2022 Emcees - Joe & Stacy Fowler
Stacy and her award winning TV infomercial host/actor husband Joe live in the foothills of Golden, where they raised daughter Presley (also a TV broadcaster). They own a fun business The Golden Hayride and are actively involved in several community and fundraising events - and love the opportunity to offer their expertise at this year's Big Chili!
9:30 - 10:45am
The Tony Fire Show
Tony Fire hails from Baltimore, MD where he sang and picked guitar with a jammy/funk band called, Harbour from 1997-2003. After moving to Colorado, T-fire started up his own jammy project called, Train Back Home. They enjoyed touring the front range, Denver, and few out-of-state shows from 2004-2013.
Having grown up worshipping the great Bill Monroe, Jerry Garcia, and Doc Watson, he decided to bring his bluegrass roots and love of country music to the Rowdy Country Combo where he found a home for several years playing old-school, rowdy country tunes with an 8-piece hoe-down!
These days, Tony Fire finds himself sharing the stage with his 14-year-old piano-playing, violin scrubbing kiddo! Audiences enjoy a mix of originals and tasty covers ranging from the dead, phish, talking heads, Keller, Mearle and doc to Elton John, The Beatles, Sam Bush, Stevie Wonder, and even Journey!
The Brian Hornbuckle Band
12 Noon - 1:30pm
Not wasting any time, the band’s first show was a warm-up spot for the Doobie Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheater. This opened the door to many large local and national shows, warming up for the likes of The Allman Brothers, Ted Nugent, Joe Walsh, Gov’t Mule, Styx, Bad Company, ZZ Top, BB King, Def Leppard, Lynrd Skynrd and James Brown, and more. Brian then departed the Mile High City for Hollywood. He played bass for several California bands and live and in the studio, Brian was tapped to perform concerts with the platinum selling recording artist Uncle Kracker for various dates around the country. Brian is now safely back home in Denver, and The Brian Hornbuckle Band is winning over audiences with their signature riff-oriented rock-n-blues. Along for the ride are Jonny “Hot Rod” Vaughan on guitar, who is also currently part of the Lewis and Floorwax Groovehawg band, as well as national touring veterans Jimmy Yozell on drums and Mark DeGeorge on the keyboards. The Brian Hornbuckle Band has been methodically and diligently carving out a growing niche in the regional music scene, becoming one of Denver’s hardest working, and most requested bands.
Brian Hornbuckle is a third generation musician whose roots lie heavily in the blues. Playing bass with his father’s band at a young age, Brian was quickly educated in the art of performance and professionalism which has served him well over the last 18 years of his professional musical career. In 1998 Brian was courted by legendary local stars of the morning airwaves Lewis and Floorwax about forming a band of talented local musicians built around the wild popularity of their morning radio show.
My Blue Sky
2:30 - 3:30pm - Set #1
4:15 - 5pm - Set #2
“Honoring the music of the Allman Brothers family of bands” Award winning My Blue Sky is comprised of 7 experienced Colorado musicians that all share the passion and love of the music of the Allman Brothers Band (and family of bands).
The Allman Brothers Band have a unique blend of southern rock, blues, and jazz that have inspired musicians and fans for decades. Their music and performances have created memories for everyone that have stood the test of time. It is in that spirit that we honor their music.
My Blue Sky is honored to perform with Jimmy Hall, Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Castro, Dany Franchi, and Kara Grainger as their band for special shows.