Bohemian Nights is excited to welcome Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams to the Thursday Night Live concert series. Although they are classified in the country music genre, Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams break the barriers of traditional country to bring audiences an exhilarating music experience.
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams hail from Denver and are no stranger to the limelight. Having played at venues including Red Rocks, the Filmore Auditorium and various rodeos, this band knows how to wow a crowd.
Their unique blend of rock, honky-tonk and western swing is created by five band members – Halden Wofford, Bret Billings, Greg Schochet, Ben O’Connor and Damon Smith – pouring their heart and soul into a double-neck electric guitar, steel guitar, mandolin and drums.
Fast Facts on the Band Members:
Halden Wofford – Acoustic guitar, vocals
- He was born in Los Angeles
- He has been performing in Denver since 1995
- His musical influences include Cindy Walker, Jim Lauderdale, and Gillian Welch
Bret Billings – Steel guitar, dobro, harp, vocals
- He is a Denver native
- He was taught by locally-renowned steel guitar player Dick Meis
- He has played on stage with Willie Nelson
Greg Schochet – Lead guitar, mandolin
- He is from Boulder
- He is well-known as a performer, producer, teacher and session musician in the Front Range music scene
- He has played with several bands, including Runaway Truck Ramp and All Night Honky Tonk All-Stars
Ben O’Connor – Bass, vocals
- He was born in New Mexico
- His musical influences include Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and Gary Stewart
- He also teaches web design at Colorado State University
Damon Smith – Drums
- He was born in Japan
- He lived in Africa during his childhood, where his family had a country band called The Buffalo Chips
- He has toured the U.S. with punk rock groups such as Abaisser
See Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams July 16 at 7 p.m., 354 Walnut St., Old Town Fort Collins.
High Country Beverage is a proud sponsor of the Thursday Night Live concert series.