Past and present Colorado songsters Rob Drabkin, Nina Storey and Matthew Moon serenade Boulder
Recognized as a rapidly rising star in Denver’s singer/songwriter circle, Rob Drabkin brought his balladeering skills to the Fox Theater Wednesday night, playing to a decent sized crowd of hump-day observers. Reminiscent of Dave Matthews or Jack Johnson, Drabkin played an eclectic set seamlessly integrating Simon & Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge Song” into one of his original tunes and also covering Nelly’s “Ride Wit Me” with some improvised lyrics about “getting high in Boulder on Wednesday night in the back of the Fox Theater.” Soulful and sultry chanteuse Nina Storey opened for Drabkin, bringing the vocal power of Janis Joplin with the poignant and female-centric lyrics of Alanis Morisette. Riding high from his song “Don’t Change 4 Me” being included in NBC’s Olympic promos Matthew Moon kicked the evening off. Denver artist Laurie Maves was also on hand capturing the stage presence of each performer with her paint brush.