DYLAN KOBER

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Dylan Kober
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I am a Denver musician who plays guitar and dobro. I enjoy performing genres such as jazz, jazz-fusion, country, bluegrass, rock, blues, and pop. I am available for work with artists who may need a guitar or dobro player for their band, record, or song.

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Dylan Kober

I am a Denver based guitarist, dobro player, and audio engineer who focuses mainly on musical performance in such genres as jazz, fusion, bluegrass, country and rock. As an audio engineer, my work consists of recording, mixing, and mastering my own music projects, with an emphasis on recording jazz and bluegrass groups.

In addition to performing and recording, I have been a guitar and dobro instructor for several years at Castle Rock Music, where I have been teaching a variety of styles to students of all age groups and skill levels.

A proud alumnus of CU Denver, where I obtained a dual bachelor’s degree in Jazz Guitar Performance and Audio Engineering in 2021, it brings me great joy to remain an integral part of my alma mater, currently teaching a couple of undergraduate and private tutoring classes there.

I am also currently working with several bands in Denver, such as jazz fusion group Messenger Music Collective and the Jason Bower Jazz Quintet, as well as a number of bluegrass bands, including High Lonesome, new grass/ jam grass band Scott Slay and the Rail, and the Timberline Troubadours.  In addition, I contributed my musical skills to various other artists and projects, such as Bonnie Utter: Strange Dame, the French Opera "Blacksmith", an Opera Lafayette production, America band Jon E.Boothe and the Nightwatch, and pianist Bharat Bhargava.

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About
Dylan Kober

I am a Denver based guitarist, dobro player, and audio engineer who focuses mainly on musical performance in such genres as jazz, fusion, bluegrass, country and rock. As an audio engineer, my work consists of recording, mixing, and mastering my own music projects, with an emphasis on recording jazz and bluegrass groups.

In addition to performing and recording, I have been a guitar and dobro instructor for several years at Castle Rock Music, where I have been teaching a variety of styles to students of all age groups and skill levels.

In 2021, I obtained a dual bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Denver where I studied Jazz Guitar Performance, and Audio Engineering, and beginning Fall Semester 2022, I’ll be joining the faculty there to teach Guitar 101.

I am currently working with several bands in Denver, such as jazz fusion group Messenger Music Collective and the Jason Bower Jazz Quintet, as well as a number of bluegrass bands, including High Lonesome, new grass/ jam grass band Scott Slay and the Rail, and the Timberline Troubadours.  In addition, I contributed my musical skills to various other artists and projects, such as Bonnie Utter: Strange Dame, the French Opera "Blacksmith", an Opera Lafayette production, America band Jon E.Boothe and the Nightwatch, and pianist Bharat Bhargava.

WORK

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Below is some of my currently ongoing work. I enjoy a fairly rigorous schedule playing gigs with a number of bands in and around Denver, as well as being available for solo work at private functions.

I also teach guitar and dobro lessons, from beginner –> advanced, as well as ear training and flat picking classes at CU Denver.  For fun I enjoy picking through new and previously loved instruments at the Pickin' Parlor in Old Town Arvada. In addition to playing the music I love, I am engaged in recording my own songs at a studio specializing in  Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio.

A Few Fun Shorts

For your enjoyment, above are a few shorts of recent performances in various bands – bluegrass, country, americana, jazz –  I have had the pleasure of being a part.

Below is some of my currently ongoing work. I enjoy a fairly rigorous schedule playing gigs with a number of bands in and around Denver, as well as being available for solo work at private functions.

I also teach guitar and dobro lessons, from beginner –> advanced, as well as ear training and flat picking classes at CU Denver.  

Jazz

Jazz Performance
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A showcase of jazz guitar performance.

In addition to playing the music I enjoy, I am engaged in recording my own songs at a studio specializing in Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio.

Recordings

My Studio Recordings
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A collection of my studio recorded music

For fun I enjoy hiking, skiing, and picking through new and previously loved instruments at the Pickin' Parlor in Old Town Arvada.

Videos

Video Reviews
Guitar and amplifier related videos
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PROJECTS

PROJECTS

PROJECTS

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Bluegrass/Newgrass

High Lonesome Band

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BLUEGRASS BAND

Timberline Troubadours

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Americana/Country

Kyle O'Brien
Band

Bluegrass/Country/Folk

Scott Slay and The Rail

CALENDAR

EVENTS CALENDAR

FlyteCo Brewing6-8pm

I am back with my friends Mike Boileau, Bruce Kaufman and Andy Sweetser of the Mr. Mike's Band, training my trusty dobro at a jam session to some folk rock, bluegrass and country at FlyteCo Brewing in Denver's Highloands on Saturday, June 24th.

