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Cousin Curtiss and Harrison B. Image courtesy of

Cousin Curtiss and Harrison B. Image courtesy of

With poor weather rolling in, residents may be looking for some entertainment close to home this coming weekend. The Lariat delivers with Cousin Curtiss playing the evening of Friday, February 2 and Easy Jim taking the stage on Saturday, February 3.

Cousin Curtiss

8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 2

This is a 21+ event. General admission tickets cost $15. Tickets are available for purchase online here.

“Cousin Curtiss brings to the stage a fiery dynamic rarely seen by a solo act and now partnered up with the equally enigmatic and soulfully driven electric guitar prowess of Harrison B, these two road warriors are on a mission to electrify audiences everywhere with their two-man full-band sound,” said the event listing on The Lariat’s website.

The music has been described as “blues at bluegrass speeds” with rapid fire acoustic guitar, incendiary harmonica, energetic solos, and a thunderous kick drum.

Cousin Curtiss left a teaching career in Alaska in 2015 to pursue music full time. His life and story have been featured by Business Insider, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbull, Fox News, MSNBC, Daily Mail UK, and other organizations.

Cousin Curtiss has supported acts, such as The Commonheart, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, G Love and Special Sauce, Infamous Stringdusters, Sweet Lillies, Andy Thorn (of Leftover Salmon), John Stickley, Pepper, The Bellamy Brothers, Of Good Nature, Sam Burchfield and the Scoundrels, and others.

Cousin Curtiss’ journey started in dive bars, but has found the way to events like Salmonfest, New West Fest, Hoxeyville, Chickenstock, Mile of Music, Tico Time Bluegrass Fest, and more.

Easy Jim

Easy Jim performing. Image courtesy of Photo Credit: Elliot Siff

8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 3

This is a 21+ event. General admission tickets cost $15. Tickets are available for purchase online here.

Easy Jim is a laid back group of musicians from Gunnison and Crested Butte. They came together through a common love for the music and desire to learn and perform the material. The group features the same instrumentation as The Grateful Dead, which includes two drummers and four-part vocal harmonies.

Easy Jim is known for their improvisations, high energy performances, and attention to detail. Their mission is to provide a visceral concert experience that pays tribute to The Grateful Dead.

Easy Jim will be returning to the area at 9:00 p.m. on March 23 with a free show at Tres Litros Beer Company (118 North E Street) in Salida.

A full list of upcoming events at the Lariat is available on their website here.