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Paonia Mountain Harvest Festival

Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute band from Crested Butte, Colorado, got back to playing live after a six-week break at Paonia’s Mountain Harvest Festival last weekend. What an amazing weekend of music, dancing, food, arts and crafts, and sunshine. After snowing and raining all week, the weather cleared up just in time for our performance on Saturday. Just like the sun, folks of all ages came out to Paonia’s town park to enjoy some Beatles music. Thanks to Margot and Mark for organizing such an amazing event, to Joe for putting together the great music lineup that filled the weekend, and to Rob for making our sound fill the park.

Here are some recordings from the afternoon at Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia:

With a Little Help From My Friends

A Day in the Life –> Good Day Sunshine

Get Back

If I Needed Someone –> Run For Your Life

Hey Bulldog

Come Together

Paperback Writer

Salida Thursdays @ 6, three20south Breckenridge, Boulder Beer Company

It’s getting better all the time…”

People frequently ask us if we get tired of playing Beatles music all the time. Our Doctor Robert Beatles tribute project is truly an amazing experience, and we love playing this music all around Colorado. Not only is their catalog diverse, but the instrumentation and vocals always provide a challenge for every show, especially since we play 40-50 songs for a typical performance. The reaction we get from fans of all ages also helps keep the good energy within us. Our recent shows at Riverside Amphitheater in Salida, three20south in Breckenridge, and Boulder Beer in Boulder were perfect examples of the band/audience feedback loop. The more the crowd gets into our show, the more inspired we play. Thanks to everyone for the support over the last weekend of June, we can’t wait to return to all three venues. All three shows were recorded, so scroll down to hear songs from the weekend.

Here are some recordings from June 27 at Riverside Amphitheater in Salida:
(Riverside 6 27 13) Yellow Submarine
(Riverside 6 27 13) When I’m Sixty Four
(Riverside 6 27 13) The Word
(Riverside 6 27 13) A Day in the Life
(Riverside 6 27 13) She Loves You
(Riverside 6 27 13) Ob La Di Ob La Da
(Riverside 6 27 13) I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
(Riverside 6 27 13) Girl
(Riverside 6 27 13) Ballad of John and Yoko
(Riverside 6 27 13) Act Naturally

Songs from June 28 at three20south in Breckenridge:
(three20south 6 28 13) Glass Onion — Ob La Di Ob La Da
(three20south 6 28 13) Got To Get You Into My Life — Baby You’re a Rich Man
(three20south 6 28 13) Helter Skelter — War Pigs
(three20south 6 28 13) I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
(three20south 6 28 13) It Won’t Be Long
(three20south 6 28 13) Let It Be
(three20south 6 28 13) You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
(three20south 6 28 13) You Won’t See Me
(three20south 6 28 13) You Can’t Do That
(three20south 6 28 13) While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(three20south 6 28 13) Paperback Writer — Twist and Shout
(three20south 6 28 13) Mean Mr. Mustard — Polythene Pam — She Came in Through the Bathroom Window

And Boulder Beer Company on June 29:
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) With a Little Help From My Friends
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) The Night Before
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Tell Me Why
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Something
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Revolution
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Paperback Writer
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Old Brown Shoe
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Nowhere Man
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) If I Need Someone — Run For Your Life
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) I Feel Fine
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) I Am The Walrus
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Here Comes the Sun
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Help!
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Happiness Is A Warm Gun
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Doctor Robert
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Baby’s in Black
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) And Your Bird Can Sing

Main in Motion — Montrose

Doctor Robert had a great time opening the Main in Motion weekly series in Montrose, CO last Thursday. Montrose has plenty of Bealtes fans, and we enjoyed playing downtown with the streets closed to traffic. A beautiful evening brought out people of all ages, and we were fortunate to have a good crowd for our entire set. Hopefully we’ll make our way back to the area sometime this fall for more Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute. Here are some recordings from the evening:

You Can’t Do That
Yellow Submarine (with a little help from some local kids).
The Night Before
Act Naturally
Paperback Writer
All Together Now
Somthing
Mean Mr. Mustard Trilogy
Lady Madonna

