Acoustic Soul
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 2:45pm - 3:35pm
Woody Guthrie Stage - Cafeteria

Acoustic Soul features Jackie and Fred Holzhauer, longtime contributors to the Colorado music scene in several genres. They bring a unique and powerful acoustic approach to the blues, jazz, light rock, swing and rhythm'n'blues. The duo is strong enough to play to a packed house. With various friends, they have a band for all occasions. Jackie has been a performer in community theater and at various festivals and events in the Denver and Boulder area. Fred and Jackie moved to Marin County, CA in Spring of 2008.

Jackie was lead vocalist and guitarist in the Velveeta Sisters, a very popular and fun band, that played all along the Front Range for Parks and Rec events, for festivals and for popular music spots. They opened for Arlo Guthrie at Mishawaka and for Jonathan Edwards and Dar Williams at the Chatauqua Auditorium in Boulder. The Velveeta Sisters have been featured guests on KGNU, in Boulder.

Jackie has contributed background vocals for other bands, including Zebra Junction, Paris DeLane ( of Sonia Dada ) and HyperHarp. Jackie also donated her time and talent to Boulder's very well-known Second Baptist Church Gospel Choir. Her commandingly powerful, yet sultry voice has been likened to Aretha Franklin, Maria Muldaur and Phoebe Snow.

Jackie has served as bassist with The Clamdaddys. Come to think of it, who hasn't?

In March, 2005, Jackie was elected to the Board of Directors for the Colorado Blues Society.

Jackie and Fred are members of both Swallow Hill and the Colorado Blues Society

Fred Holzhauer brings a rock'n'roll heritage to the party. Growing up, Fred was strongly influenced by the the folk-rock scene of the east coast in the early to mid '70's. Coming to the Denver area in '74, he found a group of like-minded jammers, the cream of which became Joint Venture (nothing ventured, nothing gained - as the stage joke went, and the name Doobie Bros. was already taken).

In the mid '90's, the successful JV Squad morphed into a much more electric Left of Center Band, having a mission to present high quality rock and roll covers, with focus on accurate vocals and musicianship. Fred served as lead guitarist and second vocalist. LOC gigged heavily for nearly six years, in many popular Colorado venues, disbanding with the retirement of their drummer. For 2 years during this time, Fred also played guitar in the RnB project, JB Rhythm Company, which played many parties and festivals during summer months.

Fred joined local guitar hero, Fred Wolking, as second guitar with the Road Cone Blues Band for a busy two year stint with some very quality, road tested musicians. Highlights include one of LoDo's most enduring and popular midweek jams at the 1515 Market club in LoDo Denver.