Admission is free. Hope to see you there.

Lulu's Downstairs8pm

I'll be playing alongside Denver based bluegrass band Timberline Troubadours at Lulu's Downstairs in Manitou Springs on Sunday, August 13th, where we'll be covering a variety of bluegrass and country music tunes.

This promises to be a fun time. We'll be sharing the evening with jamgrass band The Mountain Grass Unit. Look forward to see you there.

CHAUTAUQUA, Boulder8pm

I'll be playing my dobro once again alongside Longmont based newgrass/ bluegrass/ jamgrass band High Lonesome. This time we are honored to be performing at the Colorado Chautauqua House in Boulder, on Friday, December 1st.

As usual, we'll be covering your favorite bluegrass and country tunes. Tickets are only $20.00. I very much hope you can make it.

Swallow Hill8pm

I'll be on stage with my dobro playing familiar and original bluegrass tunes with Longmont based High Lonesome Band at Denver's icon Swallow Hill Music on Saturday, March 9th.

I am looking forward to see you there! Get your tickets in advance online here.

Little Bear Saloon7 – 10pm

Join me and my friends of Kyle O'Brien Music at famed Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen on Sunday, March 10th.

We look forward to pick some fun Americana and country tunes for you.  See you all there.

Avogadro's Number7–10pm

You're invited to enjoy yet another fun evening watching me slide on my dobro with the High Lonesome Band.

We'll be bringing our new spin on traditional, hard-driving bluegrass, as we return to one of our favorite venues,  Avogadro's Number in Fort Collins on Saturday, March 30th, 2024.

I very much look forward to see you there!!!

FoCoMx–The Atrium7:15–8pm

Come and join me at the  Atrium At The Alley Cat in Fort Collins on April 19th. I'll be sliding my dobro with the amazing Brandywine and the Mighty Fines from Lafayette.

We'll be playing a lively cross between honky-tonk inspired bluegrass and rootsy Americana.

Come and get your tix at FoCoMx. I hope I'll see you all there!

FoCoMx–Odell3:30-4:15pm

I hope you can join me again on Saturday, April 20th at the FoCoMx Odell in Fort Collins. I’ll be back here today sliding my dobro with Longmont based Newgrass/Bluegrass band High Lonesome.

We'll be playing a variety of our originals, as well as popular country and bluegrass covers for your enjoyment.

Breckenridge Brewery

Hi–Dive8pm

I'll be playing my dobro and electric guitar alongside songwriter Jake Luna at one of the most well regarded and valued Denver venues, Hi–Dive on Broadway, on Friday, April 26th at 8pm.

We'll be performing a set of Jake’s original music, opening up for Country singer Dylan Earl.

Hope you can join us. Look forward to see you there!

Derby Party4:30–6pm

I'll be at the Bellevue Beer Garden's Big Wonderful 10th Annual Derby Party in the Tech Center, on Saturday, May 4th, strumming my dobro alongside Longmont based bluegrass band  High Lonesome.

As usual, we'll be playing a series of original tunes as well as some of our favorite bluegrass and pop classics for you.

Use this Ticket Link and promo code: TBWARTIST  for $5 off. Hope to see you there!!

Paddlefest5-6:45pm

I hope you can join me as I play this weekend with my buddies of popular Bluegrass Band  High Lonesome for the first time in Buena Vista, Colorado. We'll be on the lawn at the iconic Surf Hotel, taking part in the annual Paddlefest celebrations. We'll be taking to the lawn at 5pm on Friday, May 24th.

As usual, we'll bring you hours of musical bliss, covering your favorite Americana, bluegrass, folk and classic rock tunes.

I look forward to see you there!!!

Hi-Lonesome Boutique12:30–1:30pm

Join me for a Lunch Time Boogie at the Hi-Lonesome Boutique in Buena Vista, Colorado, on Saturday, May 25th. I'll be playing my dobro again alongside my buddies of popular Longmont based Bluegrass Band High Lonesome.

We'll be playing a series of original tunes as well as some bluegrass and pop classics. Looking forward to see you there!!

Gold Hill Inn8pm

I am delighted to be back at Boulder's historic Gold Hill Inn for some more fun picking bluegrass tunes with my good friends of Longmont based High Lonesome Band.

For the 4th year in a row we'll be able to entertain you at this wonderful venue. Mark it on your calendar, Friday, May 31st.

I very much look forward to see you there!

Cervantes Masterpiece8pm

I'll be picking my dobro with my buddies of the Timberline Troubadours bluegrass band again.

This time we'll be at Cervantes Masterpiece in Five Points on Thursday, June 13th, where we're opening for High County Hustle and Lake Leg. You can find your tickets here.

