If you follow Ultra5280 in any sense, you know that local, Colorado music is one of our biggest focus'. We're so proud of this beautiful state that we call home, and all of the amazing talent that it produces, it's only right to take some time to highlight up and coming acts every now and again.
This past Friday night, photographer Matt Smith headed north to the great lands of Fort Collins to watch local bands Ginny & The Bridge Burners and Hog Magundy. A great southern-style rock group, Ginny & The Bridge Burners were an excellent mix of classic rock with gospel and jazz influences. Lead singer Justine Kurtz's raspy yet pronounced voice made for an excellent vessel for the bands lyrics. Throughout the show, both guitarists took turns performing talent-laden guitar solos that changed from jazz stylings to a more alt rock type sound. Their second to last song, "Ripcord" had the crowd jamming cheering along.
Hog Magundy took to stage second, and were a bit more traditional bluegrass. With the fiddle player, banjo player, and lead guitarist all taking turns singing lead vocals, it was a unique change of scenery from the traditional "lead vocalist" setting. Although most songs sounded great, there were a few points throughout the show where many of the instruments seemed to be competing for space, making the song feel a bit too busy for our personal liking. The crowd enjoyed the set, dancing along beginning to end.
Check out photos from the night below!
-Matt and Maddie