Bio

A musical collective...

performing American roots music.

The Sagebrush Bohemians are a Denver-based collective that plays blues, country, folk, roots, originals and covers. We play in a laid-back style with minimal amplification for human-sized rooms such as brewpubs, coffeehouses and backyards. Yet we've taken the club stage to rock out for 200 people, so apparently we're always ready to abandon our scruples for free drinks.

We play blues from the 1920s to the 1960s, barroom country from the '40s and '50s, our folk songs are post-war and our originals derive from the twisted lives we've led. 

If you'd like to have us play for you, please send us an email via the Contact page on this site. 

The Sagebrush Bohemians' founder, Carson, sings and plays guitar. He writes his own material and covers iconic songs from Lonnie Johnson to Hank Williams. Joe McCown also plays guitar, sings, writes his own material and covers songs by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia. Joe Cesare and Johnny K alternately play harmonica for the collective. We have a rotating cast of bass players all steeped in Americana. We occasionally feature the singing and uke playing of Eleanor Nash of Eleanor Nash and The Ramblers, Denver's hottest new act. (You can't tell Eleanor's soulful originals from her covers of Carrie Underwood or Miranda Lambert; her songs are that good.) 

In November 2018 we opened for Float Like a Buffalo (Westword's "Best Funk Band in Denver 2019") at the Westword River North Music and Arts Festival at the Larimer Lounge. 

We like to interact with our audience to have a good time. As a wise man once observed of our sound: "It's good drinking music." 

Check out a handful of studio tracks from our four CDs, Dodgin' Judgment Day, You're Still on My Mind, Wild Mountain Calling and the latest, 21st Century Blues. Each CD is chock full of original material along with a few classic covers.  

We feature a number of Colorado's best musicians on these CDs, including Eleanor Nash on vocals and uke, Nic Clark and Joe Cesare on harp, Bob Pellegrino on slide guitar, Bobbo Shaffer and Beom on acoustic upright bass,  Brian Theriault and Josie Quick on fiddle, Colin Hill on drums, Ed Contreras on percussion, and Jeff Miguel on saxophone. Brian Hunter of Swallow Hill and Mousetrap Studios fame, has beautifully engineered these works.

We'd love to sell you a copy of these titles and we'd love even more to play these songs for you live. So do your part to protect your family, friends, neighbors and even strangers  and mask up in public, keep a safe distance from others and wash your hands like your life depends on it -- because it does! 

Here's to getting back together in person in 2021!!