As usual, we'll be covering a variety of your favorite country and bluegrass originals and covers. Hope to see you all there!

Oskar Blues7:00pm

Come and join me as I return to the stage with my good friends of the Colorado Connection, a Bluegrass tribute band consisting of a great group of pickers from Colorado’s front range.

This month we'll be at the  Oskar Blues in Lyons, where we'll be playing a collection of songs recorded by the legendary Bluegrass Album Band, and authentically replicate these famous recordings live on stage.

Hope you can be there – Saturday, June 15th.

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Lucia Beer Garden8:00pm

I am stoked to be playing my dobro at Lucia's in Lawrence, Kansas, as part of a road trip with my buddies of Longmont based bluegrass band High Lonesome.

As usual, we'll be playing a variety of our originals, as well as popular country and bluegrass covers for your enjoyment. It would be fun to see you there!

Lorados6:30pm

I'll be performing with my buddies of Longmont based bluegrass band  High Lonesome  at Mason City, Iowa's  Lorados on Friday, June 28th.

As usual, we'll be offering traditional, hard-driving bluegrass originals and covers, as well as familiar country tunes.

Perhaps we'll see you there!!

Velvet Elk Lounge8:00pm

I'll be picking my dobro again alongside my good friends Chuck Sitero, Liz Patton, Joshua Bergman and Neva Wilder of Longmont, Colorado, based Bluegrass Band High Lonesome.

We'll be at the Velvet Elk Lounge in Boulder, Colorado, on Friday, July 5th, where we'll be covering a variety of bluegass, folk and country originals, as well as your favorite cover tunes.

We hope you can join us as we return to this prestigious Colorado venue. You can pick up your advance tickets here.

Sandstone Park7:00pm

Come and join me as I return to Lyons this week to Sandstone Park, where I’ll be performing with my good friends of the Colorado Connection, a Bluegrass tribute band consisting of a great group of pickers from Colorado’s front range.

We'll be playing a collection of songs recorded by the legendary Bluegrass Album Band, and authentically replicate these famous recordings live on stage.

Hope you can be there – Wednesday, July 10th.

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Oskar Blues7pm

Come and join me as I return this week with my buddies of  High Lonesome to famous Oskar Blues Brewing in Lyons, Colorado. We'll be taking the stage at 7pm on Saturday, July 20th.

As usual, we'll bring you hours of musical bliss, covering your favorite hard driving Newgrass/Bluegrass and folk tunes.

I very much look forward to see you there!!

Avon Live!6pm

Join me and my buddies of  High Lonesome at the annual Avon Live! Concerts In The Park series in Avon, Colorado. We'll be taking the stage at 6pm on Wednesday, July 20th.

As usual, we'll bring you musical bliss, covering your favorite hard driving Newgrass/Bluegrass and folk tunes.

It would be fun to see you there!!

Summer Concert Series6:30–8pm

Come join me at the Superior Summer Concert Series in the town of Superior on Saturday, August 10th, where I'll be playing my dobro alongside popular Longmont based bluegrass band High Lonesome.

We'll be playing a series of original tunes as well as some bluegrass and pop classics for you to enjoy.

Hope to see you there!!

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Bluegrass Sundays3pm

Be a part of this summer season's Bluegrass Sundays fun on the top of Aspen Mountain.

I hope you can join me as I play with my buddies of  High Lonesome for the first time at this popular ski resort in Colorado. We'll be taking the stage at 3pm on Saturday, April 6th.

As usual, we'll bring you hours of musical bliss, covering your favorite Americana, bluegrass, folk and classic rock tunes.

Hope we can see you there!!

Avogadro's Number7:00pm

Come and join me as I return this week to iconic Avogadro's Number in Fort Collins, Colorado.  I’ll be back on stage with my good friends of Colorado Connection, a Bluegrass tribute band consisting of a great group of pickers from Colorado’s front range.

We'll again be playing a collection of songs recorded by the legendary Bluegrass Album Band, and authentically replicate these famous recordings live on stage.

Hope you can be there – Friday, October 4th.

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Evergreen Gallery7-9pm

I'll be in Evergreen with Longmont based bluegrass band High Lonesome on Thursday, October 17th. We'll be at the Center for the Arts where we'll be entertaining you with our well known mashup of mandolin, dobro, fiddle, guitar, and bass.

As always, we'll put a spin on good old hard-driving bluegrass comprised of our tight three-part harmonies, melodic originals, and plenty of crowd favorites, coming from jazz and jam influences, as well as traditional bluegrass.

Come and get your tickets here! Hope to see you there.

Notable Venues &
Past Performances
Notable Venues and Past Performances
CONTACT

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Please feel free to write me with questions or gig offers, or just to chat about music if you like.

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