Moody Psychedelic Rock
This is Michael's 10th FoCoMX. Michael Kirkpatrick is best known as the 2014 Telluride Troubadour, and ringleader of Holler!ween--a Northern Colorado music festival in its 16th year. Michael’s sonic affair with music has brought his rich baritone into The Santa Fe Opera, Folk clubs, Rock’n’Roll venues and Bluegrass Festivals. Performing over 250 dates a year on guitars, mandolins and voice, Michael brings it all to the theater: sweat, sensuality, tears, and sometimes blood.
The Honey Rider Band was formed in 2015 out of Michael’s desire to recreate his Solo EP Honey Rider live on stage. Since then, the 5 piece has stuck together to present Michael’s songs with the ferocity and passion they deserve. Comprised of some of Fort Collins’ finest, The Honey Rider Band is: Darren Radach (Stout Studios) on Drums, Justin Roth (The amazing finger-style guitar player) on Bass, Amanda Hofer (Colony Funk) on Female Voice and Ansel Foxley (The Patti Fiasco) on Electric Dobro. Together, they treat Michael Kirkpatrick’s songs with an adventuresome whirl of americana and moody psychedelia. Michael also plays with The Holler!, The Good Time Travelers, The Littlest Birds, Blue Canyon Ritual, and Uptown Toodeloo String Band.