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Felonious Smith

Front Range

Who ’dat?: Jeff Felonious Smith (bottle neck slide guitar); Jeff Gagliardi (harmonica); Scott Johnson (bass)

Pigeon-holed as?: Acoustic delta blues, country blues and folk blues

We’re not saying they are these guys, but they kind of sound like: Tamps Red, Mississippi Fred McDowell

What’s their deal?: Blending pre-WWII blues elements with folk, country and a whole host of other old-time sounds, Felonious Smith is about as down-home as they come. The trained Dobro player attacks a metal body National guitar with a  bottle neck slide that gives the group a sound that is a throwback to another era.

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O.K. When?: Boulder Chophouse, June 3; Left Hand Brewery Tasting Room, June 4; Greeley Blues Jam, June 10; Conor O’Neill’s, June 16; Boulder Public Library, June 21; Mary’s Lake Lodge, June 22; Haystack Golf Course Grill, June 24; Oskar Blues Grill and Brew, June 26.

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