Western Swing Dance Concert w/ Steel Horse Swing
There will be a dance floor utilized for this event. Seating will still be available.
Carlos Washington’s Steel Horse Swing is a band originating in Colorado that mixes western swing with rodeo and cowboy classics, celebrating a musical legacy that is timeless. Their exceptional lyrics mixed with catchy original beats, blends to create an infectious western dance sound that breaks cultural boundaries and has major crossover appeal.
While our cherished western heritage is slowly fading and true working ranches struggle to survive, Carlos Washington’s Steel Horse Swing is dedicated to preserving a piece of this noble tradition through high quality music and a captivating performance. With a collaboration of talented western and jazz artists- all veterans of Colorado’s music scene, Steel Horse Swing has a full array of musical instruments including Fiddle, Pedal Steel, Drums, Guitars and Bass along with great vocals giving this Colorado group a fun, jazzy, and sort of vintage swing sound; and as Rick Huff recently quoted, “What terrific fun this jazzy Colorado assemblage is!”
The band was started by a real cowboy or should we say Pro Rodeo Bull Rider, Carlos Washington. Carlos reputation as a singing cowboy grew as he was singing on stage in an effort to earn money to pay his entry fees in the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association and Bill Picket Rodeo association Circuits. Before long, organizers wouldn’t let him on a bull without singing the National Anthem to open the Rodeo. After hearing Carlos sing the national anthem, Terry Bradshaw, co-host of FOX’s NFL Sunday said of Carlos’ anthem performance “Very few can hold a candle to ya or light your fire, son.” Carlos has shared the Stage with some of country music’s leading acts such as Willie Nelson, Faith Hill, Terry McBride and Mark Chestnut and was honored with the title” Denver’s Best Country Western Frontman” by Denver Westward Magazine.