CBS Denver: "This psych-blue quartet creates music that is most easily compared to The Black Keys’ early work. Earlier this year, Dragondeer released a five-song EP titled “Don’t That Feel Good,” and have been performing as much as possible. In their inaugural year, Dragondeer has made quite a name for themselves. It won’t be long before Dragondeer grabs national attention."
Monday September 29 @ The Satellite | Midnight Set
Tuesday September 30 @ Hotel Cafe | 11PM Set w/ Zach Heckendorf
Wednesday October 01 @ House of Blues Foundation Room | 10:45 Set
Thursday October 02 @ Barmel
Music Connection Magazine was at our Hotel Cafe show and reviewed our set for their November issue:
"Putting a modern twist on an old-school genre, Dragondeer’s combination of psych-rock and southern blues is not an attempt to mimic the past. Instead, this band make its mark with reverb soaked lap steels, mandolins and hearty vocals, combining the present and the past in a good way. It’s like stepping into a time machine set to the ‘60s, but taking what’s cool today along for the ride. Whether standing directly on top of the mic or 10 feet away, Halbor’s vocals are crystal clear and released with ease. Even with his heavy harmonica playing, he is always in control. Rudy’s energy flies though his hands as he vigorously manipulates his lap steel. The same energy transfers over, as he dresses his mandolin with heavy reverb, filling every pocket of dead space. Sorensen’s timing is impeccable on the drums, colored with free flowing flare and charisma. Sidwell kills his bass solos with fingers so fast it’s hard to tell if they are even moving."
Dragondeer Telluride Blues Set Times:
Thursday September 11 | 5PM | Sunset Blues Concert in Mountain Village
Friday September 12 | 1PM | Jam In The Van Session
Friday September 12 | 4PM-5PM | Festival set on the Blues Stage
Some kind words about our time in Telluride:
"I saw two of my favorite acts of the weekend there, Dragondeer and Shakey Graves. I was blown away by the afore-mentioned Dragondeer from Denver. The rhythm section is super solid but the guitar work of Cole Rudy and the vocals of Eric Halborg take this over the top. Rudy absolutely rips a lap steel guitar and an eclectic mandolin with plenty of reverb, producing a nice psychedelic effect. Halborg is one of the best vocalists I’ve heard in years. He has serious pipes, a great bluesy wail and plays a solid guitar and harmonica. I can’t wait to see more of this band."
- The Watch (Click HERE for full article)
"Their new-age take on blues is a must-see, and they look to be bound for big things. You can tell your friends at the bar, “I saw them way back when.
- The Aspen Times (Click HERE for full article)
“Don’t That Feel Good” intoxicates with reverbs that transport the listener to a funky, psychedelic bayou wonderland. The five songs overflow with a remarkable storyteller’s ability to draw a listener in, completely enraptured by the momentum of an energetic blues style."
- Telluride Daily Planet (Click HERE for full article