LATE NIGHT SHOW
Saturday, 8 – 10 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 8th St. & East 2nd Ave.
Featuring: HALDEN WOFFORD AND THE HI-BEAMS
The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown presents an evening with Halden Wofford and the Hi*Beams.
Admission free with Saturday or Weekend Meltdown Wristband or $15 at the Door)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams ride out from the cutting edge cowtown of Denver, Colorado. Rootsy and real, neither revivalist nor retro, the Hi-Beamsâ€™ brand of country music is as boundless and electrifying as America itself.
Equal parts Hank Williams and Johnny Depp, frontman Halden Wofford pours forth a potent mix of rocked-up honky tonk, western swing, Dylanesque originals and spaghetti western epics. There is no creative limit to the songwriter, illustrator, author, storyteller, and singer. But Halden has met his match in the Hi*Beams. Each outrageous tale he spins is met by the whine and wail of the steel guitar, the furious double-neck electric guitar and mandolin, and the relentless thump of the upright bass and drums.