Anders Osborne, with Andy Sydow; Sunday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., thecaribouroom.com
ranted, there’ll be no shortage of worthy New Year’s Eve options right here in The City of Millionaires — as Colorado Springs was known back in the day — and you can read all about here
. But if you’re looking to ring in the new year away from the relative hustle and bustle of the Springs, here’s one very good reason to spend the night among the 1,500 good citizens of Nederland, which happens to be home to such jam-band luminaries as Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident and The Motet. Anders Osborne has won pretty much every award there is to win in his native New Orleans, while simultaneously earning praise from Yankee media like Guitar Player magazine
as “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” He’s co-written songs with Keb Mo, performed in an episode of Treme
, and racked up some serious royalties (we hope) when Tim McGraw scored a No. 1 country hit with Osborne’s “Watch the Wind Blow By.” Meanwhile, he and the North Mississippi Allstars have taken to recording and performing together as NMO — their 2015 album Freedom and Dreams
has earned very favorable comparisons to Little Feat and the Grateful Dead — so it only makes sense that Dead bassist Phil Lesh recently enlisted Osborne as his guitarist. And since the Caribou Room is a solar-powered venue — no surprise there — with a capacity of just over 500 people, you’ll want to get your tickets sooner rather than later.