Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Tony Crank loves to harness that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike.
Ever since a young age, Tony has found great joy and satisfaction in making music and sharing it with fans and people all over the world. Tony as a guitarist is extremely talented in making the artist(s) sound their best with over 30 years of professional experience in live performances with hundreds of musical artists ranging from Country, Blues, Rock and Goth/Metal.
Tony captures his musical ventures that all started from deep in the Navajo Nation country like the Blue Mountains of Utah to the red earth of Monument Valley and huge crevasse’s of Grand Canyon lands. His unusual approach to guitar without playing a pick while using his classical training fingers to create multiple harmonies to music makes him stand out from the rest.
Influenced by the immense talent of his brother Bradford, Carl Hager’s love for acoustic music matured as his understudy of acoustic folk ballads of the 70s. It was during those early learning years that he grew to appreciate the solo guitar/vocal performance genius of James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Paul Simon and so many others of the decade.
His rich vocal and smooth acoustic guitar performances cover a broad range of folk, rock, country and blues classics including songs by James Taylor, Bob Seger, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Van Morrison, the Eagles, Prince, Hank Williams Jr, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Chris Stapleton, Amos Lee, the Band, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and others.
Dan Crecco began drumming at 9 years old. His percussion experiences include symphonic band, British Invasion and west coast sounds of the 60’s, progressive rock and the CBGB’s wave or the 70’s , Rhythm and Blues of the 80’s, Progressive Jazz and Rock of the 90’s and traditional Blues, New Orleans Funk and 2nd line drumming In the 2000’s.
His percussionist influences include: Gene Krupa, Mitch Mitchel ( Jimi Hendrix Experience) , Ginger Baker, Bill Buford (King Crimson/Yes) , Carter Beaufort (Dave Mathews Band), Dave Weckl Jazz Drummer extraordinaire and New Orleans Drummers Johnny Vidocovich and Stanton Moore Zigaboo Modeliste.
Dan’s percussion performance can be heard on over 100 recordings , and Radio shows. Two of his most recent CDs won “Best Self Produced Blues CD” by the Colorado Blues Society” ( All Debts Paid by Verses the Inevitable) and by The Mile High Blues Society ( Colorado Blue by Johnny Johnston)
In 2017 Dan Crecco had the honor and privilege to win the Mile High Blues Society International Blues Challenge using his percussion skills with the “ Johnny Johnston and Danny Crecco Duo “. January 2018 the duo act went to Memphis TN representing Colorado to compete in the International Blues Challenge .
A life time of a passion for percussion,
Dan Mojo man Crecco
"Big John" Flanigan
Heavily influenced by the soulful and percussive rhythms of Motown - specifically Richy Havens, Earth Wind and Fire, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - "Big John" Flanigan has been playing drums since the age of 12.
John has a hugely rich history of band support that includes Jackson Brown, the Allman Brothers, Carl Dennison, Ziggy Marley, Big Head Todd, Vince Herman, Drew Emmitt, Derek Trucks, the Subdudes, the Los Lonely Boys, Motet, the Jeff Brinkman Band, String Cheese Incident, Left over Salmon, the Whalers and George Clinton.
But it was 15 years ago that John discovered a passion for hand percussion in the collective drum instruments of Djembe, Congos and Bongos. His unique style transformation and unprecedented "uplifting blending ability" now serves as the immensely valued and spiritual foundation for all of his live and studio performances.
That "Salt and Pepper" percussion layering for live band performances has marked John as a hugely sought-after Colorado musician asset. His local collaborations include Catch and Release, Right-minded, Batiste/Young, the Remis Tucker Band, the Jeff Brink Band and Elk Tongue.
"Big John" continues to share his gift of music and takes immense pride in preserving the joy that music brings to all.
A brilliantly stylized and expressive blues, rock and jazz professional instrumentalist, Ryan Parker is undeniably one of the most requested and in-demand professional musicians in the Boulder / Denver music scene.
A long-standing member of the Boulder based band CROWBOY and duo (formerly known under the moniker the DRESS DOWNS) with the immensely talented Mackenzie Rae - a singer-songwriter with roots in South Dakota and Western Colorado, Ryan's "foundation" bass rhythm support merges beautifully and enhances any performance collective, be it intimate coffee house or festival stage.
Throw in a background of classical opera vocal training...