Some bands are content to remain within the rigid confines of their musical comfort zones. The Chubby Knuckle Choir is not one of those bands. Nobody gleefully shatters genre boundaries like this frenetic foursome, who play everything from bongos to banjos onstage. The Chubby Knuckle Choir officially formed in 2009 in Bastrop, Texas, a town which each band member has called home at one time or another. The band is made up of singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists who all come from varying musical and geographical backgrounds; the result is a freewheeling live sound which blends country, bluegrass, R&B, and swamp blues.
In the past five years, this creative group has earned comparisons to acts like The Gourds, the Wood Brothers, and Asylum Street Spankers, and has steadily built a dedicated fan base that’s drawn to the Choir’s joyful noise. Now based in Austin, the Chubby Knuckle Choir recently released its second studio album, 6. The record sizzles with the high-spirited energy of a Chubby Knuckle live show. While other musicians stay beholden to genre and specific song arrangements, The Chubby Knuckle Choir’s music changes with every performance. It’s this spontaneity and constant willingness to experiment musically that makes them one of the most unique and compelling bands in Texas today. Chubby Knuckle Choir’s performances in the Dung Beetle Saloon and the MusicFest Media Lounge were some of the most talked about shows in Steamboat last January. Get ready for the highly entertaining and unexpected collaboration at MusicFest 2017!
Concerts begin at 1:00pm on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square.