Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Her Way Out

Big Head Todd and the Monsters - Her Way Out
31 Jul 09:00 PM
Until 31 Jul, 10:30 PM 1h 30m

Big Head Todd and the Monsters - Her Way Out

Organized by JamFest

Big Head Todd and the Monsters are back with Her Way Out, a timeless rock and roll soundtrack to their story so far that pays homage to their roots while also looking towards the future.

While musical trends come and go, Big Head Todd and the Monsters stay the course and salute the authentic power of good old rock 'n' roll. The platinum-selling Colorado quartet - Todd Park Mohr, Brian Nevin, Rob Squires, and later addition Jeremy Lawton - has been winning fans for decades with their unique blend of hard rock, simmering soul, blues, and a dash of country. Much like a classic car, they only get more timeless with age, consistently selling out big venues while winning over every new generation.

The story of the band begins in the early eighties when Mohr, Nevin and Squires started jamming together in high school. By 1986, they officially became Big Head Todd and the Monsters, setting out on an unlikely voyage with more twists and turns than Highway 66. Their rise was a slow burn, fueled by a DIY ethic that eventually led to their breakthrough with 1993’s platinum-certified Sister Sweetly, an album that catapulted them into the mainstream and earned them a coveted spot opening for Robert Plant on his Fate Of Nations Tour. Subsequent albums, Strategem (1994) and Beautiful World (1997), further solidified their rabid fanbase, with the latter featuring a cover of John Lee Hooker’s “Boom Boom” which gained additional fame as the theme song for NCIS: New Orleans. And in 2001, Lawton joined the band, adding a new energy to their sound.

One of their most memorable moments came with the song "Blue Sky," written at the urging of friends connected to NASA. The band performed it live from Mission Control as an interplanetary wake-up call for astronauts aboard the shuttle, cementing a place for themselves in official rock and roll folklore if not a Jeopardy question. Along the way, they have shared the stage with blues legends like B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin, and David "Honeyboy" Edwards, even participating in a Crossroads session with King. The Colorado Music Hall of Fame recognized their "38 years of continuous musical service to fans" by inducting them as part of its Class of 2023. That’s quite an honor for some high school friends who just wanted to play some music together. But it ain’t over yet. The road ahead is wide open, and they’re driving full throttle into the next chapter.

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