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Tin Horn Prayer keeps its live show lighthearted to balance the darker moments of its music

About three years ago, Scooter James was at a point where he'd done a few shows with Pinhead Circus, the well-regarded punk band he formed in 1988, but wasn't really set on pursuing music full-time anymore. Then he saw his friends in Tin Horn Prayer, and the band just completely inspired him. "They had that soul and that edge that I grew up with and that we all still loved," he recalls. "They still had a real folky kind of undertone to it; I always like to call it 'outlaw folk.' I saw them open up for William Elliott Whitmore at the Larimer Lounge, and something about it -- they just had such good energy; it was amazing. I literally told my wife that night I was super-jealous and that I wanted to join this band. And a week later, I got the call to join."

See also: Tin Horn Prayer album release at the Bluebird Theater, 11/30/12

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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