We first saw Dragondeer at last year’s The Big Wonderful, and we really dug their swampy blues rock sound. They gave us a copy of their self-titled EP (which has been in heavy rotation since), went on to play the UMS, and most recently, the four-piece finished recording an album with Willie Nelson’s producer Mark Howard. Tomorrow night, the radical Denver band is bringing their talents and new music to the Fox Theatre stage in support of the Ben Miller Band, and we’ve got info on discounted tickets below, so get yours today! We’ll be there snapping photos, so come hang. And in the meantime, check out our chat with Dragondeer frontman Eric Halborg:
Thanks for talking with us Eric- it’s been minute since we’ve checked in with Dragondeer. Tell us what you guys have been up to lately.
We started the year finalizing mixes on our new record, which was recorded out in California with Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Anders Orbourn). We recorded it at a meditation retreat up in the hills overlooking Topanga Canyon; it was super remote. We had to take a 4x4 to even get to the location. We were all sleeping in the space where we were recording, and eating together, and smoking grass together… some magic happens when you’re locked in and focusing on creation that way, so we’re excited for people to hear what came of that.
Watch Dragondeer’s live performance of their song “Broadway Avenue” with Jam in the Van:
That’s awesome! What are your plans for the rest of 2016?
We’re heading east of the Mississippi for our first time later this month, playing shows in Atlanta, North Carolina, and a new club in NYC called American Beauty. We’ll announce a festival we were invited to play on the West Coast in the next week or so, and we’ll be touring out that way around the time of that festival.
Sweet! Any other festival plans for 2016?
The UMS in Denver.
Listen to Dragondeer’s self-titled EP:
Another round at The UMS- righteous. So let’s chat about tomorrow night’s show- have you played with the Ben Miller Band before?
We haven’t, but they are rad. David Winegarden (Fox Theatre, Boulder Theater) asked us to play this one and thought it’d be a cool bill.
Have you played The Fox before?
We’ve played The Fox once. Also, I like to booze at the Sundowner, and our record is in their jukebox, so that’s kinda like playing there…
The good ol’ ‘downer. Cool- so what are you most stoked for about tomorrow night’s performance?
The Fox’s sound is killer onstage, and out front. When it sounds that good on stage, you can hear the nuance of the interplay between the members, and that’s the nectar… if the band is getting off, the crowd can too.
Can't wait guys.
Get off with Dragondeer tomorrow night and get your tickets here- use the code DRAGONDEER for a discounted service charge!
Keep up with Dragondeer on Facebook, and if you have friends in these cities, tell them to hit up these DD shows:
- April 15 | Atlanta GA at New Belgium Brewery after party at 97 Estoria
- April 16 | Charlotte NC at Double Door Inn w/ Jarekus Singleton
- April 17 | Asheville NC at Wicked Weed Brewery
- April 17 | Charlotte NC at Comet Grill Rock to A Cure Benefit
- April 18 | New York NY at American Beauty
- April 29 | Denver CO at Larimer Lounge w/ L.A. Witch and The Velveteers
All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.