GOATZ! is an Americana country-folk-blues-jazz inspired band founded and lead by veteran Northern Colorado radio personality and musician Chris K aka "goat." Chris K hosts the Colorado Playlist, heard statewide on over 20FM frequencies and is the 6am-12pm Saturday morning host at 105.5 The Colorado Sound.
Joined by long time Loveland based lead guitarist Chris Jackowski since the late 90s, "goat" has appeared in direct support of Americana legends such as Jim Lauderdale and Guy Clark and country rockers Cross Canadian Ragweed and Reckless Kelly at the Rialto Theater, the Broomfield Auditorium, the Aggie Theater and elsewhere.
The band is rounded out with bassist/vocalist Janeen Bogue, known primarily for her involvement in the regional bluegrass jam scene, and 16 year old fiddle and mandolin phenom Jackson Earles. Original GOATZ! drummer Mike Ray or long time Fort Collins based Oscar Dezoto sits in on full band shows. During the summer months, former Fort Collins studio owner and multi-instrumentalist Chris Kennison sits in on pedal steel and dobro.
GOATZ! has appeared at several regional events including, Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, FOCOMX, Carbon Valley Music and Spirits Festival, Yarmonygrass and Fort Collins Peach Festival.