Music Scene: Gunner & The Grizzly Boys and other area shows for Jan. 27–Feb. 2

Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys


Other music events in the area:

Josh Rogan, Friday, Jan. 27, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., 858-9400.

Struggle Jennings, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $12–$15, 773-1775,

The Sextones, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, soul songs and white-knuckle driving funk from Reno, Nevada, 314-2554.

Terry McGovern Band, 8:30–11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, Roaring ‘20s dance, costumes suggested but not required, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Cats Meow Benefit Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, pianist Linda Jenks and friends perform Broadway show tunes, heavenly harp, and Russian art song, dancers from the Institute of Dancing Arts will perform, suggested donation $10 adults, $5 children and seniors, benefits Grand Valley Pets Alive, dessert buffet and pet-related items for sale, 243-0047.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Gerry Goodman Band, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, local rock and blues, 314-2554.

Charley Jenkins, 8–10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, Back the Badge fundraising private event, for tickets or to donate call Sara at 702-688-9616,

Battle of the Bands, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., featuring Drop D and the Mellow Maniacs, Hashkoff, Infused Corruption, Loose Cannon Band, New Fall of Man, Primal J and the Neanderthals, Suckafish, The Company, The Mindless and Tim+Richard, $8, 773-1775,

Piano Salon Series, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., pianist and composer Frank French presents “The Ragtime Legacy of Scott Joplin,” $15 single ticket, $40 for the four-concert series, tickets at 243-7337, ext. 2, or in person in advance and at the door,,

The Delta County Gentlemen and the Buzzard Swamp String Band, 7–9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, Pea Green Community Center, intersection of Colorado Highway 348 and Banner Road, southwest of Delta, Pea Green Saturday Night concert series, old time folk and bluegrass, $10 at the door, seating limited, take a snack to share, 874-8879.

Blue Gators Band, 8:30–11:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Agent Orange, 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with The Yawpers, The Tankerays, This Foul Year, $15–$20, 773-1775,

The Outer Vibe, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., cinematic surf disco, $18 in advance, $20 at the door, $12 students with ID, tickets at 241-8801, ext. 0,

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, Charlie Dwellington’s 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Tom Keogh & Co., 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

Sinners & Saints, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Two Rivers Winery & Chateau, 2087 Broadway, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra director Kelly Anderson and guests Chris Unfug, Merritt Kinsey, Elise Anderson, Doug Morrow, Rob Labig and Charles Latshaw perform drinking songs, gospel, and other tunes of debauchery, doctrine and fun, SOLD OUT, call 243-6787 to add your name to the waiting list if more seats become available.

Lead singer Gunnar Nyblad, the namesake of Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, began writing songs in his early teens while riding a tractor through his family’s apple orchards in Michigan.

Nyblad and his Grizzly Boys, aka guitarists Rob Mason, Shane Grehan and Chris Newberg and drummer Joe Connolly, will bring their country-rock sound to Grand Junction with a show from 9–11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way.

Nyblad was pursuing an agricultural degree at Michigan State University when he introduced his childhood friend, Mason, to college musician buddies Grehan, Newberg and Connolly.

The five Michigan natives formed the band that debuted in 2009, opening for country recording artist Justin Moore and a sold-out crowd at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to

Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys opened for a number of Nashville acts at The Intersection until it became a headliner, the website says.

The band self-released a 12-song debut album,“Homegrown,” in 2010, featuring the song “Standard American” that brought national awareness for the band and sold more than 35,000 downloads, had 850,000 YouTube views and 700,000 Spotify streams, said.

A five-song EP, “Country My Whole Life,” was released in 2011 and, in 2013, the band released the “North Country” EP, produced by former Wilco drummer, Ken Coomer.

The band’s most recent album, “Good Rhythm,” was released in November. Go to to hear sample songs and watch the “Standard American” video.

Tickets cost $10 general admission, $15 reserved and $20 for VIP. Go to or call 628-4321 for tickets and information.


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