Catching up with the Poudre Valley Playboys

Poudre Valley Playboys at La Piadina's 10th anniversary celebration. Photo by Jonson Kuhn.

Jonson Kuhn | New SCENE

Summer is in full swing and audiences are in full swing, too, thanks to Northern Colorado’s favorite loudest little two-piece band, the Poudre Valley Playboys. Known for their self-described “hillbilly surf” rock, Josh Long and Mark Verschoor continue to keep the dancefloors hopping. With a full calendar year round, there’s always a chance to catch this dynamic duo in action, and you can always count on seeing them play every last Sunday of the month at the Swing Station in Laporte from 3 to 5 p.m.

“This summer has been a busy year for us,” Long said. “We recently released our first album “Shooting for the Stars” which consists of 10 Hillbilly-Surf hits, 7 original, and 3 covers. With Tim Whitlock on Pedal Steel and Damon Smith on percussion we utilized some of Colorado’s greatest musicians to create this album. It was recorded by Aaron Youngberg at Swing Fingers.”

Photo courtesy of Poudre Valley Playboys.

Next up, the boys will be at Cheyenne Frontier Days on the following dates: Saturday, July 22 @ Sidewinder Stage; Tuesday, July 25 @ Garden Stage; Friday, July 28 @ Sidewinder Stage; Saturday, July 29 @ Sidewinder Stage.

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