acoustic country folk
GOATZ! ... pronounced like goats are invading your space .. like you're really warning people. Like when you're yelling there's a stampede ... only we're old and a bit cranky, so I'm not so sure we can stampede into your life. So no fear. We love good stories and fun songs.
We're old - did I mention that? And, we play music that feels like well worn jeans, sneakers and soft, oft washed and faded t-shirts. It feels like country under the wheels - away from the zoom zoom of city streets and traffic lights; under a sunny Bronco's-blue Colorado sky.
Band founder and leader Chris K, aka goat, has been at this since the '70s and has played in direct support of Guy Clark, Jim Lauderdale, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Reckless Kelly, Mickey & the Motorcars, the Railbenders, Dave Mason and others.
Besides fronting his band, Chris is also the producer and host of the syndicated radio program, Chris K's Colorado Playlist, heard on a number of stations statewide ...and is an on air host at 105.5 The Colorado Sound
The members of the band include some of the most well respected players from the Northern Colorado music scene over the past few decades, including Chris Jackowski on lead guitar and Chris Kennison on pedal steel and dobro.
Since reforming in 2015, after a nearly six year hiatus, the band has performed at FOCOMX, Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, the Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival (Dacono), the Mishawaka Amphitheatre (2015, 2016), Oskar Blues (Lyons and Longmont) and performs regularly at Avogadro's Number in Fort Collins.
The band performs from a catalog of songs written and/or recorded by Merle Haggard, John Fogerty, Tom Russell, John Mellencamp, Dave Alvin, Toy Caldwell, Randy Travis, Rodney Crowell, and others, as well as songs written by Chris and his late wife Pattie (RIP).
GOATZ! debut EP, "Sweet Inspiration," is slated for a March 2018 release. Featured guests include Angie Stevens (vocals), Eric Moon (piano) and original GOATZ! bassist Kalin Capra.