Doctor Robert, Colorado Beatles Tribute

Doctor Robert performed for the second time this winter at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, to a packed house at Butte 66. Every show seems to get better for us at this base area venue, and we want to thank all the locals and visitors for making it such a great day of Beatles music. This may have broken the record for number of dancers in ski/snowboard boots, as the enthusiasm was quite high last Saturday. As usual, we played a setlist that mixed crowd favorites with rare “deep” tracks. Here are a handful of recordings from the show:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps –> Hey Bulldog –> Get Back –> Back in the USSR –> Dear Prudence
Act Naturally
And Your Bird Can Sing
All Together Now
I Am The Walrus
Here Comes The Sun
Let It Be
I’m Looking Through You
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Help!
Eleanor Rigby
Drive My Car
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
Think For Yourself –> The Word
Ballad of John and Yoko
Doctor Robert –> Good Day Sunshine
Come Together
She Loves You
Rain
All My Loving
Paperback Writer
Nowhere Man

Wildwood Sounds, Alley Cantina, KTAOS Solar Center, Martini Tree

Taos Chairlift
Doctor Robert, The Colorado Beatles Tribute just finished our first four-night run in our 2 1/2 year history. This amazing string of shows also brought us out of Colorado for the first time, playing three shows in Taos, New Mexico. We performed around ten hours of music, 94 different songs, with a total of 190 songs in the four nights. Our first show on Friday, March 8th was at Wildwood Sounds for our third visit to this great Del Norte venue. Thanks to all of our good friends and fans in The Valley that braved the snow to come out for some fun Beatles music. We love to play Wildwood and will hopefully return sometime this summer/fall. Saturday, March 9th brought us to our first out-of-state show at Alley Cantina in downtown Taos. Despite the epic snow storm that was slamming New Mexico, we had a good crowd and enjoyed playing this unique venue. Sunday, March 10th was an all ages show at KTAOS Solar Center, and we loved playing this great local radio station/music venue. Thanks to everyone that came out and brought their families for a fun night, even after skiing two days straight with 26 inches of fresh powder over the weekend. Doctor Robert even made it a point to get to the ski area to ski the pow, and we felt incredibly lucky with the timing of our trip to Taos. KJ Ben HikeOur final show was Monday, March 11th at The Martini Tree bar at Taos Ski Valley for an apres ski show. We saw several fans that attended one of the previous shows, and had some really big Beatles fans enjoying the music. We can’t thank everyone enough that made our four-night mini tour so special, we look forward to seeing many of you later this year.

We recorded all four shows, and have over 100 songs posted below. Here’s several from Wildwood Sounds in Del Norte:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Yesterday
With a Little Help From My Friends
Wait
Run For Your Life
Norwegian Wood
I’m A Loser
If I Needed Someone
Lady Madonna
You Won’t See Me
It Won’t Be Long
Mother Nature’s Son
In My Life
Paperback Writer
If I Fell
Let It Be
Hey Bulldog
I Should Have Known Better
Hey Jude
Nowhere Man
Good Day Sunshine
Back in the USSR –> Dear Prudence
Michelle
For No One
I’ve Just Seen A Face
A Day in the Life
Eleanor Rigby
Day Tripper
Birthday –> Get Back
Act Naturally
Because
And Your Bird Can Sing

And several selections from Alley Cantina:
Strawberry Fields Forever –> Revolution
Come Together –> Helter Skelter
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Two Of Us
She Loves You
Taxman
You Can’t Do That
I Saw Her Standing There
I’m Looking Through You
What Goes On
I Want to Tell You
Penny LaneI Feel Fine
Things We Said Today
Hello Goodbye –> Lady Madonna
I Should Have Known Better
Got To Get You Into My Life
Day Tripper

Our third show at KTAOS Solar Center was a great show, here’s a handful of songs:
Happiness is a Warm Gun
Revolution
Please Please Me
Why Don’t We Do It In The Road
Eleanor Rigby
Octopus’s Garden
Norwegian Wood
Ticket to Ride
Come Together — A Day in the Life
Eight Days a Week
Rocky Raccoon
The Night Before
Money
Mean Mr. Mustard –> Polythene Pam –> She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Love Me Do
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Saw Her Standing There
Hello Goodbye
Getting Better
Drive My Car
Doctor Robert
Blackbird
Baby’s in Black
All Together Now
A Hard Day’s Night –> Ob La Di Ob La Da

