Watch John Hickenlooper play banjo with Old Crow Medicine Show at Red Rocks

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Screenshot from YouTube user Justin Kraft
Word is getting around now about Governor John Hickenlooper's surprise guest appearance last night during Old Crow Medicine's show at Red Rocks. He played banjo, sang some harmonies and even took the lead for a brief verse on an old blues classic, "CC Rider."

The Governor posted a message on Twitter shortly thereafter: "Just crossed 'play banjo with Old Crow Medicine Show at Red Rocks' off my bucket list." There you have it. There are a few ways to play on one of the world's most famous stages: Become a musician famous enough to fill a 9,000 seat venue, or just get elected governor of Colorado. Too easy. There are a few videos out there at the moment, none of them spectacular. We like this one, from YouTube user Justin Kraft, the best. He's far away, but he spends most of the song focused on the big screen to the right of the stage.

See also: Governor Hickenlooper on why (and how) he wants to support Colorado music

Hickenlooper has always been vocal about his passion for music. He's introduced X on stage at the Bluebird, featured OneRepublic and others at his inauguration and routinely turns up at concerts around town. He was, in fact, at Red Rocks just a few days ago for the Avett Brothers.

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22 comments
Rockpile Ranter
Rockpile Ranter

Too bad the ole Hick couldn't commit to finishing the song.

Nathanael Folkerts
Nathanael Folkerts

He was really good. It was really fun watching him jam with such a cool band

Scott Dark
Scott Dark

yep beauprez gonna take it allright! :)

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

WestWord didn't post it because of their love of Banjo music.

Joseph Eskew
Joseph Eskew

The guy is a no friend to "us." If it were up to him, we'd still be smoking in the shadows. Fuck this guy.

Jodie Wilson
Jodie Wilson

People posting politically-based comments on what is simply a person showing his love for music in ...5...4...3...2...1....

Sydney Klink
Sydney Klink

Bless my heart, who knew our gov'r is quite the picker? Carries a right sweet baritone melody too, he does. ❤️

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