Club Red: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

Club Red: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

With major support from the Telluride Ski ResortDenise Mongan’s Beyond the Groove is pleased to announce Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, in support of Arizona days. Saturday, January 16, Club Red at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village. Doors, 7:30 p.m.; show, 8 p.m. Tickets, $25, here. Please scroll down to bottom of the story to preview the group in action.

Roger singing Kaaboo

Roger singing Kaaboo


His hardcore cult following knows Roger Clyne “is equal parts storyteller, songwriter and singer, talents that have earned him a reputation as the ‘Bruce Springsteen of the Southwest.’” (Asbury Park Press).

They know the man writes “take-no-prisoners music and deeply felt, soul-searching lyrics.” (Press Journal, FL)

Yet for future fans, as one critic summed up, Roger Clyne remains a “poster child for oversight in the pantheon of brilliant rock and roll artists.”


Heard of The Refreshments? Their release, Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big & Buzzy was Clyne’s first big hoorah.

Back in 1996, that addictive album went #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Songs like the radio smash, “Banditos,” “Down Together,” and “Girlie” are about as infectious today as they were yesterday. And all remain staples in The Peacemakers’ live sets, along with “Blue Collar Suicide,” “Mekong,” “Interstate,” “Mexico,” and “Nada.”

Discover “one of the most successful indie bands of the 21st century” (Rolling Stone) when Beyond the Groove Productions presents Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Club Red.

“Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers grew from the ashes of The Refreshments, the Nineties alt-rock band responsible for radio gems like “Banditos” and TV themes like the one for King of the Hill. There’s still plenty of rock & roll muscle in the Peacemakers’ rootsy stomp, but there’s country, too — specifically the wide-open country of Arizona, whose desert dwellers and dusty landscapes rear their heads on signatures tunes like “¡Americano!,” continued Rolling Stone.

Roger & The Peacemakers

Roger & The Peacemakers

Born and raised in Arizona, Clyne has desert dirt in his blood – and under his fingernails.

As an adult, Clyne traveled the globe, but he always returns to Arizona –  or Mexico – where the multi-talented singer-songwriter has a second home and produces his own private-label, top-shelf, award-winning tequila: Mexican Moonshine.

Moonshine, Roger Clyne style.

Moonshine, Roger Clyne style.

For two decades, desert heat has permeated Clyne rootsy rock, and his “sly, smart lyrics, covering subjects like crimes-gone-bad, trailer-park denizens, and the relative merits of whiskey vs. tequila.” (Salt Lake Weekly).

By sticking to their credo of art over commerce and mixing relentless guitar licks, four-part harmonies with witty, insightful lyrics, emotive ballads, Cantina rockers –  and tequila – the Tempe-based Peacemakers have released seven consecutive studio albums, all of which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Internet Sales chart, two at #1. (The quartet is the first independent band to ever accomplish that feat.)


Roger Clyne is often compared to John Mellancamp, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Springsteen, even Elvis Costello and Bob Marley. His gift for writing honest, indelible songs never fails to strike a chord.

Or cause a shoe to shake.

So raise a glass (tequila, whiskey, wine, no matter), in 2016, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of  Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy.

For a preview of the Club Red show, watch Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers in action here:

About Beyond the Groove:

Beyond the Groove is Denise Mongan’s music production company. Its goal: bringing quality live music to Telluride, Colorado, primarily at the new Club Red at Telluride Conference Center. Past successes include Blitzen Trapper, Deer Tick, Matisyahu, Cash’d Out, Justin Townes Earle, Dirty Dozen brass Band, Lettuce, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, The Motet, and Elephant Revival. Upcoming shows include Keller Williams and The Jeff Austin Band. Denise has worked in the music business for 30 years and is thrilled to now have the opportunity to be living her passion producing live shows.

About Club Red:

With a history of sold-out shows in its first two years, Club Red transforms the Telluride Conference Center into an intimate venue showcasing national touring acts. Plush decor, ambient lighting, and VIP seating make this venue unique to the destination.

About Telluride Ski Resort:

Stashed among the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks in North America, Telluride offers some of the most spectacular skiing and riding on the planet. Unique culinary experiences on the mountain blend with the world-class restaurants, sophisticated shops, luxury hotels, and great spas. Plus, getting here is easier than ever with non-stop flights from eight major hubs; getting around is a breeze with the free gondola transportation system. Discover why Telluride is “The Most Beautiful Place You’ll Ever Ski.”

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