Arnie J Green: The Man
To hear an Arnie J Green performance -- powerful vocals paired with the
sweet play of guitar -- is to know his soul and music enriched beginnings.
Arnie grew up in Vallejo, California, where the Bay Area's secular and
religious music inspired him to his life's calling.
"I can never remember not hearing music," said Arnie whose
mother raised him singing every day, as she continues to do.
15 years of music in Colorado was prefaced by solo acoustic gigs in his
youth in the '70s and band work in the '80s, where the self-taught musician
would tune his ear to arrangement and composition.
These skills led him to release two albums, "Shades of Green"
and "River of Ice."
Arnie will admit he thrives on live performances.
His work with other musicians has varied, taking him from the New Orleans
blues of the Subdudes to the Grateful Dead greatness of Shakedown Street
and Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. He's also collaborated in live
performances with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bobby Vega, Johnny Vernazza, and many others
while also playing for some time with Zero and Steve Kimock.
As all full-time artists and predominantly creative people do, Arnie
diversifies his work -- with guitar and amp repairs out of Affordable
Music in Dillon.
His regular Sunday winter performances in nearby Keystone begin at the Kickapoo
Tavern. Arnie fills the relaxed and fun atmosphere with art, the perfect
follow to any day on the hill.
Later that night, Arnie takes up his guitar again, this time with Arnie J
Green Band member Eric Lilley (aka X-Man) tickling the keys.
Their rhythm and blues keep the party going at Keystone's Old West
Looking to the Denver market, Arnie's band is a foursome including Lilley, the bass playing of Larry Elwood and Jimmy Yozell's drums, along with Arnie on guitar and vocals. Their gigs are vibrant, unforgettable and well-sought after combining original compositions and improv with covers
So ... check out Arnie if you're done skiing and are looking to chill out in the most happening club in Keystone apres.
Then, go take a shower and head into the Snake for dinner, drinks and some passionate Rhythm & Blues in the New Orleans and California laid-back style of the one and only, Arnie J Green.