Sheridan Arts Foundation Presents Dirtwire with Bloomurian Live at Opera House, 1/20!

Sheridan Arts Foundation Presents Dirtwire with Bloomurian Live at Opera House, 1/20!

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation presents Dirtwire. The event takes place at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Friday, January 20, 2023, 9 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for standing room tickets; $40 for a reserved balcony seat, plus a $5 ticketing fee. All tickets are sold through The SHOW Bar hosts a Free AfterSHOW with DHalf Maxx.

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Scroll to sample the duo in action.

Dirtwire stands poised between ancient Mother Earth and modern technology, a blend of ethnomusicology and the psychedelic trance state, gut-bucket delta blues and what the band variously dubs “back-porch space cowboy blues, swamptronica, and electro-twang.” It’s a sound informed by Dirtwire’s travels and performances around the globe, where East meets West and North joins South.

The duo plays an array of instruments both ancient and modern, including West African kamale ngonis, jaw harps, space fiddles, whamola basses, Rickenbacher electric 12 string guitars, bowed Banjos and mouth harps from around the globe, all interwoven into modern laptop beat creation.

Hailing from the underground West Coast electronic bass music scene Dirtwire finds itself at the forefront of experimental electronic music production mixing in their wide array of world instruments with sampled beats and 808’s.

Half Maxx came together in December 2021 after many late nights spent jamming at the Dazzle funk jam throughout the previous summer. Featuring Max Palzewicz on tenor sax, keys, and vocals, Max Hass on bass and vocals, Joe Gallo on guitar (and occasional vocals), and Teo Vanovski on drums, the band is half Max, half not…and all funk.

Half Maxx made a statement in its 2022 debut year, bringing a mix of jazz fusion, funk, blues, and soul, and getting audiences dancing and singing along at Cervantes Other Side, Your Mom’s House, Globe Hall, and others.

Already, the band has opened for Mike Dillon, Garaj Mahal, and Kick the Cat, in addition to supporting a number of like-minded local bands on the Denver scene.

AfterSHOWS are free and open to the public, but priority entrance is given to Dirtwire ticket purchasers.

Sheridan Arts Foundation, more:

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to town and provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the CCAASE, Colorado Creative Industries, the Telluride Foundation, and an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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