MORRISON, CO (CelebrityAccess) — The Colorado Music Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental announced that ‘70s rock/fusion guitarist Tommy Bolin; blues pioneer Otis Taylor; Colorado rock icons Zephyr; “The Crown Princes of Funk” Freddi & Henchi; concert promoter Tony Spicola; and Colorado music journalist Wendy “Rock & Roll” Kale have all been nominated for tne Hall of Fame’s 2019 class.
The honorees will be inducted during a ceremony on December 3rd and the evening will include performances by David and Anna Givens, the Otis Taylor Band, Freddi Gowdy and members of the Freddi & Henchi Band (backed by Chris Daniels & The Kings), and the Tommy Bolin Tribute Band, which will be comprised of former members of Tommy Bolin’s band including Stanley Sheldon (longtime member of the Peter Frampton Band), Johnnie Bolin (Tommy’s brother and a member of Black Oak Arkansas), Max Carl (current lead singer of Grand Funk Railroad and former singer for 38 Special), Bobby Berge (formerly of Zephyr and Buddy Miles Band), Lucas Parker and Jeff Cook, (co-writer with Tommy Bolin) with special guests Joe Bonamassa and Warren Haynes.
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental is a non-profit created to honor individuals and organizations that have made notable contributions to the state’s music scene, as well as to provide an educational resource about the history of music in Colorado.
Previous inductees include John Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, five-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, Philip Bailey from Earth Wind & Fire, swing-era giant Glenn Miller, KBCO radio, Harry Tuft, promoter Barry Fey of Family Dog fame, Firefall, the Astronauts, Flash Cadillac, KIMN radio, folk legend Judy Collins, the Serendipity Singers, Bob Lind, Chris Daniels, Stephen Stills/Manassas, Poco, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and many more.
The Hall of Fame’s members are commemorated with exhibits at the Hall’s home at Red Rocks Amphitheatre Trading Post.