And our final show was Martini Tree at Taos Ski Valley, here are some recordings and a photo:
Martini Tree<
Strawberry Field Forever –> Baby You’re a Rich Man
Think For Yourself –> The Word
Tell Me Why
Taxman
Fixing A Hole
I’m Only Sleeping
I Am The Walrus
All My Loving
Rain
Glass Onion
Please Please Me
One After 909
Old Brown Shoe –> Good Day Sunshine
Nowhere Man
Yellow Submarine
If I Needed Someone
From Me To You
Here Comes The Sun
Help!
Ballad of John and Yoko

Colorado Beatles Tribute

Thanks to the Crested Butte Ski Patrol for having Doctor Robert perform three sets of Beatles tribute at their annual Attitude Adjustment Fundraiser last Friday night. It was a great turnout, and it’s always fun to play a great hometown show in Crested Butte. Thanks to our regulars that came out, as well as all the new fans that just saw Doctor Robert for the first time. Here are some recordings from the night, with a lot of songs appearing that aren’t in our regular rotation:

Things We Said Today
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
Strawberry Fields Forever –> Hey Bulldog Always a fun jam/segway.
Old Brown Shoe
Doctor Robert
Revolution
Paperback Writer A rare extended jam to finish the song.
Come Together

Paonia Blue Sage Center for the Arts

Doctor Robert would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone in Paonia for making our Beatles Tribute night such a wonderful experience. This may be the most enthusiastic dancing crowd we’ve seen yet, with the local swing dancing group in attendance. Everyone in the room seemed to know how to dance, with or without a partner. This was our second stop at Blue Sage Center for the Arts, and we’ve now had two great nights in Paonia, Colorado. This time we even had a nice dinner with a few friendly locals before the show. The good people at the Blue Sage also gave us an amazing apartment upstairs for the night that was over 100 years old. We look forward to our next visit to Paonia, thanks again to everyone that came out and danced their hearts out for three hours!

Here are a few recordings from the night:
Two of Us
Twist and Shout
Tell Me Why
Taxman
Revolution
One After 909
Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey
I Should Have Known Better
I Saw Her Standing There
Hello Goodbye
Act Naturally
Come Together –> A Day in the Life
The Night Before
Blackbird
Rocky Raccoon
Glass Onion
If I Needed Someone –> Run For Your Life
Good Day Sunshine
Got To Get You Into My Life
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
A Hard Day’s Night –> Ob La Di Ob La Da
She Loves You

Doctor Robert is proud to be one of the few Beatles Tribute bands in Colorado!

Durango Summit, Ska Brewing, Dolores River Brewery

On our way home from our Durango and Dolores shows this past weekend, we found ourselves asking “Did that all really just happen?” Wow, what an amazing three shows in southwest Colorado, starting in Durango at The Summit on January 30th and Ska Brewing on January 31st, then heading to Dolores River Brewery (DRB) on February 2nd. We can’t remember three shows in a row with such welcoming fans, the enthusiasm for Doctor Robert was through the roof at all three shows. Thanks so much to all the great people that made the weekend such a great success, especially Eugene and Scottie from The Summit, Holly from Ska, and Mark from DRB. So much good energy was captured in our recordings from each night, so we’ll start with some from 1/30 at The Summit:

Get Back Second set opener, jamming to “Blondie” as we started “Get Back.”
Paperback Writer — Taxman A rare extended jam of “Paperback Writer,” which blended nicely into “Taxman.”
I’ve Just Seen a Face Possibly the peak of crowd enthusiasm, people LOVE to sing along with this one.
I Want You — Back in the USSR
It Won’t Be Long
All My Loving
Come Together Our longest song to date, almost 16 minutes with some fun twists and turns.
With a Little Help From My Friends Always a fun one at the end of the night.
Got To Get You Into My Life
Helter Skelter — Day Tripper

The following evening, we played 140 minutes straight at Ska Brewing. This show was all ages, and brought out some huge Beatles fans anywhere from two years old to 83 years old. Elvis even made an appearance. Here are a handful of tracks from Ska:

Yellow Submarine This was requested by the three youngest fans in the room. At the end of the song, Karen invited them up to help finish out the chorus a bunch of times.
You Can’t Do That
One After 909 One of the “deep tracks” that is really fun to play every time.
Norwegian Wood
Let it Be This was requested several times, Karen does a great job with this one.
Get Back
Come Together
Back in the USSR — Dear Prudence The first notes of “Dear Prudence” always get a great reaction.

