When One Kind Favor was playing regularly years ago, explains Swallow Hills Rudy Betancourt, American Beauty was one of their warhorses. Theyd play the entire album front to back, in order, and sometimes they play some original tunes, too, but within the whole Grateful Dead flavor. Thats exactly what will happen tonight. One Kind Favor, featuring Swallow Hill faculty member Paul Trunko, will perform American Beauty cover to cover, including much-loved favorites like Friend of the Devil and Truckin. We havent tried looking at the album cover upside down in a mirror for decades, but allegedly it spells Devils Kingdom. That, or you just ate one too many special Halloween treats.
Catch One Kind Favor tonight at 8 p.m.; tickets are $10 to $14. Swallow Hill is at 71 East Yale Avenue; visit www.swallowhillmusic.org or call 303-777-1003.
Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., 2009