Live music: Stallion band kicks off Halloween at Crooked Creek Saloon |

Live music: Stallion band kicks off Halloween at Crooked Creek Saloon

The roots-rock sounds of the Buckskin Stallion band is set to perform at the Crooked Creek Saloon Wednesday, Oct. 31.Top vocalist is Troy Schoenfelder, who also plays acoustic guitar for Buckskin Stallion. Tom Post plays drums for the band, Chris Hudson plays bass guitar, John Macy plays pedal steel guitar, Todd Livingston plays lap steel guitar, and Dave Shapiro plays lead guitar and provides back-up vocals.We play our own brand of roots rock, Schoenfelder says. Its part of the earth, part fire in the belly, and one-hundred percent rousing-ruralism.Their home base of Boulder is known for microbrews and jam-minded music. Industrial beer and working-class roots music are two of Americas time-honored treasurers, Schoenfelder said. Blue Ribbon Buzz is an ode to both of them.The bands 2004 release on Big Bender Records, Blue Ribbon Buzz, was a bold move for Buckskin. The CDs 13 songs (11 of them written by Schoenfelder) also touch on honkytonk and amplified old-time music. The tunes filter Buckskins musical influences through Schoenfelders South Dakota upbringing and his love for acts from Dave Alvin to Townes Van Zandt.My mama was an accordion-playing poet and my daddy drove a truck, Schoenfelder said, so I was destined to play this music. I rode shotgun across America with my dad when I was a kid. Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings were my bedtime story tellers, a diesel hum was my lullaby. He said contemporary country belongs to the hour. Americana is for the ages.Buckskin Stallion has shared bills with Guy Clark, Lucinda Williams, James McMurtry, Johnny Hickman, Slim Cessnas Auto Club, Burrito Deluxe, Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell, Reverend Horton Heat, 16 Horsepower, Tony Furtado Band, Donna the Buffalo, Lucero, Split Lip Rayfield, Eastmountainsouth, Radio Nationals, Mason Jennings, Drag The River, The Railbenders, Haiden Wofford & the Hi-Beams, The All Night Honky Tonk All-Stars, Shanti Groove, Marty Jones, Georgia Satellites, Micky & the Motor Cars, and many others.For more information on the band, visit

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