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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe | GABF Kickoff

October 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE Presents A Diesel Insane: The Music of David Bowie
special guest Pachyman
THU, 6 OCT 2022 at 08:00PM MDT
Ages: 16 & Over
Doors Open: 07:00PM
OnSale: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 at 10:00AM MDT
Singer and saxophonist Karl Denson fronts the Tiny Universe as if he’s preaching the gospel. His energy and spirit are contagious while his songwriting serves a larger message of fellowship—across generations, genders, religions, and cultures. Not surprisingly, he’s none too pleased with the current state of political discourse. Thus the reason why KDTU’s new album, ‘Gnomes & Badgers’ (out now on Seven Spheres Records), is Denson’s hard-grooving answer to these tragically divisive times.

Highly regarded as one of the best live acts on the planet, KDTU distills the sweeping stylistic range of its concert performances into their own authentic sound featuring Denson and his long-standing seven-piece unit. To aid him in his mission, Denson tapped some of his legendary friends, including The Rolling Stones’ keyboardist and Allman Brothers Band alum Chuck Leavell, guitar-slinging singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson, New Orleans guitar hero Anders Osborne, Austin producer and guitarist Adrian Quesada and NOLA R&B royal Ivan Neville. Along with KDTU, Denson serves as the touring saxophonist with The Rolling Stones, while continuing to hold down his role as a founding member of the seminal funk band, The Greyboy Allstars.
I wish I’d been as hip as my little sister back in high school. I was KIND of a hipster; listening to jazz before any of my peers. But while I was extolling the virtues of Coltrane and Miles, my sister happened to catch a strange virus, hitherto unknown in the black community…Rock and Roll. She was buying Cat Steven’s records, Foghat and Gilbert O’Sullivan, and oh yeah…David Bowie. She saw Bowie at least three times in the late 70s/ early 80s.
I didn’t see him live until 1990 when I was touring with Lenny Kravitz and we opened for him at Dodgers Stadium. David saw me practicing, and as a fellow saxophonist, stopped by to say hi. Oblivious me, still not realizing that this guy would become one of my favorite composers of all time, missed the opportunity to ask some real questions and maybe get to know a real icon. Oh well, better late than never. It is with extreme honor and humility that we present to you, our tribute to one of the greatest of all time, David Bowie. – KD
Come one, come all! Mission Ballroom is thrilled to welcome GABF attendees, beer lovers and music lovers alike to the kick-off party on Thursday, October 6th. Featuring Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and special guest Pachyman, this event will welcome tasty tunes and hoppy hangs for an untapped source of fun to kick off your weekend.
This event is in partnership with 4 local Denver breweries: Great Divide Brewing Co, Left Hand Brewing Co, Odell Brewing Co & Upslope Brewing Co


Mission Ballroom
4242 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO United States
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