December 4th marked the first Rocky Mountain Christmas show with JHB as the Colorado Cowboys. They Sang all your Christmas and Cowboy favorites around the campfire
The Rocky Mountain Jamboree was a regular Saturday night program heard over KLAK out of Denver, Colorado in the late 1950s, early 1960s. Headlining this show was the old "gravy sopper" Buster Jenkins and his band, the Blue Grass Group. The could have also been the house backup band that was called the Gravy Soppers Band. The show took place at 4th and Grant Streets in Denver.
Buster was quite a fiddler in his day - he had won seven fiddling championships and had mastered the five-string banjo as well as the guitar.
The show also included a native of Belfast, Ireland who had only been in the USA a couple of years, Gerry Butler. Roy Green stood tall among the stars of this show, as he was about 6 foot five inches tall. Bety Shubert would sing an occasional vocal and also provided rhythm guitar accompaniment with the Gravy Soppers band that provided backup on the show. The Country Boys known as Jim and Mike were all of 14 and 16 years old when they were performing for the Rocky Mountain Jamboree. comedy routines were provided by none other than Bozo the Clown along with a gal named Bezo.
The Gravy Soppers band included Gene Poole on the bass, Bob Burgame on lead guitar, Buster Jenkins on the fiddle, Betty Shubert playing rhythm guitar and Don Henningson on steel guitar.
Another fellow on the show was Johnny Chase who was a native Texan. Then there was Charlie Waggoner who was from Fayetteville, TN and born around 1936. He recorded on the Linco label and did emcee work, comedy and vocals. The show had a brother and sister act by the name of Bill and Joyce, who were natives of Texas. And Mike Donner had appeared on the very first show of the Rocky Mountain Jamboree and had been a crowd pleaser from the start.
Some of the acts that were a part of the KLAK Rocky Mountain Jamboree included:
Buster Jenkins and the Blue Grass Group
The Country Boys, Jim and Mike
Bozo the Clown and Bezo, comedy
The Gravy Soppers Band
Bill and Joyce
We had a great time at White Fence Farm who sponsored the Jamboree featuring "The Hag" Merle Haggard.
the jamboree will be presented about once a month on a Sunday Afternoon. The First one was on April 24, 2016 at The American Legion 193 at Morrison Road and Sheridan Blvd. It featured an Afternoon with the music of George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Several local entertainers performed: Bob Briggs, Rudy Grant, Debbie Belle, Jim Hyatt and Deb Baumann.
August 6th at Windsor Gardens Auditorium The 8th Rocky Mountain Jamboree featuring the Bakersfield sounds of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Pre sales of tickets with the JHB or Blossums Restaurant.
Aurora, Colorado Rocky Mountain Jamboree 2-5
performances by some of our local favorites. Chris King, Rudy Grant, Audie Bauldridge, Jim Hyatt, Jim Hyatt Band with Chuck Lettes on Steel Guitar, Charlie Daubec on Bass Guitar, Mario Dobbs on Lead guitar and Pete Luthman on drums. $10.00 donation
Charley Pride will be honored at the 4th Rocky Mountain Jamboree with a tribute to Charley by Rudy Grant. This show will be at American Legion 193 on October 4th
An Afternoon of Ray Price.
On June 4th the second of a series of Rocky Mountain Jamborees was presented at Dougy G's (Formerly Thornton VFW) with local celebrities: Jim Hyatt, Pete Luthman, Bill Lovato, Chuck Lettes, Doug Arendale, Rudy Grant, Deb Bauman and Deb Belle.
Press Release 02/28/03
The Rocky Mountain Jamboree
For Immediate Release: Contact: Jim Hyatt,
The Rocky Mountain Jamboree at The Sports Inn
Jim Hyatt and the Sports Inn announce that they will sponsor the next showing of The Rocky Mountain Jamboree on Sunday, March 16th, 2003. A pre-show consisting of interviews with the performers will begin at 6:00 p.m. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Sports Inn is located at 3880 South Lowell, in Sheridan. The Rocky Mountain Jamboree will be an event suitable for all ages.
The Rocky Mountain Jamboree is designed to bring the finest in traditional country music to the fans in Denver. The show is in the format of the Buster Jenkins' Jamboree, the Grand Ole Opry, Louisiana Hayride and WWVA Jamboree.
Scheduled to perform are: Joe Garihan, Jim Hyatt, Rudy Grant, Patty Gallagher and special guest, Don Elliot. Additionally, performing will the Rocky Mountain Jamboree Band consisting of Jim Hyatt, Clip Cookson, Gary Street, Randy Pietro, Bruce Nunemaker and a guest musician.
Come out to see the best Traditional Country Music Show in Denver.
February 12th at the American Legion 193 on Morrison Road was a fun time. Lots of dancing and lots of requests. We performed "Blue Aint Your Color" twice due to requests. The room was full of our fans. Thanks
On August 2nd the third in a series of Rocky Mountain Jamboree's was presented at American Legion 193. Jim Hyatt, Rudy Grant, Bryce and Cindi, Pam Hawkins, Deb Baumann, Debbie Belle, Bill Lovato and Pete Luthman performed the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline