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Armchair Boogie at Front Range Barbeque show preview

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Armchair Boogie, Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., 2330 W. Colorado Ave., frbbq.com - DAN WATERMAN
  • Dan Waterman
  • Armchair Boogie, Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., 2330 W. Colorado Ave., frbbq.com
Armchair Boogie was not named after outsider folk artist Michael Hurley’s second album — the progressive bluegrass band wasn’t even aware of its existence until they’d already started playing under that name. But they really liked the album as soon as they sat down and listened to it, frontman Ben Majeska tells me, and there’s a good chance Hurley would really like them as well. The Madison, Wisconsin, group — who started out playing shows on their front porch and are now making inroads into the folk festival circuit, got their start in 2014, when Majeska and banjo player Augie Dougherty began performing as a duo. They’ve since added a rhythm section to provide, as they put it, “an extra oomph that’ll bring even the saddest uncle to the dance floor.” And while sadness has always been a rare commodity at Front Range, “Thunder Chicken” and other songs from their self-titled debut album will lift you and your relations’ spirits that much higher. 

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