The BUS is back! Longtime favorites at Black Rose, The BUS - KJ Braithwaite, Joe Uveges, and Jim Sokol - drives a stunning vocal blend that dazzles when they perform Crosby , Stills, & Nash as well as their own originals. They’ve been performing on and off for years making laughter and harmony. They are local legends, and their originals are listener friendly, thoughtful, and filled with joy.
KJ Braithwaite, a rock and rockabilly guitar wizard, feels guitar in the same way as Eric Clapton: less is more, and space makes the music speak. With numerous years of playing and three albums, he is also a fine songwriter.
Jim Sokol has been part of four albums with Joe Uveges including the critically acclaimed “Up Please,” a 2008 release that also features Phil Volan. His voice could be Irish tenor, it could be Sting, it could be David Grey. He never fails to have just the right quip for the moment, often at the expense of one of his fun loving mates. He brings just the right percussion for this acoustic sound, as well as the occasional soulful harmonica solo.
Joe Uveges has become a fixture on the Colorado Springs music scene with five Gazette “Best of” honors, and publishing credits in film and with Goodnight Kiss Music out of California. He has eight original albums released, the latest recorded in Nashville with Stephanie Pauline (“When the Smoke Clears”).
Opening acts are Peppergrass, the bluegrass, early country and folk band from Fountain Creek Nature Center; and singer-songwriter Emily Parasiliti.
Doors open 6:15 p.m. $10 general admission, $5 members and students w/ ID, free for ages 12 and younger.
Baked goods, coffee, tea, and water available for purchase.