Grant Livingston has been playing music since he was 10 years old. He started taking it seriously as a career when he moved to California in 2013, playing with a small band across the north of the state.
When he moved to Colorado in the summer of 2021, he was anxious to get himself involved in the music scene in the state. He started a new electric group to perform in gigs all across Colorado and has also continued playing solo gigs.
Livingston has written songs since middle and high school and primarily performs on the acoustic guitar, but you might occasionally see him performing with a mandolin or a banjo. His influences since moving to California include jam music, bluegrass, and jam grass, and he cites Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter, and Jerry Garcia as songwriting influences.
He considers his playing style very fluid, going from Flatpicking to rhythmic funk to classic folk songwriter chord progressions to a solo acoustic style. He is able to switch between all of these styles of playing depending on the context of the venue and show he is playing.
Being able to share the most authentic version of himself with an audience is one of his favorite parts about being able to perform live. He loves getting in the flow of the music, and that effect is enhanced with the advent of a crowd.
He hopes to bring his new electric band to the Caribou Room sometime later this year and is excited to be a part of the lineup for the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in March. He wants his music to reach people in a way that allows them to get lost in whatever moment they find themselves in and prioritize the good things that life (and music) can bring.
You can watch Grant Livingston live at Knotted Root Brewery, 250 North Caribou Street in Nederland, on Friday, February 4, 2022, at 6 p.m. You can also catch him live at Howlin’ Wind Brewery, 51 A Main Street in Rollinsville, on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 4 p.m.
Here are the listings of live music this week! Check it out and support your local musicians.
Sunday, January 16 at 2 p.m. – Geoff Clark
Sunday, January 23 at 2 p.m. – Ashlei Priest
Sunday, January 30 at 2 p.m. – Musicking with Parker
Location: 70 E. 1st Street, Nederland.
Saturday, January 29 (Dinner and Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.) – Tim O’Brien and Jan Fabricius
Location: 55 Indian Peaks Drive, Nederland.
Howlin Wind Brewing
Saturday, January 8 at 5 p.m. – Adam Pause
Saturday, January 15 at 5 p.m. – Ben Sproul
Sunday, January 16 at 4 p.m. – Micki Balder
Saturday, January 22 at 6 p.m. – Eric Stone
Saturday, January 29 at 3 p.m. – New Family Dog Duo
Location: 51 A Main St, Rollinsville.
Thursday, January 13 at 7 p.m. – Rico Jones Trio
Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. – Chris Sheldon and Friends
Friday, January 21 at 7 p.m. – Big Richard
Thursday, January 27 at 7 p.m. – Greg Schochet
Friday, January 28 at 7 p.m. – Rusty34
Friday, February 4 at 7 p.m. – Old School Friends (featuring Danny Shafer, Josh Elioseff, and Matt Johnson)
Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m. – FastFloyd
Location: 108 Main Street, Jamestown.
Last Stand Tavern
Friday, January 14 at 6 p.m. – Karaoke
Saturday, January 15 at 5 p.m. – Rick Lobato and Chuck Lettes
Friday, January 21 at 5 p.m. – Teague Starbuck
Saturday, January 22 at 5 p.m. – Lee and Gary
Friday, January 28 at 6 p.m. – Karaoke
Saturday, January 29 at 5 p.m. – 9’s A Pair
Location: 32138 Highway 72, Coal Creek Canyon.
Dam Jam on Thursdays at 10 p.m. Karaoke on Sundays at 7 p.m.
Location: 121 N. Jefferson Street, Nederland.
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