We finished out the weekend at Dolores River Brewery, with possibly the most enthusiastic crowd we’ve ever played for. The bar was packed from the beginning, and everyone danced and sang along the entire night. We look forward to returning to DRB this summer and playing the outside stage. Here’s a bunch of tracks:

Taxman — Drive My Car
Two of Us
Wild Honey Pie — Why Don’t We Do It In The Road We love the random “deep tracks,” fortunately so do Beatles fans.
Revolution — Get Back Love the help with the scream in the beginning of “Revolution.”
What Goes On
Strawberry Fields Forever — I Am The Walrus Fun transition between two psychedelic tracks.
Please Please Me It was great to see the fans in back on their chairs dancing and singing to this early classic.
Ob La Di Ob La Da One of the most popular songs we play, it usually brings everyone out to dance.
Wait A rare appearance of this “Rubber Soul” cut.
Tell Me Why
Rain Someone requested a psychedelic song, and this was our answer.
Mean Mr. Mustard — Polythene Pam — She Came in Through the Bathroom Window Each song in this “Abbey Road” trilogy built up momentum.
Lady Madonna
If I Needed Someone — Run For Your Life
I Want to Hold Your Hand More great crowd participation on this version.
I Saw Her Standing There Great “alternative rock” intro after Casey forgot to tune up after “Dear Prudence.”
I Feel Fine
Doctor Robert This one often gets no reaction, but many people knew this one in Dolores.
Can’t Buy Me Love
A Hard Day’s Night — Eight Days a Week These two are always crowd favorites.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Second set closer, always a good blowout for Doctor Robert and the crowd.
Yellow Submarine First encore. After the crowd started singing it for us, how could we not play it. This was the weekend of “Yellow Submarine,” we’ve never had so much fun playing this one.
Hey Jude Second encore, great sing-a-long.
A Day in the Life Our third encore.
Yesterday First time played! The original recording used a guitar tuned down a full step. Our guitar has regular tuning, which makes singing this song pretty hard at the end of the night.

Thanks again to everyone who helped make such a memorable weekend for Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte, Colorado. We look forward to getting back to all three venues this summer.

three20south and Tugboat

Doctor Robert performed its Colorado style Beatles tribute last weekend at three20south in Breckenridge and The Tugboat in Steamboat Springs. This was our first visit to each of these towns, and we loved playing both of these classic mountain town music venues. Both nights brought out a very enthusiastic crowd, full of Beatles fanatics of all generations. We appreciate everyone singing and dancing all night both nights, and can’t wait to return to both three20south and Tugboat.

We recorded some audio from both nights as usual, so here’s a handful of songs from three20south in Breckenridge. This was recorded on stage in front of Kevin’s monitor, so his vocals are a touch loud, but you get the idea:
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Taxman
Love Me Do
I’m Looking Through You
Hey Jude

And here’s a few from Tugboat, recorded above the soundboard in the audience:
Please Please Me
Strawberry Fields Forever — With a Little Help From My Friends
One After 909
I’m So Tired — I’ve Got a Feeling
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
Come Together — Money
All Together Now

Apres Ski in Crested Butte

Doctor Robert played Beatles music to a packed house at Butte 66 on Saturday. This was the best show and the most fun we’ve had playing apres ski at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Thanks to all the visitors and locals who came out in masses for our first hometown performance in five months. This show brought out several rare songs, both for Doctor Robert and The Beatles, such as “Old Brown Shoe,” “Piggies,” “Think for Yourself,” “The Word,” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” just to name a few. Here are some recordings from the afternoon:

You Can’t Do That
Think For Yourself — The Word
Tell Me Why
Rocky Raccoon
Piggies
The Night Before
Old Brown Shoe
Lady Madonna
Come Together
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Back in the USSR — I’ve Got a Feeling
It Won’t Be Long
If I Needed Someone — Run For Your Life
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Glass Onion — Ob La Di Ob La Da
Get Back
Day Tripper

Doctor Robert will be performing New Year’s Eve at The Mount Princeton Hot Springs, with Beatles music staring at 9:00. We look forward to a great end to 2012 and another exciting year in 2013. Cheers to everyone that has come out to see Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte, Colorado.

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