When these guys rolled into town in April, not only had I never heard of them, I didn’t know if I even liked bluegrass. But Poor Mans Whiskey, out of Northern California, made me not only a fan but a friend as well with their mountain top version of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”. In an ironic twist of fate they return to Quixote’s Denver to perform an album which converted a lot of Dead Heads in the 70′s into bluegrass lovers as well.
“Old and in the Way” was the debut album by the band of the same name, a supergroup made up of legends Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, and John Kahn. Released in 1975 it is one of the best selling bluegrass albums of all time.
Poor Mans Whiskey plays a 2 night billing at Quixote’s Friday and Saturday, Sept 9th & 10th with the bands “normal?” upbeat performance of their original hits on Friday and the classic album cover the next day. The band lineup remains the same except for Sean G. Lehe takes over lead guitar duties with the departure of Eli Jebediah, who went on to other ventures. The band is also known for mixing in some guest fiddlers and even donning some funky outfits.
Get under the influence of Poor Mans Whiskey this weekend, they are sure to both be phenominal performances: Tickets