By Josh Elioseff
With Reformed Whores (pics 9-16) and Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R (pics 17-31)
The Reformed Whores opened the evening at Boulder’s Fox Theatre with their decidedly unsubtle brand of humorous folk music. Definitely entertaining, positively obscene and nowhere near a G-rating, this duo really got the rapidly filling venue rolling. Up next, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real delivered a scaled back, three-piece tour show that left the crowd begging for more. Many in the crowd seemed to forget that the main act was yet to come as this young powerhouse with a lofty pedigree and high lonesome vocal stylings kept their attention focused. Duo De Twang, the project starring master bassist Les Claypool and Coors-loving guitarist Bryan Kehoe closed out the evening. They showed off their virtuosity in a set comprised of everything from Primus riffs to a multilingual version of “O Sole Mio” with a guest appearance by a very ballsy young bass player plucked from the crowd. And a repeat appearance by the aforementioned Whores. How many times can you say that in a review? Great show, great crowd, rockin’ night.