.C Competition" ,  as well as winning the following Colorado Blues Society "Members Choice Awards"  for;  Best Slide Guitar (2016), Best Acoustic Act (2016),  Best Young Performer (2016), & Best Duo Act [A.J. Fullerton ft. Nic Clark] (2016)

At the 2017 Colorado Blues Society  "Members' Choice Awards" A.J. won an unprecedented 8 awards for:
  - Best Guitarist
  - Best Solo/Duo
  - Best Band
  - Best Male Vocals
  - Best Slide Guitar
  - Best Songwriter
  - Best Acoustic Act
  - Best Local Recording (“Kalamath”)

Fullerton has played such events as; The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN., The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival,  The Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival,  Bohemian Nights New West Fest, and The Durango Blues Train.  Playing on average 200-250 shows each year,  A.J. is often hailed as, “The Real Deal", and is frequently called one of the hardest working young musicians on the scene.

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John Noel and Jeff Sauer
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

John Noel and Jeff Sauer

Long-time Roaring Fork Valley musicians, John Noel and Jeff Sauer have reunited for the 2017 concert season, bringing their unique blend of country, rock and Americana to the stages of western Colorado. 

Noel, with his skillful guitar work and pure voice reminiscent of the Eagles and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Sauer, with his uncomparable harmonica licks, are sure to provide an engaging musical experience not to be missed.

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Josh Rogan
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Josh Rogan

Josh Rogan is true grit, living the love he sings. His music is rock roll soul with a near constant message: you’ve got to dream to make it happen, and it ain’t nothing if you don’t believe. It is about the emotions we share, it’s about down-and-out and up-and-up, it’s about freedom, fear, hope, passion, thrills and the beauty of the open country. Ben Sellers at Cville Weekly says Rogan’s “dark bluesy rock might just as easily have hopped from the same rail that carried Elvis into Memphis, or drifted ashore in the same Baha tide that produced Chris Isaak.”

Rogan’s first two albums contained a gritty, hard-driven rock and roll sound. With his latest, At the End of the Day, he has tapped back into his acoustic blues roots and plays heart-felt, wrenching soulful original tunes. The album tells the story of his life with songs resurrected from a childhood of adventure and story-searching. The last track Scottsville Rain is a combination of old and new with an updated song written on a train in Spain as he sailed around the world on a tall ship at seventeen. It begins with a personal recording of a thunderstorm falling on beer cans at his house in Scottsville, Virginia. Rogan’s songwriting has a simple style where the silence is as important as the notes. The songs are about loss, longing, love, and the pain and joy of being human. He sings with a compassion that says I understand the feeling and I’ve been there too.

The music is Americana. Blues. Rock and Roll. And a dream. Not just an American dream—a universal dream, to be free, exchange stories, share music, to ride the open road. A dream of getting there, wherever there may be. But perhaps Rogan says it best himself, “Having a dream keeps you going, that’s for sure. If you have something you want and you don’t have it yet, it gets you up everyday.”

Josh has produced three albums of his original material.  He and his wife Eliza are living in Redstone Colorado with their daughter Ramona and two hilarious dogs.  Colorado has become home for now on their journey around the country.

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Jeremy Isenhart
May
11
1:30 PM13:30

Jeremy Isenhart

Born and raised in the Great Midwest, Jeremy Isenhart (1/5 of local band Red Dirt River Band) learned to play acoustic guitar studying legends such as Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Catfish Keith, and Greg Brown. He has a love of storytelling, a passion for giving a voice to the downtrodden, and the sentiment to bring it all home with a healthy dose of humor.

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New Mamm Creek
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

New Mamm Creek

New Mamm Creek is a newly formed team of locals who enjoy the camaraderie that music brings.  Their premier appearance was in October of 2017 at the New Castle Trails fall conference.  Their musical style can only be described as eclectic and diverse.  Their  covers of Folk, Country, Gospel, Americana and Traditional songs reflect each member's personality, which results in tunes for almost every listener.  

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Jill Cohn
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Jill Cohn

A Radio Station recently called a concert with Jill Cohn "an evening of Folk Americana Bliss" and her Soul-Stirring Voice in combination with lush arrangements, toe tapping road songs and heart-string tugging ballads had the Los Feliz Journal (Los Angeles, CA) naming her album a 2012 top 10 indie pick.

"Her songs are beautifully crafted, sometimes bittersweet and sometimes hopeful, but ever easy and melodic with soulful and savvy lyrics" - Chicago Tribune 5/2014

www.jillcohn.com

Songstress, Jill Cohn returns in 2018 with a new release produced by Grammy Award Winning Producer Malcolm Burn, who has credits with Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois and is best known for his production on "Red Dirt Girl", by EmmyLou Harris.   Cohn's songs pay homage to artists like Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan and the Counting Crows.  Raised in a small town in Eastern Washington, Cohn started singing before she started talking, and music has always been an integral part of her journey.   A full-time musician since 1999, Cohn has released eleven critically-acclaimed independent releases, has gained notoriety with her songs placed in popular TV shows and continues making her live shows the centerpiece of her musical endeavors. In addition to being an endorsee of Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings since 2001, she was a top five finalist in the Lilith Fair Talent Search and has opened for many well-known artists including Jewel and Dave Matthews.

Listen to Jill's newest song, "Honey Dear"

https://soundcloud.com/jill-cohn/honey-dear

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Charley Wagner
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Charley Wagner

Charley Wagner is an Americana singer songwriter native to northern Minnesota. He works hard as an Arborist in the valley during the day then makes music and adventure a priority in the evenings. Described by others to have simple meaningful lyrics and a strong but gentle woodsy voice,  he hopes to help you unwind and to be an enjoyable part of your evening. Along with his passion to write about his travels and experiences he plays renditions of music that influenced him including Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, John Prine, Tom Petty, Gordon Lightfoot and Fred Eaglesmith to name a few. 

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