Band combines diverse parts into seamless sound |

Band combines diverse parts into seamless sound

Element 37 effortlessly traverses smooth grooves, bumping beats, and every rhythm in between. The band’s raucous stew of world music, modern jazz, funk, and progressive rock, appeals to the brain and the booty – proven to satisfy a wide range of audiences and to induce fits of dance. Element 37’s members are as varied as the music itself.Guitarist and vocalist Derek Van Scoten (also of Cabaret Diosa and the Motet) has performed in dozens of musical settings and has shared the stage with members of Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, and Maktub. Bassist Jim Ruberto takes his cues from Brazilian, rock and world-beat projects. Drummer Will Gaw has performed with world-renowned pianist and composer Bill Douglas, as well as members of Runaway Truck Ramp and Zilla. Expect a powerful show by this Boulder band, which promises to be a lot of fun. The band might even have the crew at Steve’s Guitars moving chairs to make way for dancing Friday night. “We want our audiences to have a unique experience, to witness an impacting performance that will change each time we play, not just background music,” Van Scoten said. “We sing and play our (butts) off.” When: 8:30 p.m. FridayWhere: Steve’s Guitars, CarbondaleTickets: At the doorInformation: 963-3304

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