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Colorado Sound Spotlight Artist: The Burroughs

by Kevin Johnston

Starting now, 105.5 The Colorado Sound and BandWagon will bring you a Colorado Spotlight Artist of the Month! We couldn’t imagine a first choice better for that late summer festival season than Greeley’s hometown heroes The Burroughs.

Releasing a single inspired by a particularly unforgettable night dancing to the classic funk band ZAPP at the Moxi Theater, The Burroughs continue to expand their soulful, strength-in-numbers sound, featuring vocal highlights not just from Johnny Burroughs himself, but from the entire 9-piece band. 

The single, “Baby Get Down” dropped late last month, and the accompanying, full-scale music video is set for an August 13th premiere. The tune is heavy on playful funk, and the video follows suit (matching tracksuits, that is) with Bootsy Collins style call-and-response vocals and call-and-response dance moves heavy on the, well, bass.

Hear the official audio of “Baby Get Down” by The Burroughs on 105.5 The Colorado Sound! The official music video drops August 13.

Written, arranged, performed and produced completely by members of the band at Mighty Fine Productions, grin-inducing background vocals were recorded in a small closet by Hayden Farr (baritone saxophone) and Alec Bell (trumpet). “Listening to Johnny sing, ‘Girl shake your rump’ in my closet will be a cherished memory for me,” says Farr with a laugh, reinforcing the playful lightheartedness of the tune.

So prepare to shake your rumpadump to the video along with guest dancers Alicia Viezcas, Gracie Eaton, and Gabriella, and suit-up to catch the Burroughs live, nation-wide this summer (even at Salmonfest in Alaska) and back home in Colorado on August 20 at the Louisville Street Faire. For a complete list of shows, hit up theburroughssoul.com

Hear “Baby Get Down” and so much more on The Colorado Sound!