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Radio Free Mattopia: You won't fool the children of the revolution. (T-Rex)

Paul Cauthen and Elle King
Ministry Tour
22 October 2016
Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA
Capacity: 1,600
Status: SOLD OUT

It's not unusual to go to a concert and see an opening act I've never heard of. Sometimes they're pretty good, sometimes they suck. On several occasions, I've been blown away by the new discovery. And every once in a while — more rare than a blue moon — the opening act darn near outshines the headliner. Such was the case Saturday night at the Ogden. Paul Cauthen? Never heard of the guy. But wow! What a voice! I started following him on Spotify as soon as his set was over, while bellying up to the bar for an intermission beer.

Check out Paul's cover of the Johnny Cash classic Folsom Prison Blues. (482 MB video)

But Elle King brought the goods, too. I was a little disappointed with the length of her set (a pretty short 85 minutes; Paul played for 40). On the other hand, it is nigh impossible to argue with a show that opens like this: (224 MB video)

A couple "bonus" photos:

Elle King in Denver Elle King in Denver

Photos and videos taken with the iPhone 7 Plus.

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