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Oteil and the Peacemakers

Devotees of bass guitar and roots music will no doubt rejoice when Oteil Burbridge lands on Colorado soil for a string of performances beginning in Boulder and wrapping up in Aspen. Burbridge made his name with the Aquarium Rescue Unit in the early '90s before moving on to the Allman Brothers Band in 1997, where he replaced the late Allen Woody on bass. Since then, he's busted the low end on recordings by Greg Allman, Victor Wooten, T. Lavitz of the Dixie Dregs and Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman of Phish fame. Artfully cobbling funk, rock, blues, jazz, jam and the kitchen sink, Burbridge has earned the admiration of musicians and fans alike. As the Flecktones' Roy Wooten exclaimed after performing with Oteil and the Peacemakers: "Even if you don't understand all the songs, you will feel it in your bones."
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Nick Hutchinson writes about music for Westword and enjoys playing his guitar when not on deadline.
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