Both cynic and prophet, Chuck Snow is nothing if not a Quixotic keeper of the flame of the Southern Colorado rock scene that must often be rekindled from embers, even when it means stoking the fire with cover songs at a happy hour on Tejon Street. Once the lead-man for the great local alt-rock hope that was the Auto-No from 1983 to 1997, Snow has since applied his his garage-rock sensibilities to bands from The Lazy Spacemen to the The Texas Seven, all of which finally led him to the old-time, countrified rock of his latest band, the Lo-Fi Cowboys (with Collin Estes, in the video above, Kevin Waybright and Ric Carney) . We’re certain that Chuck will be both honored and dismayed to hear the plaintive, leathery melodies of the Lo-Fi Cowboys described as a decidedly Colorado Springs sound. He’s earned it.

The Lo-Fi Cowboys play TONIGHT at Stargazers Theater with The Foxhole Prayers. It’s a benefit for the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and the suggested donation is a mere $5. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Watch an acoustic performance of Lo-Fi Cowboy produced by Craig Richardson above.

 

2 Responses to The Lo-Fi Cowboys at KRCC

  1. Amber says:

    For all of us who grew up seeing Chuck play at the Deluxe Tavern and have followed his projects since then, thank you for this, Noel. Between Chuck’s music and writing contributions, we are lucky to have him as a local icon and rebel rouser. Love him so much!

  2. Ron says:

    Very nice sound. I think Collin’s keyboard is probably older than he is. I have a DX-7 I’ve been packing around since the middle 80s.
    Good luck on the project and thanks for the opportunity to listen.

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