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Music of the Mountains: Where to be and what to seeFree Access

C.P. Meyer



C.P. Meyer grew up in a very musical family. His parents sang in choirs growing up, and as a kid, he would go to church and sing hymns. He started piano lessons at a young age, but eventually, he drifted away from the piano as a whole. He also faded away from playing trumpet, which he started trying to play in middle school.

In high school, Meyer finally found his musical way. He joined a band during that time, and he also picked up a guitar after his older brother started playing it. Since then, he’s taken up other instruments such as the fiddle and the mandolin, although he didn’t play a ton of music during his college years in Denver.

About seven to eight years ago, Meyer helped found a folk-rock band called High St. Collective during his time in Denver. He remembers the guitarist putting out an ad on Craiglist looking for other musicians, and once they formed, they played around Denver for about five years. They switched out members every now and again and recorded a couple of albums along the way.

In 2018, inspired by the music community in Nederland, he and his wife decided to move back into the mountains and found their home in Nederland. He started playing around town in various open bluegrass jams once he moved to Nederland, meeting other musicians along the way.

He primarily plays a mix of bluegrass and blues music, and he cites various influences as leading him on that path. Among them are jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong and old-school fiddle musicians, and the songwriting style of John Prine, the finger-style of Nick Drake, and Bob Marley’s idea that music can be part of a revolution also heavily inspired his musical direction.

Meyer loves being able to convey emotion through music and watching the connection between a live performer and their audience, a kind of connection that doesn’t happen when you’re just playing by yourself. He is excited to reconnect with the musical community in the Peak to Peak area and play live again as performances start up again.

Be sure to stream C.P. Meyer’s new single, “Chaos,” written and produced during and centering around the pandemic, on February 1, 2022, wherever you stream music.

For more information about C.P. Meyer and his releases, check out his website at

Here are the listings of live music this week! Check it out and support your local musicians.

Busey Brews

Sunday, February 6 at 2 p.m. – Brittney Wagner

Sunday. February 20 at 2 p.m. – Dakota Gray

Sunday, February 27 at 2 p.m. – Cara Elizabeth Music

Facebook: BuseyBrews/



Location: 70 E. 1st Street, Nederland.

Phone: 1-855-633-2739

Caribou Room

Saturday, February 5 (Dinner and Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.) – Deadphish Orchestra

Facebook: thecaribouroom/


Location: 55 Indian Peaks Drive, Nederland.

Phone: 303-258-3637

Howlin’ Wind Brewing

Saturday, February 5 at 4 p.m. – Grant Livingston Duo

Saturday, February 12 at 4 p.m. – Andy Reiner Jam

Saturday, February 19 at 4 p.m. – Ben Sproul

Saturday, February 26 at 4 p.m. – Brittany Wagner


Facebook: howlinwindbrewing

Location: 51 A Main Street, Rollinsville.

Phone: 309-825-5245

Jamestown Mercantile

Friday, February 4 at 7 p.m. – Old School Friends (featuring Danny Shafer, Josh Elioseff, and Matt Johnson)

Thursday, February 10 at 7 p.m. – The Knotty G

Friday, February 11 at 7 p.m. – George Nelson Band

Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m. – Chris Sheldon and Friends

Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m. – FastFloyd

Friday, February 25 at 7 p.m. – Hand Turkey

Facebook: jamestown.mercantile/


Location: 108 Main Street, Jamestown.

Phone: 303-442-5847

Last Stand Tavern

Saturday, February 5 at 5 p.m. – JJ Fraser

Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. – Trivia Night

Friday, February 11 at 6 p.m. – Karaoke

Saturday, February 12 at 5 p.m. – Paul Jarvis

Sunday, February 13 – Super Bowl Party

Thursday, February 17 at 6 p.m. – Bunco

Saturday, February 19 at 5 p.m. – Rick Lobato and Chuck Lettes

Friday, February 25 at 6 p.m. – Karaoke

Saturday, February 26 at 5 p.m. – Scott Brown




Location: 32138 Highway 72, Coal Creek Canyon.

Phone: 303-642-3180

Ned’s Cafe

Dam Jam on Thursdays at 10 p.m. Karaoke on Sundays at 7 p.m.




Location: 121 N. Jefferson Street, Nederland.

Phone: 1-303-258-0614

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